Meet agent Madison O'Malley whose client seems more interested in her long, lovely legs than in selling his house. Meet Attila who parades his body in his window nightly just to infuriate Melvin, the uptight neighbour. Meet agent Hugo Fields who is so in love with himself that it seems nothing can stop his rise to the top-except fate itself! In this quirky collection of short stories, you'll meet them all: Buyers, Liars, Sellers and Yellers!...
Decade after decade the automobile dealers have ripped off millions of consumers for billons of dollars by "lying to them" and hiding profit in their monthly payments. This book will show you how to keep from getting ripped off by the dealerships and I will show you exactly how and where they are hiding your hard earned money without your permission. The consumers are the victims. "The secret is out" Everyday thousands of customers end up with outrageous monthly payments. They are hidden in their customer's price, rates, terms, service agreement, payments and sometimes all of the above. There are secrets on how to keep thousands of dollars from ever leaving your hands. Here is the solution on how to save money without getting ripped off. By following Buyers vs. Liars information guide for your next new/used, hybrid or electric vehicle in America. Know the TRUTH! "PROTECT YOUR MONEY" FROM THESE "DISHONEST DEALERS" "Fight for the Price"
A guide to navigating the pitfalls of home buying and selling, written by an award-winning realtor, outlines key steps, from dealing with banks and movers to understanding industry terms and working with agents, in a reference that shares inside information on how to buy and sell profitably while recognizing deceptive practices. Original. 25,000 first printing.
In today's hyper-connected society, understanding the mechanisms of trust is crucial. Issues of trust are critical to solving problems as diverse as corporate responsibility, global warming, and the political system. In this insightful and entertaining book, Schneier weaves together ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust. He shows the unique role of trust in facilitating and stabilizing human society. He discusses why and how trust has evolved, why it works the way it does, and the ways the information society is changing everything.
Exposing the Closely Guarded Secrets of Elite Car Sales Professionals
Author: Scott Owen
Category: Business & Economics
Have you ever wondered what separates the truly successful car salesmen (and women) from the rest? Are you curious to know the persuasive patter they use to successfully secure the sale? Are you wondering how they convince people to make the second largest purchase they are ever likely to make? Whether you're a sales professional yourself or a canny customer looking to get inside the mind of a car salesman, this book will dismantle the whole process and show you how success is simply a system and attitude.* The whole car sales process dismantled and presented piece-by-piece so you can see how it works and why. * Tips for staying sane and protecting yourself from showroom politics and bad management practice * How to sort the real prospects from downright liars to ensure your time is spent profitably and productively * A buyers guide which shows you how to get a good deal without resorting to lies
Double Your Commissions by Working with Real Estate Buyers
Author: Chantal Howell Carey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Traditionally, real estate agents help home sellers get the best deal on their home, but no one covers the buyer's side. This guide shows you how to make the switch from representing sellers to representing buyers, so you can keep making money even as the seller's market slows down. Learn to earn big commissions, no matter what happens to the market.
The trading, selling, and buying of personal transport has changed little over the past one hundred years. Whether horse trading in the early twentieth century or car buying today, haggling over prices has been the common practice of buyers and sellers alike. Horse Trading in the Age of Cars offers a fascinating study of the process of buying an automobile in a historical and gendered context. Steven M. Gelber convincingly demonstrates that the combative and frequently dishonest culture of the showroom floor is a historical artifact whose origins lie in the history of horse trading. Bartering and bargaining were the norm in this predominantly male transaction, with both buyers and sellers staking their reputations and pride on their ability to negotiate the better deal. Gelber comments on this point-of-sale behavior and what it reveals about American men. Gelber's highly readable and lively prose makes clear how this unique economic ritual survived into the industrial twentieth century, in the process adding a colorful and interesting chapter to the history of the automobile.
The book is about all of my dreams that I had that never came true. This book will also give the inside track of what I learned about me in my life as I travel through the journey of life. People have always talked about the truth about their life, but what about the whole truth, the good, the bad and the ugly? I am just a normal and regular person who is not perfect in no form shape or fashion. This book is just an insight of my life with all of the encounters coming from a very large family. By coming from a large family today caused many problems for me because I did not realize exactly how poor I was until I began to attend college. Not saying that most of our family didn’t pull themselves out of their situations. Happiness came from the inside of your to come true. This book will show that I thought that it was the choices that I made, but in the end I found out that it wasn’t only the choice, but it was other individual choices, but it was the decision of my parents that turned my life upside down and on its head. From my experience, as a child growing up here in America in the 60’s and 70’s life was to have dreams in our small little heads about becoming a fireman, sports photographer, doctor, or even a player playing sports. As a child having dreams are the responsibility of the parents to every effort to make their child dreams come true and this will make them successful and most of all very happy with their accomplishments. See I love the game of football and other sports as well, such as baseball, basketball and track and field, but football was my favorite. The reason that I loved football was my most favorite. The reason it was my favorite because on the football field this was where the smaller player could get even with the bigger bullies who wanted to talk trash to some of the small players. While I played the game of football in the little Pop Warner Football League, I silence the bigger boys without talking trash. As this book unfolds you will find out that other people in my life and bad timing played a role in my unsuccessful dreams. Then you will find out that my life was not only my decision alone. But on the side of all of this I had a good life and I maintained to stay happiness. Now if I had not exposed my life to you, many people would never know the pain and hardship that I experienced in my life time. I am still the same Darmonica who you have know in the past who love sports and love lending a helping hand where it’s needed. For the love of life is to love yourself, help another and take the worst of life and make the best of it, and I did just that. Without my family and friends I would not be the person who I am NOW! That’s why I say, Hold on, someone is on the other line!
“Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” Nobody in Skary seems to know for sure… It appears that everyone in Skary, Indiana, is having an identity crisis of epic proportions–including the town itself. Once known as the haunt of the world’s most popular horror writer, Wolfe “Boo” Boone, Skary started losing tourist business after Boo abruptly abandoned his career. Now the little town with the big marketing hook is up a creek–and on the brink of bankruptcy. Meanwhile, the former best-selling author is hawking [or selling] cars and wondering, like the rest of the world, if he’ll ever write again. Yet even as Boo’s literary career gracelessly plummets, his fiancée, wholesome Ainsley Parker, is shooting to stardom as the media’s darling new domestic diva. Weave in a dreaming bride with a bargain dress and a few too many pounds on her hips, an unconventional therapist who has Skary in his thrall, a depressed cat, a dogged busybody, and a horde of strange, ghostly figures traipsing in and out of the woods, and it’s easy to see why Skary is the quirkiest–and most charming–town around.
A witty and insightful collection of cultural analyses explores the complex relationship that exists between ourselves and our homes, in essays that address such topics as "The House as Mother," "The House as Body," "The Dream House," and "The Trophy House." 12,500 first printing.
A behind-the-scenes look at the entire real-estate process helps prospective home buyers find the house of their dreams, guiding them step by step through the home-buying procedure, from selecting a real-estate agent to getting a mortgage to making an offer, and furnishes sound advice on what to do before looking at houses. Original.
Consumers have certain expectations when they enter a place of business, may it be to purchase a car, a pair of shoes, or anything in between. Of course, great service, friendliness, product knowledge, low prices and honesty are a must. Customers demand customer satisfaction. Period. However, are they prepared to treat sales consultants the same way they are expected to be dealt with? With the same kind of respect, dignity and politeness? The reality might come as a bit of a surprise to you... This book has been written from a car salesperson's perspective, entirely based on true stories and experiences. It deals with the reality of car sales, and highlights how things are on the 'other side'. A must-read for any sales professional, an eye-opener for every consumer!
Surveys show that over 40% of recent homebuyers worked with a buyer's representative, and those numbers are growing. This book is for any real estate professional or broker who wants to profit from the growth of buyer agency in today's real estate market.