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How to Sell Your Home in 5 Days
     

How to Sell Your Home in 5 Days

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by Bill G. Effros
 

The proof is in the testimonials that have arrived by the thousands: "This is a really great book. It's simple. It's straightforward. We read it. We ran our ad. We got over 100 telephone calls. We sold our home."—John Henke, Boise, ID. "Our real estate broker was green with envy. In 5 days we got 24 bids higher than the highest

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The proof is in the testimonials that have arrived by the thousands: "This is a really great book. It's simple. It's straightforward. We read it. We ran our ad. We got over 100 telephone calls. We sold our home."—John Henke, Boise, ID. "Our real estate broker was green with envy. In 5 days we got 24 bids higher than the highest bid she got us in 11 1/2 years. You're our hero!"—Elizabeth & Tim Hunter, South Berwick, ME. "I had a business opportunity I couldn't take advantage of unless I sold my home immediately. I saw your book in a bookstore and sold my home the next weekend. Thanks!"—Doug Walker, Salt Lake City, UT. "Thanks to your system I sold my home in 5 days at $1.26 million. You saved me $78,000 in real estate commission!"—V., Potomac, MD.

Now in its third edition and timed perfectly to address a challenging real estate market, How to Sell Your Home in 5 Days turns the conventional on its head to present an innovative, practical, and foolproof alternative that makes the market work for you, the seller. Based on the one basic truth of free enterprise—that your home is worth exactly what the highest bidder will pay for it— this step-by-step plan shows exactly how to price your home attractively; make a timetable; write an effective ad; use buyer psychology, price points, and magic numbers to get the best price; and conduct round-robin bidding. It includes new information on the Internet—including a supporting website, www.5-day.com—the most recent testimonials, and updates to every phase of the process, from whether or not to renovate a kitchen before selling to the ins and outs of transferring ownership. Homes sold through the five-day plan sell for an average of 5% more than through conventional sales, plus, the seller doesn't have to pay a broker's fee—making this book among the best deals of the century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761146810
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/25/2007
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.79(d)

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A TRUE STORY

In 1991 I had a home in Stamford, Connecticut, that was costing me $3,000 a month to maintain.

When I asked my broker to sell it, he said the market was so bad I should wait six months. Six months and $18,000 later, he told me the market was even worse and I'd better wait another six months.

But I couldn't wait another six months! That home was eating me alive and I didn't know what to do.

I decided to run an ad just like the one on the front cover of this book (except the price in my ad was $255,000). I received over 100 telephone calls, and more than 40 families came to visit my home during the two days it was open for inspection.

Five days after placing the ad, I sold my home for $271,500! I got $16,500 more than I asked and $50,000 more than my broker thought he could get. I saved $18,000 in interest and taxes, and I didn't have to pay a $16,290 commission.

I put $84,290 more into my pocket than I would have if I had followed my broker's advice.

UNSOLICITED TESTIMONY

"I saw my sister sell her home in 5 days, and since then I've helped 2 of my friends sell their homes in 5 days. I'm just calling to tell you I think your method is great!"-Sally Mullikan, Cincinnati, OH

"I'm one of your success stories.. I'm calling because you've made a difference in my life and I feel guilty about not personally thanking you for it."-Mike Williams, Birmingham, AL

"You were right! It worked! I sold my home in 5 days!"-Judith Rawcliff, City Island, NY

"I sold my home using your method 6 months ago. Now I've bought 6 condominiums that I'm selling using the 5-Day Method. If anyone wants to know if this method works, have them call me!"-Jim Bilavu, San Diego, CA

"Saw you on TV, got your book, did what it said, and sold my home in 5 days."-Mark Farley, Indianapolis, IN

Excerpted from How To Sell Your Home In 5 Days. Copyright (c) 1998. Reprinted with permission by Workman Publishing.

Meet the Author

Bill Effros has helped thousands of homeowners use his five-day plan to sell their houses. He is a computer consultant and president of Personal Computer Services, and lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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