How technology helps the whole house buying and selling process

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Technological advancement in the industry is important because buying or selling a home is a huge decision. Realty professionals, home buyers and sellers can participate in mutually beneficial partnerships, now more than ever. Buyers and sellers are an essential part of the search and agents now act as leaders, trusted consultants and experts in their market. In addition, online exposure as a buyer or a seller is necessary to achieve success. One of the most well recognized property websites, PropertyGuru Group has approximately 12 million unique visitors per month. There is no denying that technology plays a powerful role in real estate these days.

To stay up with modern developments, pretty much any industry or company needs to be involved with the internet, and the real estate industry is no different. Online property markets have gone from strength to strength, as they are convenient, fast, and cheap. Generally, the way that people who are buying and selling houses meet each other is through online classifieds. This is the digital analogue of the old ‘for sale’ sign on the street front. Gone are the days where we rely the word of mouth or going through newspapers to get the HDB or any other property we can call home.

Or else you can go to one of the online auction sites, which are another haven for internet real estate. As well as looking for properties on the internet you can also use it to find agents and brokers to help you.

A step up in technical specialization from the online classifieds is the property website service. Generally, you pay a subscription, and then the service will provide more advertising for your property by heightening your search ranking.

How Social Media Helps Boosting Real Estate Market

Social networking sites have taken the world by storm. Real estate professionals and rookies have been utilizing social media with the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin to advertise their properties or to locate potential buyers or renters.

One of the best things about these sites is that they are more intimate and friendly. Most of the time you will have a common connection and this engenders a trust and reliability other methods do not. Often, we will find tons of success stories like this one.

Some of the more progressive types have started to hyperlink their real estate’s website onto their newsfeed on Facebook. It should be noted though, that you do not want to pester all your friends, so do not become overzealous with your sales techniques. It is becoming easier and easier to buy and sell property online these days. You are able to not only reach people a lot quicker and easier, but now you are able to reach more people.

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If you have a property and want to sell, then the best place to look for is not your newspaper or anywhere else but online. Yes, the Internet has changed the way you can buy and sell property online. Since it is mostly free to lookup and post your ads on buying or selling a property and most convenient and easy to use and available 24 hours a day 365 days a year, online property portals have become the in-thing at the moment.

Hence if you want to sell a property you don’t have to walk around to put your ads just head straight to your computer and post about it. You will be amazed with the response you get. There have been instances where the response will start pouring in within minutes you put up your ad about property on the net.

If you plan to sell a property then search for your neighborhood property portal and choose the appropriate category post your property ad and give all the necessary details about your property and add your ad on selling or buying property online. And that’s all now you can wait for the responses from the prospective buyers or sellers.

Getting Started

How to find the best place to post your property ad? Just do a quick search with Google and the top results would most probably be the best among them. Just visit them and see how active they are and read reviews about that particular property portal online and then decide whether to post your ad. Read their FAQs and help section on how to sell a property.

You can always settle with the good old classified ads sites like Craiglist, etc. This way you are targeting even vast majority of people who are not only looking for the properties to buy but might prove to be a prospective buyer if they find your offer lucrative and hence finishing off the sale of your property quickly. It is advisable that to be cautious in putting up your ads and try to avoid personal info on them except your contact phone numbers for safety.

But of course, like any other businesses, there are also other risks involved in real estate and in fact, huge risks abound in this lucrative business. If you have what it takes to be successful in real estate, then you can indeed make good money in buying and selling houses.

– Learning the trade. If you want to venture into something where you invest a good amount of money, it is just important that you also make sure that you know what you are doing, you know the risks you are getting involved with. Of course, you are putting your money at stake, so it is just wise to be prepared.

– Know how to buy houses at the best deals. Of course, you may think buying a house is easy but when it comes to making business with real estate, it helps to know a few tips and strategies on where and how to buy houses that you can sell at a good price later. Of course, several factors are a consideration. Location is one big consideration for example.

– Put location as one of your main consideration in buying a house that you can sell later. Of course, the better the location, the easier and the faster you can sell the house later and there can be an increased chance of having a lot of people interested in the property. With a good number of buyers interested in the property, you can also be able to get the best price that you want from among the interested buyers.

– Develop a strategy in marketing real estate. One of the things that you can also do to put up a good business buying and selling houses is to make sure you have a clearly defined marketing strategy that allows you to sell the houses fast at the best price you want. Of course, this is one of the tips that will allow you to make good money from real estate, thus develop your own strategy in buying and selling houses.

– Know how to sell houses. Engaging into real estate is not just about buying a property today and selling it later for the best price. It is important that you also have to learn some tips and strategies on how you can do some improvements or do home staging so you can get the best price for the property. Indeed, such things can truly help you succeed in real estate business as well.

Of course, you also have to learn how to advertise the house to attract a good number of buyers and make sure as well that you know how to price your properties. Indeed, small things such as these can truly help you make good money in real estate. Also consider the risks of this kind of business as well so you will know what you are into.

Home Wifi Boosted with TP-LINK Archer C5400

If it’s not broken, I won’t bother to fix it. And that was why I had been living in a not-so-fast speed Wifi connection in the house although I’ve got the fastest plan with my service provider. For the past 4 years, we have been using the router that came free with our fiber broadband plan. It provided us with connectivity but it was slow and we had to get broadband homeplug extension so that the three bedrooms have connection too. When we have more than 2 devices connected, the speed will slow down rather drastically.

Because we were too lazy to change the router we lived with it. Until recently, I needed to get bigger files uploaded at home, and also faster download for my Korean Drama fix, I was determined to find a better router.

Lo and behold, we’ve now got the mother of all router (well at least in our household lah), this monster arrived into our house and we are now able to do so much more at much faster speed!

The TP-LINK Archer C5400 is giving us tri-band wireless speed and allow us to connect multiple devices without losing much connectivity speed and is very stable too. Faster everything online is made possible because of the three wireless channels that transmit and receive data simultaneously.

The router is though a lot bigger than my previous one, but it still fits into the space we house our internet routers stuff. It is easy to setup and I didn’t even need to connect my computer to the router. Everything was done wirelessly on the iPad.

Advanced Hardware and Smarter Connections with Archer C5400

The 1.4GHz CPU and its three co-processors in the Archer C5400 handle complex tasks and demanding applications with ease, allowing the router to deliver great performance. NitroQAM Technology makes the processor more efficient, giving you a boost in 25% in overall wireless speeds. The 8 antennas with Beamforming Technology detect the location of your connected devices and concentrate wireless signal strength towards them. The router has comes with Smart Connect Technology that tracks the dynamic conditions on all three bands and balances network loads by identifying each connected devices and automatically assigns it to the best available band.

If you need wired connections, the Archer C5400 comes with four gigabit Ethernet ports, ideal for high-performance Internet access for gaming and streaming.

Now that the home is better connected wirelessly, everyone in the house can enjoy their digital indulgence seamlessly. Even the little ones are happy because their YouTube videos load faster even when Mummy is watching drama on Viu.

The Archer C5400 is available for sale at all resellers at $399. Visit TP-LINK to learn more about their products.

Love Your Eyes with Sephora

New Year new look, and I took a leap into purchasing something from Sephora online. I am not the kind who will step into a beauty store or counter and buy make-ups because I’m a lazy woman. Putting on make-up and making oneself look like a million buck is fun and all, but the after process is one I drag.

The few times a year I do put on make-up is countable with one hand. With 2017 approaching and my age increasing, I decided it is time to get started dolling myself more frequently. So I invested into some eye make-up from Sephora.

The most troubled part on my face is my eyes. Those forever tired, panda lookalike and dry eyes is the part where I needed most coverage. So far, none of the products I used worked it’s magic on me. With zero knowledge of which brand or product to go for, I relayed on the reviews posted by other users from Sephora and bravely went with BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme.

BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme  in Brulee
BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme in Brulee

The texture is creamy and makes application fairly easy. The coverage is not bad and it blends well with my liquid foundation.

Being the kiasu woman, I thought it will be safer if I buy another concealer in case the other one didn’t work for me. And so… I also bought the MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Concealer in R32 Peach Beige. Again this was purchased based on the recommendations and reviews on Sephora.

After the dark eye circles have been taken care of, next will be my forever sad brows. Every time I get it trimmed at the salon, the lady will encourage me to get it fixed more permanently with expensive process. I just cannot make myself pay the thousand bucks for eye brow. So I am going to try fix it myself with NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso.

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso

This brow pencil is seriously very micro! I was so afraid it will break when I use it. But because of the fine lines, I was able to touch up the brow lightly and try blend into the real brow.

I was about to click on my cart for check-out after I picked out those essentials, but the tiny voice in my head urged me to click on other product categories and browse a little first. In case I see anything else I like. And lo-and-behold! I added another item into my cart just because I love the cute packaging and variety in this tiny box of colors.

Just take a look at this cute shopping bag makeup palette! How can I not get it right?

SEPHORA COLLECTION Medium Shopping Bag Makeup Palette
SEPHORA COLLECTION Medium Shopping Bag Makeup Palette

This set comes with 12 lip gloss colors, 36 eyeshadow colors, 4 shades of blushers, 2 bronzers and a mirror! This is like the magic box where you open, tap some here and spread some there, and you get from plain Jane to va-va-voom! I haven’t got chance to try this out yet, but I will do it soon! New Year is coming right?

After this first shopping experience on Sephora online, I think I’m going to be stashing up on my make-up and beauty essentials online. It beats going down to the store and getting lost in there because there’s no user reviews for reference! And the categorizing of products is so much easier and faster for one to “window shop” online. Addictive!

If you are preparing to refresh your make-up stash too, or wanna get some new eye products to add-on to your collection, shop for them all on Sephora here!