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.

5 Reasons Why Music Is The Best Training Buddy – UA Headphones Wireless Review

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It is incredibly difficult to get a training buddy due to everyone’s hectic schedules, work and family commitments. We usually end up training alone and stopping our training pre-maturely without exploring our full potential. In recent years, I had turned to Music as my training buddy and it had become my best training buddy who is always “on” with a press of a button.

Here are my top 5 reasons why Music is my top buddy choice.

Music distracts me and makes me less aware of my physical exertion.
With music going on in the background. I tend to focus on the beat and forgotten about the side stitch or the muscle ache after my 6th rep.

The beat of the music motivates.
The more upbeat the music, the more motivating it is. For me, a music with 120bpm works best!

Music zones me out.
Music puts my body into the “flight” zone. It is like the “Rocky” movie, when the music comes on, your body know is “flight” time!

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The beat keeps me in pace.
The beat of the music during training is important for me. It sets the pace of my training.

Music puts me in the mood.
Lastly, due to our hectic schedules, you are not always in the mood for physical exertion but you know exercising is going to help you in de-stressing. This is when Music comes into “play”, putting me in the mood and cutting me off from all the excuses not to start working out.

This is why it is exceptionally important to get a good headphones to make sure your training buddy delivers its performance. As an active user, it is essential that the headphones deliver its performance in terms of fit, music quality and ease of use/durability! JBL Under Armour Headphones is one of the sports headphones out there that had gotten both mine and my “training buddy’s” attention!

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Fit
The headphones come with 2 sizes of ergonomic ear tips, making it possible to customize the fit of the earphone. On top of that, it comes with a twist lock function that gets activated with a slight stretch of the attached enhancers. This earphone prevents my training buddy from being cut off due to the ear piece falling out. A good fit also prevents a reservoir forming in your ear due to sweat collecting in the space in between, we all know this can get quite uncomfortable. It is a premium headphone in the comfort department, but maybe a small room of improvement, to provide one more size for the ear tips!

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After 1 hour of usage, the ear can get slightly sore with the headphones twist locked in, hence probably a size smaller for the Asian market might provide a more comfortable fit!

Music Quality
JBL Sound is a quality that we know we can trust. The bass performance is a pure enjoyment during training, motivating and keeping me in pace, especially during cardio training. The mid and high tones are not any less impressive. We always have the impression that a blue tooth earphones is going to compromise on sound quality over ease of use, but it doesn’t quite apply to this headphones, very minimal loss of sound quality! If you like the feeling of the music blasting in the background of your gym, you are going to like this mobile stereo system that you effortlessly wear in your ear during training!

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Ease of use and Durability
For active users like me, ease of use and durability is important, as we are not going to invest in a good set of premium headphones and change it monthly. I had destroyed a few good sets of earphones prior to this all thanks to my active sweat glands and my messy wire entangling habit. However, the JBL Under Armour headphones had withstand a few good sessions of running and gym workout proving its sweat proof and durable features. The eight hours of battery life after one full charge also means that I only need to recharge it twice a month. This headphone also ensures that you stay connected during your training with the 3 button mic, ensuring that we are still able to pick up that important call when is needed. This headphone had surpasses my expectations in the ease of use and durability department.

One of the quality that I had not mentioned above and subconsciously it had been steering my preference over to this headphones, is the outlook. A sleek design in black and a striking red logo, makes it easy to match with any training gear, subtle but yet attractive. Yes, outlook matters!

Other than the size of the ergonomic ear tips that might be a consideration point for those who wear the earphones for long duration timing, the JBL Under Armour headphones had proven itself to be the best training buddy for your next workout!

This post is written by Jeff, guest contributor for Claudia.sg.

Hop on a Joy Ride with Line Friends at 313@somerset

So I finally got my LINE account restored properly that links all my games proper. And after using all the cute characters in the app, I got to meet them in person (sadly not the moving ones) at 313@somerset. You can too get to meet Sally, Moon, Brown and Cony and go on a joy ride with them from 10 to 19 June 2016! The life-size Cony and Brown will also be making a special appearance over the weekend.

Meet Cony & Brown!

Bound-for-Happy Moments with Cony & Brown mascots as the two leads from the LINE Friends family make their appearance as they meet and pose for photos with 313@somerset shoppers:
10 & 17 June (Fri): 5pm & 7pm
11 & 12, 18 & 19 June (Sat, Sun): 4pm & 7pm

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313 BFF Animated Stickers on Line

313@somerset is the first shopping mall in Singapore to launch an official account on LINE in June 2015. As part of their relaunch in partnership with LINE, 313@somerset will be launching a set of eight (8) Carrie & Belle #BFFNoMatterWhat LINE Stickers Vol. 2 that will be made available for free downloads on the LINE Sticker Shop from 7 June 2016. This will be the first set of animated stickers that is of non-LINE characters to be launched in Singapore.

Win 313@somerset Shopping Vouchers

Shoppers stand a chance to win 313@somerset shopping vouchers when they take part in the No Surcharge – Post & Win #313BFF Instagram contest or when they add 313@somerset as a friend on LINE and answer the trivia quiz on the 313@somerset LINE official account.

If you’re a fan of LINE friends, don’t miss this opportunity to go snap happy with these adorable pop-up display!