A lot of people dream of owning their business. In the past, owning a store could only be done if you could supply yourself with the building. Fortunately for those who wish to own businesses today, you can do so without having to purchase an actual establishment. It is now possible to make a living via virtual stores.There are a lot of fashion-conscious men, women, and young people, who love to keep up on the latest trends, but are not able to dole out a lot of money for apparel. If you have a store (online or in real life) that caters to trendy people, being able to supply yourself with a steady inflow of popular items is a must. Also, when you’re able to buy these things at very low cost, you are free to mark them up to whatever price you wish to sell them for.One of the problems people have when trying to find wholesalers, including those who supply clothing, jewelry, and fashion accessories, is that trustworthy ones are not always easy to find. Many people get scammed by companies claiming to be legit, when in fact they are anything but. With some of these distributors, you may find the price you pay is much higher than just monetary. This is why it is so important to find a wholesaler you can count on.When it comes to consumers, price and quality are two of their main concerns. People like to get the most for their money, and are generally pleased when they feel like they are getting bargains. When you sell quality items at a reasonable price, you are sure to attract a great many customers and keep them coming back for more.Being able to purchase your store’s merchandise for pennies on the dollar, and sell them for two or three times what you paid, can be an excellent way to make a living. These days, the possibilities are staggering when it comes to owning your clothing and accessory business. Whether selling online, from within your home, or from an area location, you cannot go wrong when you know you’re selling the items people want to buy.Quality pants, dresses, shorts, sunglasses, jewelry, and even key-chains in bulk, can all be purchased online. You also may not have to worry too much about the cost. Whatever items your clothing emporium may require, you are sure to find many exciting, inexpensive pieces here.
Ads for real estate in your local newspaper can be an effective marketing tool for selling your house. Prospective buyers usually look on the weekends. They will get the newspapers for an area they are interested in, tear out the ads for real estate and drive by any houses that sound like possibilities.Ads for real estate are a more effective marketing tool for you as a for sale by owner seller than they are for the giant real estate brokerages. That is because the large real estate brokers are really competing with one another. They basically rely on their agents and restricted multiple listings to drive their sales.In other words, if real estate brokers could all agree to stop these ads, they would, in an attempt to tilt the playing field further in their favor and away from you and other FSBO’s. After all, ads for real estate are like one person, one vote. The major brokerages do not get any leverage when their real estate ad is just like yours and runs in the same place. Placing a weekend ad for real estate in your local newspaper puts you on an equal footing with them. Needless to say, real estate companies do not like it.Good Ads For Real Estate will have the following:LocationA brief description of the house (brief, not bland)PriceTelephone numberFSBO, (if this applies)The Difference Between BLAND and BRIEF:BLAND:YOUR TOWN, 555 Main St. $310,000Nice 3BR, 1.1BA.. 2.1c.gar.FSBO (123)456-7890BRIEF, but definitely not BLAND:YOUR TOWN 555 Main St. $310,000Updated Ranch! 3BR, 1.1BA, Eat-in Kit,1stflr FamRm + Lndry, FinBsmt, 2.1c.gar.FSBO (123)456-7890A few extra words can make all of the difference.REMEMBER, your goal with ads for real estate is to attract prospective buyers who want a house like yours and can actually buy it. Do not overdo the description. No one is going to buy a house without seeing it. The ad’s job is to pique buyer’s interest in order to get them to see it.NOTE: There is a small difference of opinion about whether to put your actual address in ads for real estate.PRO: Responses to your ad will be more selective. Only those people who are actually interested in a house like yours in your house’s location will respond. Also, by putting in your address people can drive by and take a look so that when they call they actually want to see it.CON: If you omit the address, you will be able to prescreen prospects because they will have to phone to find out where the house is. You will also have a great opportunity to “talk up” the great virtues of your house and get them “fired up” about how terrific it is.Real estate brokers often leave out the address of a house because they want to pick up new buyers just as much as they want to sell one particular house.Although we believe it is a good idea to include your address in ads for real estate, it really is a personal preference. It is important to do what you are going to be comfortable with.Abbreviations in Ads for Real Estate:AC or A/C: air conditioningBA: bathroomBR: bedroom(shorthand example: 3/1.1: three bedrooms, one bathroom and one powder room)c. gar.: garageDR: dining roomDIY: fixer upper for the do it yourselferFinBsmt: fully finished basementflr: floorfplc: fireplaceFSBO: for sale by ownerGrtRm: great roomhdwd: hardwood floorsLndry: laundryLR: living roomsf: square feet© 2007 Complete Books Publishing, Inc.