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Planning to Sell a Condo? Here are Three Things You Need to Know

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“Real estate investment is certainly a vote of confidence on a future activity” -Fiona Sigalla

 

The Philippines has seen a recent boom in the real estate market over the past decade—particularly in the condominium industry. It is no question that one can readily see condominium developments and properties being erected in almost every nook and cranny in most major cities. In fact, business districts such as Ortigas, Taguig, and Makati are premier spots for condominium developments seeing as this is where demand remains the highest. Seeing as condominiums are rife and are growing rapidly in the city, it is almost perfunctory that having a condominium unit to sell makes for a marketable and profitable venture. However, the logistics in the sale condo unit is not like selling a home. There are certain rules you have to consider before you can do so such as consulting the condo management and board for salient information potential buyers might want to see. Furthermore, there are things such as rules for pets, acceptable noise levels and alterations to the unit’s space and appearance may play a crucial role in affecting a potential buyer’s decisions.

So, if you have a BGC condo for sale or any other condominium property to sell elsewhere, here are some things you should consider:

 

1.) Best time to sell your condo

Before you can appropriately select a prime time for selling your condo, it is essential that you have a thorough understanding of how the property cycles move. Knowing so would help you have an idea or at least a rough estimate of how far along the property clock would yield a better profit. Although property cycles are largely erratic, there would be a series of events in which you would see prices rice, fall and eventually stabilize. Apparently, the best time to sell your condo would be during the boom phase or when the prices rise—a market peak that usually lasts up to six months.

2.) Open House strategy

While selling your condo is unlike selling your home, you would still have to stage it well to attract prospective buyers. Take note, a condo that shows well will sell much faster and would yield a better profit. Invest on small cosmetic touch-ups as even these can already make a significant difference. Additionally, if anything should be repaired then get on that immediately. Remember, an open house is an excellent strategy to make an impression—make sure you make a good one and make sure it lasts.

3.) Accentuate Premier features

Not all condominium units are the same; there are some features a unit possesses which others lack and makes it for a salable unit. These are the features you need to emphasize and accentuate to your prospective buyers. More often than not, one of the premier features that make a condo unit so salable is the ease of access that comes with it to everyday life—such is the case of having it in proximity to offices, entertainment hubs, and most offices. Similarly, unique attributes such as the amenities offered—may that be a hot tub by the pool, a fitness center, concierge services and the like should also be considered. Remember, if a prospective buyer is looking to buy a condo, he or she is probably looking for a living experience that is hassle-free and one that they cannot find in a residential house. So, exploit your unit’s best features. In a sense, explain to them what makes it worth it to be living there.

 

While selling a condo might present an avenue for a profitable real estate venture, it would be best if you considered the things above first to be successful in your endeavor. Apart from that, it is imperative to remember that if you want to sell your condo, you must be patient enough to worth through a lot of negotiations before you can successfully close a deal. This means you would spend a lot of time waiting around. However, you will soon find that your patience will reward you once you finally close an excellent deal.

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Working Home-based: 7 Jobs You Can Do at Home

Dreadful traffic! That is one of the struggles we face every day. Agree? We usually experience such situation, especially when we are in a rush. Whether we use our own car or by commute, traffic is everywhere.  Of course, we end up late for work. And let’s admit, some of us here wish they could work without leaving their comfortable homes. Who wouldn’t, when you got to save some time in going to your respective offices? It is also a convenient way to work!

Working at home has become more and more popular these days since there are already jobs that cater people who wish to work home-based. Generally, there are also advantages when you work at home. You can wear comfortable outfits that you like, and you also control your time. Of course, the only difference between an office-based from a home-based is that you are working from the vicinity of your home, but the rules and regulations are still the same. Here are some jobs for you to consider if you want to work home-based.

1. Virtual assistant

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A virtual assistant generally provides professional administrative, technical, or creative/social assistance to the clients. Basically, when you work for a virtual assistant, you are self-employed since you are catering independent contractors. Your clients are not responsible for any employee-related taxes, insurances or any other business. However, there are clients who work with you just to meet their exact needs. And of course, they are willing to pay you for a 100% productive work.

2. Freelance writer/web content writer

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Generally, a freelance writer specializes on writing contents for the web. They are also called bloggers, and/or content marketers. So basically, their topics depend on the nature of the company or website they are writing for, and with the company’s target audience in mind. When you are a content writer, it is a must for you to be an internet-savvy, and should always be updated with the current events related to their specializations, since you are responsible for keeping their website up to date.

3. Medical transcriptionist

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This work might be a critical one since you are dealing with medications. However, this is also an in-demand job. Basically, you cannot have this kind of job if you don’t have any work experience. You have to carefully listen to your clients in order for you to cater the medication that they need. And if you don’t have any idea about medicines and all, then this kind of job is not for you.

4. Web developer/designs

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When you’re a web developer, you can work in all types of organizations, including large corporations and governments, small and medium –sized companies, or alone as freelancers, from the vicinity of your home. Of course, you can also work as an independent consultant, or as a contractor for an employment agency. Usually, your job involves implementing all the visual elements that users see and use in the web application.

5. Data entry

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A data entry is similar to a typist or encoder. Basically, your job is to update the data into the computer system database, often from paper documents. This may be a simple task; however, you are also responsible for making all the information usable and accessible for the employees and employers. And considering the fact that companies need to transcribe their paper documents into digitized formats, most of them cater people who are interested in working home-based.

6. Online seller

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With the availability of the products that you want to sell, you definitely can post and promote it through online. This is also one of the convenient ways to do business without leaving your home. However, if you want to pursue this career, you have to be patience and diligence, since it will take some time to attract your target customers.

7. Online language tutor

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With a strong internet connection, you can already tutor foreigners who wish to learn English or Filipino. Usually, if you want to apply with this kind of position, you will be interviewed through online after a satisfying requirement. Basically, your job requires you to teach your students the coursework through a video conference, task to correct, share resources, and administer seat works to their respective students. It doesn’t just give you an extra income; you can also enhance your communication skills as well.

Although there are pros and cons when it comes to working at home, however, choosing home-based is not a bad thing after all. In fact, it gives you the freewill to do the things that you like without any reprimands from your boss. That of course, when it comes to work, you definitely going to work. Accomplish your task diligently for you not to be fired!