Become One Of The Few Successful Entrepreneurs

Studies have shown that successful entrepreneurs possess these characteristics:

1. Self-confidence

This is that magical power of having confidence in oneself and in one’s powers and abilities.

2. Achievement Oriented

Results are gained by focused and sustained effort. They concentrate on achieving a specific goal, not just accomplishing a string of unrelated tasks.

3. Risk Taker

They realize that there is a chance of loss inherent in achieving their goals, yet they have the confidence necessary to take calculated risks to achieve their goals.

Entrepreneurs are people who will make decisions, take action, and think that they can control their own destinies. They are often motivated by a spirit of independence which leads them to believe that their success depends on raw effort and hard work, not luck.

So which of these three main characteristics is the most important? Believe it or not, it has to be self-confidence. Without self-confidence, nothing else is possible. If you don’t believe in your abilities, then the first challenge that arises may knock you off the path to achieving your goals. Here are a few things to keep in mind for maintaining a higher level of self-confidence.

Positive Thinking

Well, it all starts with a positive attitude, doesn’t it? Believing that something good will happen is the first step. Negative thinking simply is not allowed. You must truly believe that there are no circumstances strong enough to deter you from reaching your goals. Remember too, that positive thinking can be contagious. When positive thinking spreads, it can open doors to new ideas, customers, friends, etc.

Persistent Action

Now all of the positive thinking and believing in the world is useless if it is not applied towards a goal. You have to take action, no excuses are allowed. This action must also be persistent. Trying once and then giving up is not going to be enough. Keep at it one step at a time. If you can’t get by a certain step, then find a creative way to try again or just go around it.

At the beginning of this article, we identified a few traits that are common among successful entrepreneurs. You should be able to look ahead and see yourself where you want to be. Now just maintain a strong belief in yourself and your skills, stick with it, and don’t give up. If you can do that, you’re already half way there!

Sellers Prefer Direct Buyers. Find Out Why.

A real estate broker is a person or entity who serves as an intermediary, or middleman between sellers and buyers of real estate, and is the person who initiates or attempts to find property sellers and buyers

In the US housing setting, a real estate broker, and his accompanying sales team, assists sellers in promoting and selling their property, usually negotiating for the highest price or rate possible, and under the best terms. It is standard practice in the United States that a person is required to obtain a license first in order to receive compensation or a commission for services rendered as a licensed real estate broker.

Unlicensed real estate activity is considered illegal, but buyers and sellers who act as principals in the sale or purchase of real estate are not required to be licensed. In some states, however, lawyers are allowed to handle real estate sales and are paid fees and commissions without the need to be licensed as brokers or agents.

There are quite a few buyers and sellers who are comfortable doing the work of marketing their home for sale by themselves, as well carrying the weight of the work on the buyer’s side. Unrepresented buyers or sellers do an equal amount of work as agents or licensed brokers.

An unrepresented seller more than often approaches a listing agent for a property they represent. If somehow the home seller convinces the agent to give back the “buyer’s agent share” to him, it is not as if the listing agent is not going to be picking up the slack for the work the seller does not do or is inexperienced in doing at.

The unrepresented seller is at most, directly offering his/her property to a buyer by negotiating deals directly and haggling over the best possible price and payment method. The good thing however with dealing with direct buyers over brokers or agents is that a homeowner would not have to cut profits with established brokers agents, and would not find the need to dole over a substantial amount of commission to the agent.

Should a home or property owner decide to sell his asset on his own and not avail the services of a licensed broker, he/she should be ready to prepare all necessary papers describing the property for advertising, pamphlets, open houses, and others. Advertising a property is often the biggest outside expense in listing a property, and a home seller should readily shoulder the expense for this.

In some aspects, holding an open house to show the property would be a rather inexpensive venue for the home seller to show off his property. By being a contact person, the seller should always be available to answer any questions about the property and to schedule showing appointments to prospective buyers.