The Secret Key to Selling Your Home Fast

With the difficulty of selling a home in the soft and slow-moving real estate market we live in today, you as a seller have more competition than ever. The race to attract the attention of willing and able buyers can be intense, intimidating, and emotional. Naturally, there is a lot of equally daunting advice available on how to sell your home.

But in all this advice, there is one “secret” of selling a home that is rarely talked about. And as you prepare to sell your home, that’s one basic truth you must accept if you want (or should) sell your home and sell it fast. This truth may be an obvious one, but it’s a big “secret” that will make all the difference if you really want to (or have to) sell the house fast.

This obvious “secret” is:

Selling Your Home and Selling Your Home Fast requires 2 completely different approaches!

Why? Because…

“Selling Your Home”, and “Selling Your Home Quickly” are NOT the same thing!

And not recognizing this subtle but important difference is the reason more than 90% of “fast home sellers” fail to sell their home as quickly as they would like!

The particular challenge you face when you want to sell your home quickly is that you – the seller – have to do more work in less time.

If you’re not in a hurry to sell your home, you can follow these 3 simple steps:

1. Drive -> Drive to your local real estate office

2. Sign in -> Sign a listing agreement with a broker

3. Wait -> Wait for the real estate agent to sell your house

To sell your home quickly, however, requires a lot more!

In fact, signing up with a regular real estate agent can actually cost you and slow down the sale of your home because you allow yourself to believe that your agent – as a knowledgeable real estate professional – is “taking care of everything.” You become satisfied. You give yourself a “pass.” You tell yourself that because your home is registered with a professional real estate agent, you don’t really have to do all the annoying “other” things that are necessary to get your home to sell quickly. Worse, you may even believe that you are not allowed to do the other important things you must do to sell your home quickly.

So, think carefully before deciding to register your property with a real estate agent. And if you decide to register your property, you should be diligent about choosing a real estate agent. It’s usually NOT a good idea to sign up just because they are friends or acquaintances. If you are looking to sell your home quickly, and if you decide to register your property with an agent, be sure to talk to potential agents about how they will work with you to get your home sold quickly. If the only strategy they have for selling homes quickly is to lower prices, then you are talking to the wrong real estate agent!!

OK…so now you know the big “secret”!

Selling your home quickly will require a specific strategy of its own. You’ll have to do everything you normally do to sell a house – paint, clean and spruce up the interior, update the landscape and beautify the exterior to increase curb appeal, etc. – but you know now that you will also need to do more!

In our next article, we’ll talk more about the specifics of what you need to do differently to sell your home quickly, so keep an eye on that in the next few days. See you later!

Business Manager – Vital Cog in Business Enterprises

A Business Manager is a professional who is entrusted with the job of managing a business firm or a corporate enterprise or a private enterprise on behalf of a company or individual with the outcome of earning profits and revenues. There are several areas where a Business Manager can use his or her knowledge and expertise to serve – accounting, auditing, budgeting and taxes, data processing and analysis, finance, HR and personnel, marketing and public relations, operations analysis, purchasing and so on. Besides there are also specific technical areas in which a Business Manager can have specialized knowledge and skills like computer programming, e-commerce, law, science etc.

Even small businesses or home businesses sometimes typically have Managers doing multiple roles that focus on the company’s marketability and reach. In such a scenario, the Business Manager shares much of the owner’s duties and responsibilities in running the business successfully and in some cases, earning a share of the profits.

There is no doubt that the role of a Manager is very essential and crucial to a business. As we have seen in the modern era, even artists and private individuals like musicians, dancers, painters, writers, sportspersons etc. have Managers who manager their business affairs, professional commitments and financial matters. Hence, the role of a Manager cannot be taken lightly. In the context of a governmental agency or a military agency, the position of Business Manager would be equivalent to that of an Executive Officer or a Chief of Staff.

Functions or Role

Overseeing the operations in small, large or private enterprises involves many specific functions. Generally, the duties of a Business Manager extend to:

• Developing and implementing budgets
• Fixing business goals and targets
• Hiring, training and evaluating employees
• Supervising and overseeing duties of support staff
• Handling payments and contracts
• Managing business commitments, travel schedules etc.

Qualifications

Most Managers require a basic qualification of a bachelor’s degree in Business Management which has many in-built modules in tandem with the duties listed above. They also need to have excellent communication skills, great inter-personal relations, be adept in promotional and marketing abilities and have contacts with media agencies and networks. In many businesses, salespersons who have worked through the company for many years handling several responsibilities are promoted to Managers levels and entrusted with greater responsibility.

Public profile

In a private enterprise such as a Manager handling the portfolio of an artist or sportsperson, the role of a Business Manager is very much in the public eye. Several past business managers have been caught in financial and personal scandals ranging from negligence of professional commitments to fraudulent practices in financial matters, illegal and unethical management of assets, swindling of revenues etc. which can be a serious setback to professional enterprise.

What Is An Online Business Manager, and Is It Time for You to Hire One?

Are you a successful woman entrepreneur whose multiple 6-figure business feels out of control?

Are you stuck? Overwhelmed? Frustrated?

Ever thought seriously about walking away because you’re so bogged down with business operations that you can’t follow your passion?

If this sounds like you, it’s time to find an online business manager.

What’s an Online Business Manager?

According to Tina Forsyth, the author of Becoming an Online Business Manager, the official definition of an Online Business Manager (OBM) is:

A virtually based support professional who manages online based businesses, including the day-to-day management of projects, operations, team members, and metrics.

An OBM isn’t a virtual assistant who performs tasks. He or she is a professional business manager who runs the company’s daily operations to give the owner energy and time to focus on strategic growth. The OBM gives the owner permission to be the Visionary and serve her clients, plan the company’s growth and future, and use her gifts to their fullest potential.

The OBM keeps all the balls in the air as the Integrator of the business. Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters first defined the Integrator role in their book, Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination that Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business. The Integrator harmoniously combines the major functions of the business (sales, marketing, operations, and finance), runs the organization, and manages day-to-day issues. This role is literally the glue that holds the people, processes, systems, and strategy of the company together.

The Integrator creates space so the business owner, the Visionary, can fully step into the CEO role and do what she’s called to do-change the world.

Finding an Integrator for your business would take a big load off your mind and off your plate, wouldn’t it?

I help women business owners who need that time and space. For the past eight years, as an Integrator in my clients’ businesses, I’ve had the great honor of making someone else’s vision happen.

You can’t do it all, and you don’t want to.

When you started your business, you had to wear all the hats. You had to be the visionary and the manager. You knew it wasn’t your best fit, but you could do it until the business grew a little and you could hire help.

Soon you hired someone to take care of the tedious work, but you couldn’t let go of much more. You still needed to lead and manage alone. You told your family (and yourself) that wearing both hats wouldn’t last much longer and you could handle it.

Now, your business keeps growing and you spend way too much time managing and not enough time leading and serving. You don’t have enough time to decide where the business is going because you’re trying to keep up with managerial tasks you never wanted.

You started your business to change the world and to have the freedom to enjoy life. At this point, you can’t do either because you can’t get out of that manager role long enough to catch your breath!

Hitting the ceiling is inevitable. Every successful woman entrepreneur I’ve seen comes to the point where she’s exhausted and can go no farther – she can’t continue to manage and grow the business by herself. She needs online business management services so she can move into the CEO position and Visionary role to grow her company.

Transform your business with an OBM

Your business needs a Visionary and an Integrator to be successful, and you can’t be both for long and sustainable growth. As the Visionary, you need an Integrator to implement and drive your vision, and your Integrator needs you to lead the company’s direction and strategize its future.

My specialty is working with multiple 6-figure clients who have hit that growth ceiling. They know they can’t continue being in charge of everything. I’m an Online Business Consultant, Certified Online Business Manager, and most importantly, a diehard Integrator in every sense of the term.

My clients are high-achieving women entrepreneurs who want to change the world, and their visions are huge. They have proven business models that generate multiple 6-figure+ revenues. Their desire to build an empire is inspirational, and they’re ready to turn over the reins of management to a trusted professional who will move the business forward.

Are you ready for your Integrator?

Have you hit the ceiling in creating new growth? Feeling overwhelmed or frustrated with all the “DOING” in your business?

About

Brenda Violette is Founder and CEO of Violette Business Services, a business management company that partners with entrepreneurial woman who have built a multiple six-figure online business and are stuck in their ability to create new revenue with them being the only one in charge of everything! They struggle and lose traction as they are buried in the “DOING” of the business.

Being a seasoned woman business owner herself, Brenda understands the struggles of other women trying to build a viable online business, balance work and a personal life, and contribute to the world through the business.