Title: Simple and Sold: Utilize the Web-Sell your home yourself and POCKET the commission!
Author: Sissy Lappin
Review: This book had lots of good things to say about selling your home without a real-estate agent. Some of it is easy to do for anyone and some would take a bit more time and work on your part. Do you have the time, creativity to stage and price your home? If you do this book is for you. A bit of work on your part and you can sell your own home and not have to pay the 6% commission or whatever the rate is in your area.
I have bought 2 homes from people selling them themselves, I have yet to try the process myself. Instead of an agent we agreed on the price, things that needed to be fixed from the inspection and so forth. The 2 experiences I had were both positive and maybe I will think about it the next time I need to move. A lawyer was involved in both sales and coordination with them was more difficult without an agent, the dates were changed a few times and moved around because of missing paperwork…that should not happen when working with an agent and if it did I would ask for some compensation for my lost time.
If you want to give selling your own home a try them pick up this book- get the tips you will need to know and easy to follow steps to the home selling process. It will take you time to do this, but what are you going to spend on the commission alone? Maybe it will save you money and that is worth time in this world.
Published: Published May 1st 2012 by Launch Publishing
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent by the publisher for review.
Synopsis: Simple & Sold is full of real estate solutions that save you money. With a little training, you can do a far better job selling your home than a real estate agent ever could. Think about it. Who knows your home better? Who is more invested in making the transaction work? If you are selling your home, the Simple & Sold method isn't just a should, it's a must. It will teach you how to sell your home yourself and save the real estate commission, which means saving thousands of dollars and a huge percentage of your equity. Veteran real estate broker Sissy Lappin has created this start-to-finish program to give homeowners practical, relevant advice from a neutral, objective and experienced perspective. Following the steps in Simple & Sold, you'll have all the help you need to make smart decisions about selling your home. Sissy knows that home sales don't have to be nearly as complicated as most real estate agents would make you think. If you handle the process correctly, it's a breeze. All you need to effectively sell a home by yourself is the willingness to learn and follow a system that will put you in control. Simple & Sold gives you the proven tools and the effective strategies used by the best real estate insiders. Sissy walks you through the step-by-step process from start to finish, helping you identify and prevent problems before they start. You'll find that this program will result in your knowing the business better than many agents out there.
Author Biography: The founder of Lappin Properties, Sissy runs one of the most successful real estate firms in Houston; her company was recognized by the Houston Business Journal as "#1 in most expensive homes sold." Sissy delivers exceptional, one-to-one personal service and she does it all from one desk, with one laptop.
Though highly respected in her industry, Sissy is considered a renegade because she is a one-man-show and not a large firm. Now Sissy has taken the proven system she used to build her home sales success and has created the innovative Simple and Sold process that makes it easy for homeowners to price, list, market, and sell their own homes. From her beginnings in one of the worst real estate markets in recent history, she has successfully consulted and negotiated profitable deals all over the country.
Sissy has a wonderful warmth and enthusiasm that translates into her writing. She lives with her husband and two children in Houston, TX.