Why Businesses Need to Use Social Media

One of the greatest wins of the 21st century has to do with how it has quickened the pace of communication through the innovative changes of information technology and applied information and communication technology. Social media platforms are a brainchild of this very system, taking communication to a whole new level of more and more possibilities through the presence of various media factors including gifs, photos, videos, sound bites, text, articles etc. This speed of communication ultimately also catalyses other processes including transactions, queries, advertisement, feedback, outreach etc. These processes are vital for the quality assurance of a business.

I sat down and interviewed Tim Schmidt, who runs a very successful course on online marketing called Affiliate U.  Check him out in the video below.

He helped me compose a lot of the content today, so “Thank You” Tim, for doing so. 

The swift pace of communications and processing encourages a better pace of business activity. With social media links on our finger tips, especially through the applications designed for smart phones with special user friendly integrated designs, it is now easier than ever to actually engage in real time communication and have processes take place simultaneously. It has indeed been a special turning point for the corporate world as well as that of the individuals. The simple system of notification does not let any moment pass by without potentially reminding you of the latest offers or the cheapest bargains that you could possibly benefit from.

Frequent lucky draws and contests on social media platforms further encourage the individuals and groups to share posts for the business hence automatically increasing repo and further expanding the viewership of the brand offerings pretty much free of cost as it generally starts a chain of processes where the posts are shared, liked, raised curiosity on and then transferred to further circles of friends, colleagues and family on social media platforms.

Image maintenance for the business is one of the most important things. The spread of rumors through negative comments can sabotage the well being of the business but it can easily be countered by a strong an consistently up to date presence on social media platforms through social media representatives that are often hired by capable businesses to monitor the social networking platforms and provide on point support and response to customer feedback which may very well save the business from am angry client leaving the service or even from discouraging others from continuing to receive services from the firm. Surveys and polls also represent the quickest ways to analyze trends and quickly gather copious amounts of data for multiple purposes.

Related Reading:

http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-business/2015-04-20/how-get-most-out-social-media-2015

Radio Ads Talking About Short Sales

I’ve heard so many advertisements asking people to call them about their short sales program.

One Miami based Short sales expert named Antonio Lopez has multiple ads out there.  He’s the guy to call if you have an issue with your house and you are underwater.

Check out his video below.

What Exactly is a Short Sale?

A short sale is a sale of real estate in which the mortgagor persuades the mortgage holder to sell the property for an amount less than the amount owed to him by the mortgagor. In that case the lender mostly forgives the outstanding debt. This unpaid balance owed to the lender is known as a deficiency.

Since these short sales can be done with mutual consent of both the lender and the mortgagor sometimes the lender refuses the short sale especially when the mortgagor has several mortgage payments to be made. Most of the times the reason for opting for a short sale for the borrower is to avoid foreclosure that appears on their credit report and ruins their credit worthiness and for lenders the reason is that they can avoid huge fees that are linked with foreclosure.

When many people go for a home shopping they first go for the short sale houses because they are available at a discounted price. These short sale houses mean that the seller is particularly lagging in mortgage payments and want to strike a deal with the lender so he can hopefully avoid the process of foreclosure and its future consequences.

Unlike in the foreclosure, in short sale the bank does not own the property. But because the bank must approve the sale because he is the one bearing a loss on the property, it looks as if people buy from the bank. Most times the contract will contain a clause that the property is being purchased as-is. The buyer has the option to back out of deal if he realizes that the property contains a lot of problems but expecting the bank to lower the amount of price of the property or making repairs for damages will not be possible and also it might be difficult for the seller as he is already to in desperate need of cash. So you must have enough money for both purchasing the property and also repairing it for any damages.

A common mistake that most people make while buying short sale property is buying very old properties without inspecting them. Firstly, you must completely avoid properties that age from 15 to 30 years. Secondly you must never skip the inspection of the property. Most of the times properties that are this old have a bundle of problems and renovations attached to them. So it would be very wise of you to avoid buying such properties because you will have to invest an extra sum of money into repairs and maintenance besides the sum you paid for the purchase of the property.

According to most of the experts, selling a property on short sale is not a good deal for the buyers. However there are some who say that since the prices of the properties is way below the market value so it creates an opportunity for the people who otherwise might not have been able to afford a house for themselves.

 

Nicotine Addiction – It Can Happen To Anyone

If you have ever known someone who smokes cigarettes, you probably have seen this first hand.

We spoke of addiction in our last update.  Addiction’s are very serious.  Be in alcohol, drugs, gambling, what have you.  They are all very taxing on friends, family, and social life.

Addiction to nicotine can affect more demographics then all other addictions.  Kids these days start smoking at the early ages of seven, eight, nine, or ten.  It really doesn’t matter when, it’s just IF they start this nasty habit.

Most people think that tobacco is the addictive part of cigarette smoking.  This could not be farther from the truth.

It’s nicotine.

Nicotine can make someone an addict about as fast as heroin, which is very scary.

It’s nothing to take lightly.  Even the people who think they are doing the right thing by smoking electronic cigarettes or “vaping” as they commonly call it now, they are getting nicotine in 99% of the situations.  I say 99% because that’s what sells in the e-cig world, the nicotine-filled cartridges and e-juice bottles that contain flavors mixed to anyone’s specs, but of course, with enough nicotine to get people that kick they desire.

A small portion of the sales, according to industry giant VMR Products, maker’s of the V2 brand of e-cigs, is in the zero nicotine cartridges.  These cartridges contain no nicotine, and therefore, are the only ones I can suggest you try.  Jan Verleur, CEO of this company, has provided a link to a V2 Cigs promotion where you can save up to 45% off with these special coupon codes.

I’m not endorsing smoking, but if you do, choose nicotine free cartridges.  Here’s a quick video why you should not take my advice lightly, and stick to the zero nicotine products if you have any inkling at all to smoke.

Smoking kills.  Nicotine is addictive.  That’s the bottom line.