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|Subject: Re: Five day home sale||Date: 5/27/2013 11:37 AM|
|Author: Dwdonhoff||Number: 125397 of 127988|
We have just read this book: How to sell your home in five days http://www.5-daysale.com/learn/about.php and we are encouraged that we might be able to do just that – sell it fast, get a good price and do it without a realtor.
EVERYONE... just go to Amazon, click the book-face, and surf the contents.
Has anyone here tried and had success with it? Also, what happens when we have an offer? How do we close the deal? We probably need some professional to officiate the transaction. Who? How do we find him/her?
Not only is it abundantly clear that the author addresses this, there are 42 testimonials at Amazon... most are written by folks who claim to have experienced putting the book into action.
I have no dog in the fight... maybe this is an amazing DIY process that beats the pants off the professionals... or maybe its another hucksteristic topic that an author and publisher figured would sell boatloads of books...
In either case, I have one question;
The 2nd edition was published in 1998 (I can't easily find when the 1st was published)...
If this system actually continued to work, why would the extremely competitive and creative industry of Realtors® not have fully integrated it already?
Either they have, and thus there is no longer any advantage to the DIY'er, or
It doesn't work (if it ever did,) and thus there is no longer any advantage to the DIY'er.
Big, established, human-intensive markets *DO* offer beatable vulnerabilities from time to time... but generally speaking, by the time its published (at all, let alone 1-2 decades later) the vulnerability has long been digested and eliminated.
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