Buyer’s Guide: 5 Incredible Baby Shower Presents

Baby showers are as usual as birthday events. You are to attend one from time to time. While that is not a problem, selecting the best present for the expectant might definitely be one. Right here we have five of the most awesome concepts to consist of in your present registry for moms-to-be, to impress every time!

Mommy’s Me-Time Supplies

If you have had a kid, you will know why this one topped the list. While baby shower presents are mostly for the new baby, the thing moms really value is something for themselves, to make them feel vital too. When the baby comes, everything will become a challenge for her. She will then thank you much more for the time you thought of her. Include pamper items, day spa passes, aroma therapy oils, cozy bathrobe, and everything else you can think that she might require.

Baby Diapers and Changing Goods

It is undoubtedly the most clich├ęd present for a baby shower, however it never ever goes unappreciated. No parents can refute exactly how vital the baby diapers are. You can be a bit innovative, and make a diaper cake or something else to present your present. You can also include other products required for changing time to fill your present basket.

Cost savings Bonds for Future

This is another present that can never ever go wrong. The kid will ultimately pass the diaper age and mature, and your present will come in helpful even long after that. Doing this, you are also spending for the kid’s future, with a belief in the parents and their parenting capabilities.

Present Certificates

If you are way too confused about what to get and what not, you can always get some present certifications, so that the parents can get what they want to have. Your selections become restricted when the parents set a present registry. If there is no such obligation, you can offer them with shopping choices for regular child requirements in child stores, to play safe.

Toy Pacifier Holder

If your plan is to stand apart off the crowd with a special yet budget-friendly present, make sure that you get one of those stuffed toy pacifier holders. It is a stuffed toy with a pacifier connected to it, to keep the kid calm. You can get the one that allows any types of pacifiers to be connected instead of a particular kind. You can include a couple of even more products to accompany the pacifier holder which parents would definitely love and make use of for a some time!

Real Estate Negotiation – 2 Costly Myths Debunked by Industry Expert

One of the most overlooked aspects of skyrocketing your profits when you buy or sell a piece of real estate is hard-hitting negotiation. Your TV is overrun with the latest “Fix your house” television shows. Don’t get me wrong, fixing your home does have its place, but high-powered negotiation strategies will ad thousands of dollars of profits, without you needing to lift a finger.

In this article I am going am going to debunk two of the most costly myths about real estate negotiation. Just knowing a few of my easy tips about negotiation can easily add 1-5% of your homes sales price to your profit. That means on a $100,000 home, using a few simple tips can make you between $1,000-$5,000.

Myth #1 Create a win-win negotiation whenever possible- Can we get real a minute? If someone else wins, then you lose, it is as simple as that. In completing over 130 real estate transactions my goal has never been to create a win-win situation. Instead, my goal is always to create a situation where I win and the other person “Thinks” they have won.

Myth #2 Negotiation starts after offer is written- If you want to lose at least $1,000 on your next real estate transaction, then wait until after an offer is written to lay out your negotiation plan. Masterful negotiation starts the moment you make contact with a buyer or seller. Seeds of negotiation strategy planted early in the process, grow into trees of profit down the road.

Trust me using just a couple of these fool proof negotiation strategies will make your next real estate negotiation seem like showing up to a knife fight using an M-60.

4 Steps To Successfully Negotiate With Your Client

So what are the best ways to approach a negotiation? Well there are essentially four steps to most negotiations; preparing, setting up, negotiating and closing.

So if you’re negotiating with your client, here are a few tips for each stage of the process:

1. Preparing

  • Take time to familiarise yourself with all the details of the deal to help build your confidence during the negotiation
  • Decide three things before going into the deal: a) what your ideal outcome is b) what you’d be happy with and c) the point at which you’ll abandon the deal
  • Work out what the ‘worst case scenario’ impact (financial or otherwise) would be to you/your business
  • If possible, try to get an idea of what’s important to the other side and even try to test their position before you go into the negotiation itself (knowledge represents the upper hand)
  • Always aim realistically high and hold this position as long as you can. You can always come down but you won’t be able to push it back up
  • Be prepared to justify your starting position and also be prepared to say no
  • Prepare what you have to ‘trade’ with – and prioritize these things in order of value to you.
  • Remember that what you decide during this negotiation will set a precedent for what happens in the future i.e. once you make ‘allowances’ for no reason, expect your client to ask for similar concessions in the future – you’re making a rod for your own back if you do!

2. Setting up

  • Try not to be intimidated by the other side’s demeanour, data, facts, stats etc. but try to anticipate what they will begin with and what you’ll respond with
  • Lay out the agenda for the negotiation but try not to be the one who reveals a starting position first
  • Be inquisitive and use intelligent questions to garner more information. Don’t try to convince the other side to come round to your way of thinking and don’t be over-emotional
  • Sound ‘sure’ when you state your position and have the confidence to request clearly what you’re looking for.
  • Anticipate that the other side will be challenging your position/pricing
  • Decide that you will stay strong if the other side decides to play power games such as ‘good cop bad cop’ or aggression to force their position

3. Negotiating

  • Never give something without asking for something in return. Take your time and don’t be too quick to change your position when the other side pushes.
  • If you lower your price then the scope of what you are providing for that fee should change in accordance e.g. “if you’d like to reduce the overall cost, we can replace the X element with X (i.e. a cheaper component)’ or “how about we only allow for one round of amendments rather than two, which will reduce the overall cost by X” etc.
  • If a question or point comes up that you haven’t anticipated, don’t feel pressured to decide on your response then and there, take time to think before you answer.
  • Don’t be inflexible, aim to be as co-operative as possible throughout the negotiation
  • Ask questions “What is important to you about… ?” “What if we gave you X and you gave us Y in return”? “What is most valuable for you/your company?”
  • Don’t undervalue your position by agreeing to split the difference
  • Focus on the value you bring, not the price (find out what the other side values)

4. Closing

  • The end of the negotiation is where most concessions are made, stay logical and don’t be fooled by ‘last minute’ tactics to throw the negotiation off course
  • Aim for a win/win position but at least ensure the other side feels they have gained something valuable from the negotiation
  • Don’t be forced into a bad deal. It’s better to walk away than accept something that hasn’t been thought through properly

Have you founds these points useful? What other negotiation tips would you offer to someone who you’ve found helpful?