Choosing a real estate agent


When looking to buy or sell a property, it is recommended that you hire the services of a real estate agent. The agent will take care of all the technical part of it, leaving you with only the main decision making tasks. There are many agents available, who market their services in attractive ways. Knowing who will give you the best services in relation to your needs may be a bit challenging due to the many options. You need o put a variety of factors into consideration to help you make the right choice. Some of the considerations are highlighted below.

Top factors to consider



You should always opt for an agent who has been in the business for at least five years of experience. This is because such an agent is likely to have gained enough knowledge and expertise to handle any challenges that may occur during the buying or selling process, in a smooth and effective way. He is also likely to have a larger network, which he can take advantage of to get you great deals.


The location where the real estate agent is based also matters. A great idea would be to choose an agent who is based in or near the location of the property of interest. This is because such as agent is likely to have more knowledge concerning the real estate market in the locality. He will use that knowledge to get you great deals. It will also be more convenient in terms of access, for the case of selling a property. The agent will not have to drive long distances to show potential clients the property.


uyjgcfhtjgf4345The amount of money that the agent will charge you for the services offered can also be used as a criterion for choosing. You need to go with an agent whose services you can afford. An agent who charges too much will only reduce your profit margins when selling, or increase the amount that you have to part with when buying. On the other hand, an agent who charges too low may offer poor services or fail to get you a great deal, in good time. Remember to consider the specialization of the agent as well. If you intend to sell your small property in the suburb, going for a realtor who specializes in high-end housing for the rich will probably not be a good idea.…

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Buying guide for a bed


A bed is perhaps the single most important piece of furniture in every bedroom. It is where you get to rest at the end of every long day or when you are feeling unwell. It also plays a major role in determining the décor of your bedroom. It is for this and more reasons that you have to put a lot of factors into consideration when shopping for a new bed. Some of the top factors to put into consideration are highlighted below.


Top factors to consider when buying a bed


The size of the bed matters quite a lot. There are many factors which will influence your decision concerning size. For starters, you have to consider the size of your bedroom. Putting a king size bed in a small room will look quite awkward. It will also not leave much space for navigating around the room or adding other pieces of furniture that you may need. You should thus take the measurements of your room and determine the most suitable size of the bed. Size can also be determined based on the size of who will use the bed. The size of bed that you buy for your young child who will sleep on it alone will obviously not be the same size as that which you buy for yourself and your spouse.


Material used

dthdtfjgcfjhgtyt545Beds can be made from various materials. The most common ones are wood and metal. Each comes with its own pros and cons. For example, metal has the advantage of durability but may not look as good as polished wood. For wood, there are many different types, all having different properties. Some beds are made using a combination of materials in a bid to make the most of everything. Simply choose based on your needs and preferences.


The design of the bed also matters. There is a wide variety of designs available in the market for you to choose from. The decision should be influenced mainly by your tastes and preferences. You can even order a custom design for your bed in case you can’t find any that impresses you in the market. You can consider the bedroom theme that you want to achieve and get a design that matches it. For example, if you wish to have a princess theme for your daughter’s bedroom, you will obviously choose a bed that has a princess design.…

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Southeast Asian Regional Round

GSVC is a global graduate-student business plan competition began in 1999 at the Haas School of Business of the University of California at Berkeley, USA. GSVC was the first and largest competition to promote entrepreneurial start-ups which not only offered financial returns, but also provided measurable social or environmental benefits. In order to expand, Haas joined with several of the world’s top business schools, including the Columbia Business School, London Business School, Indian School of Business, ESSEC Business School and Thammasat Business School as partners of GSVC in Southeast Asia since 2007.

Thank you for joining us in our 2010-2011 in GSVC Southeast Asia Final & Social Entrepreneurship Symposium where you came meet, learn from, and engage, with Social Entrepreneurs who are changing the world in technology, agricultural, healthcare, social development, and the environment. After student MBA teams from around Southeast Asia competing for prizes worth more than $15,000 and the chance to represent the region at the Global Finals at the University of California, Berkeley, we finally got our Regional Winners.…

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