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10 Projects To Tackle Before Selling A House

Trulia | Posted 11.23.2015 | HuffPost Home

Tried-and-true tactics such as painting and decluttering can go a long way toward achieving this goal -- but these other simple home staging tips can up your home's wow factor and lead to a quick sale.

21 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Selling

Trulia | Posted 11.07.2015 | HuffPost Home

Whether you're listing your condo for sale in Miami, FL, or looking for a buyer for your home for sale in Chicago, IL, the easiest way to find what needs a little attention is to "put your buyer's hat on and walk through your home like it is the first time."

Make Your Company a Sales Conversion Machine

John Bowen | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
John Bowen

Let's face facts: If prospects don't take the next step and become buyers, your great product or service won't mean a thing -- to them or to your bottom line. So how can you boost your close rate by getting qualified prospects to commit to you right away?

If You Want to Be More Successful, Learn How to Sell

Ira Kalb | Posted 11.01.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Perhaps the most important subject you can study and learn is sales. Yet many of the smartest people avoid learning it, and some of the best colleges shun teaching it. Why?

Why Your Spa Therapist Isn't Selling You Products

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

The last time that you visited a spa did the therapist recommend a retail product to you? If your spa's retail area is fairly extensive they probably should have. Even if you had a massage.

The Villain is the Hero of Your Story

Donna Griffit | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Donna Griffit

What do Star Wars, Silence of the Lambs and The Dark Knight have in common? Well yes, they all were huge Box Office hits. But they also have a larger than life Villain. Who can ever forget Darth Vader? Hannibal Lecter or Heath Ledger's haunting version of the Joker?

Storytelling -- Beyond the Buzz

Donna Griffit | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Donna Griffit

Storytelling - it seems to be one of the hottest buzz words today. Everyone is saying that you must know how to be a good storyteller - but does anyone really know what that means?

Real Social: Buying & Selling

Brian Akers | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Brian Akers

It would seem that one of the most pervading topics these days is the art of buying and selling. From real estate and investment banking to political campaigns and global economics, the relationships between money and society range from the subtle to the obscene.

5 Ways to Get Your Point Across Persuasively

Dianna Booher | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Whether selling carpet, consulting CEOs, or raising venture capital for your second career, consider how to structure and communicate your message so that rather than merely informing--or worse, paralyzing--it persuades.

10 Secrets for Successful Selling on eBay

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.05.2015 | Style
Sidonie Sawyer

We all have too much "stuff" in our wardrobe, closets and lives. Sometimes we want to throw it all away. But you can have fun and recoup a few dollars if you use eBay's platform to sell online. If you have an email and Paypal accounts, you're already half way done.

A Matter of Trust

Randy Pennington | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Your customers are smarter and more vocal than ever. They will find out and let others know if they can or can't trust you. Most important, they will reward your trustworthiness with their loyalty.

Sales: Never Dirty, Always Soulful

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 06.04.2015 | Small Business
Asha Ramakrishna

I had just left the comforts of my corporate world biotech career, and it was time to help my husband with this photography business. I spent four years helping him grow his business, and it served as a launching pad to flying solo in my business consulting venture.

Social Salespeople 6x More Likely to Beat Quota Than Their Peers

John Rampton | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
John Rampton

It should come as no surprise that today's buyers - inundated with an overwhelming amount of data and interruptions -- tend to ignore the day-to-day sales calls and emails that bombard them. How else can they get work done?

A Father's Generosity -- On Steroids

Gina DeLapa | Posted 05.21.2015 | Good News
Gina DeLapa

My dad says going to college taught him to say, "That's incredible!" instead of "No sh*t!" By the time you read this story, I wouldn't blame you for saying either one. May it inspire you to believe in minor miracles and go after them with all your heart.

How to Protect Your Belongings During an Open House

Trulia | Posted 05.12.2015 | HuffPost Home

Would you ever put up a sign in your front yard declaring, "We won't be home from 1 to 3 p.m., so come on in and hang out at our house -- and while you're here, make sure to look in our closets!" Well, that is exactly what happens at an open house.

5 eCommerce Startups You Can Learn From

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.30.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

In the language of business, eCommerce can be compared to being one of the best things since sliced bread made it's debut.

Are You Short Selling Yourself?

Melanie Young | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I believe everyone has a story to tell. Many have several. Just as the average person dreams 4 or 6 times a night, I think an average person can spin ...

Closing the Deal: Critical Steps for Getting Clients to Say 'Yes'

Danny Wong | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

Sales can be a long and arduous process. After dozens of back-and-forth emails, a handful of phone conferences and two in-person meetings, it can be fairly disappointing when potential clients decide, "this isn't quite right for us at this time."

Perfecting the Pitch: How to Sell Better, Faster and Smarter

Danny Wong | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

When you pitch a client, it can feel as if this is your only chance to close the deal. Fortunately, even if they say no, you both can revisit the opportunity further down the line. But it may take weeks, months or years before you get a second chance.

Leverage the Secret Language of Selling

John Bowen | Posted 06.06.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Want to connect with your current and future clients better? Start paying closer attention to what you say to them and how you say it. Using language effectively to tap into consumer psychology can give you a competitive edge that can set you apart in your market.

5 Selling Systems to Increase Your Cash Flow

David Finkel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
David Finkel

To scale your company you need to have a consistent base of sales you can count on so you can make the investment of staff and infrastructure to help you grow. Here are five simple tactics to systematically increase your sales.

The Secret to Greater Success Is... Learning How to Sell

Ira Kalb | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Perhaps the most important subject you can study and learn is sales. Yet many of the smartest students avoid learning it, and some of the best colleges shun teaching it.

Why I Highly Recommend Selling Your Soul (Part Deux)

Allison Dailey | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Dailey

Click here to read Part Une of Selling Your Soul Here's why I highly recommend we start selling our souls: Selling your soul is satisfying. It wil...

Top 5 Ways Authors Can Promote and Sell More Books

Dorit Sasson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Books
Dorit Sasson

With so much competition, you must find a way to stand out from the crowd if you want to sell more books.

Give Them What They Want

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

While offers can take many forms (free gift, discount, risk-free trial, free demo) relevancy is critical to success. For example, a retailer aiming to attract customers can offer a 20% discount to attract customers. However, business-to-business marketers, who set their sights on decision makers, usually focus offers on problem solving, increasing efficiency and improving the bottom line.