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Good Question Review: When Should You Sell Your Home?

THE WARMER MONTHS ARE BUSY FOR THE HOUSING MARKET.

THE SPRING HOUSING MARKET IS OFF TO A SLOW START ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OFREALTORS.

THE NUMBER OF HOMES FOR SALE IS IS DOWN IN THE TWIN CITIES.

IT'S DOWN IN OTHER MARKETS ASWELL.

THAT GOT US WONDERING, IS THERE AN IDEAL TIME OF YEAR TO SELL YOUR HOME? JOHN IS HELPING ANSWER THATQUESTION.

WHILE HEATHER IS ON MATERNITY LEAVE.

TALKING ABOUT HOUSING, MOST OF US WHEN WE THINK OF A BAD TIME TO SELL YOUR HOUSE, IT WOULDN'T BE IDEAL TO DO IT IN THEWINTER.

I THINK THE THEORY IS MOST OF THE TIME, AT LEAST IN MINNESOTA, IT'S THE SPRING, PEOPLE ARE GETTING OUT AND ABOUT WHEN THE WEATHER FINALLY WARMS UP.

WE'LL SEE PEOPLE OUTLOOKING FOR HOMES.

AND THE DATA BACKS THAT UP.

IN MINNESOTA, ACCORDING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT THOMAS, JUNE IS ACTUALLY A BIG MONTH.

ACCORDING TO ZILO WHO'S DONE RESEARCH ON THIS.

IF YOU GO ACROSS THE U.

S.

IT AVERAGES TO MAY 1st THROUGH MAY15th.

YOU GET THE BIGGEST GANG FOR YOUR BUCK WHEN SELLING A HOME.

I'VE HAD REALTORS TELL ME WE'RE DOING WELL IN APRIL, MARCH, SOMETIMES IN MINNESOTA.

IT DEPENDS.

IF YOU WANT TO SELL, ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW, WHEN INVENTORY'S AS LOW AS IT IS IN MINNESOTA.

IN THE TWIN CITIES, IT'S 25,000 ALL READY BUILT HOMES ON THE MARKET AROUND AVERAGE.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE DOWN TO 10,000TO 12,000.

THAT'S A BIG DROP.

YOU PUT YOUR HOUSE ON THE MARKET, YOU'LL GET A LOT OFOFFERS.

IF IT'S AN ADEQUATE HOME.

I THINK TIMING MAKES SENSE.

I MOVED AROUND A LOT AS A KID.

SOMETIMES WIDESPREAD JOSE ALTUVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

BUT OFTENTIMES IT WAS OKAY, LET'S MOVE IN JUNE, GET A COUPLE OF MONTHS SUMMER IN THIS NEW PLACE, THAT TIMING MAKES A LOT OF SENSE TO ME.

WE TALKED TO A REALTOR A FEW MONTHS AGO WHO SAID SHE WAS DOING WELL AT THAT POINT.

BECAUSE THIS IS BACK IN FEBRUARY WHERE SHE HAD A COUPLE HOMES ON THE MARKET.

AND SHE WAS GETTING MULTIPLE OFFERS RIGHT AWAY.

YOU JUST DID A HOUSING SEARCH.

WE BOUGHT OUR HOUSE IN AUGUST.

BUT WE STARTED LOOKING INMARCH.

AND AS THAT SEARCH WENT ON, WE FOUND THAT THE PRICES FOR THE HOUSES WE WERE LOOKING AT KEPT INCREASING BECAUSE INVENTORY WAS GOING DOWN.

BY THE TIME WE GOT A HOUSE THERE WERE 10 OR 12 OTHER PEOPLE BIDDING ON THE SAME HOUSE THE FIRST DAY IT CAME ON THE MARKET.

IT GETS HYPER COMPETITIVE.

AND THE HOUSES ARE GOING 30,000 OVER LIST.

MAY 1st TO MAY 15thTH, THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE SELLING AND BUYING.

THE HOUSING SITUATION IS DIFFERENT THAN MOST PRODUCTS WHERE YOU WOULD THINK IF A LOT OF PEOPLE AREN'T SELLING, MAYBE NOW IS THE TIME.

YOU NEED TO SELL WHEN THERE AREBUYERS LOOKING.

IT HAS TO MATCHUP JUSTRIGHT.

IN MINNESOTA, ACCORDING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT THOMAS, YES, BUT I'VE HAD REALTORS TELL.

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I’m Trying to Sell a Home – What are the Essentials in a For Rent Deal?

Hey, it's Joe.

Another question.

This is abouthow to talk to sellers and how to get your deals together.

This question is, "What mustyou have in a for rent deal in order for you to be able to sell the home?" Those thingsare the monthly payment must be at or below market rent.

If you don't, if you get themonthly payment wrong, it's not going to sell.

I guarantee it.

It won't sell.

Don't evenwaste your time.

If the monthly payment is not at or below market rent on a lease optionit will not sell.

B, You need a sign in the yard.

Sign in theyard will bring you in 25% of your buyers.

It's really important to have that sign inthe yard.

You can sell it with just a Craigslist ad or just a Postlets ad, but having thatsign in the yard will speed up the process dramatically and also make it easy for peopleto be able to find the property when they go out and look for it.

You know, if they'redriving out to look for it and there's no sign in the yard it's hard for you, hard forthem to find it.

Another is C, third way, is you don't allowyour seller to rent it while you're trying to rent it.

Now, the lease option memo, thefirst one that I'm giving you if you're using the Automarketer, is one that says they can,they have the right to go out and rent it themselves or sell it themselves, and youknow, cut us out of the deal.

They have the right to do that as long as they don't takeour leads.

What I would suggest as you get better at this is if they're trying to rentthe property to ask them would you give me 30 days to try to do this before you try torent it.

Let me get a buyer tenant in there instead of a regular tenant.

They're goingto be better tenants, you know, you don't wash a rental car.

You take better care ofthe things that you own, or at least you think you're going to own.

So let's sell it to alease option person.

Give me a little bit of time to that.

Will you allow me to do that?And most of the time they'll say yes.

Because if they don't, it's sometimes a little biteasier to rent a property than to lease option it and so they might be faster at it.

Plus,if they're pricing it at a different price than you are, that screws you up as well becausethey may have an ad in Craigslist right next to yours that has a lower price or a lowermonthly payment on it and that's not going to be effective.

The other thing that you need is a Craigslist ad.

The Craigslist ad is where you're goingget most of your buyers total.

So you've got to make sure that Craigslist ad is ghostedand by ghosting, that means that you post that ad and it sends you back an email sayinghey, your ad is posted.

And you click on that link and there it is, there's your ad andit looks great.

But then if you go into Craigslist through the front door and you look for thatad it's not there.

That's ghosting your ad.

And they do that for different reasons.

Ifthey think you're spam or if they think that you're using, if you're posting it from outsidetheir area, and usually I find that if you're within a state normally you can get your adto be posted.

If you're out two, three or four states away,you know, if I try to, if I'm in Indiana and I try to post in California, my ad gets flaggedalmost immediately or it gets ghosted immediately just because of the IP address of where I'mat and posting, it can recognize that and it won't allow me to post in California.

SoI have to have somebody in California to post that for me in order to make that ad work.

That's why you need boots on the ground sometimes in an area that you're not working in becauseyou need them to post your Craigslist ad for you as well.

So those are the vital things that you need in order to sell a property once you've gotan lease option memo on it.

If you screw up any of those things you probably won't getit sold.

The other thing that screws up a lot of propertydeals is that you lose faith from your seller.

They lose faith in you.

Or they don't thinkyou're competent, or they think you know, you're just not doing a good job and so theygo off and do something else and they say, no, I'm not really interested, or they don'ttake your calls anymore, or they take your sign out of the yard.

And that happens usuallybecause they've lost faith in you.

So do a good job, do a good job for them, you know,make sure you're trying to help them and learn to be competent.

Learn to speak competently.

All right.

Hope that helps.

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Should I sell my home before buying a new one?

this is jason simard with the sims realestate group your vancouver island real estate experts bringing you anothervaluable video so the question today is I own homeshould I sell it before buying another home and this is actually a reallycommon problem right now that a lot of people are having so we're working witha lot of out-of-town buyers who have homes with equity that they're planningon selling so that they can buy a home here the challenge is, they don't want to selltheir home until they've found a home but then again to find the home you mayneed to sell your home first so it puts you in an awkward position and so our team is of this mindsetnumber one if you can buy a home without having put your home on the market first great that could be an option for youbut you have to be willing to consider that maybe you'll have to carry ashort-term mortgage so you may need to consider some interim financing solutionwhich for some people may put them out of their comfort zone the ideal scenario though is you haveyour home sold or at least you have a home that is subject free and that saleis going to be happening and then you start looking because if you start looking before yourhome is for sale we might find the perfect property but the reality of itis is it's probably not going to sit on the market now there is the option youcan always put an offer subject to the sale of your home however in a challenging market like theone that we're in currently that often may not put you in the strongestbargaining position or in the strongest negotiation position however for the right property we may beable to make that work and we have made that work many times so what I'm trying to get at is this isa conversation you need to have with somebody that you trust a real estateexpert that can really help you understand what your options are andhelp you now navigate this crazy market that we're in right now so if you havequestions my team and I are here to answer thosequestions for you our contact information is below we'd be honored tohelp stay tuned in a couple weeks we'll haveanother valuable video for you.

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Tips to sell your home for top dollar

SPRING IS THE START OF PEAK HOME SELLING SEASON.

LISA HAS SOME TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE MOST MONEY.

RIGHT NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO GET YOUR HOME READY FOR BUYERS.

APRIL THROUGH JUNE IS THE PRIME BUYING SEASON.

CONSUMER REPORTS HAS SOME WAYS THAT YOU CAN BOOST YOUR VALUE.

WE ARE LIVE WITH THE DETAILS THIS MORNING.

GOOD MORNING, GREAT TO BE HERE.

LET'S SAY YOU ARE ASSESSING YOUR HOME.

WHAT ARE THE TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD DO TO GET YOUR HOME READY? WE SURVEYED MORE THAN 300 REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS AND ASK THEM JUST THAT WESTERN.

A COUPLE OF THINGS ROSE TO THE TOP, BUT THROUGHOUT THE HOME, IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO DE-CLUT TER AND DEPERSONALIZE.

THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO IMAGINE THEMSELVES IN YOUR HOME.

THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO THAT IF EVERYTHING IS ON THE WALLS.

ANYTHING THAT REPRESENTS YOUR FAMILY, WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN, TAKE ALL OF THAT OUT? EXACTLY.

I AM SURE YOU HAVE THE CUTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD, BUT THOSE BUYERS DO NOT NECESSARILY WANT TO SEE THEM.

IF YOU HAD TW ROOMS TO FOCUS ON, WHICH WOULD YOU FOCUS ON, AND WHICH WEDGEWOOD YOU POUR MONEY INTO — WHICH ONES WOULD YOU POUR MONEY INTO? FIRST THE KITCHEN.

IT IS A CLICHE THAT THE KITCHEN SELLS THE HOUSE, BUT IT IS PARTLY TRUE.

YOU DO NOT WANT TO RENOVATE THE WHOLE KITCHEN, BUT A FEW SMART THINGS LIKE PAINTING THE CABINETS, PUTTING IN NEW CURTAINS.

IF IT IS SEVERELY OUTDATED, INVESTING IN NEW APPLIANCES, WHICH YOU CAN DO FOR UNDER $2000.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ABOUT COUNTERTOPS, IS IT WORTH IT TO UPGRADE, OR FOCUS ON THE WALLS AND APPLIANCES? IF THE COUNTERTOPS ARE VERY OLD AND BEAT UP, IT CAN BE A WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT.

THERE ARE SOME VERY INEXPENSIVE OPTIONS.

LAMINATE HAS GOTTEN A LOT BETTER LOOKING.

THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE INSTANT MAKEOVER WITHOUT BREAKING YOUR BUDGET.

THE EXTERIOR IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE INTERIOR, ISN'T IT? YES, FIRST IMPRESSIONS.

MOW THE LAWN, TRIM THE SHRUBS.

A FRESH COAT OF PAINT ON THE FRONT DOOR CAN REALLY IMPROVE THE CURB APPEAL.

THE ROOF IS ANOTHER THING.

IF IT IS OLD, THAT IS THE FIRST THING EVERY BUYER ASKS ABOUT.

IT MAY COST YOU SOME MONEY, BUT IN OUR SURVEY, WE FOUND YOU COULD GET $10,000 TO $15,000 BACK IN TERMS OF THE ASKING PRICE.

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Why Your Home Didn’t Sell

So, your home didn't sell.

You had it on the market for a few months,and your agent couldn't get the job done.

Well, you're not alone! Everyday in the greater twin cities area,70-100 homeowners find themselves in the exact same situation as you.

Let's take a look at why that is.

Have you ever heard of the 80/20 rule? It states that 80% of the results come from20% of the effort.

Well, in real estate it is actually more like90/10.

90% of the work is done by 10% of the agents.

Did you know, that according to the NationalAssociation of Realtors, the average real estate agent sells less than 3 homes per year? That means most of the agents that you willever meet are literally starving for business.

Well, think about it this way.

If the normal agent is literally starvingfor more business, they'll say or do just about anything to get you to list your propertywith them.

At the end of the day, if they can't sellit, they still win! Because they have a for sale sign in frontof your house.

Most agents will pick up a new buyer, andpossibly a new listing just by having that sign in front of your house.

So, you just became a marketing piece forthem for the term of your contract.

Things making sense now? To top it off, now that your house was takenoff the market, you've got dozens of agents calling you, knocking on your door, and they'reall saying the same thing.

That's because the real estate industry hasalways taught new, unexperienced agents to prospect for new business by targeting canceledor expired listings, and that's you.

So, your property was listed with an agentthat couldn't get the job done, and now you're being bombarded by more starving agents, thatwould have the same result as the last agent.

But all along, all you wanted to do was sellyour home, at a fair price.

Have you noticed how I am not knocking onyour door, begging for business? That's because I have more important thingsto do, like sell the homes that I currently have listed.

In fact, my business was designed to helppeople in your exact situation.

The difference between me and the ordinaryagent, is that I'm not starving! I'll tell you exactly why your home didn'tsell, and what we need to do to make it sell.

If you like me, and I decide to take yourlisting, you can almost guarantee that it'll sell.

Pretty simple right??? So, here is what you need to do: Go to mywebsite, REinMN.

Com and check out how your home will be marketed.

And when you're ready to talk, you can putyourself right into my calendar, or reach out to me.

It is all there for you at my website andwe'll see you soon!.

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5 Tips to Sell Your Home in the Spring

Hello.

I'm David Nelson with RE/MAX AdvantagePlus and the Imperial Home Team.

In this video, I am going to give you 5 valuabletips to selling your home in the spring market.

You don't want to miss this video so staytuned! Even though there is still snow on the groundand frigid temperatures, before you know it, spring will be here.

Historically, the springis when the housing market really begins to heat up and yes, pun intended.

The springreal estate market generally brings the highest sale prices for those selling their house.

This is only possible if the proper preparations are completed by the sellers well before springactually blesses our frozen tundra! If you're thinking of selling your house inthe spring, you must know that even though you may receive top dollar for your home,the competition will be the highest and today's buyers are savvier than ever.

This means it'sabsolutely critical that you have prepared for the spring housing market so that buyershave no reason to not purchase your beautiful home.

Here's 5 tips so that you're fully preparedfor the spring market.

1.

Interview REALTORSIt doesn't matter what time of year you decide to sell your home but it's extremely importantwhen selling a home, that you know how to interview real estate agents.

As spring approaches,the top producing REALTORS will only continue to get busier.

Make sure you start reachingout to the agents, like us, you think would represent your home best and would ultimatelysell your home faster and for top dollar.

2.

Know What Your Plan IsIt is important to be on the same page as your agent to make sure you establish a sellingstrategy for your home at the beginning of the listing process.

The most basic thingyou can do is create a to-do list as soon as possible.

This will help you break thehome selling process into different manageable tasks while dividing them into specific timeranges.

By taking this approach you will feel less overwhelmed and able to remain focusedlonger.

It will also help you track the status of the tasks you are working on.

One thingswe do for our clients is we pay for a stager to come into our sellers' homes for a consultation.

The stagers is there to provide a detailed room by room list of what needs to be doneto make the home most attractive to the majority of buyers.

3.

Consider Having a Pre-List Inspection One of the biggest reasons a home sale getsderailed is due to the home inspection.

Most buyers will have their offer contingent upona home inspection.

Some buyers can even be scared by the smallest home inspection finding.

This can easily be avoided by having your home inspected by a professional before listingit.

It is typically cheaper to fix items prior listing the home than negotiate with the buyersdemands.

I work with a great inspector that we use that has saved our sellers thousandsof dollars and potential failed offers.

4.

Make Social Media Your Best FriendHopefully your real estate agent is doing a full marketing blitz to take full advantageof getting your home seen by thousands of consumers online and off.

While that is expectedby your real estate agent, as a homeowner you can also take advantage of social mediato draw positive attention to your home.

Post pictures on Facebook, Instagram, write a blogabout it, and/or email your friends that your home is for sale and get the word out on allthe other social sites you visit.

One word of advice, please keep your posting and photospositive as I've seen other sellers post negative items like "just found another dead mousein the house" or "can't wait to move away from my obnoxious neighbors.

"The best part is, social media is completely free or very inexpensive to flood the worldwide web with news about your home for sale.

Whatever your online activity and presenceis, use it to your advantage! The more eyes that see your home, the greater the opportunitya buyers finds your home.

5.

Clean & OrganizeI know this has been said a million times before but it's so important to give yourhome a thorough spring cleaning.

Be proactive and start cleaning now; you'll be glad youdidn't wait until the day before photos.

A huge turnoff for prospective buyers are foulsmells and general uncleanliness.

Things such as smoke and pet odors, stained carpets, nastybathrooms, and filthy appliances can kill home sales.

Here is list of items to make sure you clean before listing your home:- Wash your windows or hire someone to do it- Dust your blinds – Dust the baseboards- Clean appliances inside and out – Wipe off air vent covers- Clean showers, tubs & toilets – Wipe off the years of dust from the ceilingfans – Clean inside cabinets as buyers look everywhere!When selling a home, it's important that you de-clutter and organize your home, too.

Agreat way to achieve this goal is by packing right away.

It may sound odd since you haven'tlisted your home for sale yet, but you will need to pack at some point, so why not doit now! Clean out closets and pack away anything that you don't need in the immediate future.

It is incredible how much better a home will show and how much quicker it will sell ifit's organized and de-cluttered.

Plus, we all have junk and items that we can purgefrom our homes.

The spring real estate market is a great timeto sell a house.

Just because our spring market doesn't begin until mid-April doesn't meanyou should wait to get your home ready for the market.

Be proactive and follow the above5 tips for getting ready for the spring real estate market.

You will be glad you did whenyour home sells quickly and for a high price! Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channeland please like this video below.

Happy Selling!.

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How To Sell and Buy a Home on Same Day

The fun begins and with a few other thingscoming up in the near future we decided it was time to downsize and move closer to whereboth of our moms are It was just very smooth from the very beginning.

We were able to just click together.

I believe that this process was probably oneof the easiest and best.

I really think the best was to go with youguys first because we have had a really good experience.

I really liked the marketing.

The very first thing that I like that youwere able to do an Ariel view.

I had never really seen something like thatbefore so I was really impressed with the Ariel view.

And then I was really impressed that you didthe walkthrough, the things you said, and the enthusiasm that was shown, and the thingsthat were showing so positive about our home.

And then the way you guys marketing thingsand kept things going kept things moving, kept in touch with us to say ok what we cando here to see if we can help.

And I really did appreciate how well thatmarketing went because I know that the marketing really helped us a lot and I know that itwould have been harder if we wouldn’t have had the good marketing service’s that youguys gave us.

Everybody that we have talked to have beenvery impressed with everything and how it’s going.

The timing has worked out perfect for sellingthis home and purchasing the other.

We were able to close on both residences atthe same time that was a big help.

I really can’t see anything that you guyscould do different because you were so friendly, you were so helpful, and you were accessibleto us, you helped us in any way possible.

I just like what you’re doing so far sodon’t break it what you got going is great.

Thanks JoelThanks Ann! Thanks Joel! Thanks everybody for all of your help to helpus be successful to sell and move.

Thank you very much.

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What if I sell my solar home?

People often ask us what happens if they sell their home or move.

Our response is usually, "That's great! We hope you enjoy wherever you'removing to.

" And then they ask, "But what about my solar system?" and we say, "Oh that? Not to worry.

We've got you covered.

" If youmove, the solar system and the Sunrunagreement are both fully transferable to the new homeowner, who will love saving money with solar as much asyou do.

When you tell us you're ready to sell your home, you'll get your very own ServiceTransfer Specialist to help you through every stage of the process.

The Specialist knows all the ins andouts of your specific solar agreement, and basically can deal with everything onyour behalf.

They can talk to all parties involved, from potential buyers andrealtors to escrow officers, title agents, and anyoneelse wanting to know more about the value of home solar.

We've done thousands of these servicetransfers.

Moving is hard.

Transferring your solar? That's a piece of cake.

Ready to start saving with solar? Give us a call or visit Sunrun.

Comfor free solar solar quote.

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Should You Sell Your Home to an Investor?

Welcome back everyone.

Our real estate expert, Monte Mohr, is withus this morning.

He has sold thousands of homes here in MiddleTennessee.

He has decades of experience.

You want him on your team if you are wantingto buy or sell a home.

Before we get to that, congratulations bythe way! Thank you, Kelly.

Dancing with the Nashville Stars, that wasso amazing! You did an incredible job.

It was way more than I ever imagined it wouldbe, as far as the difficulty factor, but I'm so grateful.

I wanted to thank the viewers today for helpingthis be such a success.

Feed America First is one of the most amazingorganizations I've ever seen.

Every dollar feeds 10 people.

They major their success on Dancing with theNashville Stars with can they feed one million people afterwards.

Right.

This year they hit the highest, 1.

25 million.

That's so great! A wonderful success! I want to thank the viewers for helping megenerate $28,000 as a part of that.

That's over 300,000 meals.

Thank you very much! Everybody, thank you so much.

What an honor.

That is so awesome! Congratulations on that.

Now we have to get back to business.

We have a question; people are asking, sowe have to get to it! Betty in Nashville wrote us and said "Mr.

Mohr, I keep receiving post cards from investors about wanting to buy my home.

They say they will purchase it in 'as is'condition.

Is selling to an investor a good idea? I trust your opinion.

" I've been getting these too! I think everybody gets some of these in themail.

A lot of people do.

My answer is yes and no.

Yes, if they'll pay you a fair price, butmost of these investors are not.

That's what people don't realize.

They're basing their presumed value on whatthey paid for it 20 or 30 years ago, and the values have gone up greatly.

I say yes, if they'll pay you fair price.

I sold one to an investor recently.

They paid a maximum price, because they plannedon holding it and not flipping it.

If they're flipping it, please don't.

For over 30 years, I've been selling homes.

I used to write for The Tennessean; everySunday I'd have an article for The Tennessean.

I've condensed those articles into a hundredpage book that I promise every question you can imagine is answered in this book.

I promise that if you'll get this book, andI want to offer it for free today for the first 10 callers, you'll get more for yourhouse, in less time, and with fewer hassles.

I promise that.

That's the commitment I make today to theChannel 4 viewers.

You have absolutely nothing to lose everybody.

If you would like to give them a call, here'sthe number – it's 615-636-8244 and the first 10 callers will get the book for free.

So give them a call! You can also find Monte online at TennesseeDreamHomes.

Com.

You can give him an email, shoot him a question,at MonteMohr@Yahoo.

Com.

Thank you so much for coming in.

Thank you.

And thanks for what you did for Feed AmericaFirst.

It was a real blessing.

That's huge, and you were great.

Thank you, and thank you for encouraging mein the process.

Of course!.

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