Low-Cost, Free and Practical Ways to Sell a Used Vehicle

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Fishermen have always known that casting a wider net can lead to a greater catch. Private-party vehicle sellers may want to heed such sage advice and follow in their wake.

According to the creators of ForSaleWithWarranty.com, there are some practical, yet often overlooked, net-widening tips to use alongside the traditional, local newspaper car classified ad.

1. Private Warranty: Professional car salespeople know the power of offering a warranty. Now, everyday consumers can be empowered with the same sales tool, but on their own terms. ForSaleWithWarranty.com is the first to offer private-party sellers a 30-, 60- or 90-day warranty based on their budget or how aggressive they want to be in a crowded marketplace. This is a new-to-the-market approach and program, where the seller of the vehicle only pays for the warranty after the car has been sold.

“Imagine a classified listing, an Internet site or even a college board where the bold words ‘For Sale With Warranty’ are written. It would jump off the paper or screen because the notion of a private warranty is not commonplace,” said Tony Corallo, president of ForSaleWithWarranty.com. “It costs $29.95 to register for a warranty that, upon the sale of your vehicle, will only cost between $50 and $450 — approximately the same price of a movie and dinner to about six months of cable.

2. Social Media: When you consider all of the replies you receive from friends and family when you announce great or disappointing news, imagine the power of your social network in helping you sell a car. Whether it’s your Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or LinkedIn network, use it as one more piece of your sales arsenal to sell that car more quickly.

3. Free Site Posts: There are a number of highly visible Web sites that will not cost the seller a dime. Vehix.com has an intuitive repository for person-to-person vehicle sales. The standard free package runs for 30 days and has a template layout allowing for one photo. Yahoo.com also maintains a zip code-based repository with listings supplied by Cars.com. Additional free posting sites include www.craigslist.com, www.freebo.com, www.mota.com, and www.oodle.com.

Inspections Ensure Healthy Homes

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Homeowners often assume that their homes are healthy — but indoor spaces can be more heavily polluted than the air outside.

Poor indoor air quality can seriously impact health. Many chemicals, including formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are often found in homes and offices, can contaminate indoor air, leading to allergic reactions or chronic illness in certain individuals.

Poor indoor air quality has been linked to a number of ailments, including cardiovascular stress, asthma, fatigue, headaches, digestive problems, impaired coordination and respiratory disease. Individuals with known conditions, like allergies, respiratory ailments and chemical sensitivities, or people who spend a lot of time indoors, such as children, women, seniors and the disabled, experience elevated risk.

Homeowners want to guarantee that their homes won’t hurt their families, and some companies have perceived a need. Environmental Service Professionals, a company that provides Certified Environmental Home Inspections for allergens, mold, radon, home energy tune-ups and other issues, has recently started a new program, USA Healthy Home Warranty (USAHHW). Previously, home inspections could not guarantee that the home would remain healthy after or between inspections. USAHHW aims to create peace of mind even after the inspector leaves.

The USAHHW program provides warranty assurances against defects that occur in the home one year after the inspection. The warranty can even provide up to $100,000 in aggregate coverage limit.

The USAHHW offers homebuyers and homeowners protection against specific intrusions, like mold and moisture, which can affect human health and a home’s habitability. Mortgage lenders can also use the inspections to protect the value of their assets.

For more information, visit www.evsp.com.

Eliminate the Woes of Surprise Home Repairs

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<p>(NewsUSA) – Few things are more disruptive and frustrating than unexpected home repairs. And when they occur, they can be budget-busters.</p>
<p>From water heaters to air conditioners to dishwashers, homeowners spend hundreds of dollars annually to maintain and repair their home’s systems and appliances. When major systems fail, expenses are even greater, averaging more than $1,000 in repairs, according to experts.</p>
<p>The good news is, there’s a practical and affordable solution to the surprise costs and hassles when home systems and appliances break: a home warranty. Home warranties cover these major breakdowns, and often for less than $500 per year.</p>
<p>More and more homeowners are discovering home warranties. According to recent findings, nearly 72 percent of real estate professionals nationally recommend home warranties to their clients and 90 percent of California real estate transactions close with one.</p>
<p>But cost isn’t the only factor driving their popularity; questionable contractors are playing a role, too.   When heating systems go haywire or the refrigerator loses its cool, most homeowners prefer to have someone else do the work. Trouble is, finding qualified technicians quickly is no easy task, compounding many homeowners’ frustrations.</p>
<p>Poor quality of work, disreputable contractors and work not complying with local codes are growing concerns among homeowners searching for contractors.</p>
<p>Fortunately, home warranties can ensure help from a qualified technician in a timely manner. In fact, American Home Shield works with a network of 11,000 authorized contractors who promise to visit homeowners within two business days.</p>
<p>To ensure that homeowners receive the best possible service, American Home Shield continually evaluates its contractors on quality, cost and professionalism by surveying homeowners. Contractors with the highest survey rankings receive more work, while those with poor performances are removed from its network.</p>
<p>In the past year, American Home Shield covered more than 1.2 million homes’ systems and appliances with its warranties and performed more than 2.3 million service calls nationwide.</p>
<p>For more information on how a home warranty can save you money and time, visit www.ahswarranty.com.</p>
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