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Are you ready to sell your home? Do you need some guidance with getting the process underway? Selling a home is a serious decision requiring sufficient pondering and significant preparation. After determining that your local market is right for selling your home, there are a series of things you will need to do to prepare. The following guide reveals the steps required to sell your home successfully.
Make Final Repairs
There are typically small issues that need tending to in homes before being put up for sale. These repairs may be things like leaky faucets, holes in walls, light fixtures that don’t work, and any other issues that will draw negative attention from a prospective buyer.
To get a clear indication of the things you will need to repair, take a walk throughout your entire home, and take a room-by-room accounting of any abnormalities that you see that you want to give some attention to.
It is common for buyers to hire inspectors to come to the property to see if there are things that should be done prior to purchase. If problems are found during the inspection, the sale could be delayed until problems are resolved.
Before your house is sold, you will need to give your house a deep cleaning. This means that you have to go far beyond the run-of-the-mill cleaning you regularly perform in your home. You don’t want potential buyers to get the signal that you do not take care of your home, and this could lead to assumptions about other possible problems that could be hiding in the home.
Your siding and driveway should be power washed and free from dirt; windows should be washed; tile grout should be cleaned; carpets steamed, and any other minor details must also be handled.
Assess Property Value
There is one question that you must ask yourself before selling your home; “How much is my house worth?” You need to understand the state of your local market. Rather than have a complete appraisal done before listing your property, you can assess the fair market value by consulting with a real estate agent.
Real estate agents can conduct a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). This analysis uses recently-sold homes that are comparable to your home in bedroom and bathroom count and square footage and uses their sale prices to determine your property value.
Stage Your Home
Helping prospective buyers imagine what it would be like to live in your home makes it easier to make the sale. Rather than having the home reflect your taste, stage your home’s layout to appeal to a universal sphere of prospects.
List the Property
The realtor that conducted your CMA will be more than happy to list your property on the market. The commission for realtors is 6 percent of the sale price. They will take pictures and place your home into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for sale.
Now that you have the outline of the things you will need to do to sell your home, it is time to get to work. Selling a home is a process, not an event. Homes aren’t sold overnight, and it may take weeks and even months before your home is sold.
With the festive season on in full swing, iconic brand Johnnie Walker, is all set to re-energize the country's after-hour culture. Through its one-of-a-kind campaign #RevibeTheNight, the brand brings together beloved music artists like Divine, Ritviz, Lisa Mishra, Taba Chake along with popular indie bands like When Chai Met Toast and Mad Boy Mink, among others to perform live across iconic community spaces in India.
The collaborative effort by Johnnie Walker aims to bring back the after-hour culture through live performances across popular hotspots in India. The brand's goal is drive social regeneration in India and bring back the vibe of socializing through local music artists and reignite the trade, driving social culture by executing the live events with Covid measures in place and a limited capacity audience capacity.
The collaborative effort by Johnnie Walker aims to bring back the after-hour culture through live performances across popular hotspots in India. | Photo by Vishnu R Nair on Unsplash
Prior to the world going into lockdown, the after-hour culture in India bloomed at celebrated community hubs, that eventually became a safe-haven for individuals, a place where they found their sense of self-expression and belonging, that fuelled progress. This community was driven through the culture of live music and enthralling performances that created their very own vibe, a vibe that built extraordinary, forever-lasting relationships. Through #ReVibeTheNight, one can reconnect with this community bringing music curated by artists who have a history of captivating crowds with their one-of-a-kind live experiences. Catch the gigs and live performances for artists in these venues/cities for the live performances.
(Artiicle originally published on IANSlife) (IANS/ MBI)
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By Nikhila Natarajan
In a continuing study on the effects of machine learning (ML) on public conversation, Twitter has confirmed that its algorithms amplify right-leaning political content. "In six out of seven countries - all but Germany - tweets posted by accounts from the political right receive more algorithmic amplification than the political left when studied as a group," Twitter blogged.
"Right-leaning news outlets, as defined by the independent organisations, see greater algorithmic amplification on Twitter compared to left-leaning news outlets." Since 2016, Twitter users are able to choose between viewing algorithmically ordered tweets first in their home timeline or viewing the most recent tweets in reverse chronological order.
"An algorithmic home timeline displays a stream of tweets from accounts we have chosen to follow on Twitter, as well as recommendations of other content Twitter thinks we might be interested in based on accounts we interact with frequently, tweets we engage with, and more. "As a result, what we see on our timeline is a function of how we interact with Twitter's algorithmic system, as well as how the system is designed."
The new research is based on tweets of elected officials of House of Commons members in Canada, the French National Assembly, the German Bundestag, House of Representatives in Japan, Congress of Deputies of Spain, House of Commons in the UK, and official and personal accounts of House of Representatives and Senate members in the US, as well as news outlets, from April 1 to August 15, 2020.
Tweets about political content from elected officials, regardless of party or whether the party is in power, do see algorithmic amplification when compared to political content on the reverse chronological timeline. | Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash
The study was conducted by Ferenc Huszar (Twitter, University of Cambridge), Sofia Ira Ktena (now at DeepMind Technologies), Conor O'Brien (Twitter), Luca Belli (Twitter), Andrew Schlaikjer (Twitter), and Moritz Hardt (UC Berkeley).
The questions probed were:
How much algorithmic amplification does political content from elected officials receive in Twitter's algorithmically ranked Home timeline versus in the reverse chronological timeline? Does this amplification vary across political parties or within a political party?
Are some types of political groups algorithmically amplified more than others? Are these trends consistent across countries?
Are some news outlets amplified more by algorithms than others? Does news media algorithmic amplification favour one side of the political spectrum more than the other?
Tweets about political content from elected officials, regardless of party or whether the party is in power, do see algorithmic amplification when compared to political content on the reverse chronological timeline. (IANS/ MBI)
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Even as India celebrates reaching a milestone of 100 crore Covid vaccine doses, Snapdeal co-founder and COO Rohit Bansal on Friday lauded a man who facilitated 64 registrations for the vaccine on the CoWin portal. In a video shared on his Facebook and Twitter page, Bansal hailed Sonu Kumar as a "citizen celebrity".
Bansal said that Kumar not only helped "just co-workers and family but complete strangers too. With patience, empathy and uncanny jugaad". He added that Kumar joined him "many moons ago" and completed his open school from a parking lot.
"Education has helped this wonderful man enable others to get India back on track. Bravo! The CoWin portal on Thursday mentioned that a total of 100 crore vaccine doses has been administered so far to the eligible population under the vaccination drive in India, nine months after the nationwide inoculation programme was started to protect the people against Covid-19.
"It's a cause of significant celebration and happiness," Bansal said in the video. He said that while people just help a few around them, Kumar "bridged the digital gap" for 64 people, who were finding it difficult to register themselves online on the vaccine portal. Kumar said he doesn't feel that he has contributed much towards the 100 crore vaccine dose count. "I have been able to help only 64 people, if I was able to help more I would have been happier." (IANS/ MBI)
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