Selling Methods, Real Estate

Selling Methods, Real Estate

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... on a contract and wait for several years before building a home. Today what the buyer wants is an immediate home. And this fact accounts for the change in the method of elling. The dealer owning a tract of land wholly within an adjoining large city and wishing to open it tip for settlement, in a great majority of cases improves it before offering it for sale. Improvements include laying out the addition into streets and avenues and even going so far as to install little parks at times; in cities streets are paved with macadam, a wide curb and cement walks are put in; the lawns are improved and a large number of trees are set out. The nature of the buildings on the land depends upon the size of the town in which the addition is situated. In a small town a dealer puts up a number of small cottages, one on each regulation sized lot, but all uniform in construction. In a large city a dealer erects a row of flats, joining and of the same construction. Contractors figure that they can build a number of houses if of uniform construction at about forty per cent cheaper apiece than they can to build the same number of houses singly for different men, each of whom would have his own ideas as to the style of house. The houses are put up in large numbers, for the buyer wants something which he can immediately use as a home. He will not buy a vacant lot; he has no time to build for himself, but prefers to buy his home complete. Thus the putting of improvements of this kind on the lots enables the dealer to sell them readily. In a city all modern improvements are put into these houses, such as waterworks, sewerage, gas and electricity. In a small town cottages are built for one family, but in the city they are built two and a half stories high usually. The...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236643895
  • 9781236643896