Agents for Less Offers Real Estate Savings for Home Buyers and Sellers

October 27, 2013 Real Estate, Saving Tips

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Agents for Less

Buying or Selling a House?

Did you know that real estate commissions and fees are negotiable? Don’t want to haggle? You don’t have to!

With Agents for Less, it’s now easier than ever to find “discount real estate agents” that can help you save thousands in real estate commissions. Best of all, you can instantly compare multiple proposals including commission rates and fees. There are even agents on the site offering generous cash rebates and other incentives for home buyers.

Warning to Home Buyers and Sellers

Some agents and brokers will try to say something negative about real estate agents discounting their commissions and offering rebates and other types of client incentives. The common pitch is these agents are also “discounting” their service and they will use terms such as “full service” to justify their high commissions and fees.

Read what the US Department of Justice say about it:

Discount brokers offer buyers and sellers full-service real estate brokerage services at a price lower than the prevailing commission fees. For example, a discount broker may offer all of the services provided by a traditional broker for a 3 or 4 percent commission in an area where 6 to 7 percent is the prevailing rate. In addition, in states that do not prohibit them, brokers may offer rebates (i.e. cash payments) and inducements, such as gift certificates, coupons, vouchers, and discounted or free services relating to buying and selling a home, to buyers and sellers. These are incentives that typically are offered by cooperating brokers to home buyers to encourage them to use the brokers’ services. For example, 1% Realty offers buyers a rebate of approximately 1 percent of the purchase price in states that have not prohibited rebates. Brokers sometimes also pay rebates to home sellers. For example, home sellers who are referred by one broker to another broker sometimes receive rebates. Additionally, some listing brokers pay their clients secret rebates rather than offering a lower listing commission in order to disguise discounting.

Read more here:
http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/reports/223094.htm#IC1 

And here’s what one broker say about “traditional” real estate commissions:

The best approach is to talk and compare as many agents as you can. Compare their services, commission rates, experience, skills and offered incentives and make sure to have them put everything in writing. One easy way to compare what real estate agents have to offer is by using Agents for Less.

Lightning Base Offers Free SSL for WordPress Websites

August 6, 2017 Web Hosting Coupons

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Lightning Base, a trusted and affordable managed WordPress hosting service now offers free SSL via LetsEncrypt for WordPress websites.

If you’re looking for a reliable WordPress hosting provider, free SSL installation is another reason why you should consider Lightning Base.

Please note that Discuento will receive an affiliate referral commission if you choose to purchase Lightning Base’s services via the links on this website.

Discount Real Estate Brokers Offer Huge Savings to Buyers and Sellers

September 23, 2014 Real Estate, Saving Tips

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facebookad3Did you know that many real estate agents offer some type of discount or incentive to their clients such as reduced listing commissions and cash rebates?

Agents for Less, a real estate marketing platform enables home buyers and sellers find and compare discount real estate brokers and agents in their local community. Users can easily search  agents by location and the type of service they need such as buying or selling a home.

And for real estate professionals, Agents for Less offers free membership. To find out more, please visit www.AgentsforLess.com

Nordstrom Coupons Now Available at Discuento

May 29, 2014 Saving Tips

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Nordstrom CouponsJust in time for Father’s Day!

Nordstrom.com coupons are now available on our coupon sharing site.

For more than 100 years, Nordstrom has worked to deliver the best possible shopping experience, helping customers possess style—not just buy fashion.

Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer offering compelling clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. Since 1901, we’ve been committed to providing our customers with the best possible service—and to improving it every day.

We invite you to check Nordstrom’s discounts and special offers by visiting our Nordstrom Coupons page.

 

Discuento Press Release

May 26, 2014 Saving Tips

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Discuento leverages the convenience of coupon sharing for bargain-hunters and merchants

May 24, 2014 – Discuento.com revolutionizes the way consumers can take advantage of big, big discounts. The website serves as a coupon-sharing platform where people can enjoy more value for every dollar spent shopping – online or at traditional brick and mortar shops. But the story does not end here as retailers, merchants, and service providers also get to enjoy the advantage of a cost-effective marketing solution at the same time.

A fusion of the Spanish ‘descuento’ and English ‘discount’, the name is a telltale of the founder’s mission to help consumers enjoy savings through offering free deals. What started out as a website dedicated to benefit the Filipino-American community in the United States who often buy goods for their family back home, has grown to encompass the global buying market with a range of favorite US to international brands.

Discuento.com supports purchase discounts in formats that are widely used in the Internet from coupon codes, digital coupons, limited-time offers, printable coupons, to special promotions. Stores, merchants and other businesses are sorted into 63 product/service categories to help consumers easily go through the thousands of coupons in the discount coupon database. For the tech-savvy, the website can be accessed via iPhone, iPad, Android phones, and any other popular mobile device… without the trouble of installing an app.

The Difference for Consumers: User Experience

What sets Discuento.com apart from Daily Deals Sites is the obligation-free shopping experience that site members enjoy. It offers a clean, uncluttered and very simple to use interface that makes looking for the best deals refreshingly fast and easy. Unlike most daily deal sites, Discuento users do not have to make an upfront purchase to really benefit from the discount.

With Discuento, everyone is free to use any of the discount coupons as they please. The coupons can be used immediately, bookmarked and saved for later, passed to other consumers, and even be discarded if in the end the shopper decides not to purchase anything. The platform eliminates the worries of unused coupons, expiry dates, cancellation and returns, and other problems associated with upfront purchasing of discount vouchers.

Cost-Effective Marketing Solution for Sellers and Business Owners

For merchants, business owners and service providers; Discuento provides a self-service marketing platform that puts coupons in front of prospective buyers/clients to boost promotion and sales.

A very straightforward and simple pricing model is put in place. For a small fee, not only will the discounts reach a more targeted, larger number of users; each coupon will also get the chance to be displayed prominently at the Featured Coupons slider at the home page. A business listing at the Store Directory will remain in the directory without expiration, meaning a better and more lasting means of promotion. This online listing can help boost organic SEO and improve the chance of your product/service to show up at search results. A social media integrated website, Discuento also allows users to share the awesome deals with their connections at social media networks.

Press Release:
Discuento leverages the convenience of coupon sharing for bargain-hunters and merchants

Lightning Base WordPress Hosting Review

May 23, 2014 Technology

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Lightning Base ReviewYour choice of web hosting can make or break your credibility online. The quality of your content and web design will not matter, even one bit, if visitors cannot reach your website. This is a reality – a cold truth that many website owners had to learn and discover, the hard way.

With its amazing list of benefits, WordPress powers most of the existing websites and blogs today. For any WP website to be a success, partnering with the right managed WordPress hosting is crucial. Read on as we highlight why Lightning Base Managed WordPress Hosting is the webhost of our choice, and why it should be yours too.

Every Second Counts: Slow Page Response Equals Page Abandonment

Lightning Base is fairly young but has consistently been commended for great quality hosting since its launch in November 2011. As the name suggests, one of the edge that client websites have over others is the amazing page loading speed. Many researches and surveys have long since proved that for web visitors, loading time holds more value over all the bells and whistles that could possibly be incorporated into a webpage. And chances of your awesome design and content being read and appreciated get slimmer as more time is needed for your pages to load. To top this, page load times has become significant to website ranking.

High Performance Managed WordPress Hosting Solution Comes at a (Low) Price

Technology has paved way for a performance revolution, turning cost equals quality obsolete. For a fraction of the price of other hosting service providers in the market, Lightning Base offers premium hosting setup for all plans starting from the Personal Plan at only $9.95. Switching hosts has never been easier with Lightning Base’s free site setup and migration that comes with this premium setup. You’d be amazed at how fast and accurate Chris could manage this – completed in a matter of hours, maintaining the old server settings or tweaked as required. Other factors that heightens performance and user experience include:

  • Security – widely used, WordPress is often a target for hackers and with this in mind; Lightning Base has been equipped with comprehensive firewalls. Security scans are performed regularly and individual user filesystems are hosted separately.
  • Stability – servers are all Linux-based, running a combination of software customized to maximize WordPress setup compatibility. Built with modern Xeon processors and SSD based storage, downtime and hosting problems are minimized.
  • Automatic Backups – scheduled backups run regularly, storing up to 30 days of website data from the database, and all directories and files.
  • Global CDN – state-of-the-art content delivery network makes for enhanced capacity and performance.

Quality Customer Service and Impressive Tech Support

For many who have switched to Lightning Base Managed WordPress hosting, it was the prompt and friendly customer service and support that became the deciding factor. With this WP hosting service, gone are the days when you have to submit numerous tickets and wait for days and weeks for support to really pin down and hopefully give you a solution for your problem. And not only is Lightning Base’s customer service and tech support courteous and prompt in responding to questions and problems, it is also very knowledgeable and dedicated to help you solve whatever (unlikely) issue you may be having with the service.

Lightning Base Managed WordPress hosting is something that all website and blog owners should try. Many who have switched or have selected this service for a startup website have attested to the quality performance of this WP host by becoming loyal clients. Thinking of switching or wanting to know which host is best for your new site? Look no further than Lightning Base that offers everything you need in a web hosting service at a price you can easily afford.

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Discuento is hosted by Lightning Base and will be compensated when you use one of  the links to purchase a hosting plan.

Discuento Helps College Students Save on Textbooks With Price Comparison Tool

May 22, 2014 Saving Tips, Technology

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College students and their parents can now easily find the cheapest brand new and used textbooks without browsing dozens of websites using our textbook price comparison tool. This free service allows you to instantly compare prices of books offered by major online bookstores and merchants. Our price comparison tool also displays which bookstores offer coupons and discounts.

Cheap Textbooks

In addition, our textbook price comparison tool also includes a Buyback option. This means that you can now easily sell your used college textbooks at the highest price possible.

If you need to buy or sell college textbooks, we invite you to try our Textbook Price Comparison Tool.

Peter Schiff Exposes Inflation Propaganda by Advocating Common Sense

May 22, 2014 Economy

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Are rising food prices really a good thing? How about the price of a house? Why do they call rising real estate prices a housing recovery? Do you want to pay more for your house?

Are higher prices really good for the economy? Aren’t we all looking for a deal and lower prices?

Watch how Peter Schiff explains why inflation and not deflation is the real threat to the economy.

Lightning Base Offers GeoDirectory Hosting at Lightning Speed

April 27, 2014 Technology, Web Hosting Coupons

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GeoDirectory Hosting for WordPressGeoDirectory is one of the best WordPress directory plugin ever created. The core plugin is free and you can easily extend its power by simply adding more plugins.

Lightning Base specializes in GeoDirectory hosting. For a limited time, Lightning Base can transfer your existing WordPress website to their servers at no extra charge.

Learn why web developers love Lightning Base’s managed WordPress hosting concept. Go to www.LightningBase.com

How to Find the Cheapest Textbooks

October 27, 2013 Saving Tips

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College textbooks can be very expensive. Fortunately, you can now instantly compare textbook prices offered by major online bookstores.

To learn more, go to www.LongBeachBooks.com

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