Husband Presents and Wife Presents – Shopping the Easy Way

Time. It’s that precious part of our lives that’s so easily stolen from us. Especially when we need to go shopping for either husband presents or wife presents.

But life also grants us various escape routes to get the upper hand regarding time. And buying Unique Gift Baskets online is the big break given for those who want to get both wonderful gifts and hassle-free shopping at the same time.

So let’s first point out the various themes of these baskets. What’s amazing is that the selection is so generous that the odds are overwhelming that at least one would be a perfect fit for your gift giving needs.

OK, let’s start with gifts for the wonderful lady of the house. There are baskets chock full of stuff that would prove to be superb wife presents. Like what?

Bath and Spa Gift Baskets come first to mind. What feminine part of humanity wouldn’t want to soak in luxury for an hour or so at their chosen times? These are made up of a variety of body pampering items that would mean tranquility for the lucky recipient. And that means a shopping victory for the ol’ hubbie.

And then there’s chocolate. Yes, there are Chocolate Gift Baskets that would make any gal float into a state of nirvana. This would prove to be a bull-eye for the aim to guide chocoholic-ettes to a dream world of sweet delights. Mission accomplished, for sure!

Are there certain hobbies that she holds dear? There are Unique Gift Baskets specific to some of these to make excellent wife presents. Such as?

How about golf, gardening, picnics, movies … and even casinos? These could be wonderful husband presents as well. But these certainly could also be for the active gal who enjoys these cherished pastimes.

The same goes for Gift Baskets that specialize in various types of foods to savor. Both ladies and gentlemen would rejoice when in possession of baskets that specialize in delectable foods that are gourmet, Italian or spicy. Coffee or tea baskets might be the best solution as well. Everyone has more of a fondness for certain treats than others. Just go in that direction for gift shopping and you can’t go wrong!

There are also wife presents and husband presents in a basket that are specific to foods that are heart-healthy, sugar free, or kosher. These would be ideal for those who are strict regarding what they eat. And you could fill this need in no time!

Speaking of husband presents … In addition to the ideas given above, there are baskets a tad more specific for guys than girls. What might they be?

How about NASCAR Gift Baskets … or Motorcycle Gift Baskets? These would be the spark plug to ignite the passions of the rugged automotive fans. And the man of the house would certainly enjoy being reminded of what keeps him young and vibrant.

You’ve just been given a whole bunch of excellent ideas to choose from. But the question remains on how to both shop for and have these in your possession to give. Relax my friends. Just tap technology on the shoulder for the answer.

That means the internet. Our helpers known as Search Engines can guide us to our desired gift shopping destinations. And have our husband presents and wife presents delivered anywhere within the continental USA. So why not take full advantage of this marvelous convenience that’s available to you?

Now go forth my friends and make a big impact with your loved one with a gift that will make both of your lives something to celebrate!

Impact, Influence and Negotiation – Notice Where Their Focus and Energy Is

Influencing is a social process. To have personal impact and influence you need one or more people to be affected by what you do or say. The only measure of whether or not you have the desired effect – a positive impact and lasting influence – is whether or not the other person thinks, feels or behaves differently.

Interacting is at the heart of the process. This might be through written means by letter or email, over the telephone in a video conference or in person at a meeting. Whatever the channel of communication, consistently successful influencers and negotiators devote part of their attention and thinking to noticing the other person and what’s going on in the interaction. More specifically they collect and interpret data about the other person whilst engaging in the conversation, interaction or negotiation. With this data in mind they choose how to operate, what to say or do to have the most positive impact and the most influence over the outcomes or objectives.

Perhaps the first thing to notice – the first dimension to consider – is how the other person appears to act in social situations. You may know them well or this may be the first time you have interacted with them. If you know them well you need to review your data on them and ask yourself some questions about how they operate:

  • Do they tend to think before speaking or think out loud as they talk?
  • Do they look for opportunities to be interactive with others or are they more self-contained?
  • Do they prefer lively debates and discussions or reflective thinking?

The answers to these questions should guide your thinking on how to approach the meeting, telephone call or even the email interaction. One of the most important distinctions here is where their focus of attention and energy is. This may even change the way you do business with them. The reflective thinker is going to be more comfortable with the time afforded by email than having to think and act at reflex speed in a fast moving meeting.

But if you don’t know them then you will have to do the analysis live – as you talk and interact with them. In live conversations and meetings notice how quickly they speak, and how they respond to questions. Do they think then speak or start speaking and think as they go? How easily do they seem to engage in conversation – are they the ones that initiate new lines of discussion or do they follow others’ leads?

Understanding where the other person’s attention and energy is focussed will tell you how they will operate in interactions and how you will need to behave to get their attention and keep them engaged. These are the fundamental foundations of being able to have personal impact and influence. Your behaviour must at least start by matching how the other person thinks and acts, that means tuning in to their ways of working so that you can gain their attention and interest.

Negotiating Home Price – How to Give and Take

It’s your house-buying dream scenario: you find the house of your dreams, your agent presents your initial offer to the seller’s agent, the seller accepts the offer without a counteroffer, and the house is yours. Simple! And it sometimes happens just that way.

More often, house-buying is a series of negotiations. Now let’s look at some of the key give and take of negotiating a home price.

Know the market. You can learn much about the real estate conditions of your preferred new neighborhood by doing online research with the public records and real estate listings:

  • Gather the important details about the property and the neighborhood: is the house in foreclosure, is there a divorce proceeding, when was the last time the house was on the market; Google view the street to see what the house and the immediate neighborhood look like.
  • Follow several good real estate blogs on a daily basis to monitor the available properties and the asking/selling prices of properties in your target area.
  • There generally are three types of markets: a highly competitive seller’s market, buyer’s market, or a balanced market in which supply and demand are fairly equal. Know your market! It will affect your negotiating strategy.

Line up your financing before house hunting. Getting pre-qualified/pre-approved for a loan is important (especially in a seller’s market), and it can take months to accomplish. An offer from a pre-qualified buyer carries more influence than one without pre-approval; some agents won’t even show homes to prospective buyers until they have completed the pre-approval process.

Ask questions, reveal little. Try to find out why the seller is moving. Does the seller need a quick turnaround sale? The seller may be motivated to accept a reasonable offer. Does the seller prefer a longer closing period and possibly a rent-back option? This information may give the buyer leverage during negotiations. But be mindful that the seller may choose to divulge very little about the reason(s) for the sale.

It also is prudent to reveal as little about yourself as possible. The seller’s agent could use that knowledge about you as leverage.

Have options. It helps to have other home buying options when you are negotiating on a property. Let the seller’s agent know that you have other homes you are seriously considering and avoid giving the impression of being desperate to by this house. Real estate insiders advise buyers to be dispassionate about a home – or at least appear to be dispassionate.

Be prepared to walk away. When you’ve presented a strong offer but the seller won’t negotiate or compromise, walk away. One of your other house options may be your dream home, after all.

Be prepared to act fast and make a realistic offer. Unless you are in a buyer’s market, be prepared to decide on a house, act quickly, and make a realistic offer. Your offer must be a fair one, based on the value of the property and not the list price. Don’t insult the owner by low balling your offer. You may never have a chance to make a second offer. Note that an initial offer with a price range instead of a fixed number may give you more flexibility, too.

Finally…

It can be easy to get stuck in the negotiating “game” and sometimes lose the property if neither side will give in. If you can’t get the seller to come down in price on all your requests, but the reduced price is favorable to you, you like the house, and you have negotiated well – stop while you’re ahead! Agree to the final terms or walk away.

Choose a skilled agent who will represent your best interests. Expect that the home-buying process will include compromises and being creative with your offer may help move you through the negotiations to a favorable conclusion for both parties. May you be successful in your search, the negotiations, and moving into your dream home.