The Definition of Sales – Professional Selling Defined

Before I define professional selling. Let’s look at some of the related professions. Below are some definitions of professions/occupations that relate to professional selling from Wikipedia:

  • Marketing is defined as an ongoing process of planning and executing the marketing mix (Product, Price, Place, Promotion) for products, services or ideas to create exchange between individuals and organizations
  • Advertising is defined as a form of communication that typically attempts to persuade potential customers to purchase or to consume more of a particular brand of product or service.
  • Public relations is defined as the practice of managing the flow of information between an organization and its audiences.
  • Sales Promotions is defined as the pre-determined actions designed to increase consumer demand, stimulate market demand or improve product availability for a limited time (i.e., contests, point of purchase displays, rebates, free travel, and sales incentives.)

What about the sales profession?

Notice in the above definitions, the profession is *not* defined as the individual. For example, marketing isn’t defined as „people who market.“ Yet, the sales profession is often explained as „individuals who sell.“ Therefore, selling shouldn’t be defined in this manner. Notice also, that the above professions are *not* defined by the activities of those individuals. In other words, the profession of advertising isn’t defined as „placing ads on television.“ Therefore, selling shouldn’t be defined in this manner.

Academically, selling is thought of as a part of marketing, however, the two disciplines are completely different. Sales departments often form a separate grouping in a corporate structure, employing individuals who specialize in sale specific roles. While the sales process refers to a systematic process of repetitive and measurable milestones, the definition of the sales „profession“ doesn’t exist (until now with this article).

So the questions become:

  • Who is „in“ the profession and who is not?
  • How does selling relate to marketing, advertising, promotions, and public relations?
  • What shared competencies do individuals within the sales profession need?
  • How do these competencies align to roles in terms of focus and differentiation?

A definition should provide a meaning. To determine the meaning of the sale profession, it is useful to determine what the sales profession *must* contain.

The following three tenets are required for professional selling:

  • The focus of the sales profession centers on the human agents involved in the exchange between buyer and seller
  • Effective selling requires a systems approach, at minimum involving roles that sell, enable selling, and develop sales capabilities
  • A specific set of sales skills and knowledge are required to facilitate the exchange of value between buyers and sellers

Within these three tenets the following definition of profession selling is offered by the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD):

Professional Selling is:

 „The holistic business system required to effectively develop, manage, enable, and execute a mutually beneficial, interpersonal exchange of goods and/or services for equitable value.“

Note: this definition was published by ASTD in 2009.

What does this definition accomplish?

First, it creates a definition of world class selling. An organization wishing to benchmark its selling effectiveness can leverage the above definition to clearly understand strengths and weaknesses. Without such a definition, most adjustments to the selling team are arbitrary and subjective. By understanding the system’s view required for selling effectiveness, organizations can look at indidual sales team members as well as sales team processes and tools and how they align to the buyer.

Second, it allows for more consistent results in performance through the clear establishment of roles regarding who is „in“ and who is „out“ of professional selling. For example, if it doesn’t involve a human agent, it is not within the sales profession — it’s a marketing function with a transaction (i.e., a „sale“). For this definition, sales operations, sales recruiters, and sales trainers are „in“ the profession because they possess unique skills outside of their regular job titles. They posses knowledge and skill that is unique to enabling the definition.

Third, the definition lays the foundation for sales talent management/people strategies. With such a definition, sales development employees can create learning solutions that fit the unique aspects of a sales culture. At the same time, front-end recruitment strategies and more clearly tie to retention strategies.

Fourth, it helps organization on exemplary performance. By setting a bar with such a definition, organizations don’t have to settle for mediocre sales effectiveness. They can use the definition to help bridge the gap between sales capacity and sales team competency.

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Source by Brian Lambert

Life’s A Stage: The Tips And Tricks Of Grease Makeup

Whether you are thinking about using grease makeup for a theatrical event, a special Halloween party or some other occasion, you need to know what products are out there and how to apply them.

While grease makeup takes more time and preparation than regular water-soluble face paint, it also lasts much longer. Most importantly, grease makeup won’t smear or run under hot lights or conditions where you might perspire. With grease makeup you can create a more dramatic and even professional look.

In addition to your grease face-paints and pencils you will need:

  • face-cleanser or cream cleanser and/or baby shampoo
  • clean towels or paper towel
  • clothing cover-up and hair-ties or shower cap
  • possible shaver for men
  • mirror if you aren’t working from home
  • good quality painting brush, powder brush
  • professional setting powder, talcum or baby powder and applicator (see below)
  • Q-Tips or fine painting brush, tissue paper, paper towel are all handy
  • Other items that you might also consider:
  • light moisturizer
  • baby oil (to fix mistakes after painting has ’set‘)
  • charcoal pencil for eyes
  • mascara
  • sponge
  • mister or water-spray
  • glitter and other decoration

Before you start applying the makeup, you need to prepare your face so it goes on smoothly. Thoroughly clean your face, tying back hair where necessary, and for men, have a shave. (Bearded men can apply grease paint makeup but it can be tricky keeping it out of the hair.) Remember that grease makeup will stain clothes, so put on an old button-up shirt. After your skin dries, apply a very light moisturizer.

Working with the lightest color first – usually white – and a good quality brush or sponge, or your fingers, you can outline the area and then fill it in. Alternatively you can paint following the contours of your face. The grease makeup may not go on smoothly if it is too cold, which you can remedy by putting a little dab of the color of in the palm of your hand for a minute. After painting, use your fingers to ‚pat‘ the makeup into your skin.

Unlike water-based makeup, grease makeup requires you to paint your face and then ’set‘ it with a professional setting powder, or baby or talcum powder. (If you go with talcum, be sure to confirm beforehand that you don’t have an allergic reaction to it.) You can ’set‘ the grease makeup either in stages following each color’s application, or at the end of all the painting. Some people prefer the latter, applying all the colors before setting with powder, because they can fix mistakes more easily. The downside however is that you risk mixing colors accidentally and smearing your work.

Whether you ’set‘ in stages or at the end, one reliable way to apply the powder is to partly fill a small, clean, cotton tube sock with the powder, tie it up, and then gently dab your face. Allow the powder sit for a half a minute or so before dusting the excess off with a powder brush. The painted areas should no longer feel moist or sticky – if this is not the case, you probably need more powder. Once the grease makeup has set, it should be fairly smudge-proof. If something needs correcting at this point, you can use Q-Tips soaked in baby oil, but remember that neighboring areas could now be smudged.

Be careful not to apply the grease face makeup thickly or in layers. If you do have too much in one spot, press down on it with your fingers to smooth it out. Continue to refine your face, using Q-Tips or a fine brush for the smaller areas. Grease pencils also can be used for the face, charcoal pencils for the eyes, and don’t forget color for your lips too!

Allow the grease makeup to thoroughly dry, and apply a last light coating of powder, dusting off any excess with a brush or tissue paper. A damp cloth at the end can help remove the excess powder, or spray with a very light mist of water. In warmer climates you can probably skip this step because the extra powder will absorb any perspiration.

If you are applying glitter, it should be done at the very end. Generally glitter is most effective when applied over the eyes or on the cheeks, A glitter gel is often used instead of dry glitter to minimize the chances of it flaking into the eye. With dry glitter, first slightly dampen your face and cheeks, then ‚poof‘ on the polyester glitter. Remember to let the makeup settle for about half an hour before you go out. If you have stray paint on your eyelashes, cover it with mascara.

Products available

For just about any type of face design you will need at a minimum white greasepaint foundation and a black greasepaint pencil, but of course there are many colors in between and you will probably want to try at least a few of them. The leading producers of grease makeup are Mehron and Ben Nye. Mehron grease makeup is focused on the theatrical professionals who want ease of application with good coverage. Ben Nye also appeals to the same community, although Ben Nye grease makeup is actually a cream. Grease face makeup comes in a range of forms, from palettes (generally sold as a kit), to individual liners. Pencils, crayons and sticks are useful for smaller areas of the face. Both Mehron and Ben Nye also make eye-shadows, blushes, a range of glitter and setting powders and sealing mists. You may also want to consider sweat-blocker sprays for the face to help preserve the greasepaint under strong lights or in a hot environment.

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Source by G Blake Cabot

International Auto Shipping to Germany, My Story

There was a commercial run years ago about some schmuck stuck in a dead-end job. His boss, throughout the commercial, cries something like, “Get to Omaha“ Poor birthday boy, on the big day, gets a call in the middle of his cake “Happy Birthday, get to Omaha!“

I felt the same way. Heidelberg? I’m going where for the next three years? Heidelberg?? My company had transferred me. A single guy, they thought I’d have no objections. So I’m looking around at my stuff, my car, my life. Is there such a thing as an international moving company? I was assured there was. Don’t worry, they said, it’ll be an adventure.

Now adventure is all well and good, but my car is important to me. I can’t afford another. Who does international auto shipping, anyway? How does one connect with them and make sure that my baby gets from here to there, safely and well?

I finally connected with an international auto shipping company recommended by a friend who had been put through the same flame. And thus began the document chase from hell. Where is my passport? Where’s my pink slip; this international auto shipping company wanted proof that solid that I actually owned the thing. I was drowned in a V.A.T. of taxes, quoted to me in one long stream of accented English. Thank heaven they had it written down. I was a glazed donut half-way through explanations on customs procedures.

I have always bought American.

Several times, while sitting in a mechanic’s office hole listening to the litany of repairs that I was looking at, watching imports without injuries stream by outside, I wondered if my patriotism was being adequately rewarded. In this instance, however, I was the one watching smugly from the other side of the desk, avoiding a tax that import owners were screaming about, it paid. Maybe it didn’t pay off, but it finally paid. The advice from the international auto shipper’s office was golden here. That tax could have paid my electricity bill three times.

I filed my forms with the international auto shipping company, notarized, stamped, and signed in my blood. Then I took the extra key that I had created, checked for loose change in the back seat one more time, and said good bye for a couple of weeks or so. I had paid for insurance that would have bought two new fillings, and had sprung for a covered car transport.

(The international auto shipping company had the opportunity here to fill the air above us with horror stories about cars shipped just any old way, unguarded and unprotected. I felt like my firstborn was being sent out into a tornado, the way they talked.)

Now, I’m an American. I’m accustomed to slipshod service in some industries and I’ve lost my luggage twice on airlines. I’m no rookie. So you can imagine my shock and relief when my car appeared almost at my doorstep, only 3 minutes past due and as healthy as an ox.

Well, they weren’t delivering a pizza, so I guess I can let that go.

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Source by Nir Dotan

Risk of Buying a House During the Redemption

Financial distress may force a homeowner to sell his property. But there are also times when it is foreclosed by the financial institution to which the property is mortgaged. Yet, the redemption period still gives an opportunity to reown the house. However, there are risks which should be considered in order to take advantage of the stipulated time.

First, the redemption period is time-constrained. This means that the homeowner will be given a short period to reown the house after the buyer or the third-party has filed the necessary paperwork to the court. After such period, the chance to regain ownership of the house will be forfeited.

The second risk is associated with the price to regain ownership. Normally, the price tag isn’t all that should be shouldered as there are also mortgage overdue, taxes, and documentation costs. All of these should be paid within the period allotted.

Third, there are personal risks such as the capacity of the owner to raise huge amount of money to cover the necessary expenses to reown what used to be under his namesake. During the financial distress, there might be other expenses that arose such as unpaid utility bills, credit charges, and school fees. These can come on top of regular costs of daily food and travel.

There can also be associated risks that can pop up from the situation such as when relocation is an option until such time that the house is reowned. If moving out is the top choice, then there can again be expenses that could eat up the amount trying to be earned for the redemption. But there are circumstances when the third party would still allow the owner to dwell until it is redeemed or until the redemption expires.

The redemption period is like a last ticket to a must-see movie. But unlike movies which can possibly be streamed on the internet, reownership of a house is tricky. It concerns effort, time, and money. These three needs to be combined seriously along with the right mixture of perseverance in order for the redemption period to be a fruitful endeavor towards repossession of the property where memories and moments are shared and created.

If you are currently under a redemption period and you’re quite unsure of the steps to take, your friendly local real estate agent is just a call away. He will be more than happy to guide you step-by-step and will even give you advices on the situation.

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Source by Desare A Kohn-Laski

Horse Riding – Why Walk Is the Most Important Gait for Your Horse’s Performance

How your horse carries himself (his frame) while he is being ridden affects his physical and mental state. For him to be able to perform at his best requires that he is supple, balanced and has strong back muscles to comfortably carry the saddle and rider without stress or strain. Your horse needs to work in the correct posture or „frame“ to be able to perform at his best.

A good riding frame begins with a good walk. A good walk:

  • is the most difficult gait to achieve
  • is the easiest to destroy
  • has even, active, rhythmical steps with impulsion
  • can only be achieved with supple muscles, a swinging back and flexible joints.

If your horse is stressed or has tense muscles, he cannot achieve a good walk.

To create a good walk, you must encourage your horse to push forward energetically from his hindquarters so that his hind legs step well underneath him. It is important that you release any tension in your own body. Soften from your neck to your seat bones as well as all your joints (shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles & toes). Keep your core engaged. Your horse will mirror what he feels from you. Maintain a supple, following contact on long reins.

If your horse will not go forward into the contact, hollows his back, takes short „sewing machine“ steps or rushes into trot, work him on a 20 metre circle. This way you can encourage him to bend more around your inside leg. Feel and follow the natural swing of your horse’s barrel. Keep your legs gently contacting the barrel and give a stronger push with your inside leg as you feel his barrel swing outward. Ensure your outside leg is soft so that it follows and does not block the movement. The bend helps your horse relax and lower his neck which helps lift his back to level. At the same time, your seat asks your horse to step forward.

Be careful not to tense up the hips or arms as you increase your push. Your hips move in a figure eight pattern following your horse’s natural movement – dropping side to side with the movement of the barrel and moving forward with the steps of the hind legs. Your arms maintain soft, supple contact allowing your horse to stretch. If your horse’s walk is choppy or he wants to rush into trot, add a half halt by taking back your outside shoulder (without pulling back on the rein) as your horse’s outside shoulder comes forward. Be careful not to move your elbow back behind the mid-line of your body as this creates a pull on the reins which will cause too much pressure in your horse’s mouth. Repeat the half halt as necessary but only on that one beat.

As your horse develops a good, relaxed walk with impulsion, swing and suppleness on the circle in one direction then work on the other direction. You may find your horse finds it easier going one way than the other. This is normal because horse’s are left or right sided the same as we are left or right handed. If you or your horse get frustrated or tense going one way, go back to the direction where the work was easier until you get relaxed again. Once you have developed a good walk with some consistency on the circles then you can start to do some work on the straight line coming back to the circle to re-establish relaxation whenever necessary.

At first you work with your horse in a long and low frame. As his strength builds, you can gradually ask him to come onto the bit by taking shorter contact as you increase his impulsion. When he has developed consistency in the walk, you can begin to ask him for transitions to trot but only moving up to the trot when he stays level with a lifted back.

Whether you are a pleasure or competitive rider, if you want your horse to remain sound, perform to the best of his ability and enjoy his job, he needs to develop physical strength, suppleness and balanced movement. His emotional state of mind is just as important. Only if he feels relaxed and confident in your partnership with the proper frame of body and of mind can he truly be your willing partner.

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Source by Anne Gage

What You Should Know Before Joining Dental Assistant Schools

If you intend to pursue a dental career, you should consider the possibility of joining dental assistant schools. Getting a great job immediately after completing your education in reputable hospitals and clinics can prove to be an uphill task. This is because majority of these institutions prefer to hire experienced physicians. While experience is achieved through practice, you need to study in order to achieve your goal. There are several aspects you need to consider before enrolling in these schools.

Tips for Selecting Schools

There are hundreds of dental assistant schools for you to choose from and though this is the case, you need to settle with the most reputable option. As such, there are a couple of things you need to consider and some of these are as highlighted below.

• Ensure that you select an institution that offers a comprehensive course. They should cover important subjects from a practical and didactic clinical experience perspective.

• Make sure it has all the essential equipment needed to make your studies a success. They should have state of the art equipment, materials and instrumentations.

• Ensure they offer training that is hands on since this field is all about experience and what you can do as a dental assistant.

• Ensure they have at least 8 hours of instruction in different areas such as radiology and other subjects that need to be covered in this type of training.

Syllabus Offered

When pursuing this type of education, you can also choose to pursue other short term additional courses in order to ensure you are well equipped with the skills and knowledge needed for you to move ahead. As such, majority of the dental assistant schools offer fundamental skills and knowledge deemed essential for starting a career in this field. Consequently, they provide exposure to different types of training techniques, knowledge and materials needed to ensure that students get the exposure needed to work in this field competitively. In addition to this, they also use different types of teaching techniques to ensure that the course is beneficial to all learners. Some of the teaching techniques used include use of videotapes, lectures, lab activities and group discussions.

When to Join these Schools?

The course duration varies from one institution to another and students can rest assured of getting the skills, confidence and knowledge needed to handle a career in this field. It is advisable to find out when the course is starting in your preferred school and enroll in good time. What is more, make sure you send your application to dental assistant schools in time in order to ensure you don’t miss out on the chance of getting a spot.

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Source by Ali Raza

Generate Real Estate Leads Easily With These Tips

Generation of real estate leads has gone digital. With different lead generation tools and some mobile marketing apps, you might feel overwhelmed. So, how can you decide which tools to add to your strategy on lead generation to attract or nurture potential prospects?

Concentrate your core strategy on the basics to real estate marketing. Methods that are tried and true are ageless and should still part of your plan even if they are dressed up for the digital consumers.

Video

It’s absolutely worth investing in high quality professional videos to showcase yourself as a real estate agent. Buying a house is often the biggest purchase an individual will make in her or his lifetime and he or she likes to work with the one who has traits they trust like personality and authenticity. They’re also looking to see if you’re the agent they like to work with, so make sure to put your best face forward. Some agents create YouTube videos to show expertise and knowledge blended with their relatable and honest style. Videos may humanize an individual much more than the static site profile. Numerous realtors showcase the area’s beauty they specialize in on videos. Videos also bring a high ROI and have proven to be important marketing technique to generate leads.

Client Testimonials

You cannot beat a passionate, heartfelt statement from satisfied clients. Reviews and testimonials must definitely be part of your presence online. Video testimonials are a perfect so some potential sellers and buyers can resonate with that individual. If you do not have video capability, there are lots of ways to show your happy customers. Make a page on your social media or website to share testimonials and share them to bigger sites as well. Sellers and buyers will appreciate the customer’s honesty and have high probability to reach out.

Social Media

It is highly recommended to use social media. Facebook is one of the most dominant communication forms across the globe and the paid ad platforms are cost-effective way to generate some real estate leads. Use this when targeting your core demographic. Majority of marketers include Facebook strategies in marketing plans and you should also. It is a worthwhile, practical advertising investment that would pay off when generating some new leads. Although you do not spend money on the ads, you may still improve generation of leads on Facebook with the use of fresh content, engagement, and optimization.

Real Estate Lead Capture Forms

Majority of people used to look for homes for sale in a newspaper, yet now a lot of consumers start their home search over the internet. Having some forms on your site for lead generation is a good way to bring in the new business. It’s one of the best lead-generating strategies, yet never forget to ensure that your site is fresh and updated so people would keep visiting and you can boost your repeat traffic.

Blog

It can really improve your online presence and show your expertise as a real estate agent. Use this to communicate your grasp of everything related real estate consistently. Never forget to end your blog with effective call to action fill out the form for lead generation or make phone calls.

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Source by Thomas Pederson

Creating Professional Flyers for Real Estate Marketing Purposes

The use of professional flyers and mini websites for marketing purposes.

Physical flyers are a thing of the past since the development of technology. People have taken to the internet more so these days than in the past. Everything is looked up on the internet before any physical contact is made with the seller. The real estate business is at the forefront of that. Let us now dive into the topic at hand.

Many outsourcing units have begun to provide realtors and homeowners with a platform that consists of every tool necessary to market property over the web. Flyers and mini websites play a huge part in marketing a property to attract buyers from a larger biographical area.

Physical flyers have gone out of style because they have to be hand-printed and distributed, manpower plays a vital role. The cost of creating a flyer, printing them, and then going door to door to distribute them is high and time-consuming. Whereas creating digital flyers and posting them over the web or doling out these digital flyers via email marketing is the best way to market the property in contention.

Numerous online Real Estate platforms provide Flyer templates that can be easily edited for your benefit. Include images, details of the property along with your contact details, and you are pretty much done. This not only cuts costs but also saves a lot of time. The added benefit is it reaches a larger audience and therefore finding potential suitors will be easier and the sale of the property will be faster.

Creating mini websites is the same way. These platforms create templates that will guide you through the process of listing a property over the web. Mini websites are far more efficient because they are used to list just one property. A mini website will be created for the sole purpose of marketing one property and therefore the chances of creating a buzz for the same are much higher than listing numerous properties on one website.

The inclusion of virtual tours in the mini-site along with the images and other details of the property gives prospective buyers more than they need to make a call on buying the property. Over the years numerous Real Estate marketing tools have come into play but Real Estate Flyers and Mini-sites have taken a step further in selling real estate properties. The companies that provide these services/tools will assist you in creating highly creative flyers and mini websites. They will also help in choosing the right domain for the mini-site along with designing it for you. All you will have to do is provide images and details of the property that is up for sale.

I hope this article has led you to understand the importance of how Digital Flyers and Mini-sites have taken the Real Estate business to greater heights in terms of leads and sales.

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Source by Abdul Oits G

5 Tips for the First Time Home Buyer

Buying a home is a big step in your life and should be a very exciting time. Unfortunately, many individuals rush into buying a home with out considering the implications is has on their future. If you’re considering making the move to own it’s important you weigh all the options, and consider what if anything will affect the feasibility of you’re purchase. If this is you’re first time in the housing market consider the following before you make your big move.

  1. Get Your Finances in Order

    Have a lot of debt racked up? If thats the case, you may want to play catch up before you even think about buying a home. Bad credit is bad news for those who want a buy a new home. In most cases you will need to get a mortgage before you buy and this means your credit will be under scrutiny. Start getting acquainted with your credit score and begin fix the problems well before you apply for a mortgage.

  2. Think about the Future

    If you have a job or other obligation that may require you to move or travel for extended periods of time you want to think twice about rushing into the housing market. Buying a house is a commitment that will tie you down to a particular location for at least a few years. It’s not easy or economically feasible to pack up and sell your home at the drop of a hat.

  3. Educate Your Self

    As a first time home buyer one of the worst thing you can do is go into the market unprepared. Familiarizing your self with words and phrases that are used will allow you to better comprehend the market. A better understanding of the home buying process will enable you to make a well educated decision when it comes to you’re final purchase. Entering the market blindly can turn you’re home buying dreams into a nightmare.

  4. Be Rational

    We all want to live in the home of our dreams. Unfortunately, like most things in life, the housing market must be approached from the bottom up? Renting is the start of the home owners journey. With your dream home serving as the final destination you will most likely need to take a few stops on the way there. The logical step is to buy a house you can afford not one that lands you in economic turmoil. Consider your first home an investment that you can improve upon over time. Once the home is improved you can sell it and bring yourself one step closer to your dream home. Buying out of your league can be a huge problem so set a budget and find a home within your means.

  5. Ask For Help

    Don’t be determined to have a go at it alone. Buying a home is a complicated process and sometimes it really helps to have someone walk you through it step by step. Agents are more than willing to help you look through home listing, find what your looking for, and ultimately take you from start to finish.

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Source by Jennifer Wasilewski

A Basic Overview of the Veterans Administration Home Loan Program

The Loan Guaranty Services of the United Stated Department of Veterans Affairs offers a guaranty program for veterans seeking loans for home building or purchase. The program provides assistance to veterans to enable them to retain and buy homes through a government partial guarantee of the loans. This Veteran Administration Home Loan guarantee is often made in lieu of a substantial down payment which is helpful to those who cannot afford making the down payment. As part of a veteran support program there are several eligibility requirements that need to be fulfilled to receive coverage from the program. Veterans and other qualified individuals may check with their local VA offices or through VA loan program experts if they are eligible to receive a loan under the program.

How the Program Works

The main idea behind the program is that the government, through the Veterans Administration, guarantees or „stands behind“ the loan so that if the borrowers can no longer make the payments, the lender can goes to the VA to cover any loses caused by the loan. The loan itself does not come directly from the government but the system makes VA loans for veterans possible for those without the means to provide the often substantial down payment, or who would not be approved for a loan without the backing of the VA.

Advantages of the VA Loan

The primary advantage provided by the Veterans Affairs home loans program is that a veteran can buys a home without down payment, since the price of the property does not exceed the apprised value. Closing costs are also reduced because of the limits imposed by the VA and can also be paid for by the seller depending on negotiations of the sale price. No penalty fees can also be charged to the borrower if the loan is paid of early. And finally, the VA may be able to provide some assistance if the veteran has some difficulty making payments.

A VA home loan does not require the veteran to be a first-time home buyer and the benefit can be reused and the loans itself are assumable by person that is qualified. There is no maximum loan amount or the VA but there is a maximum amount of that can be guaranteed depending on the location of the property. VA approved lenders decide if the prospective veteran borrower through calculating the debt to income ration of the borrower or doing a residual income calculation. Asking the VA-approved lender is one best way to learn how large a loan a particular veteran can qualifies for.

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Source by Virendra Smith

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