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How I Sold My
The Story of a Successful System of Finding Cash Buyers for Real Estate
THE PASSING OF TH
James M. Beck
Edith O'Shaughnessy Author of A DIPLOMAT'S WIFE IN MEXIG At last a book by someone who ca speak with authority on that puzz which is Mexico; an intimate po: trayal of its traits, principles, pe sonalities. AMERICAN WORLD POLICIES
David Jayne Hill
-WHAT IS IT?
Otto H. Kahn
Professor John Erskine Here is a definition, clear and in spiring, of national ideals and the method by which they are to be realized.
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HIS is a short tale about a quick sale. property by the Simplex System was less
than $15, whereas if I had followed the property without paying big commissions agent's advice I would have been comto agents.
pelled to spend $500 in repairs and pay him It tells how this system sold my prop- $125 commission when he made the sale. erty-quickly, and for cash—and how it That my experience is not unusual is can do the same for you.
evidenced by what others say who have 'It gives information of immense value availed themselves of this method of selling. to every man and woman who has real Here are some extracts from recent letters : estate for sale.
“Sold my property for cash within ten Through a business deal I became the days. Gladly recommend your methods." owner of a property in an adjoining State. - Wm. H. Cartland, Massachusetts. The place was run down that it
“ Your method sold my farm in a short would have required $500 or $600 to time and for cash, too.”—Mrs. L. A. make the house habitable.
Childs, Minnesota. As the property was so located that I “Sold my fruit farm at a satisfactory could not live on it, and, being unoccupied, price in a very short time. Much pleased brought me no income, I was, of course, with your method.”—E. R. Lindsey, Ky. anxious to dispose of it as quickly as pos- “ Sold my property for cash. Think sible.
your plan the quickest I ever
saw.” Never having tried to sell any real es- Johnson String, New Jersey. tate, and knowing no better method to “ Your plans sold my property when pursue, I placed the property in the hands every other method failed." Found of a local real estate agent.
buyer in a remarkably short time.” This agent, following out the usual Jno. 0. Brown, Pennsylvania. methods of the average small-town real Every reader of this publication with estate man, put a “For Sale” sign on the any real estate to sell should get the property and then sat down and waited Simplex Selling Plans at once. They are for some one to come along and inquire complete, simple and practical, and are about it.
for the express purpose of selling homes, After several months had elapsed with- farms and building lots located anywhere out any word from the agent, I wrote and in the United States and priced at not inquired as to the prospects of a sale. He more than $25,000. replied that he had been unable to do any- The best proof of the efficiency of this thing with the property and had come to system of selling real estate is the fact that the conclusion that it was impossible to through its use more than 5,000 properties sell it in its present run-down condition, in the 48 States have already been sold. and advised me to spend $500 in re- If you will write to the publishers of the pairs.
Plans at once, you can share in their Not having any money to spend on the special free examination offer. place, and having lost all faith in the
Send no money. Just fill in and mail the agent's ability to find a buyer, I decided coupon and a complete set of these copythat if anything was done I would have to righted Plans will be sent to you, prepaid, do it myself.
with convincing evidence of what they Fortunately for me, about that time I have done for others, and what they can do learned of “ 'The Simplex Plans for Selling Real Estate” that had just been brought In this way you take no risk, as you out by a New York publishing house. may examine the Plans in your own home These I secured, and much to my delight, without cost or obligation. Then if you I found they contained seven definite want to keep and use them, send the pubqlans for advertising and selling just such lishers $10 in full payment for them. If > property as mine.
you do not wish to keep them—if you are Selecting from these seven selling plans not convinced that they are just what you the one that seemed best suited to my need to make a quick, cash sale of your requirements, I immediately put it into property-simply return them and you operation with the following gratifying will owe the publishers nothing; results:
As the publishers reserve the right to Within three days I had eighteen peo- withdraw this special, free-examination ple interested in my property, and within offer at any time, better cut out, fill in two weeks I made a satisfactory sale, and mail the coupon right now to THE having receizod three cash offers and two SIMPLEX COMPANY, Dept. 333, 1133 offers of exchange.
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Whether it's a broad-backed ox or a street car line, we've got to keep feeding it or the thing will lie down and die.
Bones whitening in the sun or a car track broken and grass-grown may lend color to the landscape, but they mark the loss of a valuable worker.
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