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									How to Get a Literary Agent
Author: Michael Larsen

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Introduction to Selling Your HomeReason #1: Poor StagingReason #2: Incorrect PricingReason #3:
Improper MarketingReason #4: Location-Challenged PropertiesReason #5: Functionally Obsolete
PropertiesReason #6: “No One Is Buying in the Area!”The Steps to a Successful SaleChapter 1: Staging
Your Home for Top DollarCompeting with New ConstructionStaging a Home: Step by StepCurb
AppealCurb Appeal ChecklistEntrance Foyer or Entry HallwayEntry ChecklistThe Living RoomLiving
Room ChecklistThe KitchenKitchen/Breakfast Area ChecklistThe Dining RoomDining Room
ChecklistBathroomsBathroom ChecklistBedroomsBedroom ChecklistBackyardBackyard
ChecklistGarageGarage ChecklistBasementBasement ChecklistWhat to Do if Your Home is
VacantGeneral Staging IssuesThe Keys to StagingChapter 2: Pricing Your Home ProperlyThe Realtor’s
Competitive Market AnalysisThe Dirty Little Secret of Realtor PricingAppraised ValueUnderstanding Price
Positioning and Price PointsNet ProceedsChapter 3: Market TimingMarket Timing—Is Now the Time to
Sell?Chapter 4: Figuring Out the Best Way to SellSelling For Sale By OwnerFull Service versus Discount
BrokersInterviewing RealtorsThe Listing ProcessHolding the HomeChapter 5: Marketing SystemsWhere
do Most Buyers Come From?Using the MLSFor Sale Signs and Directional SignsFlyers and
BrochuresFour Keys to Writing Successful AdsInternet MarketingVirtual ToursOpen HousesSpecifically
Targeting Likely Buyer GroupsBroker’s Open HousesChapter 6: Guerrilla Marketing TechniquesStaying
Ahead of a Sliding MarketNo Money Down OffersPaying Buyer’s Closing Costs and Buy-Down
LoansAllowancesAuctionsLease PurchasesPaying Realtor Bonuses or Higher CommissionsGiving Away
a Car or a VacationMore Creative Uses for FlyersChapter 7: Other Property ChallengesLocation-
Challenged PropertiesPricing Location-Challenged PropertiesFunctionally Obsolete PropertiesProperties
in Difficult RegionsWhat to Do with One Bad NeighborChapter 8: ShowingsWhen Should You Allow
Showings?To Lockbox or Not to LockboxShould You be Home for Showings?Stop TalkingSafetyThe Most
Common Misconception About ShowingsFeedbackLookers or Buyers?Chapter 9: Offers and
NegotiationsYour First OfferPurchase Agreement AnalyzerConditions and ContingenciesCounteroffers
and Successful NegotiationChapter 10: What Can Go Wrong Will Go WrongCreating a
CalendarObstacles to Closing the Sales ContractChapter 11: SettlementThe Final Walk-ThroughThe
Settlement or Escrow ProcessThe HUD Settlement StatementJunk FeesPrepayment PenaltiesChapter
12: When All Else Fails“We’ll Buy Your Home Cash!”—Investor OffersRenting Out Your
HomeUnderstanding Taxes and Capital GainsUpside Down in Your Mortgage: Dealing with Short
SalesWhat if You Are in Foreclosure?Keeping Your...

Written by a top literary agent who gives writers an insider's view of how to find and work with an agent
throughout the process of getting published. Includes: — How to know that you're ready for an agent — 7
ways to find an agent — Writing a cover letter that grabs attention — What to do with an agent once
you've got one — What you can expect and what you'd better not hope for — Making sure this is the right
agent for you — Congratulations, now you have an agent AND an editor — How to avoid the 7 worst
pitfalls for aspiring writers — And much, much more. In today's highly competitive publishing industry,
literary agents are more important than ever. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, reference or
children's books, here is everything you need to know about using an agent to launch and sustain your
literary career.
Author Bio
Michael Larsen
Michael Larsen, PhD is the co-founder of the Larsen/Pomada Literary Agency in San Francisco,
California. He speaks and teaches around the country on writing, agenting and the publishing industry.
Larsen is the author or co-author of eleven books and has represented dozens of successful authors in
their literary careers. He lives in San Francisco, California.
d has represented dozens of successful authors in
their literary careers. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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