Simple and Sold Book and $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

As one of America’s top Independent Real Estate Brokers with over 28 years of experience, Sissy Lappin has written a new book, SIMPLE and SOLD that will teach readers the ins and outs of the real-estate game.  The new Simple and Sold Book and DVD let you say good bye to the costly and old fashion way of selling your home.

Simple and Sold: Sell Your Home Without Paying Commission

Simple and Sold is a simple, proven system to sell your home and not pay a commission!  It gives you the skill and know how to allow you to cut out the middle man and protect your equity in your home.  Simple and Sold teaches how to attract real buyers, not window shoppers and lets you in on secrets to using Social Media to attract buyers.

Simple and Sold walks you through how to…
      • Home Value price your home to sell based on actual, current home sales in your neighborhood, keeping you from starting too low or too high
      • Market your home in the best light, using hot-button words that draw buyers in and avoiding the phrases that keep buyers away
      • Stage your home to maximize appeal and minimize turnoffs
      • Negotiate to get you to the close, with everyone walking away happy

“I started this program for people with absolutely no experience.  Though many Americans overlook this reality, the real estate commission is usually more than their equity in the home… The homeowner needs a viable choice. Instead of just talking about this problem, I wrote Simple and Sold in order to encourage the average homebuyer to weigh their options. If they choose to sell their homes without a real estate agent, I want them to know how. The book details this process.” -Author, Sissy Lappin

Using the SIMPLE & SOLD method, you’ll be able to organize your listing, maximize your pricing and create a plan for selling that meets your personal and financial needs.

Simple and Sold Discount Code:

While you can buy Simple and Sold from the regular sources such as Amazon, I would recommend that you buy the book from simpleandsold.com because they offer free shipping! Also, for a limited time, you can receive a 25% off discount on all Simple and Sold products if you use the discount promotion code “focus.”

$50 VISA Gift Card Giveaway:

Sissy Lapping wants to celebrate the success of her new book Simple and Sold by giving one of my lucky readers one $50 Visa Gift Card.

Visa Gift Card Giveaway Dates:  November 6- November 20, 2012 Midnight CST

How to Enter:  Enter through rafflecopter- just sign into the widget and click the entries you want to complete.

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Giveaway Details:
Open USA and Canada, age 18+ to enter. Winner announced right here on November 21, 2012.  I will select the winner through rafflecopter and notify by email. Winner must respond within 4 days or the prize will be forfeited. Your email will not be shown and will be kept private.

Comments

  1. Stacie Ratliff says:

    simple and sold helps you market your home int he best light

  2. judy watts says:

    Wow $50.00 would sure help out right now

  3. I didn’t know mass marketing is dead.

  4. I learned that I need this book! This book looks like it is packed with great information. Thanks for the giveaway and bringing this book to my attention.

  5. Wow – I never thought of the commission in terms of percentage of your equity – that is pretty powerful, actually. Wow!

  6. Lisa Brown says:

    I learned: that by using their system, you can organize your listing, maximize your pricing, and create a plan for selling.

  7. I learned that Simple and Sold has been featured in The Wall Street Journal.

  8. debbie jackson says:

    Featured in the wall street journal and the trusted number 1

  9. Ashley Hatten says:

    Simple and Sold!
    is a simple, proven system to sell your home and not pay a commission

  10. I learned about Staging your home to maximize appeal and minimize turnoffs. Thanks
    hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

  11. tls simms says:

    I didn’t know that commission of 40% is not the norm when selling a house..thanks,

  12. Jessie C. says:

    Listing a home with a real estate agent has never guaranteed a sale, and will never do so.

  13. I learned that it’s a proven system to sell your home and not pay a commission

  14. DARLA KIDDER says:

    I learned that by not paying a commission the buyer saves themselves a lot of money.

  15. Margaret Smith says:

    I learned that Simple and Sold shows you how to sell your home without paying commission, thereby saving you lots of money.

  16. monique bon says:

    I learned that simple and sold teaches how to attract real buyers, not window shoppers

    Moniquebbon at gmail dot com

  17. Ted Kooper says:

    i learned that real estate commission rate is typically 6-8%

  18. I learned that all you need is a phone and a laptop to price, list, market, and sell your home yourself.

  19. Learned you should Staging your home to maximize appeal and minimize turnoffs

  20. Janice Cooper says:

    I learned that the standard commission rate is 5-7%.

  21. Kim Henrichs says:

    The Simple and Sold package sells for $174.99, and you get a book, DVD and workbook.

  22. Dymphna De La Rosa says:

    I learned that this can help with selling your home

  23. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    This method even teaches abut “staging” your home to maximize appeal

  24. This was started for people with no experience

  25. Sandy VanHoey says:

    teaches how to attract real buyers, not window shoppers

  26. Pinky Sade says:

    Learned that Fact #1: The real estate commission is not a small percentage of the value of your home—it’s a huge percentage of your equity (see equity calculator).

  27. Kathy Artis says:

    SIMPLE & SOLD is full of marketing advice from the pros

  28. Sissay Lappin has over 28 years of experience!

  29. Eleanor Cooper says:

    SIMPLE & SOLD is full of marketing advice

  30. gives you great advice for selling your home

  31. Arash Naghdi says:

    learned that its a great book

  32. I learned that a real estate commission is a big chunk out of your equity.

  33. amy pugmire says:

    so many great tips on how to sell a home I leared that .Home Value pricing your home to sell based on actual, current home sales in your neighborhood, keeping you from starting too low or too high

  34. Because of the Internet, buyers and sellers can find each other easily and directly. All the information you need to sell a home is now available online. You can easily save the commission.

  35. i did not have a clue mass marketing was dead!

  36. Stephanie says:

    I learned that Simple and Sold has been featured in The Wall Street Journal

  37. Cynthia C says:

    I learned that commission rates can be deceiving.

  38. I learned that Sissy is the #1 trusted voice for real estate.

  39. Denise B. says:

    I learned that if the commission rate is 6%, your home is worth $400,000, you owe $340,000 on the mortgage, after commission, you end up with only $36,000 out of the equity after commission.

  40. Jennifer Rote says:

    I learned this has been featured in The Wall Street Journal.

  41. marthalynn says:

    I learned that this can help homeowners take control, leverage technology, and keep their equity to themselves.

  42. sarah hirsch says:

    you will lose thousands of dollars of home equity if you pay commission by selling through an agent

  43. When Listing a home with a real estate agent you’re never guaranteed a sale, and that will never change!

  44. samantha w says:

    mass marketing is dead

  45. I have learned that I can sell my home myself with ease.

  46. Learned that there is no commission to sell your house, and that they have been in the Wall Street Journal.

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

  47. I learned that Sissy has over 28 years of experience, she has marketed over ½ billion on deals all over the country.

  48. ruth ramos says:

    i learned that sissy has 28 years of experience in real estate and that mass marketing is dead

  49. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I learned that mass marketing is dead and you can learn how to sell your own home with this book.

  50. I learned that this program walks you through staging your home to maximize appeal and minimize turnoffs

  51. rebecca w says:

    I need this book because I need to know how to simply, proven system to sell your home and not pay a commission

  52. Barbara Montag says:

    Something I learned – $24,000 commission is 40% of your equity!
    Thank you!

  53. I learned that selling your own home is a huge savingins compared to paying a realator!

  54. Angie Adelman says:

    I learned that you should organize maximize and prepare before you sell your home…that is a great idea,….

  55. i didn’t realize how much commission that the realtor gets. wow!

  56. Kayleen Considine says:

    I didn’t realize real estate commissions were so high. I knew that staging your home was important in selling it.

  57. Marlene V says:

    I found out that the company is based in Houston, TX

  58. Matthew Wilcox says:

    WOW, I never figured it could be easy to sell w/ out a realtor.

  59. La Vonne Yates says:

    I learned Simple and Sold has been featured in The Wall Street Journal.

  60. It would be nice to learn how not to be scammed by other companies. I thing this might work to my advantage.

  61. colleen boudreau says:

    I learned that mass marketing is dead.

  62. I learned that the commission is a lot of the cost of selling a house!

    annae07 at aol dot com

  63. Monique Rizzo says:

    I learned there is a way to not pay commission.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  64. Mary Casper says:

    I learned they have been featured in the Wall Street Journal

  65. i like that it teaches you how to attract real buyers…we tried to sell our house once ourselves and got a lot of curious browsers just wanted to come have a look

  66. i learned that this book could save us a lot of money in realtor fees, and it teaches us about staging, and how to attract buyers

  67. Wendy Kroy says:

    There is a calculator on the home page to help easily calculate the real costs of selling your home.

  68. The paper work is not complicated. Only 2 documents (a purchase contract and a seller’s disclosure) are truly necessary.

  69. Debbie Petch says:

    Simple and sold explains that it is not complicated to sell your home and to get a greater profit.

  70. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    I learned that Sissy Lappin (the one that developed the program) runs one of the most successful real estate firms in Houston.

  71. PATRICK F says:

    I learned that Simple & Sold has been mentioned in The Wall Street Journal.

  72. In the last 4 years, nearly 30% of real estate agents have dropped out of the business. Bad news for folks that want to get their license.

  73. The real estate commission rate is 6&!

  74. i learned that she teaches you how to use social media to attract buyers

  75. featured in the Wall Street Journal

  76. Huguette E. says:

    I learned that the real estate commission is not a small percentage of the value of your home—it’s a huge percentage of your equity (see equity calculator).

  77. Sells you house with no commission and teaches you way to sell your home and to get buyer in.

  78. I like that SIMPLE & SOLD is full of marketing advice from the pros. I had no idea mass marketing was dead.

  79. Thomas Murphy says:

    I learned the real estate commission rate is 6-8%

  80. stacey dempsey says:

    I learned that In the last 4 years, nearly 30% of real estate agents have dropped out of the business.

  81. Olivia Rubin says:

    Helps you sell your home with actual current home selling prices

  82. Christopher Wetmore says:

    I never realized how much of a chunk real estate commissions can take out of your equity.

  83. I learned that getting the house ready to sell, the staging, is very important… good gods, I’d be in trouble, my house is…. well can’t say to messy, but sure has TOO much stuff in it….. doing it yourself with this package can save you thousands!

  84. Danielle B says:

    They have a calculator to determine the cost which is pretty neat

  85. Chrystal D says:

    I learned they give you good marketing tips!

  86. I learned that it’s really expensive to sell your home, had no idea

  87. steve weber says:

    I learned that it’s easier to sell your house than you think.

  88. In the last 4 years, nearly 30% of real estate agents have dropped out of the business

  89. Denise Welch says:

    What a great gift to win to buy gifts

  90. jessica edwards says:

    they have been featured in the wall st journal

  91. I learned you can save 6% of your equity by selling it yourself

  92. Simple and Sold will sell your house without having to hire a real estate agent.

  93. virgomomwriter says:

    Very cool calculator to figure the equity of your house…I learned a lot.

  94. Kaci Harrison says:

    Your home equity is like your 401(k): these things are financial Holy Grails. Unless it’s a matter of life or death or putting food on the table, don’t touch either! –Very interesting.

  95. Sarah Hall says:

    Try to never touch the equity in your home unless it is a dire emergency.

  96. I learned that when you don’t pay a commission a buyer can save a lot of money.

  97. You can figure the equity in your house by using the calculator on the site.

  98. I learn that this teaches how to get real buyers, not just window shoppers.

  99. Karla Sceviour says:

    I learned that the SIMPLE & SOLD OFFERS ALL THE SKILLS AND INFORMATION YOU’LL NEED TO CREATE A OUTSTANDING, PERSONALIZED, EASY-TO-FOLLOW PLAN FOR SELLING YOUR HOME. For $174.99

  100. kim burnett says:

    I learned that Simple and Sold has been featured in The Wall Street Journal.

  101. real estate comission rate is 6-8%

  102. Ttrockwood says:

    That “staging” your home before showing is important and appeals to potential buyers

  103. Mary Anderson says:

    The home page calculator helps show the costs associated with letting a real estate agent sell your house.

  104. John Joseph says:

    I learned 6 to 8 percent adds up to alot when paying reality commision

  105. Depending on the amount of equity in your home a 6% commission can turn out to be closer to 40%

  106. Christine says:

    it’s a proven system to sell your home and not pay a commission

  107. I learned that Simple and Sold can sell your house without having to hire a real estate agent.

    tammykd at live dot com

  108. Real estate school only helps you pass a government exam

  109. I would love to win this prize.

  110. Amy Green says:

    I learned that listing a home with a real estate agent has never guaranteed a sale, and will never do so, which I did not know-I thought that was the whole point!

  111. Cindy Merrill says:

    In honor of Obama;s reelection, my husband’s company has notified us that they are shutting down all business here in the US, so my husband and I HAVE to sell our house, and soon.

  112. I learned they help you Home Value pricing your home to sell based on actual, current home sales in your neighborhood, keeping you from starting too low or too high

  113. Mass Marketing is dead and i learned that real estate commission rate is typically 6-8%.

  114. Georgiana says:

    They have a helpful calculator to determine the cost and mass marketing is dead.

  115. ronda garnett says:

    The real estate commission is not a small percentage of the value of your home—it’s a huge percentage of your equity

  116. LISA BLUMENSTEIN says:

    I learned that you can sell you’re house without paying commision. you lose a lot of money that way.

  117. Raymond S says:

    Mass marketing is dead & the commission rate can be 6-8%!

  118. Jenny Oliver says:

    I learned that Simple and Sold teaches you how to sell your home while maximizing your profits through simple and proven techniques, such as lighting, landscaping, and easy renovations that get you the highest price for your home.

  119. Kristen Linkinhoker says:

    Simple and Sold helps home owners make the most money off of their house when selling with the best tips on how to do it. By using technology, saving equity, and taking control of the selling process and not paying real estate fees they find themselves saving money and selling the house faster to a new owner.

  120. WOW………WANTING TO WIN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOR CHRISTMAS

  121. not naieve but realistically only need 2 documents (a purchase contract and a seller’s disclosure) for a majority of home sales. Good nugget to tuck away in the future.

    eva urban
    emu839(at)gmail(dot)com

  122. I learned that Sissy is the founder of Lappin Properties. Now Sissy has taken the proven system she used to build her home sales success and is devoted to empowering homeowners around the country to do the same.
    Thanks!

  123. That you should NOT touch your home equity!

  124. i learned Sissy is the #1 trusted voice for real estate.

  125. looks like a good way to sell a home with a low commission

  126. I learned their system teaches how to attract real buyers, not window shoppers.

  127. I learned that you can make you home look more appealing(and minimize turn offs) to sell your home

  128. I learned that The real estate commission is not a small percentage of the value of your home—it’s a huge percentage of your equity. Thanks for the chance to win!

  129. I learned that I can sell my home over the internet and not pay commission! :)

  130. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I learned that a 6 to 8% commission can add up to a lot
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  131. rebecca shockley says:

    I learned that Sissy is considered a renegade because she is a one-man-show and not a large firm.

  132. Mike Davis says:

    Well I learned The real estate commission is not a small percentage of the value of your home—it’s a huge percentage of your equity

  133. Laura Jacobson says:

    I learned that In the last 4 years, nearly 30% of real estate agents have dropped out of the business.

  134. If Simple and Sold doesn’t give you great advice for selling your home, we’ll gladly refund every penny immediately.

  135. by using the system you can organize your listing.

  136. About the % of equity is a lot for your home.

  137. You can sell your home without paying for commission.

  138. Sissy was recognized by the Houston Business Journal as “#1 in most expensive homes sold.”

  139. She’s number 1 in most expensive homes sold and has been in business for 28 years
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  140. Melissa Belle says:

    I learned that Simple and Sold has been featured in The Wall Street Journal

    sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

  141. Sara Weekley says:

    The real estate commission is not a small percentage of the value of your home—it’s a huge percentage of your equity

  142. Vickie Couturier says:

    I learned:

    Your home equity is like your 401(k): these things are financial Holy Grails. Unless it’s a matter of life or death or putting food on the table, don’t touch either!

  143. I learned that commission for real estate agents is RIDICULOUS when you could sell your own home. We have thought and thought about it…and I think it probably is worth the “trouble” you have to go through to sell your own home and gain money.

  144. I learned that with “Simple & Sold” you can sell your home for more money w/o paying commission.

  145. by using the system you can organize your listing.

  146. I found that through her system you will learn how to stage, organize & list your home and not just attract window shoppers.

  147. Blessie Nelson says:

    This site really identifies potential loopholes with commissions and helps us save money when selling homes!

  148. I learned that the “true” commission rate comes out to about 40%

  149. I learned that the real estate commission rate is typically 6-8%.

  150. I learned that in the last 4 years, nearly 30% of real estate agents have dropped out of the business.

  151. I learned that the real estate commission rate is typically 6-8%!

  152. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    I learned that even Clyde Drexler praises Sissy! Awesome!!

  153. sheila musselman askins says:

    i learned When an agent sells your home, you are a spectator in the process. By selling your home yourself, using the book and its online resources, you will be in charge of the process

  154. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i learned they have been featured in the wall street journal

  155. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    Organize,Maxamize,Plan

  156. real estate commissions are generally 6-8% of your home’s value

  157. Commissions are TOOO high!

  158. nannypanpan says:

    i learned in the past 4 yrs 30% of real estate agents have dropped out of the business
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  159. Christine burd says:

    Simple and sold walks you through how to stage your home for sale

  160. krista grandstaff says:

    We have been throwing around the idea of selling our house ourselves, but thought that it wouldn’t be worth it… wow… just reading the site was more of an eye opener than I thought it would be!

  161. She will teach you how to make custom yard signs

  162. Margaret O'Connor says:

    I learned that The Simple and Sold Complete Package costs $174.99

  163. I learned that in the last 4 years, nearly 30% of real estate agents have dropped out of the business. The Internet is eliminating the need for real estate agent middleman.
    Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  164. Michelle S. says:

    I learned that Sissy runs one of the most successful Real Estate firms in Houston.

  165. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Learned That There Is A Way To NOT Pay Commision

  166. Erin Collins says:

    I learned that Sissy is the #1 trusted voice for real estate.

  167. i learned that In the last 4 years, nearly 30% of real estate agents have dropped out of the business

  168. Becky Davis says:

    “Listing a home with a real estate agent has never guaranteed a sale, and will never do so””

  169. I learned: the Web is the national MLS already!

  170. April Martin says:

    The real estate commission is not a small percentage of the value of your home—it’s a huge percentage of your equity (see equity calculator).

  171. I learned that they have a system to teach you how to sell your house for the most profit.
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  172. Betsy Rubendall Barnes says:

    I learned that Simple and Sold teaches how to attract real buyers, not window shoppers :)

  173. I like how she shows that commissions eat up all your equity. I will never understand why anyone thinks it is reasonable to pay a realtor 6%.

  174. I learned it is realistic to sell without realtor and save a bunch of money!

  175. learned in the last 4 years nearly 30% of real estate agents have dropped out of the business

  176. I learned I can stage my home myself and have a chance of selling it.

  177. kelley roach says:

    you can sell without a realtor

  178. Tracy Robertson says:

    I learned that $24,000 commission is 40% of your equity!

  179. Simple and Sold has been featured in the wall street journal.

  180. Starr Greenwell says:

    I learned that the real estate commission rate is typically 6-8%.

  181. This reminds me of the importance of staging as I prepare to sell my parents’ home.

  182. I hadn’t put that together even with my math mind that it would come to 40% but I’d still rather have a realtor than do it myself.

  183. natalie machowski says:

    I like this book because it tells you step by step how to sell your home.

  184. I know how to help my parents sell their home for less commission now.

  185. Sylvia Ortiz says:

    Simple & Sold teaches a homeowner how to value their own home and how to market it for sale without the use of a Real Estate Agent, saving you thousands of dollars.

  186. I learned that “In the last 4 years, nearly 30% of real estate agents have dropped out of the business.”

  187. I learned that Sissy has 28+ years of industry experience.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  188. I learned about the true cost of selling

  189. Stevie Nanstad says:

    Using a real estate agent does NOT guarantee a sale

  190. I learned that you can learn to attract real buyers for your home

  191. Lorraine Brooks says:

    simple and sold teaches you how to attract real buyers

  192. LEARNED THAT I MUST GET THIS BOOK!!

  193. i learned that when an agent sells your home, you are a spectator in the process. By selling your home yourself, using the book and its online resources, you will be in charge of the process

  194. Annemarie Z. says:

    I learned that: Listing a home with a real estate agent has never guaranteed a sale, and will never do so.

  195. Kristie D. says:

    I didn’t realize that the commission was so much money! Wowee!! 40% of your equity?! Good grief! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  196. I learned how to keep more of my equity.

  197. I learned that “your home equity is like your 401(k): these things are financial Holy Grails. Unless it’s a matter of life or death or putting food on the table, don’t touch either!”

  198. I learned that sell can be without a realtor

  199. Real estate commission rate is between 6-8%

  200. I learned that Simple and Sold walks you through how to…
    Home Value pricing your home to sell based on actual, current home sales in your neighborhood, keeping you from starting too low or too high

  201. in the past 4 years nearly 30% of real estate agents have dropped out of the business. doesn’t surprise me!

  202. Starletta Schipp says:

    Home equity is one of the financial Holy Grails – and that the internet is already MLS so why pay extra for a sales agent.

  203. The typical commission paid to real estate agents is 6-8%.

  204. Caroline Morin says:

    I learned that real estate school does not teach an agent how to sell a home.

  205. I learned that real estate school does not teach an agent how to sell a home—it teaches them how to pass a government exam

  206. I learned how to tell the actual commission percentage.

  207. Becky Richied says:

    I learned that your home equity is like your 401(k)and really shouldn’t be let go of.

    @classy_mommie

  208. Susan Smith says:

    I learned that Simple and Sold shows you how to sell your home without paying commission, thereby saving you lots of money.

  209. I learned the actual cost of selling a home and that it’s cheaper to sell it yourself

  210. I learned that Sissy is the #1 trusted voice for real estate with over 28 years of experience!

  211. Wayne Lecoy says:

    Please Enter Me In Your Giveaway.
    It Would Be Great To Win
    The $50 VISA Gift Card.
    In Response To Your Requirement To
    Visit Simple and Sold and leave a comment here on this blog post with something that you learned.
    I Learned About
    WHY THE BROKER JUST MAKES YOU BROKER:
    Fact #1: The real estate commission is not a small percentage of the value of your home—it’s a huge percentage of your equity (see equity calculator).
    Fact #2: Listing a home with a real estate agent has never guaranteed a sale, and will never do so.
    Fact #3: It’s your money and your house. You’ve made the monthly payments, paid the taxes, shelled out for insurance. Even if you can afford it, paying a commission means losing money on this investment.
    Thank You For Having This Giveaway!!!

  212. This would make a nice gift to buy a gift…lol

  213. Trish Ellis says:

    This would really help at a time like this.

  214. I learned that Sissy is the #1 trusted voice for real estate

  215. “By selling your home yourself, using the book and its online resources, you will be in charge of the process.”

  216. I’ve learned persistence is key and patience is truly a virtue!!!

  217. Samantha Meyer says:

    they walk you through Negotiating to get you to the close, with everyone walking away happy

  218. INTERESTING! – I learned that real estate commission rate is typically 6-8%!!

  219. Your home equity is like your 401(k): these things are financial Holy Grails. Unless it’s a matter of life or death or putting food on the table, don’t touch either!

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