I just realized I really screwed up. I didn`t mean legalzone.com; I meant legalzoom.com. My B-I-L told me about them. He has used them many times and says they are very thorough.
I`d have to agree...you`ve got to do the research if you`re really going to be able to help yourself (even if you do end up using a lawyer) Spend the day in Barnes & Noble; I think you`ll learn a lot.
I found that legalzone.com was very helpful and certainly less than $200+ an hour. Is it just me or is that crazy?
OMG, so many interesting points of view. I read through all the posts. They were amazing. May be I am way off track here but I thought the original question had to do with "green" businesses. Well, everyone else got on a rant, so here`s my chance.
The newest buzzword for today is "green". Many people these days are concerned with saving the environment from pollution , but are unsure what to do about it.
Did you know that there are 100,000 chemicals on the global marketplace and less than 10% of those have been tested for health affects. We all know about how factories, traffic and such pollute our earth, but have you ever considered how you are polluting the environment in which you live? Did you know that over 90% of the pollution that you are exposed to is right under your nose? It comes from your home and the products you use to keep it clean. Interesting, isn`t it? Almost all brand name cleaning and personal care products on the market are toxic! Exposure to these toxins are responsible for an increase in unhealthy conditions from arthritis and symptoms of aging to cancer and heart disease.
Consider the baby crawling on the kitchen floor? Mom thinks the floor is safe because she just cleaned it, right? But the residue left behind by the cleaner gets on the little hands crawling on the floor and go right into that little mouth. You don`t have kids, you say? How about walking barefoot on the clean floor? The residue is absorbed into your system through your skin. We`ve all heard about how this works; why do you think they developed the "patch" for everything from quitting smoking to birth control.?
Over time, exposure to everday products is a key factor in the increase of certain illnesses, such as cancer,asthma, fibromyalgia, ADD, ADHD, lupus, multiple schlerosis, Alzheimers, birth defects and many others. The birth defects part is why I have such a passion against these household chemicals...my fifth child was born prematurely because of my cleaning the kitchen floor, had to be put on a respirator and now has Cerebral Palsy. Oh well, enough about me.
Breast cancer has increased by 26% since 1982, there are more than 3 million accidental posionings every year; did you know that women who work in the home are at a 54% higher risk for developing cancer than those who work outside the home?
I could continue ranting, but I better get off my soapbox now. Anyways, I am involved with a "green" business that only manufactures natural products. No ammonia, no bleach, no caustic chemicals, no synthetic chemicals, no abrasives, no formaldehyde...just God created substances. I don`t think I am allowed to mention the name of it here but if anyone is interested you can contact me through my signature.
Thanks for listening me to me go on and on and on.
That does sound very cool. I know it`s a necessary thing to do home staging; my question is this. Isn`t the realtor for a seller supposed to do that? Maybe not and I just don`t know how lucky I am.
We are getting ready to list our house very soon, but for the past 2 weeks we have been taking care of all the things the realtor told us to do. The day after she walked through the house she sent a letter listing all the things we needed to fix, change, re-paint and de-clutter plus all the suggesions for making the house reflect its best. We`ve been working hard on everything, but I just thought that was normal for any realtor to do. She said the house would sell quickly if we made the changes and took care of the things she suggested. If it`s not normal for a realtor to do this then, by all means, this is a much needed service! I`m sure it works to showcase the house. (In fact, it`s looking so good that my husband said maybe we ought to just stay here...I told him...LOL)
To your success if you decide to go that route,