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Celebrate Korbani Eid with Bikroy.com!

bikroy competition

Post a free ad and you could win a Cow or a Goat!

1. Take a photo and go to post ad
Take a photo of the item you are posting. Click on the “Post your free ad” button at the bottom of the page.
Remember, the better your photo is, the faster your item will sell.

2. Post your ad in the correct category
Make sure you post your ad in the correct category, with the photo you took, and fill in as much detail as you can.

Note: Only valid ads will be entered into the competition!

Your ad must follow our posting rules:
– have an original photo
– be posted by a private seller
– be unique (duplicate ads will be rejected)

3. See if you won!
At the end of the competition, two randomly selected poster will win the prizes. First prize is a Cow, and the second prize is a goat.The winner will be contacted via a phone call.

The competition will end on October 1, 2014.

The more ads you post, the higher your chances of winning – so start posting now!

Start posting your free ad now!


Dance & win Tk 1,00,000

Dance competition

 

step 11. Dance to the Bikroy.com tune
Did you see the Bikroy.com Flashmob: Liked it? Create your own dance performance to Bikroy.com’s tune, either with a group of friends or alone – the more the merrier!
Download our tune here: Bikroy.com Tune

 

step 22. Record the Dance
Record the dance and upload it to YouTube.

 

 

step 33. Send the Dance
Email the YouTube link to competition@bikroy.com or send it to us through a message on our Facebook fan page.

 

step 44. Get Facebook LIKES & Win
We will share the best dance performances on our Facebook fan page. The video that will get the highest number of LIKES will become the Winner for Tk.1,00,000.

The competition will start on September 8 and will continue till October 25th.
What are you waiting for? The money is waiting for you!

Condition:
Please do not use any unauthorized module to increase the likes of your video. Those like will be counted as fake; we will count only the genuine likes.

Visit our Facebook page now!


Spectacular flashmob at Rabindra Sarobar by Bikroy.com

Bikroy flashmob

On 30th August 2014, Bikroy.com organized a spectacular flashmob at Dhanmondi Lake Venue to celebrate that they are the Largest Marketplace in Bangladesh.

The quiet afternoon at Rabindra Sarobar turned into a jubilous celebration as people nearby experienced the sudden spurt of joy and energy at the lakeside venue. And they enjoyed every moment of it.

The flashmob have been posed on YouTube so that everybody can enjoy it on the following link: http://youtu.be/-QMZnQTBDOo

Almost one hundred youngsters performed in the three-minute flashmob to the theme music of Bikroy.com. Participants were all students of different public and private universities in Bangladesh.

Kawser Ahmed, a Dhaka University student who frequently spends time at the street food stalls Rabindra Sarobar, said: “Different kinds of cultural events take place here every now and then but the sudden flashmob organized by Bikroy.com was very unique and I really enjoyed it.”

Eshita Sharmin, Marketing Manager at Bikroy.com, said: “The use of Internet is spreading rapidly to every nook and corner of the country and we want to engage with people so that they become more aware of our online marketplace through this flashmob. She continues: we feel encouraged by getting so popular so fast as well as getting the trust of millions of users.”

Bikroy.com became the top-ranked marketplace in Bangladesh after only one year in operations and they are now ranked as the 14th most popular website in Bangladesh according to Alexa ranking.


How to Rehoming Your Pet in Bangladesh

pets and animals

Normally, pet owners see their dog or cat as a part of the family, but as with any other part of life, there are things that arise to cause a pet to need a new place to call home. Whether it’s because of financial problems, pet behavior, or location changes, sometimes the decision to rehome is for the best. There are several steps that need to be taken before this process will be complete. Included in these steps should be preparing the pet, choosing the new home, and transition. Any owner of dogs or cats can tell you that finding a new home for pets is not as simple as it seems. Also know How to Buy Pets Online in Bangladesh?

To begin this process, it is important to prepare the animal. A few things to consider doing include spaying or neutering the pet if it has not already been done. Also, pictures of the pet in question should be taken that are good quality. If the pet has been seen regularly by a vet, it is important that the new owner receives either detailed records of the pet’s care or contact information for the pet’s primary veterinarian. In addition to medical records, an owner should provide a detailed description of the animal. This does not necessarily mean a physical description but definitely the pet’s personality. Each animal is different, and a new owner should know what to expect. Lastly, the owner will want to spread the word that they are seeking a new home for his or her pet. This can include social media sites, email, or word of mouth. Make sure to list pets for sale instead of free to a good home. This will discourage any people from seeking animals for inhumane purposes. Animals for sale are less likely to be endangered after the rehoming process is complete.

Upon following all these steps, choosing a home will be the next key to finding a new home for cats, dogs, rabbits, or poultry. Rabbits and poultry are more likely to be animals for sale for food purposes, but if they are being rehomed as pets, make sure the new owner is aware of and agreeable to these terms. For any pet, it is very important that they fit into their new environment. For instance, if the owner knows that a dog is not good with children, it would be wise not to home the dog in a household of three toddlers, or if an owner is aware that a cat does not get along well with other pets, a house containing several other animals would not be one to choose. Make sure the new person seeking to own the pet understands the animal. It might even be a good idea to allow a trial of a few days. Not only is it important that the pet feels comfortable but the new owner. If the new owner is feeling strained and unable to care for the pet after a few days, the new home is probably not the right place for the pet. With this being said, have the new owner sign an agreement that if the circumstances are not working out they will return the pet. Also, be sure to ask some standard questions such as why are you interested in the pet, where will he or she stay, and have their been animals in the home before. It would be a good idea to ask for references, specifically vet references, of the new owner as well. Just as a parent would ask for references for a babysitter, a pet owner should want the best in a future home for any fur baby.

The last portion of rehoming pets for sale is transition. As animals become connected to their owners, it is important to make a change of this magnitude as smoothly as possible. Arrange for visits first. Unless the change must be immediate, try to ease into it by leaving the pet for a few hours for a couple days. This way the pet does not feel abandoned immediately. In addition, the owner should avoid being emotional or distressed because animals are usually very sensitive to this type of reaction. An animal is less likely to be stressed if their owner seems unstressed. Many animals can have digestive problems if food is changed too quickly. Make sure the new owner is aware of the type of food the pet will or will not eat. It might also be a wise decision to send familiar items with the pet such as toys or beds. As the transition period comes to a close, be sure to ask the new owner if you may follow up after the handoff of the pet. It would be wise not to show up to visit the pet shortly after the change is made as it may upset the pet, but making a phone call to check on progress is perfectly acceptable. With today’s technology, an older owner could even request photos via text message on occasion. Know more about Buying and Selling Pet Animals in Bangladesh.

While it is an awful decision to have to make, every pet owner wants his or her pet to be well cared for. When one is no longer able to do this, the pet’s best interest must be taken into account. All pet owners must have the means to care for a pet, a proper location for a pet to stay, and the ability to control a pet’s behavior. When this is no longer possible, finding a new home could add quality years to a pet’s life. As someone looking to rehome a pet, it is important to prepare the pet, choose a home, and transition the animal as smoothly as possible. Not only will this make the process easier on the owner, but it will also make the situation better for an animal who has no idea why they are no longer being cared for by the person they have come to recognize and respond to on a daily basis.


How to Keep Your Kitchen Appliances Safe and Healthy

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The thought of a germ-filled and dirty kitchen horrifies you. In fact, you find yourself practically inspecting the kitchen of every home that you go to. However, keep in mind that you don’t want to just assume that everything is okay in your own kitchen. Use these tips to keep your appliances safe, clean and healthy for the duration of their life.

Follow the Instructions
When you add a new appliance to your home, you want to make sure you’re going through the instruction manual whether you purchased kitchenware or microwave ovens. It’s tempting to just toss these instructions to the side and put them in the garbage, but you really want to look at the specific information that’s detailed in there. Taking care of your home appliances means putting in the extra effort. After all, if you don’t listen to the warnings and tips in the manual, then you could end up having to pay for a completely new unit.

Set Them up Safely
Microwave ovens and other home appliances certainly have a lot to offer to the family in terms of cooking and preparing delicious meals. However, you want to make sure they are not set up in a way that could pose a fire or choking hazard. Loose cords could be a strangulation hazard for children and pets, and appliances that are not set up right or that are used with a faulty outlet could be a fire hazard. Working with an electrician can help to address this potential danger.

Clean Them Well
You need to know exactly how to clean each of your appliances and make sure that you do so on a regular basis. This is particularly important after you have used them to prepare raw meat or put raw eggs in them. Whether you are trying to clean water purifiers or refrigerators, you should review the specific instructions that came with the unit for direct cleaning advice. Remember, a lot of germs can accumulate in the kitchen, so you want to make sure you are creating a healthy environment for your family.

Know the Risk of Raw Foods
As mentioned above, you need to make sure you are thoroughly cleaning your kitchen items after raw food comes into contact with them. This is also true for any countertops that the food touches or items that you touch with your hands after you have handled the raw meat or eggs. Remember, serious diseases can come into fruition when you are not careful with these issues. You could be passing on problems and disease to other people who come into your kitchen if you do not take the time to wash everything properly after each and every usage.

Understand the Warning Signs
As much as you love your water purifiers and refrigerators and wish that you could keep the same ones for a long time, a moment will likely come when they start to break down. You want to make sure you stay on top of problems. Failure to do so could mean that the appliances turn into hazards for homes and apartments. Also, the problems could just grow worse, and you could end up having to purchase an entirely new set of kitchen supplies. Don’t let things grow and grow until your stuck.

Have Repairs Done Soon
When you notice these issues starting to manifest with your kitchen equipment, the time has come to call someone over to the apartment or house to fix it. If you rent the space, then you want to talk to the landlord so that you are not the one who ends up having to pay for the repairs. Also, when you don’t take care of repairs shortly after the problem starts to manifest, the kitchenware might grow to be beyond repair. Then, you could find that your home is in need of entirely new appliances, which are more expensive.

Don’t Be Rough with Them
If people notice that the appliances in their homes are not working, they might bang them around a little bit to try to get them to work. You might be tempted to strike the appliance. Some people even get angry and toss it around. As much as you might be frustrated with the appliance, you do not want to cause any more damage to it. Sometimes, you might get lucky, and the appliance will start to work again just as did it before. Otherwise, you will need to take a step back and recognize that greater assistance is needed with this issue.

Use Them with Knowledge
On top of getting frustrated with the appliances because they aren’t working, you might also be tempted to try out some of those gadgets in the apartment without really know how they work or what they do. Unfortunately, playing around with a kitchen appliance could lead to it breaking. Even worse, you could seriously injure yourself. Therefore, reading the instructions and knowing how to operate the appliances is very important. If you have a friend who is savvy in the kitchen, ask him or her to show you what to do.

Teach Your Children
With little ones in the house, kitchen safety should be a priority anyway. You do not want them to hurt themselves by touching a certain wire, going near a flame or using an appliance in the incorrect manner. Therefore, it is your responsibility to let them know how to treat the appliances properly. Demonstrating the right way to treat appliances is really one of the best ways to teach your children. They will see what you are doing and be inspired to act in a similar manner.

The kitchen is a major hub in your house, especially when you are enthralled by the concept of cooking. However, you need to make sure you are taking care of all your appliances so that you can continue to cook delicious and healthy meals for your family.


Keeping as Pets – Beginners Advice

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Birds are beautiful creatures that can bring life and joy into any household. Children love them and some birds like parrots can also be extremely entertaining. You can buy a variety of birds in Bangladesh like Lorikeets, Parakeets, Maw, Cockatoo, Grey parrots, and Amazon parrots. Before you decide to buy a bird, you need to understand that like any pet, keeping these lovely creatures as pets requires responsibility. Since this is your first time with a bird as a pet, you need a lot of patience while choosing the right bird and later, training it. The following points should help you –

• Cost Factors – You should not forget that keeping a bird as a pet entails costs. This is not just the cost of buying the bird but also includes its – cage, food, equipment and toys. Always budget out your money restrictions before you decide to buy a bird. If the bird is big, it would require a bigger cage and more attention. A small bird can be kept easily. You should never sacrifice on quality for money. Never get a bird that is not healthy and well-bred because you are getting it cheap. Always go for a healthy bird because that is not the area to be stingy.

• Adoption – If you cannot afford to buy a bird, you can always go for adoption. However, unlike the wide variety of choices and options you get when you buy a bird, adoption demands that you become a bit more flexible. The pet bird you get from the adoption center might not be in the best of health. But you can rest assured that this kind of bird would be trained and loving since it is finally getting a home. You would not only save money on buying a bird, you will also be doing a good deed by adopting a bird into your family. Official sites like bird.rescueme.org can be used for bird adoption for birds in Bangladesh.

• Where to Find a Pet Bird – Online avenues have developed a lot in the recent years and you can easily find a variety of bird you are looking for without any hassles. Online bird classifieds are full of genuine buyers who not only put pictures of the birds for sale that you are wishing to buy but also write about the nature and behavior of the bird. This can be helpful when you are trying to understand the temperament of the bird. You can go for bikroy.com if you wish to look for sellers for birds in Bangladesh who are genuine.

• Hand Raised Birds – You will find that a lot of bird classifieds on online websites use the phrase ‘hand raised bird’. What does it mean? This term is mostly applicable for parrots but can also be used for other creatures. It means that the bird has been raised by humans and hand fed by humans since it was born. This ensures that the bird is extremely human friendly, cuddly and tame. Pets like this are ideal when you don’t want to spend time in training the bird. However, remember that one important thing with a hand raised bird is weaning before you can take it home. Otherwise, your bird would behave in a skittish manner.

• Weaned Bird – According to some people and breeders, the bonding between the owner and the bird is much stronger when the baby bird remains unweaned. Also, some sellers are just lazy and tired of hand feeding, so they offer an unweaned birds for sale. However, when you browse through bird classifieds online, it is important that you choose a weaned bird. Preparing the bird formula and properly hand feeding the bird requires technical knowledge and loads of time. If you don’t have both these things, you should not attempt it on your own. Look for the words ‘weaned’ and ‘hand fed’ when you look through online ads to buy a bird.

• Adopting an Older Bird – If you explore the avenue of adoption, you will find that you get many unexpected things. This includes not always getting a young and baby bird. Sometimes, you get an older bird. Now, the main thing to know about these older creatures is that taming them can be difficult. Especially if they are untrained, they cannot be transformed into social and cuddly pets. You would also need to exercise a lot of patience if you wish to bond with the bird, especially if it used to have an owner and bonded with the previous owner well. A bird needs time to trust its new owner and it is a long process.

• Bird Cage – The size of the cage should be a lot bigger than the size of your bird because the bird needs to move a lot in the cage. It is the only exercise it will get. So, when you buy a cage, go for the biggest available size. The bar spacing also needs to be properly researched. Wrong bar spacing is not only uncomfortable for the bird but it can also fatally wound your bird. Horizontally oriented spacing is common for parrots since that climb along their cage’s side. Smaller breeds don’t need specially spaced cages but their cages should be tall. Having a pull out tray with the cage can be quite efficient in allowing easy cleaning.

• Bird Buying Tips – If possible, you need to get the bird checked buy a vet before you buy it. If you can, then talk to the bird seller and ask them about this. If there are any obvious health problems with the bird, you should always have the option to returning it. You should also ask for the gender of the bird, band number and hatch date of the bird. Find out the sale conditions and return conditions. For an imported bird, make sure that documentation is proper.

The above tips would ensure that you buy the best bird possible.


Buying New or Used Cars From Dealers Versus Private Sellers

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When it comes to getting a car, many people consider the benefits of buying a car from a dealer versus buying from a private seller. There are benefits and drawbacks to both, and making the right decision is a matter of weighing all of your options.

Buying From a Dealer

If you decide that you want to buy your next car from a dealer, there are several things that you should know. First, dealers operate on commission, so it is in their best interest for you to buy the most expensive car available. In some cases, the dealer may try to convince you to buy a car that is more expensive than the one you want or need just so they can enjoy higher profits.

For the most part, dealers are pretty honest with their customers. They want you to get the right car so that you will buy more cars from them in the future and recommend their dealership to your friends and family. This means that the dealer may be willing to work with you to make sure you get the best car for your needs.

Another benefit from buying from a dealer is convenience. The dealership is often open for set hours each day, making it easy for you to simply visit the dealer when you are ready to buy your car. The sales people are often quite knowledgeable about the cars for sale and may help you by giving you more information about the car that you are interested in buying. This is one of the many advantages of using a car dealership when you are shopping for your next car. But before buying a car check Top Five Most Selling Cars in Bangladesh.

New Car Models Versus Second Hand Cars from Dealers

Using a dealership can also make a difference when buying new versus used cars. When it comes to buying new cars, the dealership often has specials and offers from the manufacturer that can help you to make the right decision. These deals can help you save money on your next car purchase and can help you get better financing for your car.

When you buy a new car from a dealer, it often comes with a warranty that covers all or part of the maintenance for a set amount of years. Many car dealers in Bangladesh also service the cars they sell, so going with a dealer gives you a one-shot deal that will allow you to easily have your car serviced when needed.

Buying a used vehicle from a dealer can also be a benefit if you are looking to save money while getting a good car. The dealer often has several vehicles to choose from, and you can pick the one that best fits your needs. The dealer may also have access to more cars for sale that are coming onto the lot at a later time. By going with a dealer for your next used car, you will have the freedom of choice and the ability to test out several car models before deciding on one. Get some more tips on buying a secondhand car have a look here Consider These Facts Before Buying Second Hand Cars in Bangladesh.

Buying Used Cars from Private Sellers

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When you are buying a used car from a private seller, you may be able to get a better deal for your next vehicle. A private seller probably just wants to sell quickly, and will likely give you a lower price in order to move on from the transaction. A private seller may also know more about the car since it has been in his possession since he bought it. He may have service records, maintenance logs and receipts for car parts. Buying from a private seller means that you will have more opportunity to negotiate a better price on your next car.

There are, however, downsides to buying second hand cars from private sellers. Private sellers cannot offer financing, so you will likely have to bring your own financing or pay cash for your next vehicle. It can also be inconvenient to work with private sellers, as you often have to work around their schedules to see the car and test it out. Private sellers often are desperate to sell and may not be completely honest about the car’s drawbacks and mechanical issues. The best way to avoid getting a bad car is to take a mechanic along that can inspect all of the car parts and make sure the car is in good working order.

Private sellers have fewer expenses related to selling their vehicles, so they are less likely to add on administrative fees as with the dealership. As a matter of fact, dealers often add on prep fees, markups and other fees that make buying a car an expensive deal. With a private seller you simply pay their price, transfer ownership and get your hands on your next car.

When it comes to getting the best deal on a car, you may be considering buying used vehicles or new ones. When it comes to vehicles for sale, the key is getting one that meets your needs and your budget. Used vehicles are great money savers up front, but ongoing maintenance can make them a budget buster long term. Repair bills will only get higher as the car gets older, so keep this in mind when planning to buy a used car.

New vehicles often cost more upfront, but you may go many years without having to pay for maintenance on the car. Some car dealers in Bangladesh offer warranties that cover oil changes, tire rotation and regular maintenance for up to 10 years on a new car. Take advantage of these warranties in order to save money on your next car purchase.

If you are considering a brand new car, going to the dealership can mean getting an expert recommendation that will match you with the best car for your money. Buying used vehicles from private sellers means that you will get a better price and less hassle than going with a dealer.

Find the right car for your lifestyle and your budget today.


A Guide to Electric Bikes in Bangladesh

Electric Bikes in Bangladesh

For anyone living in the country of Bangladesh, what better way to explore it than through the use of an electric bike. If you want to feel the wind in your hair and drive through the streets without a care in the world, then an electric bike is the way to go. In essence, an electric bike covers a wide range of vehicles, including motorbikes and scooters. You will find that electric bikes are the perfect mode of transportation for getting you safely around the city, as they typically move at speeds around 40-70 kilometers per hour. As such, here’s an in-depth guide to electric bikes in Bangladesh.

What is an Electric Bike

An electric bike differs from other bikes due to their usage of electric motors in combination with a rechargeable battery. Instead of running on gasoline, they run on energy. All it takes to ride a certain amount of kilometers is to charge the battery and be on your way. Typically, you will find that an electric bike can travel 70 to 100 kilometers on one charge. To recharge the bike, simply plug the charger into any ordinary electricity outlet and it should charge fully in 8 hours at most. As Bangladesh is heavily populated, the nimble movements of an electric bike can prove useful in getting around more readily. To know more about the motorbike in Bangladesh check out our new article Top 5 Motorcycle Brands in Bangladesh.

Advantages of an Electric Bike in Comparison to a Gasoline Bike

Advantages of an Electric Bike

When comparing an electric bike to bikes that use gasoline as their main power source, electric bikes have the clear advantage over the alternative for a myriad of reasons. For one, though similar in look and size, an electric bike often handles better and accelerates much quicker than its gasoline counterpart. You will also find that electric scooters and bikes require very little actual maintenance, save for making sure that the brake pads and tires are in good condition. With a gasoline bike, there are a lot more parts that need constant maintenance in order to keep from damaging.

One of the largest advantages of an electric bike are the fuel savings compared to a gasoline one. For instance, while gasoline can be expensive, electricity generally costs merely a fraction of what gasoline does. An electric bike also does well to generate very little noise, which can be useful in keeping from annoying anyone on the crowded streets of Bangladesh. Electric motorbikes tend to be much better for the environment than gasoline models, due to lower amounts of pollution.

Best Makes and Models Available

When you’re looking for motorbikes to buy, it can be frustrating to sort through the many different brands that are available to you, especially as it can be tricky to know which makes and models are of good enough quality and which aren’t worth wasting your money on. Four of the top brands that you should never hesitate in buying from include Bir Motors Corporation, Honda, Walton and Yamaha.

Bir Motors Corporation is a company that has many different models on the market, including the Bir Magnum. This model is one of their finest and would do well in any home. If you’re considering it, you should know that it can drive up to 76 km per charge and only costs a mere 5. TK. per charge. This electric bike can travel up to 50 km per hour and includes cruise control.

Aside from this, there are plenty of other models to consider. The Walton Leo 90 is a fantastic motorbike that includes a wealth of different colors to choose from. Users will find that the Leo model, in particular, can achieve mileage of up to 70 km, while the Stylex model, also from Walton, comes with mileage of up to 55 km.

If you are looking to save some money, while still receiving a high quality bike in Bangladesh, Walton has a number of other models available that should suit your tastes, including the Fusion 100, 110 and 125 EX, as well as the Xplore 140. Each of these models has a standard mileage of 40 km, which is more than enough mileage when driving around Bangladesh. If you want a closer look at all of the electric scooters that you can choose from, simply head on over to bikroy.com for a large selection of excellent makes and models to consider.

Electric Bike Buying and Selling Tips

If you are looking to buy or sell an electric bike on bikroy.com, there are a few tips that you should know beforehand, in order for you to be fully prepared in any situation. In regards to buying tips, you should always make sure that the bike that you are looking at is legitimate. in order to do so, you should call or e-mail the seller before going through with the purchase and ask them a few questions about the bike. You need to know that it’s in good condition, so this is an important step in doing so. As you will have to call or e-mail the seller in the first place once you decide on purchasing the bike, this isn’t too difficult to do.

It’s also important that there is a picture or two in the description, as well as enough information to give you a general idea of what the bike is like. If there is no seller description of the bike, or if the one that is there doesn’t provide you with any actual useful information, then you should definitely be wary.

As for sellers, try to give a lot of details about the bike that you are selling. There are a ton of classifieds placed every day. Without enough details, a customer will simply choose to pass you over, taking that much longer to sell the bike. You also might want to include a couple of pictures of the bike to ensure the buyer that it’s a high-quality bike.


Making your home in Bangladesh more eco-friendly

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Making your home in Bangladesh more eco-friendly is a win-win situation. For you, you’ll get to save money on energy fees, which you can use at the end of each month to buy something nice for yourself. However, and possibly more importantly, having an eco-friendly home is also a great way to protect the environment. Going eco-friendly doesn’t have to be a huge financial investment, but it is something that you’ll have to be more conscious and aware of. Here are some tips for making your home in Bangladesh more eco-friendly.

Repaint Your Exterior With Eco-Friendly Paint
If you want to spruce up the exterior of your home, you can use eco-friendly paint for a complete makeover. Eco-friendly paint is incredibly easy to apply, and it also is good for the environment as well. When looking for an eco-friendly paint, opt for one that is free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Instead, go for zero-VOC paints and you’ll be doing the environment a favor.

Upgrade Your Appliances
Your home appliances are probably one of the biggest areas that you can change in your home to save money and also help the environment. In the kitchen, you can opt for microwave ovens that use less energy than larger units. In addition, you can use water purifiers to help make the water you are drinking more clean. You can also install a new refrigerator that will help monitor the food that you have in it, and then adjust the temperature accordingly. Investing in new refrigerators or other kitchenware items may be expensive, but they’ll be worth it in the long run as you start to save money.

Monitor Your Water Usage
Whether you are pouring yourself a glass of water, taking a shower, doing laundry, or doing anything else in your home that requires you use water, consider being more efficient in the usage. If you use a lot of water each month, not only is it bad for the environment, but it can also cost you a lot of money. Instead, opt for smart appliances and water purifiers that will help you monitor your water usage.

Avoid Drastic Temperature Changes
Whether it’s an scorching hot or a frigid cold day, it’s important that you avoid extreme temperature changes in your home. When houses or apartments are required to reach a comfortable level inside, it takes a lot of work to get there if you’ve left the thermostat untouched. Instead, do your best to keep everything set at a comfortable level throughout the year and you’ll notice decreased costs on your energy bills each month.

Change Your Light Bulbs
One of the simplest changes you can make to your home to make it more eco-friendly includes changing the light bulbs. Changing to energy efficient light bulbs will not only require less energy to power, but they’ll also last longer as well. This means that you’ll save money in the short term, as well as in the long run.

Use Bamboo For Flooring
If you are looking to change the flooring in your home, hardwood floors are often a great way to go. However, solid wood or oak is incredibly expensive and bad for the environment. Instead, bamboo is an alternative that looks great and is just as lasting for the life of your home. And because bamboo grows back much quicker than large trees, your impact on the environment will be much less.

Make Your Garden Green
Making your home eco-friendly on the outside will help with the way things are inside as well. For example, a beautiful lawn that has green grass will make for an overall cooler temperature. In addition, you can add energy efficient watering systems that will ensure your grass stays a beautiful shade of green, without using too much water each time you clean it.

Minimize Plastic Usage
It may be easier to buy plastic plates and cups instead of buying home appliances, but this is not good for the environment. Although it’s more of an investment, opt for flatware and silverware that you can reuse on multiple occasions. It may be easier to just throw away plastic, but it’s not as easy for the environment to break it down.

Use Green Cleaning Products
When cleaning the floors, countertops, microwave ovens, refrigerators, or any other appliances in your home or apartment, be sure to use green cleaning products. These products are also safe to wash your kitchenware with, and the footprint on the environment is much less hazardous. Although green cleaning products may be a bit more expensive, they are certainly better for the lasting impression on the environment.

Use Less Paper
Finally, houses and apartments that use less paper are likely going to save money and help the environment. You may be a family that finds it easy to make quick notes for one another and leave them throughout your home, but this can add up and make a negative footprint on the environment. Instead, consider the fact that we live in a technologically driven world where you can send messages and emails to remind your kids of important information. Not only will this cut down on the amount of paper that you have, but it’ll also reduce your trash waste each month as well.

Going green and turning your home in Bangladesh into an eco-friendly property is good for everyone. For you and your family, you’ll live in a more comfortable atmosphere and save money on a variety of different costs each month. However, it’s equally as important that you’ll be making a positive impact on the environment and those around you. If you want to go eco-friendly, consider the options on this list for doing so with your home or apartment.


Choosing a Real Estate Agent

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Ready to sell your Bangladesh home or land? A savvy real estate agent can help you list for the right price, professionally market, qualify prospective buyers, negotiate, and finalize the best deal in the Bangladesh property market whether it’s residential or commercial property you’re selling. But first, you need to find a great agent to pull it off. When choosing the ideal real estate agent, it’s best to interview more than just one before you come to a decision about which one’s best for you. Also, you need to ask all the right questions. Here are some great tips on how to choose the best real estate agent in order to get your Bangladesh home sold and for top dollar.

A good real estate agent typically has a great deal of experience with recent home sales and is considered an expert at balancing diplomacy, realism, and straight-to-the-point honesty. Using an experienced agent is going to cost a bit of money, so it’s in your best interest to shop around and interview more than one. Here’s what you need to know to pick the best one for the job:

1. Who does the agent work for?

It’s looked upon favorably if agents divulge their agency-related relationships upfront and early-on to you. It will benefit you if you ask potential agents about whose monetary interest they’re catering to during the sales process, and only hire one who intends to serve as your agent exclusively. If the agent wants to perform dual agency (listing your home for sale but also bringing in buyers and pocketing the whole commission rather than sharing it with the homebuyer’s agent) or a designated agency (both your agent and the buyer’s agent work for the same firm), go ahead and feel free to negotiate their commission down just a bit.

Dual agency causes a direct conflict of interest since the seller wants a higher price and the buyer wants a lower price. The conflict could possibly lead to agents pressuring sellers into taking a deal that’s not right for them, or the agent may not present all the offers in order to protect a certain buyer client. A great deal of money is at stake so make sure your agent is serving only your best interest, and only yours.

2. Ask the tough questions.

You need an agent who is passionate and quite familiar with your particular neighborhood. Agents who have many advertising signs showing throughout a certain neighborhood doesn’t necessarily mean they’re always the best choice. If a potential agent has minimal input concerning condition and price for you, be cautious. Does the agent actually want to sell your home or simply advertise to other buyers by staking a sign in your yard?

Every agent you decide to interview should present an analysis of the current housing market (the most recent comparative homes pending a sale) and know a great deal regarding your neighborhood and the most recent sales in order to fully explain why you need to list your property for more or less than other homes in your area. Don’t trust an agent who tries to promise you a quick sale for the highest price.

3. Review good prospects.

To identify good potential agents, ask for referrals from friends and/or neighbors and limit your search to only those agents with admirable credentials that match your criteria. For instance, go online to search for expert agents who specialize in selling single-family houses, flats, apartments, or even rooms to rent in addition to short sales (selling homes for less than what’s owed on the mortgage). A good agent will be able to serve any accommodation.

Ideally, you want an agent who knows what they’re doing. Nothing can replace experience and expertise. Half-hearted agents tend to lack overall passion, enthusiasm, and drive. You want an agent who will whole-heartedly work energetically on your behalf but not appear aggressive either, like a pushy car salesman. Nothing makes people run away faster than pushy, aggressive sales tactics.

4. Be sure your real estate agent has good backup.

It’s very important that an agent has at least one assistant. In fact, several agents enlist a whole team to help them. Today, effectively marketing a home goes far beyond a simple listing in the local newspaper. All the different outlets, especially online, need ongoing attention and up-to-date information feeding into them at all times to inform both buyers and sellers. However, you don’t want to simply communicate with just your agent’s assistants all the time either. You need an agent that you can openly talk to directly; one who can ease your worries and fears. So, before choosing an agent, ask how often you’ll get updates from them regarding your sale.

5. How long has the agent been in the real estate game?

It’s important to choose an agent with vast experience and extensive knowledge in real estate. What’s their area of expertise? Selling residential homes? Commercial property? Plots of land? Also, if they have less than five years experience in real estate, chances are they’re still in the learning stages and using you to better their craft.

Ultimately, you want an agent who’s fully engaged in a certain area and price point. Find out how proficient they are relative to those two key factors and how well they can illustrate their presence in the market. In other words, take a close look at their current listings. Check out how successfully they present themselves online in terms of their website and social media presence. Does the potential agent have enough listings to prove they have a healthy business, but not too many that your listing gets lost in the crowd?

6. Signing a contract.

Ask each agent you interview how long the actual listing contract lasts. In general, the slower the current market, the longer the agent will want the contract to last. About 3 – 6 months is customary. Agents have no desire to lose your listing once they’ve put a substantial amount of their own money into staging, travel expenses, marketing, etc.

Use these guidelines to find the best agent who will have your best interest at heart and get the job done. Look for integrity and drive in every agent you interview to get the best results.