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A real estate agent will help you to - and through - the main decision of your life. How do you know, for sure, that he will act in your best interests?
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|CountryDirector= [[Christopher Hedrick]]
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|Sectors= [[Agriculture]]<br> ([[APCD]]: [[Famara Massaly]])<br> [[Business Development]] <br>([[APCD]]: [[Mark Gizzi]])<br> [[Environment]] <br>([[APCD]]: [[Mamadou Diaw]])<br>[[Community Health]] <br>([[APCD]]: [[El Hadj Malick Seck]])<br>
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The Peace Corps program in Senegal began in 1963, primarily with English teachers. An early rural development program set the stage for Peace Corps' important presence in rural areas. Volunteers currently work in projects, focused on the needs of rural people. Volunteers are assigned to small-scale projects helping individuals and communities with needs ranging from improved farming techniques to primary health education. All Volunteers are trained to promote awareness of HIV/AIDS and various other life skills themes.
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If he'll really benefit you how can you know? Is he too busy for you? What of his personal integrity? How much work will he expend for you personally?
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You'll need to feel very comfortable with the realtor that you choose, comfortable enough to be able to say 'no' to the bargain of the month and 'no' to the very nearly perfect home.
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==Peace Corps History==
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He must not be overwhelming to you, yet a attitude and assertiveness are features you'll want in an expert performing for you.
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''Main article: [[History of the Peace Corps in Senegal]]''
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Usually when you are picking a business professional, the outcome is not so crucial, but who would like to lose their desire property? Choosing a real estate agent falls into the same class as selecting a physician or perhaps a attorney.
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The Peace Corps program in Senegal began in 1963 with the assignment of 15 English teachers to secondary schools around the country. In the ensuing years, the program has grown considerably. On average, about 120 Volunteers work in a wide range of projects throughout Senegal.
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The short listing process and interview is actually exactly about finding one which you're feeling more comfortable with. Real estate agents usually have a 'presentation.' Normally, this is a really business-like method and if they're having an day, the display may click in quickly.  
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But, you will have to get past the 'rehearsed' person and get acquainted with the true one. Many realtors will have integrity, they have their reputations to consider, but you need to feel that you also have one that knows you and your needs.
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Some real estate agents have incredible sales records, so ask about sales history. Ask if he'd mind giving you some recent sales to choose sources from. Gather up at the least half a dozen and then pick your personal recommendations to phone. When you phone, ask the true estate agent a few pre-determined questions.
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==Living Conditions and Volunteer Lifestyle==
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For instance: The length of time was each house on the market? Just how many were paid off and why? How often times and by how much?
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''Main article: [[Living conditions and volunteer lifestyles in Senegal]]''
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Various other issues could be: Will there be a marketing plan drafted for the sale of your dwelling? Will it be carried out? What guarantees are you experiencing? if any extra real estate courses have been taken by him to see if the agent is passionate and keen, ask him.
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Most Volunteers live in rural areas, especially those who work in the agriculture, natural resources, and environmental education sectors. For safety and cultural reasons, Volunteers are usually housed in family compounds, where accommodations range from a cement-block room with a tin roof to a traditional hut with a thatched roof. The Peace Corps requires that all housing have screens to protect against mosquitoes and other insects, a lock, and a concrete floor. Additionally, bathing and toilet facilities must meet Peace Corps standards. Prospective Volunteers are encouraged to bring pictures and other decorations to “make their hut a home.”
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See if you find his voice or tone very monotone; if so, do you find it relaxing, or would a lively voice be preferred by you producing a far more energetic experience?
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Eventually you need to try and gauge the quality of his negotiating skills. you both to be able to discuss money amicably Inquire about commissions; in a residence sale it'll be necessary.
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==Training==
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Observe the way the true estate agent explains things once you try and negotiate a lower price. Then he can convince when he is employed by you the others to listen to his perspective, if he can convince you that his fee is good and that he'll have to work hard to earn it!
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''Main article: [[Training in Senegal]]''
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All this discussion provides you with the full time and an excellent basis where to judge the personality of the real estate agent. Then your bottom line is that you have to choose someone that you feel you can trust. [http://cindeecano.com/yorba-linda-real-estate-agents-homes-for-sale yorba linda real estate agent]
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Pre-service training is an essential part of Peace Corps service. The objective is to provide you with solid technical, language, and cross-cultural knowledge to prepare you for living and working successfully in Senegal. The training uses an experiential approach wherever possible; thus, rather than reading or hearing about Volunteer activities, you will practice, process, and evaluate actual or simulated activities.
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A welcome committee led by the Peace Corps country director and the training director will meet you at the airport. The committee will help you collect your baggage, go through customs formalities, and load your baggage on rented buses.
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Because trainees’ baggage has occasionally been left somewhere en route, we advise you to carry essential items, toiletries, and enough clothing for three days in your carry-on luggage. Be certain to clearly and securely label all your baggage before checking it at the airport.
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==Health Care and Safety==
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''Main article: [[Health care and safety in Senegal]]''
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The Peace Corps’ highest priority is maintaining the good health and safety of every Volunteer. Peace Corps medical programs emphasize the preventive, rather than the curative, approach to disease. The Peace Corps in Senegal maintains a clinic with three full-time medical officers, who take care of Volunteers’ primary health care needs. Additional medical services, such as testing and basic treatment, are also available in Senegal at local hospitals. If you become seriously ill, you will be transported either to an American medical facility in the region or to the United States.
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==Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues==
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''Main article: [[Diversity and cross-cultural issues in Senegal]]''
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In Senegal, as in other Peace Corps host countries, Volunteers’ behavior, lifestyle, background, and beliefs are judged in a cultural context very different from their own. Certain personal perspectives or characteristics considered familiar and commonly accepted in the United States may be quite uncommon, unacceptable, or even repressed in Senegal.
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Outside of Dakar, residents of rural communities have had relatively little direct exposure to other cultures, races, religions, and lifestyles. What people view as typical American behavior or norms may be a misconception, such as the belief in some countries that all Americans are rich and have blond hair and blue eyes. The people of Senegal are justly known for their generous hospitality to foreigners; however, members of the community in which you will live may display a range of reactions to cultural differences that you present.
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* Possible Issues for Female Volunteers
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* Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color
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* Possible Issues for Senior Volunteers
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* Possible Issues for Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Volunteers
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* Possible Religious Issues for Volunteers
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* Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities
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==Frequently Asked Questions==
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''Main article: [[FAQs about Peace Corps in Senegal]]''
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* How much luggage am I allowed to bring to Senegal?
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* What is the electric current in Senegal?
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* How much money should I bring?
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* When can I take vacation and have people visit me?
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* Will my belongings be covered by insurance?
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* Do I need an international driver’s license?
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* What should I bring as gifts for Senegalese friends and my host family?
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* Where will my site assignment be when I finish training and how isolated will I be?
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* How can my family contact me in an emergency?
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* Can I call home from Senegal?
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* Should I bring a cellular phone with me?
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* Will there be e-mail and Internet access? Should I bring my computer?
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==Packing List==
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''Main article: [[Packing List for Senegal]]''
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This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Senegal and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always have things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight limit on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Senegal.
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We recommend that you bring a minimal amount of clothing. Although ready-made imported clothing is expensive in Senegal, local tailors can produce custom-made pants, shirts, and dresses for less than the cost of ready-made equivalents in the United States. Making use of these tailors will free up some packing space for other things and ensure that your clothes are suitable for the climate. Likewise, toiletries such as toothpaste, shampoo, razor blades, and deodorant can be found in Senegal, so bring only enough to last you through the 11-week training period. Also bring items that will make you feel a little like your old self in a completely new and strange home.
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Remember to bring 18 photos with you for purposes such as visas and ID cards. These photos need not be expensive; those taken in a photo booth will suffice. Two final bits of advice: When packing, choose items that are modest, not ostentatious, and if in doubt, leave it out.
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* General Clothing
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* Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items
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* Nice to Have but Not Essential
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==See also==
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* [[Volunteers who served in Senegal]]
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* [[Friends of Senegal and The Gambia]]
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* [[Inspector General Reports]]
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* [[List of resources for Senegal]]
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==External links==
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* [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/sg.html Peace Corps Journals - Senegal]
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Latest revision as of 12:12, 20 April 2013

A real estate agent will help you to - and through - the main decision of your life. How do you know, for sure, that he will act in your best interests?

If he'll really benefit you how can you know? Is he too busy for you? What of his personal integrity? How much work will he expend for you personally?

You'll need to feel very comfortable with the realtor that you choose, comfortable enough to be able to say 'no' to the bargain of the month and 'no' to the very nearly perfect home.

He must not be overwhelming to you, yet a attitude and assertiveness are features you'll want in an expert performing for you.

Usually when you are picking a business professional, the outcome is not so crucial, but who would like to lose their desire property? Choosing a real estate agent falls into the same class as selecting a physician or perhaps a attorney.

The short listing process and interview is actually exactly about finding one which you're feeling more comfortable with. Real estate agents usually have a 'presentation.' Normally, this is a really business-like method and if they're having an day, the display may click in quickly.

But, you will have to get past the 'rehearsed' person and get acquainted with the true one. Many realtors will have integrity, they have their reputations to consider, but you need to feel that you also have one that knows you and your needs.

Some real estate agents have incredible sales records, so ask about sales history. Ask if he'd mind giving you some recent sales to choose sources from. Gather up at the least half a dozen and then pick your personal recommendations to phone. When you phone, ask the true estate agent a few pre-determined questions.

For instance: The length of time was each house on the market? Just how many were paid off and why? How often times and by how much?

Various other issues could be: Will there be a marketing plan drafted for the sale of your dwelling? Will it be carried out? What guarantees are you experiencing? if any extra real estate courses have been taken by him to see if the agent is passionate and keen, ask him.

See if you find his voice or tone very monotone; if so, do you find it relaxing, or would a lively voice be preferred by you producing a far more energetic experience?

Eventually you need to try and gauge the quality of his negotiating skills. you both to be able to discuss money amicably Inquire about commissions; in a residence sale it'll be necessary.

Observe the way the true estate agent explains things once you try and negotiate a lower price. Then he can convince when he is employed by you the others to listen to his perspective, if he can convince you that his fee is good and that he'll have to work hard to earn it!

All this discussion provides you with the full time and an excellent basis where to judge the personality of the real estate agent. Then your bottom line is that you have to choose someone that you feel you can trust. yorba linda real estate agent

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