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Navigating iBuyer Offers – What You Need to Know

If you are in one of the select metropolitan markets across the US or follow the industry headlines, you can’t help but here about ibuyers with new freshly funded companies entering the space and real estate incumbents expanding their product offering.  The model is...

7 Spring Renovation Ideas for Your Home

With the transition to warmer weather and longer days, you may be itching to prepare your dwelling for the months ahead. Spring offers some bountiful opportunities to work on your home and update its appearance both inside and out. The following are some spring...

Class Action Lawsuit Targets 6% Commission

The complaint, filed March 6, takes aims at National Association of REALTORS ("NAR") rules that require all brokers to offer buyer broker compensation when listing a property on a MLS, saying this has driven up costs to the seller and stifled competition. It targets...

Open Houses Do Not Sell

What is the true purpose of an open house? If you said, “To sell my house,” then guess again. The real answer is not what you think—and the truth is one of the best-kept secrets in the real estate business.The real reason agents line up to do open houses is to recruit...

Who Pays Real Estate Commission?

The US real estate commission model in the US is archaic, structured around a model half a century ago and is estimated to be over a $80 billion dollar industry.  In 2019, there are still firms charging commission fees between 5-7%, extracting equity from...

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