Realtor Fees: Are Realtor Fees Negotiable?

 

The standard rate in real estate is a 3 percent commission for the buyer’s agent and a 3 percent commission for the seller’s agent. But are those Realtor fees negotiable? Like almost anything else in life, the answer is a big yes. But if you want a break on fees, you need to bring something to the table yourself to show why you should get a cut. Continue reading

Why Hiring the ‘Neighborhood Agent’ Could be a Big Mistake

You might want to re-evaluate automatically hiring the self proclaimed “Neighborhood Agent” to sell your home.  Just because they live in the neighborhood isn’t reason enough to hire them, as they would have you to believe, and most certainly doesn’t mean they are your best choice. Here’s why. Continue reading

Why Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent Is Critical

Why choosing the right real estate agent is critical

Whether you have decided to sell your current home, or if you are in the market for your dream house, it is essential to find the right real estate agent to help you. The question then becomes, “How do you choose?” Continue reading

How to Interview Potential Real Estate Agents Before Selling Your Home

Questions for interviews with real estate agents

When it comes to selling your home, you want to find the best Realtor for the job, the one who will advise you on how to prep, stage, and price your home for a speedy sale with the greatest return on investment. This means conducting some research. Continue reading

5 Ways a Real Estate Agent Makes Your Life Easier

Hiring a real estate agent makes life easier

Buying and selling a home is a big deal – quite literally. In fact, it’s one of the biggest deals you’ll sign, seal, and deliver in the course of your life. That’s why when it comes to listing your home, you want to be absolutely certain you are protecting the value of your property and getting the best bang for your buck. Continue reading

5 Things Real Estate Agents Should Always Do for Their Clients

What real estate agents should always do for clients

Anyone interested in buying or selling property naturally wants the best Realtor on the job. What does this mean though? What separates the best real estate agents from those you’d rather not work with? Continue reading

6 Red Flags to Look for When Choosing a Real Estate Agent

As you start your search for a real estate agent, there are six red flags you’ll want to keep in mind. If any of these pop up, they are not right for you.

The digital age has made it easier to take a hands-on, DIY approach to just about everything these days. You can simply go online to look up what you need and you’ll come across a wealth of information on any subject matter you can think to investigate. When it comes to real estate, the Internet is often the first stop for buyers and sellers alike who are looking to move into a new home. Continue reading

5 Signs You Have the Best Real Estate Agent

20139748_1165007Real estate agents are not all the same. While most agents are looking out for your best interest, there are plenty of stories about rotten real estate agents putting themselves above their clients. If you are in doubt, lookout for these signs you have the best real estate agent and that your needs are coming first. Continue reading

How to Properly Vet a Real Estate Agent

Choosing a real estate agent is as important as selecting a financial adviser or lawyer. Let us help you find them with our tips to vet a real estate agent.

Choosing a real estate agent is just as important as selecting a financial adviser or a lawyer. The decision shouldn’t be made lightly because this individual could mean the difference of thousands of dollars taken out of your pocket. I’m not just talking about their fee, either. Continue reading

8 Important Questions You Should Ask Your Realtor

how do you find that needle in a haystack? Ask the right questions and you'll find out everything you need to know about a potential candidate.

Finding the right real estate agent can be a real challenge. There are plenty to choose from as it seems everyone is a real estate agent these days, but getting the one who will work hard and get you the best deal possible isn’t always so obvious. Realtors are your teammate in this game we call the housing market and you’re hiring an individual to provide you with their expertise, advice, and unquenchable zeal to find an amazing deal that keeps more money in your pocket on a sale or purchase. Continue reading