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Penn And Teller Episode Explains Why Real Estate Commissions So High

Penn And Teller Episode Explains Why Real Estate Commissions So High
I’m always baffled that in this day and age most people are still paying such high real estate commissions to traditional real estate agents to sell their places – especially at the high end – or passing up the opportunity to get a commission rebate from their real estate agents. But maybe it’s still the... Read more »

Why You Need A Mortgage Pre Approval BEFORE You Start Shopping For A Home

Why You Need A Mortgage Pre Approval BEFORE You Start Shopping For A Home
One of the first things they taught us in our real estate training class (after you get your license is when the real training begins but it’s heavily focused on how to make money) is that a realtor should make sure that all their buyers have a mortgage pre approval before they spend too much... Read more »

Consumer Real Estate Web Sites That Are Highly Inaccurate

Consumer Real Estate Web Sites That Are Highly Inaccurate
I’ve always wondered why some of our buyers keep asking us about properties that aren’t really for sale that they found on some consumer real estate Web site. I could understand it happening once in a while but in reality it happens a lot more than I would expect. So when I was taking inquiries... Read more »
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How I Had To Take My Own Advice And Swallow My Pride To Buy A House

How I Had To Take My Own Advice And Swallow My Pride To Buy A House
One of the most unappreciated roles that a realtor plays is to protect buyers and sellers from themselves – i.e. keep them from making emotional and irrational decisions. Invariably something happens during a real estate transaction that pisses off one of the parties and puts the whole deal in jeopardy. I’ve had clients threaten to... Read more »

Should You Avoid A Bidding War When Buying A Home?

  We’ve been on both sides of real estate transactions where the evil subject of bidding wars came up. For some reason some buyers are terrified of this situation and they respond with the statement that they “do not intend to get involved in a bidding war” as if somehow this situation is going to... Read more »

How To Choose A Real Estate Attorney

In keeping with the theme of picking your real estate team let’s talk about how you go about finding an attorney. To start with it’s helpful to understand why you need an attorney in the first place and what exactly a real estate attorney does. Whether you are a buyer or a seller you need... Read more »
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    After 20 years in the corporate world and running an Internet company, Gary started Lucid Realty with his partner, Sari. The company provides full service, while discounting commissions for sellers and giving buyers rebates.

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