Posts tagged "real estate agents"

Crazy Real Estate Model: Selling Your Home With No Listing Commission

Crazy Real Estate Model: Selling Your Home With No Listing Commission
There is sort of a new real estate brokerage model out there for selling your home – if you live in Philadelphia. The concept is that you can market your home for sale with a full service brokerage without having to pay any listing side commission (but you still have to pay a commission to... Read more »

Why Real Estate Commissions Are So High: Paying For Wasted Time

Why Real Estate Commissions Are So High: Paying For Wasted Time
I’ve decided that I’ll never be able to write the comprehensive post on all the reasons why real estate commissions are so high, though I have covered some of them previously in posts such as this one: Why Do Real Estate Agents Make So Much Money? There are just too many reasons to cover in... Read more »

Myths And Lies: Why Do Real Estate Agents Make So Much Money?

Myths And Lies: Why Do Real Estate Agents Make So Much Money?
It’s a great question and one that I asked many years ago, which prompted me to get into the real estate business in the first place: Why do real estate agents make so much money? And the answer is so complicated that I can’t do it justice in just one blog post. So I’ll simply... Read more »
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For Sale By Owner: The Alternatives You May Not Have Considered

For Sale By Owner: The Alternatives You May Not Have Considered
As I’ve recently posted there can be good reasons for going the for sale by owner route but there can also be plenty of legitimate reasons for not doing it (as opposed to the many bogus reasons often given by real estate agents). However, you’re not limited to just two alternatives at opposite ends of... Read more »

For Sale By Owner: The Truth About Selling Your Own Home

For Sale By Owner: The Truth About Selling Your Own Home
Hard to believe that a real estate agent can tell you the truth about trying to sell your home without a real estate agent – especially after I just covered all the myths and lies that the industry spreads about the for sale by owner route. But I’m going to try anyway. I actually have... Read more »

For Sale By Owner: The Myths And Lies About Selling Your Own Home

For Sale By Owner: The Myths And Lies About Selling Your Own Home
Dennis Rodkin posted a story in Crain’s last week about the rise in for sale by owner (FSBO) listings on the forsalebyowner.com Web site: For Realtors, an unwelcome trend. Later in the week he also appeared (well, his voice was heard) on NPR discussing the same topic. The bottom line is really nothing new. Some... Read more »
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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 »

How Real Estate Agents (Try To) Convince You That They Are Neighborhood Experts

How Real Estate Agents (Try To) Convince You That They Are Neighborhood Experts
Last week I posted on the #2 Myth About Selling Your Home – the silly idea that you need a real estate agent that is the neighborhood (or building in the case of a high rise) expert to get the highest price for your home. But I saved until today the whole topic of how... Read more »

Beware Of These 4 BS Statistics When Choosing A Realtor To Sell Your Home

Beware Of These 4 BS Statistics When Choosing A Realtor To Sell Your Home
I’m supposed to write a follow up to my post on appealing your Cook County property taxes but then an email hit my inbox from Trulia entitled 4 Statistics that Win Listings and it got me all riled up. It’s supposed to be advice from Trulia (whose real customers are real estate agents but that’s... Read more »
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Realtors A Gift From God? Seriously?

Realtors A Gift From God? Seriously?
Oh. My. God. My business partner sent me a link to this video the other day and thought I could have some fun with it. It appears to be a takeoff on a famous speech that Paul Harvey gave at a Future Farmers Of America convention in 1978: So God Made A Farmer, which was the... Read more »