Home Buying Resources

Home Buying Resources

4 things you should know about "best agent" websites

4 things you should know about "best agent" websites

Finding a good agent is hard, which is why many companies claim to help you find the best agent for free! We tested out two of the biggest platforms (so you don't have to). Here are four things we learned to help you avoid losing money and your privacy. Read more

How long should your agent agreement last?

How long should your agent agreement last?

Planning to buy or sell with an agent? You will eventually have to sign an agreement with them. Learn what we think is an appropriate length of time for the agreement to last, and how you should negotiate that term with your agent. Read more

Buyer Beware: missing property history on ibuyer properties

Buyer Beware: missing property history on ibuyer properties

Are ibuyers purposely leaving out property information so that you do not see what they paid for the home? See what we discovered in our latest report. Read more

The truth about the "Best Agent" websites

The truth about the "Best Agent" websites

How do the "best agent" websites work and who really pays for them? Are they really the "best agent?" Let's find out! Read more

Where does the Contact Agent button really take you

Where does the Contact Agent button really take you

Find out where the "contact agent" button really takes you and why you need to protect your personal information in real estate to ensure you get the best deal. Read more

Should you host an open house to sell your home?

Should you host an open house to sell your home?

If your agent wants you to host an open house, or you are a buyer attending an open house soon, you should know this one thing.. Read more

What is an Office Exclusive listing?

What is an Office Exclusive listing?

What does it mean when your real estate agent asks you to be an "Office Exclusive Listing?" Let's talk about the implications of being an exclusive listing and who really benefits when you sell your home this way. Read more

What is a buyer admin fee?

What is a buyer admin fee?

When you get your loan estimate, you might see a buyer admin fee listed. This fee should also come up when you start to interview buyer agents. Let talk about this "cash grab" and why we think you should say NO to it. Read more

400,000 home sales hidden from the public

400,000 home sales hidden from the public

As if the market wasn't challenging enough, especially for first-time homebuyers, Redfin reported earlier this year that an estimated +400,000 homes will be sold by an agent this year without the public knowing about it. Learn how this is happening and why... Read more

New community features to help you connect

New community features to help you connect

We've added a collaborative space for you to connect, learn, share, and prepare for the biggest financial decision of your life. All the perks and support of a community, without the solicitations or selling of your information! Read more