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Commissions should always be discussed before you sign a contract with an agent. But, how can you prepare yourself to negotiate on commissions if you don't know who is getting paid what? Here is a clear and transparent breakdown of who is getting a cut of that 5%-6%.
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
Commissions should always be discussed before you sign a contract with an agent. But, how can you prepare yourself to negotiate on commissions if you don't know who is getting paid what? Here is a clear and transparent breakdown of who is getting a cut of that 5%-6%. Read more
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
our credit score can make or break your mortgage application. It also plays a big part in the percentage interest rate you can obtain. Join us as we dive into what credit is, how credit is scored, and what your rights are as a consumer. Read more
Seven things you should know before signing a listing agreement with an agent...and how putting potential buyers in your agreement could save you more money Read more
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
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
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
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