Real Estate For Consumers

A consumer's guide to the world of real estate

Check our recent articles from leading consumer advocates in the real estate industry.  Whether you are buying, selling, or just wanting to learn mmore about real estate, these articles will help you to learn what other companies don't want you to know.    

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Where does all of that commission money go?

Where does all of that commission money go?

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%.

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

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

Why you should ignore buyer love letters

Why you should ignore buyer love letters

In a seller's market, some homebuyers are attempting to get a leg above the competition by including a "buyer love letter" with their offer. Here are three reasons why that letter should go straight into the trash. Read more

How to find a good home inspector

How to find a good home inspector

Learn what you should know about home inspections, what questions you should ask to them, and how to find a quality inspector! Read more

You have options when it comes to selling your home

You have options when it comes to selling your home

You have options when it comes to how you sell your home. You need to pick the right one based on your knowledge and budget. Here are a few of the most common options when it comes to selling. Read more

True costs of using an ibuyer

True costs of using an ibuyer

Considering selling to an iBuyer? Here are some things you should know before using this type of service. Read more

Are you on the do not call registry?

Are you on the do not call registry?

Did you know that there are 12 states that have their own registry? Let's dive into the Do Not Call lists, how they work, and how you can make sure you are registered before you enter the real estate market. Read more

The real problem with the real estate industry

The real problem with the real estate industry

The industry makes you think new selling services are the problem, but we believe those conversations are actually a distraction from the bigger issue, which is way worse. Read more

Bait agents use to find new clients

Bait agents use to find new clients

There are 2 million agents in the US to sell 5 million homes. With such a competitive field, agents will do a lot of things to try and secure new clients. Here are the top things they do to try to lure in clients, and why you should avoid these tactics and find a good agent on your own. Read more