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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Tips on how to sell your home on your own

Tips on how to sell your home on your own

Considering selling your home by yourself (FSBO)? Here are some tips and suggestions from previous Selling Later members who sold their home on their own.

What is a discount agent?

What is a discount agent?

This type of selling service gets talked about a lot, but the term discount really isn't correct. Let's talk about what it is, what it means, and the things you need to know before selecting one. Read more

Explore: Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Explore: Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Just a few miles south of downtown Pittsburgh, this walking suburb boasts an array of shops and architectural character. Explore: Mt Lebanon, Pennsylvania Read more

Real estate terms that you need to know before you buy or sell

Real estate terms that you need to know before you buy or sell

Welcome to the consumer's real estate dictionary! We've asked real estate experts throughout the US to help explain the most common words and terms you will see when buying or selling a home. Read more

How to search for agents online

How to search for agents online

There are over a million agents out there, so how do you find a good one? Whether you are starting from scratch, or vetting names you received from friends and family, here are four steps to help you find a good agent online. Read more

Questions to ask when interviewing real estate agents

Questions to ask when interviewing real estate agents

Getting ready to interview real estate agents? Here are some questions that you should be asking to ensure you pick the right one. Read more

How to market your future sale to buyers

How to market your future sale to buyers

Now that you have posted your future home, here are some inexpensive and free actions you can take now to get connected with future buyers. Read more

Finding the right strategy to sell your home

Finding the right strategy to sell your home

Should you sell on your own or use an agent? Relocation expert and consumer advocate, Lindy Chapman, walks you through the steps of finding a selling strategy that works best for you. Read more

How do buyer agents work

How do buyer agents work

If you choose to be represented by a buyer's agent, then there are some things you need to know before you sign a ciient agreement, Learn how they work, what you need to look for, and what you need to know to ensure you are getting the most of your agent (personally and financially). Read more

How to stage your home to sell

How to stage your home to sell

Staging your home can make a significant impact on what your home sells for and how long it sits on the market. Here are some important staging tips that can help you prepare your home to sell. Read more

Common mortgage traps that you need to avoid

Common mortgage traps that you need to avoid

Mortgages are confusing. Even worse, banks know mortgages are confusing and they use that confusion to their advantage and to your detriment. Here are 6 of the most common mortgage traps that Bundleloan wants you to be aware when looking for a lender. Read more