How To Search for a Home Online Searching for a home online is fraught with consumer dangers. This article will address a few of the problems and how to avoid them. Perhaps the most important FIRST STEP in searching online for a home is finding the best online home listing services (home search engines) that are … Continue reading "How To Search for a Home Online"
Bonuses What is bribery and does it exist in residential real estate? You be the judge. What Does it Mean to be Guilty of Bribery: As taken out of context from a criminal commercial bribery statute, we were able to come up with the following general explanation as to what typically constitutes bribery: "Whoever … Continue reading "Bribery and Buyer Broker Bonuses"
How to negotiate with a buyer’s agent and save thousands of dollars.
More About Problems in Residential Real Estate Healthy Capitalism and Competition Have Been Wiped Out Healthy capitalistic and competitive forces do not drive the residential real estate industry. Although real estate brokers fiercely compete for clients, once they bag their prey it is the consumer’s trust and vulnerabilities that become the commodity most sought after. … Continue reading "More About Problems in Residential Real Estate"
The List - Details About the List This List should not have to exist. If fee competition existed among buyer agents, more agents would advertise their fees instead of concealing them. Instead, the buyer agent fee is almost never negotiated, it is fixed. Instead of negotiating their fee, most agents only disclose their fee after … Continue reading "The List – Details"
Avoid Realtor Open Houses and Online Ads The National Association of Realtors every year holds a “National Open House Weekend” and they spin it as an, “endeavor to promote the message to prospective buyers that homeownership matters.” See our most recent story on this by clicking here. The one thing that they do not tell … Continue reading "Avoid Realtor Open Houses and Online Ads"