Do Open Houses Work?

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Years ago, before the internet, open houses were an important part of marketing a home.  Allowing the general public to come on in and take a look at a house for sale generated some success for home sellers and listing agents.  Fast forward several years with all of the advances in technology, internet, IDX (Internet Data Exchange), virtual tours, high …

Why Real Estate Flat Fees Just Makes Sense

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Joe sells his house for $500,000 and Mary, a home owner in a nearby neighborhood, sells hers for $250,000.  Both had listing agreements with reputable real estate agents who did great jobs marketing and ultimately selling the homes.  Both Joe and Mary agreed to pay 6% in real estate commissions upon the successful sale of their homes. While sitting at …

Flat Fee’s are the future of real estate!

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Let’s be honest…with all of the real estate online portals, free flowing information (homes for sale, comps, values, photos, virtual tours, demographic data, school rankings, etc.) and advances in technology, the process for buying and selling houses has changed big time. Technology has streamlined the real estate industry so much that buyers are now doing their own searches online and …