Homebuyers’ biggest agent gripe? ‘Commissions are too high’

More than 4 in 10 consumers believe real estate commissions are too high, according to a study from real estate technology startup ShelterZoom.

3 tips for getting your sellers to clear their clutter (and boost selling potential)

Many people attempting to sell their home don’t recognize the difference between cleaning and decluttering, especially as it relates to a home’s selling potential. Most people are attached to their possessions, so advising sellers to remove certain items (because those items are devaluing the sale of their home) can be tricky — you don’t want to offend them. 

Why iBuyers won’t huff and puff and blow your business down

People today are in constant search of instant gratification, mainly focusing on anything that is easy to achieve or obtain. But selling a house has never been instant or easy, and in all honesty, most people don’t like selling or buying houses. Because of this, someone came up with a solution that makes the homebuying and selling processes easier — it’s known as an iBuyer.

How to perfect your pre-listing presentation

You’ll stand out from the competition and win more listings if you take the time to identify the unique wants and needs of your target audience and create a pre-listing presentation that addresses how you are uniquely positioned to help them achieve their goals …

4 essentials on your closing checklist that prevent an FSBO nightmare

On June 1, Tamara Holloway’s homebuying fairy tale turned into a cautionary tale when she discovered that the seller of her new home in Nashville hadn’t moved out and had no plans of doing so …

7 pro tips on agent ratings from #ICNY

How important are agent ratings? With the Internet serving as the life hack for just about everyone, ratings are crucial to your business. It’s not only prospective clients who are Googling you, but also future employers who look four months out as wel…

Finally, RealtyTrac makes big data usable for consumers

Since the days of Consumers Digest, people have always depended on the opinions of third-party sources when selecting products and services. Big data has the answers, and up to this point, it hasn’t been usable for consumers. But RealtyTrac stepped in …

Is your listing presentation dead before it begins?

So, you’ve made the calls, knocked on the doors and finally got that listing presentation. You know the neighborhood, the house is gorgeous, and the owners have a reasonable price in mind. The only thing standing between you and this listing is that th…

5 tips to ensure your cash buyers are legit

In the five years of dealing directly with financially distressed homeowners, I’ve made hundreds of bona-fide cash offers for the purchase of real estate nationwide. In almost every case, it seems that instant trust is automatically built between the s…