Understanding what agents do for their commission, who pays realtor fees, and how that money is distributed between the agents, is the key to answering some of the even more pressing questions— i.e., can you negotiate realtor fees, and how can you reduce real estate commission.
If you’re in the market for a new home, it helps to be informed. You’ll not only want access to listings as soon as they come on the market, but you’ll also need to be able to learn as much as you can about the neighborhoods you’re considering. Fortunately, there are many […]
In 2020, it’s fair to ask if someone who wants to buy a home needs to use a buyer’s agent. Huge websites like Zillow and Redfin allow buyers to browse properties at their leisure, and even provide analytics-backed values. Industry disrupting iBuyers like Opendoor have made the real estate market more efficient and transparent, and […]
So you found your dream home, put in a bid, fended off the competition, went to the negotiating table, and settled on a firm, exact price. That final purchase price is what you’re going to end up paying, right? Well, not exactly. Once you settle on the home price, there are closing […]
Buying a home is a joyous, exciting experience— and a stressful one. Signing your name to a six or seven figure loan can make anyone squirm a little, and, thanks to buyer closing costs, it can seem like the further into the sale you get, the more the price tag goes up. […]