All posts by Mr. Real Estate

Don’t List Your Home for Less Than What You Paid

Don’t List Your Home for Less Than What You Paid
January 3, 2017 No Comments »

Here’s another quick and painless listing tip to avoid unwanted scrutiny when selling your home. And it’s an easy one to follow. In short, don’t list for less than you paid for it. That’s right. Just list the property for ... Read More »

How to Make Your Real Estate Listing a Hot Home

How to Make Your Real Estate Listing a Hot Home
December 19, 2016 No Comments »

Redfin’s Hot Home Feature Can Make Your Listing Fly Off the Shelf If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, you’ve likely come across a “Hot Home” or two while browsing properties on online real estate brokerage ... Read More »

Haus Wants to Make Buying and Selling Homes Super Transparent

Haus Wants to Make Buying and Selling Homes Super Transparent
August 22, 2016 No Comments »

A new company called “Haus” wants to completely disrupt the home bidding process so everyone involved can see the offers being made on a particular property. As it stands now, offers made on properties aren’t openly disclosed to anyone. As ... Read More »

60% of Recent Home Sellers Didn’t Pay Full Real Estate Commission

60% of Recent Home Sellers Didn’t Pay Full Real Estate Commission
August 10, 2016 No Comments »

If you paid a full 6% commission when you sold your home recently, you’re the minority, this according to a new survey from online real estate brokerage Redfin. The company noted that some 60% of those who sold a home ... Read More »

Don’t List Your Home Above a Key Price Threshold

Don’t List Your Home Above a Key Price Threshold
July 26, 2016 No Comments »

I’ve already written about coming up with the right listing price (what should I list my house for), but I wanted to touch on a specific issue I’ve seen a lot of lately. For whatever reason, home sellers seem to ... Read More »

HomeLight Review: A Data-Driven Real Estate Agent Search Engine

HomeLight Review: A Data-Driven Real Estate Agent Search Engine
July 25, 2016 1 Comment »

First let me say this – your real estate agent matters, a lot. They aren’t all the same and performance will vary widely. Do you want your property to fester on the market or sell quickly for a high price? ... Read More »

How to Tell If a House Has Good Bones

How to Tell If a House Has Good Bones
July 20, 2016 No Comments »

What the Heck Are Good Bones? If you’ve been searching for a home recently, you may have heard a real estate agent tell you that the “house has good bones.” Or maybe the phrase was right there in the listing. ... Read More »

Offering a High Price for a Home and Hoping for Inspection Savings

Offering a High Price for a Home and Hoping for Inspection Savings
June 28, 2016 No Comments »

Real estate agents have all types of tricks up their sleeves to negotiate a better price for their buyers or sellers, but some are a little less savory than others. In today’s competitive housing market, you’ll often be told that ... Read More »

House Hacking: What Is It, and Should You Partake?

House Hacking: What Is It, and Should You Partake?
June 9, 2016 No Comments »

You may have stumbled across the term “house hacking” lately, a curious term that was supposedly invented by this guy. Well, he claims to have come up with the phrase, perhaps not the practice itself. Anyway, in short, house hacking ... Read More »