All posts by Mr. Real Estate

Half Bath vs. Full Bath: Where’s the Value?

Half Bath vs. Full Bath: Where’s the Value?
February 23, 2021 8 Comments »

While perusing real estate listings on Zillow, Redfin, or Trulia, you’ve probably encountered terms like “half bath” and “full bath.” Or maybe you’ve seen it expressed numerically, like “1.25 bathrooms” and “1.50 bathrooms.” Or even 3/4 bathroom. What does it ... Read More »

Is Buying a Flip House a Smart Move?

Is Buying a Flip House a Smart Move?
February 23, 2021 No Comments »

Should I Buy a Flipped House? If you’re in the market to buy a new home, you’ve probably encountered one or two “flip homes” along the way. When I say flip homes, I mean homes that were purchased fairly recently, ... Read More »

Is It Time for the Phrase Master Bedroom to Go Away?

Is It Time for the Phrase Master Bedroom to Go Away?
July 7, 2020 No Comments »

Recently, the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) decided to stop using the phrase “master bedroom” in its real estate listings after a group of agents requested a review. They updated the phrase with a replacement, “primary bedroom,” implementing the change ... Read More »

Seller’s Advantage Review: Buying Homes Fast in Chicago, Philly, Phoenix, and SoCal

Seller’s Advantage Review: Buying Homes Fast in Chicago, Philly, Phoenix, and SoCal
March 4, 2020 1 Comment »

These days, buying homes for cash is hot. It seems a new company emerges daily, offering to purchase your property quickly and easily, without the typical pain points involved with selling a home. The latest I’ve come across is called ... Read More »

Tarek Buys Houses Review: Fast Cash Offers for Your Home

Tarek Buys Houses Review: Fast Cash Offers for Your Home
February 19, 2020 No Comments »

Remember Tarek el Moussa from Flip or Flop on HGTV? Or do you still currently watch him? Well, he launched a new business that buys houses, aptly named, “Tarek Buys Houses.” And hey, it’s possible he might even buy your ... Read More »

65+ Things to Do Before You List and Show Your Home

65+ Things to Do Before You List and Show Your Home
May 16, 2019 No Comments »

If you’re thinking about selling your home, know that a lot of work is in your future. That is, if you take the job seriously and desire top dollar for your property. It’s true about first impressions, especially when it ... Read More »

Should I Use the Same Agent to Buy and Sell a Home?

Should I Use the Same Agent to Buy and Sell a Home?
January 23, 2019 No Comments »

Once you’ve gone through what can be a very long process of finding a real estate agent, you might be wondering if you should use this individual for multiple transactions. For example, should you use one agent to sell your ... Read More »

Zero Listing Fee for Selling Your Home

Zero Listing Fee for Selling Your Home
December 5, 2017 No Comments »

If you’ve been tinkering with the idea of listing and hopefully selling your home, you may have come across the infamous “zero listing fee” option. While it obviously sounds too good to be true, seeing that no one works for ... Read More »

New Redfin Concierge Service Offers Cleaning and Staging as Part of Listing Fee

New Redfin Concierge Service Offers Cleaning and Staging as Part of Listing Fee
December 4, 2017 3 Comments »

Redfin has launched a new home-selling service that is a lot more hands-on than its traditional offering, known as “Redfin Concierge Service.” In a nutshell, the enhanced option allows home sellers to take advantage of a suite of services to ... Read More »