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How to Pronounce Realtor

How to Pronounce Realtor
May 12, 2016 No Comments »

If you’re wondering how to pronounce Realtor, wonder no longer. It’s actually quite simple. It is pronounced Real-TORE. As in, the word “real” followed by the word “tore.”  Like I tore my pants while breakdancing at a wedding. It is ... Read More »

Real Estate Agents Are Hiding Redfin Estimates

Real Estate Agents Are Hiding Redfin Estimates
May 5, 2016 No Comments »

In case you weren’t aware, the Zestimate now has some healthy competition from its future foe the “Redfin Estimate.” While the name isn’t as cute or clever, it serves the exact same purpose as the Zestimate, although there’s one special ... Read More »

How Much Does It Cost to Sell a House?

How Much Does It Cost to Sell a House?
April 25, 2016 No Comments »

Real estate Q&A: “How much does it cost to a sell a house?” So you bought a home back in 2012, around the time things bottomed. You’ve been checking out recent comparable sales in your area and stand to make ... Read More »

Ask Your Real Estate Agent to Rebate Their Commission to Close the Deal

Ask Your Real Estate Agent to Rebate Their Commission to Close the Deal
April 19, 2016 No Comments »

If you ask someone, anyone really, if real estate agents are overpaid, you’ll likely hear a resounding “yes.” Now ask the agent if they feel they get compensated enough for what they do and they’ll probably say “not even close!” ... Read More »

Double End: How to Get Your Purchase Offer Accepted Without a Real Estate Agent

Double End: How to Get Your Purchase Offer Accepted Without a Real Estate Agent
April 5, 2016 No Comments »

Double End Real Estate Deal This probably sounds ridiculous and completely unconventional, but in today’s ultra-hot real estate market, you might have a better chance of getting your offer accepted if you don’t have an agent. Think about it this ... Read More »

We Buy Ugly Houses Review: Should You Sell Them Your Ugly House?

We Buy Ugly Houses Review: Should You Sell Them Your Ugly House?
March 17, 2016 18 Comments »

You may have seen ads for “We Buy Ugly Houses,” a company that will make a cash offer for your property as-is, even if it’s not in great shape. The value proposition is that they’ll take the property off your ... Read More »

Who Actually Benefits from Coming Soon Listings?

Who Actually Benefits from Coming Soon Listings?
August 7, 2014 No Comments »

Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz (and anger) about Zillow’s new “Coming Soon listings,” which are properties listed on the Zillow website but not yet on the MLS. They’re basically pocket listings with a wider audience. You may have ... Read More »

What’s the Best Day to List Your Home?

What’s the Best Day to List Your Home?
February 26, 2013 No Comments »

Realty Q&A: “What’s the best day to list your home?” Nowadays, money is a little tighter than it used to be. And house values aren’t surging like they once were. As a result, homeowners need to be a lot more ... Read More »

Get to Know Santa Monica Real Estate With a Heat Map

Get to Know Santa Monica Real Estate With a Heat Map
October 30, 2012 No Comments »

Most folks who live in and around Los Angeles know Santa Monica is a white-hot city in terms of real estate. Heck, it borders the Pacific Ocean, has incredible weather year-round, and is severely limited in terms of space. And ... Read More »

NAR: Housing Inventory Is Tight, and May Get Too Tight

NAR: Housing Inventory Is Tight, and May Get Too Tight
September 10, 2012 No Comments »

If you’re ever looking for some light entertainment, just surf your way over to the National Association of Realtors website. They’ve always got plenty of “news” and press releases that make no mistake about the fact that they’re seriously pro-housing. ... Read More »