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What is a Full-Service Realtor?
Home Selling
Many home sellers are looking for ways to make more out of the sale of their home. Because houses represent one of the largest purchases in many American’s lives, it’s only natural for them to make all that they put in (plus some, if the market is right!) back into their pockets. Some h...
3 days ago
Leisl Bailey
What to Expect From a 1% Commission Realtor
Home Selling
Realtor commission rates can be one of the biggest factors when it comes to deciding whom to use to sell your home. Obviously, the lower the commission rate, the better. After all, lower commissions mean more money in your pocket. However, does a lower commission come at the expense of service? It ...
3 days ago
Leisl Bailey
How Does Your Neighborhood Affect Your Home’s Value?
Home Selling
A key factor in selling your house will be the appraisal done by the seller’s lender. While that seems far off when you’re just listing your home, it affects the appeal to buyers in the area as well. If you’re wondering how does your neighborhood affect your home value, you’...
3 days ago
Leisl Bailey
Discount vs. Full Service Realtor: What’s The Difference?
Home Selling
When listing your house, do you choose a full-service realtor or a discount realtor? What’s the difference between a full-service realtor and a discount realtor? Read on to find out. What’s the difference between a full-service realtor and a discount realtor? Seller’s have a lot ...
4 days ago
Leisl Bailey
How to Make the Most Money When Selling Your Rental Property
Home Selling
Most people who sell their rental property want to make money. The goal of what to do with that money varies, but the first goal of making money (or at least not losing money) remains the same. Did you know that you can make more money on the sale of your rental property by following a few simple g...
4 days ago
Ben Mizes
How Much Does It Cost to Stage a Home?
Home Selling
Hiring a stager to help sell your home is a smart move for many sellers. We want to put our best foot forward and don’t always know what buyers are really looking for. That’s where a stager comes in. As you begin to crunch the numbers: adding up closing costs and realtor commissions, yo...
4 days ago
Leisl Bailey
What Commission Should I Pay to Sell My House?
Home Selling
If you are about to put your home on the market to sell, there is likely one question on your mind, “What commission should I pay to sell my house?” True, there are likely other questions on your mind as well. Like “How do I find a good Realtor?” or maybe “How much should I ask for my hou...
4 days ago
Leisl Bailey
Looking for a Cheap Realtor? (Seller Beware!)
Home Selling
Are you looking for a cheap Realtor? Then you might be getting cheap service. When trying to decide on a person to sell your home, your main motivation might be who will sell it for the least amount of money. While this is totally understandable, something you have to keep in mind is that you are p...
7 days ago
Leisl Bailey
Is There a Benefit to Paying 6% Realtor Commission?
Home Selling
What are the benefits of paying 6% commission over 5% for a real estate agent? Are there any at all? We are here to tell you. Realtor commission can be one of the biggest costs associated with purchasing a home. This is because on a $200,000 sale, a 6% commission is $12,000. That’s a pretty big c...
7 days ago
Leisl Bailey
Preparing for the Hidden Costs of Selling a Home
Home Selling
Most people correlate selling their house with making money. While this is (hopefully) the case, selling your house can also cost you quite a bit as well. Here’s a breakdown of the hidden costs of selling a home that you need to be prepared for. Preparing for the Hidden Costs of Selling a Ho...
1 week ago
Leisl Bailey

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