Luke Babich is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you with top agents to save money on commission. He's an active real estate investor and licensed agent in St. Louis, with 22 units currently. Luke graduated from Stanford University and subsequently ran a historic data-driven campaign for University City City Council. Luke's writing has been featured in Homeland Security Today, Mashvisor, Payments Journal, and Bigger Pockets.
The Top 5 Mistakes Home Sellers Make When Selling Without an Agent
The numbers are clear: homes that are sold without an agent sell for less money and take much longer to sell than agent-assisted home sales. According to NAR, the typical
March 26, 2020
6 Easy Credit Building Tips for First-Time Home Buyers
Having a good credit score is not essential for buying a house. There are programs that help people with bad credit purchase homes. However, the better your score, the less
February 17, 2020
How to Sell a House By Owner in Vermont
Selling a house For Sale by Owner (FSBO) in Vermont can save you 2.62-5.67% in realtor commissions. But prepare for a lot of work, including filing the required paperwork and
February 12, 2020
4 Tips for Staging Your Home By Yourself
Staging a home professionally costs an average of $675, but it’s not that hard to do it yourself. Just remember to maximize your home’s light, openness, adaptability, and authenticity.
January 20, 2020
3 Secrets About The Home Loan Process
Applying for a home loan can be intimidating — especially if you're new to the process. But, there are things you can do to set yourself up for the greatest
January 14, 2020
How To Negotiate A Lower Price For A Home You Want To Buy
The listing price for a home is just a starting point for negotiations. While many factors play into whether you’ll be able to successfully negotiate a lower price for a
January 10, 2020
The Top 5 Way to Get Your Home Ready to Sell
Making the decision to sell your home is hard enough, but the process of getting your house ready to sell doesn’t have to be. While it will require some work
January 03, 2020
How to Find a Real Estate Investor to Partner With
They say that two heads are better than one. When it comes to investing in real estate, this can be true. A partner can provide you with the experience, skillset,
October 01, 2019
Crye-Leike Reviews: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives
Crye-Leike is a well established real estate brokerage headquartered in Memphis, TN. In business for over 30 years, Crye-Leike has built a reputation for good service and high sales volume.
September 30, 2019
How Does a For Sale By Owner Sale Work for the Buyer?
Buying a FSBO listing is a notoriously thrifty way to get a deal. It’s also a way to end up with unforeseen headaches. Hiring an experienced local agent will protect
September 23, 2019