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Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Tommy O'Shaughnessy is the Head of Research at Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you with top local agents to save on commission. Tommy's team of data scientists create surveys, gather data, and analyze trends in housing, real estate, and personal finance. He directs public relations efforts, acting as a "data communicator" between his team and the press. Clever studies have been featured in Politico, the LA Times, CNBC, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, and other publications.

The author Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Recent Posts

How to Negotiate With Your Real Estate Agent to Reduce Your Commission

The typical 6% real estate commission is almost always up for negotiation, if you know how to ask. Here are some specific negotiating strategies that can save you thousands of

How to Negotiate With Your Real Estate Agent to Reduce Your Commission written by Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Thomas O'Shaughnessy

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Top 5 We Buy Houses for Cash Companies in Arkansas

Clever's Real Estate Experts compiled objective overviews of five companies that buy houses for cash in Arkansas. Our assessments are based on publicly available information — we've sifted through everything

Top 5 We Buy Houses for Cash Companies in Arkansas written by Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Thomas O'Shaughnessy

July 01, 2020

Mashvisor Review: Here's Everything You Need to Know

Mashvisor Review: Here's Everything You Need to KnowIn 2020, real estate investing is all about the data. Not only getting your hands on the right data, but understanding how to

Mashvisor Review: Here's Everything You Need to Know written by Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Thomas O'Shaughnessy

May 11, 2020

Is Your Real Estate Agent Legit? Watch Out For These Warning Signs

Real estate agents can be a real asset when you’re selling your home — but not if they’re not totally honest with you! Here are some common lies a bad

Is Your Real Estate Agent Legit? Watch Out For These Warning Signs written by Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Thomas O'Shaughnessy

March 12, 2020

Home Sellers Beware: Avoid These Hidden Costs

Selling a home brings several expenses that can come as an unpleasant surprise for first-time sellers wrapping up a sale. Here, we’ll go over four of the largest home selling

Home Sellers Beware: Avoid These Hidden Costs written by Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Thomas O'Shaughnessy

December 05, 2019

Is Flat-Fee MLS the Right Way to Save on Commission?

Listing your home on the MLS is one of the best ways to catch the eye of potential buyers and their agents. If you want to list on the MLS

Is Flat-Fee MLS the Right Way to Save on Commission? written by Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Thomas O'Shaughnessy

November 25, 2019

3 Must-Know Tips When Selling Your House

How do you get the best price for your home when it’s time to sell? You have to raise its value, list for the right price, and save money on

3 Must-Know Tips When Selling Your House written by Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Thomas O'Shaughnessy

October 24, 2019

4 Amazingly Cool Technologies That Will Help You Sell Your Home

You want any advantage that will help you sell your home quickly and for more money. These new technologies and trends can help you get your house off the market

4 Amazingly Cool Technologies That Will Help You Sell Your Home written by Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Thomas O'Shaughnessy

October 23, 2019

The Truth About Offerpad in San Antonio

Offerpad speeds up selling your home while removing the stress from the process. Here, we’ll go over how Offerpad works in San Antonio, its pros and cons, and some alternatives

The Truth About Offerpad in San Antonio written by Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Thomas O'Shaughnessy

October 01, 2019

Texas Discount Realty Reviews: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives

Texas Discount Realty is a brokerage that connects sellers and buyers with discount real estate agents who will meet the client’s needs. In this guide, we’re looking at the services

Texas Discount Realty Reviews: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives written by Thomas O'Shaughnessy

Thomas O'Shaughnessy

September 30, 2019