Antitrust Efforts Against the “Real Estate Cartel”

Is the real estate industry being stifled by “cartel” activity, happening among agents who want to maintain fat commissions and big paydays? The Consumer Federation of America (CFA), an organization that focuses on consumer rights, has found that antitrust steps need to be taken to avoid the trend of higher home prices, stifled competition, and […]

How Much Will You Save with a Flat Fee Real Estate Agent?

Thinking about a Flat Fee Real Estate Agent because you feel overwhelmed by the amount of money that will be spent to buy a new home and move your family? Not only do you need to qualify for the financing on the property, but many other costs come up that often need to be paid […]

How Much Will You Pay in Real Estate Agent Commissions?

  For many years, real estate agents have been paid a commission based on the price of the home. Usually, the agents get 6% of the value of the property, split between the two agents. Even though this has been standard practice in the industry for so many years, times are changing, and there are […]

How Do You Calculate Real Estate Commission Costs?

When you buy or a sell a home, how much money are you spending on real estate commission costs? Many homeowners don’t know about all of the extra fees and costs that are involved in the real estate process. These costs can add up! By taking a proactive approach, you can manage your money more […]

Common Myths of Working with a Flat-Fee Real Estate Agent

Flat-fee real estate agents are changing the dynamic of the real estate industry. As a result, many of the traditional real estate agents are looking for ways to discourage people from working with a flat fee real estate agent. This competition has created a dynamic where false information is being spread about the flat-fee services, […]

Will You Get the Services You Need from a Flat-Fee Real Estate Agent?

Some people mistakenly think that there must be a “catch” if they work with a flat fee real estate agent. How can these flat fee agencies offer such low prices? Homeowners often jump to conclusions that additional fees will be added later, or the flat-fee advertised prices simply aren’t real. Flat Fee Real Estate Agents […]

That is really unfair to generalize about real estate people

Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Fri, 09/12/2008 – 4:34am. http://www.thecitizen.com/node/31648/#comment-88163 Sure there are good and bad in every profession, but the Realtors weed out their own bad apples long before they can damage the public or at least they try most of the time. Most of the bad rap they get is because those […]

Discount Atlanta Realtor

What is a Discount Realtor? I hope that everyone knows what a Realtor is, but in case you are not familiar, a Realtor is an agent who pays for a member designation from a club if you will of agents and brokers who are sworn to abide by a certain code of ethics. Any real […]

Duffy Realty Gives Buyers $1,169,137.73 in Buyer Cash Bonuses in 2007 – Is That Legal?

As seen in The Real Estate Journey March 28, 2007 Many agents state that giving a buyer a cash bonus after closing is not legal. What is it that they want to hold back from their buyer? Buyer Rebates or Buyer Cash Bonuses are legal in 38 states. As stated in Realtor magazine for consumers […]

The Neighbors Know Everything

Many buyers have a ton of questions before they can be serious about buying a home. Most sellers believe that the buyer’s agent who will bring these buyers to their home actually understands the features and benefits of the lifestyle that their home represents. Unfortunately, most of the time the buyer’s agent is new to […]