Are Buyers Agent Fees Tax Deductible?

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If you’re looking for a potential buyer to sell your house, keep in mind that selling property allows tax deductions. As 2018 introduced some new tax codes or tax cuts, it has changed certain regulations and rules for homeowners. However, rest assured that if you’re planning to sell your house in 2020, the tax deduction … Read more

Does Zillow Take a Commission?

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For many sellers, the idea of listing a property, scheduling an open house, and decorating it seems overwhelming. Even if your property on sale is spotless, selling it can be a time consuming and tedious process. That’s where popular online real estate marketplaces like Zillow come in. But does Zillow take a commission?  In this … Read more

Is Zillow a MLS?

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Zillow, as one of the most-visited real estate websites in the US, offers consumers an on-demand experience for buying, selling, financing, and renting homes. It allows seamless and transparent end-to-end service. Like multiple listing services, dozens of realtors rely on its market across the country. Seeing many similarities between Zillow and a multiple listing service … Read more

Can I List on a MLS Without a Realtor?

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The housing market is a hot and busy platform. Selling a house typically requires the services of a licensed real estate agent. Often, it may cost sellers a large commission which is normally half the total of 4 to 6 percent. These charges are called commission or cooperation fees. This makes many potential sellers wonder, … Read more

How Does Flat Fee Real Estate Work?

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Flat fee brokerages don’t follow the traditional model to find or show properties to the clients anymore. They generate new and creative ways to meet clients’ requirements. These changes in the model regarding payment structures are an example of some evolving trends. Flat fee real estate brokerages are becoming a popular way for homeowners to … Read more

Where Is the Real Estate Market Headed This Summer?

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For almost 2 years, the ongoing pandemic has put the real estate industry on hold. However, the housing market has bounced back without slowing down homebuyers’ activity. The high buyer demand has created fierce competition in medium-to-small metro and suburban areas across the US. Despite uncertain and hard economic times, the booming housing market has … Read more

Flat Fee Real Estate Broker California Laws

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Recently, the California legislature has passed several new real estate laws that brokers should be aware of. Thus, it’s crucial to quickly examine your practices to know if you’re abiding by the new flat fee real estate broker California laws. Flat Fee Real Estate Broker California Laws Real estate brokers operating in California need to … Read more

What Is a Full Service Flat Fee Real Estate Broker?

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Most home sellers usually wonder: “What is a full service flat fee real estate broker?” Full service brokers can help you boost your listing’s visibility significantly more than if you’re selling your property for sale by owner (FSBO). They can also help you save thousands of dollars because they charge a flat rate.  What Is … Read more

Flat Fee vs Commission Real Estate

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Traditionally, selling homes has been paid via a percentage-based commission to brokers involved. However, flat fee brokers charge sellers a flat rate to list their homes. Let’s discuss everything you need to know about these two models in this flat fee vs commission real estate comparison. Flat Fee Vs Commission Real Estate General Overview Many … Read more