Do Realtors Always Get 6%?

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Commission rates take a chunk out of your money. Whether you’re planning to buy or sell a property, you might be thinking, do realtors always get 6% of the selling amount? We’re explaining everything about the commission rates of realtors and how you can save money by skipping 6% rates. Do Realtors Always Get 6%? … Read more

How Are Realtor Fees and Closing Costs Calculated?

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Realtor fees and closing costs may get a larger chunk of your total home sale price than expected if not estimated correctly. Homebuyers and sellers often wonder, how are realtor fees and closing costs calculated? We’re sharing what makes up closing costs and realtor’s fees, as well as how to calculate them correctly. How Are … Read more

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 over a year, the ongoing pandemic has put the real estate industry on hold. However, the housing market has bounced back without slowing down homebuyers’ activity.  We say this because the first few months of this year have seen a growth in property prices. The high buyer demand has created fierce competition in medium-to-small … Read more