Selling A House Without Paying Commission

When you sell a home using the traditional real estate agent model, you’re going to pay about 6% in commissions. Yes, “commissions” plural: you’ll pay an average of 3% to your listing agent and another 3% to the buyer’s agent. The United States’ decades-old commission structure is the highest of any industrialized nation. If you…

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Selling Your Home in the Winter: Five Essential Tips (Part 1)

Selling your home during the winter presents opportunities and challenges. There are fewer homes on the market and buyers who must buy a home now are typically more motivated. Knowing how to stage your home outside and indoors can boost your chances of selling more quickly and for a great price.  This blog post is…

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Selling an Inherited Home: 5 Reasons to Sell Now

An inherited home can be a blessing for some and a source of inconvenience for others.  Once you’ve figured out the financial implications of selling your inherited home, you may decide that putting it on the market is the best choice.  Even so, many homeowners find themselves in a holding pattern. The market may not…

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8 Reasons Why Selling Your House to Investors is Better than Realtors

1. You Don’t Have to Pay Commissions and Fees Most of the time, sellers have to pay commissions and fees to their real estate agent and the agent of the buyer. So, if you sell your house for $200,000, for example, you’ll probably have to subtract about $12,000 off that price and pay it to…

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6 Reasons Your Home Isn’t Selling

So, your home is still on the market 60 days after the listing. Your real estate agent tells you to be patient and schedules an open house. A few tire-kickers show up, but no one seems interested in buying. Another 30 days go by.  Don’t give up – get to work. There are solutions to…

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Seniors Selling or Downsizing – Tips

Considering Downsizing and Worried About Selling Your Old House? Growing older has some unique perks, and  probably ranking at the top is the wisdom of doing less and enjoying more. As we look toward our golden years, that wisdom often tells us we no longer want as much house to maintain and might want to…

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Relocating and Selling Your Home in Maryland

Relocating is complicated, even in the best of cases. As local Maryland real estate professionals, we’ve met hundreds of people who need to move out of town, whether it’s to pursue a job, be closer to family, or retire to a sunnier locale. You have to find a new place to live, whether you’re relocating…

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5 Pros and 5 Cons of Selling Via a Realtor

Most people sell their home through a realtor or real estate agent. Often, with this option, you can trust the process to your realtor and they’ll take it from there. But that’s not the only option! Like most choices in life, hiring a realtor has its upsides and its downsides. If you’re on the fence,…

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Selling My House Fast: What Are My Options

Do you need to sell your Washington, DC-area home fast? If so, you’re in the right place: these tips will help you get your property sold. Lately, it’s been tough for home buyers to get the property they want. Many people, especially younger couples and singles, may struggle to afford the standard 20% down payment….

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