Why you should get your lawyer involved at the start.

For many people, buying or selling a house is one of the most significant transactions of their life, and it stands to reason that you would want to turn to a professional rather than navigating the process on your own. If you are considering selling your house, your first inclination might be to enlist the help of a real estate agent. But while real estate agents can be a good option, you may be surprised...

Nine reasons auctions get lower prices.

1. THE STARTING PRICE It seems as if the price goes up at auctions. But that's only because it starts LOW. Its like starting the day with a massive hangover and saying that you are going to feel better as the day progresses. That is not a good reason to get drunk every night. Avoid drinking and you avoid the hangover. You start the day in good shape. And that is how your sale should start from a good...

How to sell your home without a real estate agent.

How to sell my Home privately. Many home-sellers are looking at the commissions they have to pay on sale of their home and are now thinking, why can't I sell it myself? After all, if you can get $800,000 selling your home yourself, you have potentially saved about $40,000, which is a significant amount of money in anyone's terms. The reservation is the thought of selling their own home is scary and...

Why do Real Estate agents charge so much?

If you have just sold your home, you probably handed over in excess of $40,000 to a real estate agent. Ouch. People complain, yet do it every day, almost without thinking. Why are they so high and how do agents get away with it? Its not real money Traditional real estate agents can charge these eyebrow-raising figures because the amount doesnt seem real to the homeowner who is paying the bill. The...

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