Home Selling

How to Avoid Dual Agency in Real Estate

What is Dual Agency

If you are going to be buying or selling a home this article will interest you. You are about to discover one of the hottest subjects in real estate. Learn about the real estate term known as "dual agency" and why this situation does not benefit consumers. Understanding how dual agency works is something most consumers don't understand. The same can be said for a fair amount of real estate agents as well.

Who Else Lists a Property With Higher Commission to Attract All Area Agents?

Realtor Commission Rate

Today I was surfing ActiveRain and saw this discussion on Real Estate listing rates and wanted to share it with Huliq readers. Rob Thomas, a real estate agent from Bristol, TN is asking fellow realtors if they ever list a property with a higher than customary commission rate in order to attract attention from all area agents.Here is what responding agents say about this.

When Another Agent Steals Your Pictures and Lists The House at a Lower Price

Real estate photos

Last Spring I took a listing owned by a friend of a friend. The house was in the next town over where I've done a lot of business over the years. The problem as presented? It was a sixties front-to-back split that while having had updates in 50 years of ownership needed everything or to be torn down. The location was superb, the grounds just beautiful but the house - "not so much."

Justice for bogus home appraisal

Home Appraisal

Several weeks ago ago I had the worst appraisal ever, coming back $40,000 under the offer to purchase. Questioning my abilities to accurately value homes, as well as the listing agents, I was just dumbfounded. I did the research, studied the comparables, and felt totally comfortable with the price my clients had offered. When the appraisal came back $40,000 under the offered price, I was stunned. How could I have gotten things so wrong?

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