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Mortgage Rate Trends We Can Expect in 2023

Mortgage rates have been rising, but there are signs that they may lower in 2023. We'll look at the reasons why they could drop in this blog post!

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What the Housing Market Could Look Like in 2023

The housing market is influenced by various factors. While it's difficult to make predictions, there are trends that experts are watching heading...

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Why is Hiring a Real Estate Agent Important?

There are several reasons why hiring a real estate agent can be beneficial. If you're wondering what services they can provide - this blog is for you!

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10 Tips for Buying a Home in Today's Market

Purchasing a home can be a daunting task, given today's real estate market. Here's 10 quick tips to help you navigate the market to purchase a home!

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Transactly Partners with eXp Realty

Transactly Now Affiliated With eXp Realty ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Oct. 25, 2022 — Transactly, a current leading real estate transaction Management Platform...

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How Do Real Estate Teams Work?

Real estate teams work to build you into the best and most productive agent you can be. Giving you access to benefits you never knew you needed.

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Tips for Selling Your Delicious Gingerbread House

The holiday season brings on a major pain point for the real estate agents – what to do if your gingerbread house isn’t selling by the hard deadline...

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How Does Real Estate Privacy Law Protect You?

When we think about privacy law, our minds tend to direct us to all those little checkboxes. Now consumers are starting to question real estate...

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2022 Real Estate Predictions

After a historic year of increased demand and skyrocketing home prices, many are wondering what’s to come for the 2022 real estate market. Of course,...

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Dealing with a Haunted Listing? You Have 4 Options

Dealing with a Haunted Listing?   Do you suspect your listing is haunted? Are you worried about home buyers picking up on the spooky vibe? If so,...

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The Hidden Powers of Transactly

The Hidden Powers of Transactly Transactly’s tech-enabled platform hosts a suite of intuitive and time saving features. Transactly provides agents...

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Hidden Fees to be Aware of When Purchasing a Home

Transactly Is Here to Help   Do you hope your buyers or sellers go under contract this weekend? While there are many fees they’ll encounter during...

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What Does a Transactly Coordinator Do?

What Do Transactly Coordinators Do? Make Your Life Easier  Life as a Real Estate agent can be quite hectic and stressful. Complicated paperwork can...

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Guiding Sellers in a Seller's Market

A seller’s market occurs when inventory of homes is low. There is more demand for home from buyers than there are home sellers on the market. This...

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What is a Hubbard Clause in Real Estate?

The clause gives the buyer a timeframe to find a buyer for their current home, before they move forward with purchasing a new property.

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How to Become a Real Estate Coach

To become a real estate coach, you need more than just a license. Being a successful agent, and having certification is a good start.

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Transactly Acquires On Target Transactions

Transactly, the leading Real Estate Transaction Platform providing Tech-Enabled Transaction Coordinators across North America, officially commenced...

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How To Find a Transaction Coordinator

Outsourcing TC sercives is the move top agents are making. Learn about the most convenient ways to find a transaction coordinator today.

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Guidance for Open Houses During COVID-19

It can be hard to know how to handle open houses during COVID-19. Follow these guidelines to ensure everyone stays safe.

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How to Know When it is Time to Hire Help

Knowing when to hire help can be difficult. If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, it's time to hire a real estate assistant.

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How to be the BEST Real Estate Agent

Learn to effectively delegate your workload so you can spend more time working towards becoming the best agent you can be.

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Agents: You're Overworked! Fix It!

When you start to feel overworked as an agent it is important to take action quickly. Take the steps necessary to stay happy and healthy.

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OpCity Realty: What You Need to Know

Opcity realty is a referral service that provides high quality leads. They charge a 30-35% of your commission for them though if you get to closing.

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5 Sales Management Strategies for Brokerages

Cultivating effective sales management for brokerages is a little different. Your agents do more than just sales, so it is important to recognize...

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5 Strategies to Grow Your Real Estate Business

Growing your real estate business in your hands. Consistency with these strategies will grow your buiness, and help you bring in more revenue next...

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What is the Typical Transaction Coordination Fee?

TCs take mundane tasks off of your plate, and let you focus on tasks that truly need your attention, for a relatively low transaction coordination...

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Common Home Staging Mistakes Even Realtors Make

You are a realtor, not a home stager. So, running into a few common home staging mistakes is bound to happen, but with practice your listings will...

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Converting FSBOs To Clients: 4 Tips

FSBOs may seem like lost causes, truthfully they are a great potential client base though. Converting FSBOs to clients could push you over your sales...

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Zoom Tips For Real Estate Agents

Due to COVID-19, agents have been thrown into a virtual world. Investigating Zoom tips for real estate agents is a step to begin adapting to this...

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Tax Tips Every Real Estate Agent Should Know

The costs of business necessities can add up quickly. So, being aware of tax tips for real estate agents can save you a significant amount of money...

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Real Estate Agent Compensation Methods

Oftentimes there will be an agent commission split with the broker in place to compensate the broker for the work they do.

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The 5 Best Credit Building Tips For HomeBuyers

In order to help you achieve a low rate that allows you to be comfortable and confident, check out the best credit building tips for homebuyers.

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What Homebuyers and Sellers Think About COVID-19

We read a lot about what the so-called ‘experts’ think will happen to the real estate market as a result of COVID-19, but what do homebuyers and...

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4 Productivity Tips for Real Estate Agents

If you are truly productive with the hours you are working, you will be able to achieve your professional goals with a reasonable time commitment to...

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The 5 Best Real Estate Cold Calling Tips

Using cold calling, and real estate cold calling tips, is a successful method of procuring business, even it takes 200 calls before someone bites.

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What Does a Contract to Close Coordinator Do?

A contract to close coordinator is simply just someone that is able to help you out in the complicated real estate process without stepping on your...

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The Basics of Selling with HomeVestors

Before selling to HomeVestors, consider how much HomeVestors pays for houses, along with other factors of selling to the investor company.

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What Percentage of Home Sales Do Realtors Get?

So what percentage of home sales do realtors get? This is a common question, but unfortunately the answer is not completely black and white. 

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Typical Home Closing Costs

In addition to the down payment, you must also be able to afford your closing costs. The price of typical home closing costs often surprises many...

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What is an Easement Within Real Estate?

An easement in real estate is not necessarily a good thing or a bad thing. It allows another person the right to the limited use of your property.

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MyOutDesk Reviews and How It Works

Looking for Myoutdesk reviews, and want to know more about how it works. We break it down for you and provide you with alternative ...

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Is Your Headshot Killing Your Business?

Realtor headshots are all part of marketing yourself, but how important are they? Our nationwide poll of potential buyers and sellers...

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Why Should You Hire a Realtor?

When evaluating why you should hire a realtor you will come to discover that they truly become a reliable partner in the real estate process.

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Should I Join a Real Estate Team?

With the amount of real estate teams on a rise, you've probably contemplated, "should I join a real estate team?" There are some pretty good perks..

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What Is An Escalation Clause?

An escalation clause ensures that you are still in the running to purchase a house even if someone makes a higher offer than your original offer.

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Top 5 Real Estate Apps For Agents

Real estate apps for agents can completely change the way you do business for the better. Make sure you are utilizing them to your fullest advantage.

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The 5 Best Home Warranty Companies of 2019

Home warranty companies are an important part of filling in the gaps in your home insurance. Determine which one would be the most beneficial to you.

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Earnest Money Explained

Earnest money helps you to secure your dream home. Looking into how earnest money works will prepare you get the home you have always wanted.

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How Does FEMA Determine Payout?

When faced with a disaster you may be wondering "how does FEMA determine payouts?" FEMA attempts to provide you with needed funds to get back on your...

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The Benefits of Working on a Real Estate Team

Evaluate the benefits of working on a real estate team before deciding to work alone. Real estate teams can give you the support needed to be...

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What Does Pre Foreclosure Mean on Zillow?

Homes labeled as pre foreclosure on Zillow are often confusing for buyers. The homes are not actually for sale, and maybe never will be.

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Finding Rental Furniture for Staging

Using rental furniture for staging your home can make your home sell faster and for a higher price. Take advantage of this opportunity.

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What is an NHD report in Real Estate?

Even though nhd real estate report is not required by law in most areas, it can provide valuable information to both you and potential buyers.

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Redfin Estimates vs. Zillow Estimates

Redfin and Zillow estimates are similar tools that can be very helpful. Therefore, it is easy to try and debate Redfin vs. Zillow estimates.

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Roofstock Competitors

Review Roofstock and Roofstock's competitors to ensure you're using the service that will help you make the best decision when investing in a...

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What Does an HO8 Policy Cover?

Every type of homewoners insurance is different and is made for different property types. Find out if an HO8 policy is best for your home.

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What is Rapid Rescore and How it Can Help You

Lean what rapid rescoring is and how it has the potential to save you thousands when applying for a loan. Having one done could make all the...

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What Does CMA Stand For in Real Estate?

Find yourself wondering what CMA stands for in real estate? CMA or comparative market analysis is a tool that can help you set a price for your home.

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Zillow Competitors

When deciding how you want to buy or sell your home you have many options. Reviewing zillow's competitors will prepare you to make a decision.

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HML: The Definition and What You Need To Know

Hard money loans allow you to jumpstart a project. Understanding what the HML definition encompasses will prepare you to decide if one could benefit...

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6 Head Shots To Stop Taking

Starting to build your business or revamping your image? You probably need a new head shot. Here’s a few head shot trends to close the doors on.

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Why Should I Recast a Loan?

Recasting a loan may help you pay lower monthly payments; however, it is not always the right move or even an option for everyone. Recasting is best...

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What is an HO5 Insurance Policy?

An HO5 policy is a total coverage insurance policy option. If you are a homewoner is worth looking into so you can evaluate all your insurance...

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What are the Three Types of Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy is never a decision that should be made lightly, understanding the three types of bankruptcies is the start to being prepared.

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Offerpad Competitors

Today you have many options when it comes to buying or selling a home. It is worth it to look into your options, and review some of Offerpads...

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1031 Exchange Rules Explained

Looking for a way to defer capital gains tax when selling your investment properties? We look at 1031 exchange rules, which might just be..

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Who Pays the Buyer's Agent Commission?

You're thinking it's time to stop paying rent and buy a home, but do you know who pays the buyer's agent commission in a real estate transaction?...

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Pocket Listings: The Pros & Cons

Once you have decided to sell your home, take under consideration all your listing options. Pocket listings just might be the one for you.

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Impact of the Absorption Rate in Real Estate

Absorption rate in real estate is a critical marker that lets consumers know if it's a good time to buy or sell. It can be easily calculated by..

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Option Contract in Real Estate Defined

Understanding the option contract real estate definition will better prepare you for your next purchase or selling of a property.

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How to Find a Virtual Assistant

If you need help doing all the mundane tasks real estate requires, it might be time for you to look into getting a real estate virtual assistant.

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Six Curb Appeal Ideas That Will Sell Your Home

When selling a house there is a million things on your mind, making curb appeal easily forgetable. Luckily there are some cheap and easy curb appeal...

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Closing Costs for a Seller

If you’re selling, or thinking about selling your home, you might be wondering - what are the closing costs for a seller and how can I reduce them? 

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Clever Real Estate Reviews and Alternatives

Looking for Clever Real Estate Reviews? Let's review this agent matcmaking service, to learn the pros and cons, and see who really saves money.

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How to Buy Another House While Owning a House

If you're thinking about purchasing a new home, you may be wondering how to buy another house while owning a house. Transactly has several options..

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OpenDoor Competitors

Here are OpenDoor's competitors - and, alternatives to OpenDoor that can help you sell your home quickly, along with each of their pros and cons.

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How Much Will A House Inspection Cost A Buyer?

When you start thinking about buying a new home, typically the only cost on your mind is the price of the home itself. So what will a house...

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Escrow Fees Explained

If you're buying or selling a home, you're probably wondering about all those extra costs associated with closing. Specifically escrow fees can be..

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What To Expect When You're Inspecting

Don’t be left in the dark! Which you may be, if you don’t get a proper home inspection report. If you had this article confused with a popular...

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Septic Inspections: What is Involved & Costs

You're buying an a home with a septic system, but is it worth it to have it inspected? What is involved in a septic inspection? You can expect..

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What Is A Real Estate Agent?

Well, what is a real estate agent? Are you picturing Men In Black, Agent Smith, 007 types? There may be more similarities than just blazers.

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Pre-Approval vs. Pre-Qualification

Ever wonder what's better- pre-approval or pre-qualification? Well Transactly can help with that. If you want sellers to take you seriously..

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Top 10 Cheapest States to Live

Where are the top 10 cheapest states to live? If you're looking to save money, you're in luck. Transactly has the list of the top 10 cheapest states...

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Home Staging 101

What is home staging? Why should you do it? Do I have to? All great questions.

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What is a Kick-Out Clause?

Find out what a kick-out clause is and how to it's used in a real estate contract. It might just be the compromise that you were..

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How to Sell Your Home Online

Learning how to sell your home online doesn't have to be a complicated process. In fact, when you sell your home online, you have two clear choices....

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Can a Seller Back Out of a Real Estate Contract?

Your offer was just accepted on your dream house! But then a message from the listing agent that the owners no longer want to sell. Can a seller back...

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Flat Fee MLS Reviews

Here's some helpful hints on finding and researching flat fee MLS companies by checking online reviews, and more importatly, testing their customer...

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Do Open Houses Work?

Do Open Houses Work? If you're selling a home, with or without a realtor, you might wornder do open houses work? Well, if an Open House works all...

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What Does a Buyer's Agent Do?

You're ready to buy, but you're pretty sure you could do it all yourself. Don't underestimate the value of a buyer's agent. They can..

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Sell Your Home Without A Realtor

How to sell your home without a realtor online. For Sale By Owner without the realtor commissions can be done on Transactly. So you can sell your home

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Redfin Competitors

Who are redfin's competitors? Here are five alternatives to redfin that can help you buy or sell your home, along with each of their pros and cons.

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Must-Do Repairs Before Selling a House

Do your home justice and put in the attention it needs. When the offers start coming in, you’ll be happy you did the repairs before selling a house.

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The Ultimate First Time Home Buyer Checklist

Are you looking for a First Time Home Buyer Checklist? If so, this is the only guide you'll ever need. Organized by industry professionals, we...

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How Real Estate Offer Management Systems Work

Just put your home in the MLS, and watch the offers roll in, right? If you're lucky. And that's when you'll need a real estaet offer management...

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Tiny Houses: What's the Big Deal?

Chances are you've heard about the buzz surrounding Tiny Houses. What's all the hype about? How much can I save? Are they comfortable? How much...

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Selling A House That Needs Repairs

Take a deep breath! It’s not the end of the world that you’re selling a house that needs repairs, buyers aren’t afraid of a little elbow grease.

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Contingent or Pending - What's the difference?

Contingent or Pending - What's the difference? If this is a question that you have, there are really just two key things you need to know to...

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How Long Does It Take to Close on a House?

How long does it take to close on a house? That depends. Do you live in Kansas, North Dakota, or somewhere in between. The answer may surprise you...

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How to Negotiate a Buyer Rebate with a Realtor

Negotiating a buyer reabate with a realtor comes down to two concepts. First, what is a realtor rebate, and second successful negotation strategies...

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How to Negotiate a Buyer Rebate with a Realtor

Negotiating a buyer reabate with a realtor comes down to two concepts. First, what is a realtor rebate, and second successful negotation strategies...

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Is Earnest Money Refundable?

You thought you had your dream home, but now you're wondering- is earnest money refundable? Luckily, there are a few ways you can..

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What is an Earnest Money Deposit?

If you put in an offer on the home,  your agent will probably ask you how much earnest money you’d like to include.  What is an earnest money deposit...

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We Buy Houses for Cash! Is this legitimate?

Is "We Buy Houses for Cash" legitimate? How about "We Buy Ugly Houses?" Here's a quick glance, tips, pros, and cons of selling your home with...

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Flat Fee Listing Services Explained

Flat fee listing services are a great way to sell your home and save thousands and commissions. Here are a few tips on finding and selecting the best...

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Top 10 Real Estate Blogs for 2019

Here are this year's top real estate blogs for homebuyers, homeowners, and real estate agents. Packed with insights on today's new trends.

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How Does a Flat Fee MLS Service Work?

Here's how a flat fee mls service works: You pay an upfront in the range of $99 to $499, but you also have to offer a buyer agent commission equal to...

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What does a Title Company do?

What does a Title Company do? Here's a quick look at the who is involved, how much everything costs, and how long the process takes.

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