More than words

It’s common knowledge that your home sale must have multiple high-quality photos.  If you don’t, then be prepared for a long disappointing sale.  Multiple high-quality pictures have not only become a …

Housing outlook in 2020

After the unexpected slowdown of existing home sales last fall, most real estate agents had optimism for the 2019 spring market.  However, many were surprised by the early spring reporting of mixed ho…

Consumers demand transparency

Ten years ago, I reported on the growing demand of transparency in real estate.  As you can imagine, mistrust of real estate agents was at an all-time high after the housing market crash.  At that tim…

Autumn home selling

What was once considered a winding down period for the year’s home sales, has become housing’s second wind.  Autumn is not only a time when the leaves start falling, but it also has become a target se…

Buyer agent commissions

One of the hottest controversies in real estate that you have yet to hear about is who should pay buyer agent commissions.  Real estate broker commission controversies have been around in one form or …

Mixed signals, mixed market

This week’s National Association of Realtors press release (nar.realtor) sends mixed signals about the housing market. Reports of sluggish home sales and slowing home price appreciation is not what yo…

Realtor commissions

If successful, an anti-trust class-action lawsuit filed March 6th could potentially change the landscape of the residential real estate industry.  The lawsuit alleges that the National Association of …