Negotiating the Real Estate Agent Relationship

Negotiating the Real Estate Agent Relationship

Because most people don’t spend their lives buying and selling real estate, they don’t put much thought into the idea of negotiating the real estate agent relationship. You choose an agent because they’re supposed to be a professional that you can trust. The overwhelming majority of real estate agents are good people who want to…

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Pricing Your Home Correctly: Asking Price vs. Market Value

When it comes to selling your home, one of the most important factors for getting the maximum value is pricing your home correctly. Determining the right asking price is both an art and a science. We’ll explain why. Pricing Your Home Correctly One of the first things to remember when selling your home is that…

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Flat Fee MLS

The Multi-Listing Service, also known as the MLS is the lifeblood of the real estate world. Actually, there is not one MLS, even though it seems that way when real estate people talk about it. There many different multi-listing services, but whether you’re talking about one or several, their purpose remains important. Using a flat fee MLS…

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Real Estate Agent Commissions: Aligning Agent Interests with Yours

Freakanomic Real Estate The mastermind behind Freakanomics is Steven Levitt, who teaches economics at the University of Chicago. Levitt using intensive data analysis to answer all kinds of interesting questions. As a big fan of Levitt and Freakanomics, I was really interested when he looked into real estate agent commissions. Levitt and the Freakanomics team examined…

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Twin Cities Real Estate by the Numbers: January 2018

Twin Cities Real Estate by the Numbers: January 2018

There are some interesting things going on right now in the Minneapolis-St Paul housing market. Homeowners in the Twin Cities area are seeing homes sit on the market for a bit longer right now, but they’re still getting good money for their homes. Lots of Inventory The fewer months of inventory a market has, the…

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Fort Collins Real Estate by the Numbers – January 2018

Fort Collins Real Estate by the Numbers – January 2018

Home to the main campus of Colorado State University, Fort Collins continues to be a strong real estate market. The most recent data for Fort Collins goes through December 2017. Let’s take a look at how the year ended up and how those numbers compare to the yearly averages. Sale Prices Trending Up This chart…

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Ways You Can Sell Your House Without A Realtor

4 Ways to Sell Your House Without a Realtor

4 Ways You Can Sell Your House Without a Realtor Thinking of ways to sell your house without a Realtor? You’re not alone. Over the last 10 years, the real estate market has changed considerably.  With the advent of sites like Zillow and Realtor, consumer access to inventory has changed how people access listings. The shift…

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How to Get a Free MLS Listing

How to Get a Free MLS Listing

The Free MLS Listing People often reach out to us at BlueMatch asking for a free MLS listing. Technically speaking, almost every agency (including BlueMatch) will put you on the MLS for free. So if you are looking for a free MLS listing, then most agents provide that. What they charge you once your home goes under…

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How To Get The Most Money For Your House

How to Get the Most Money For Your House

How to Get the Most Money For Your House. Many people that we work with and speak to on a daily basis initially reach out to BlueMatch because they are looking to save money. Saving money is a great strategy in selling a home but is it really the best way to get the most money for…

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The Number One Reason Why Your Home Isn’t Selling – Pricing Your Home Correctly

How to Choose the Right Flat Fee MLS Service

Buying or selling a home is a huge decision. Not only is this typically a major time investment, but there are financial investments to be made as well. That’s why more and more people are using flat fee MLS services as a way to save money. The MLS is the central database for real estate…

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You Can Save Money with a Discount Real Estate Broker

Some people may be wary when they see a phrase like discount real estate broker, but they don’t need to be. No Need to Worry In large part, wariness about a discount real estate broker is the same about any product or service labeled as ‘discount.’ People naturally associate cost with quality, so the more…

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