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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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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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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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Negotiating Real Estate Appraisal Gaps

Negotiating Real Estate Appraisal Gaps

Negotiating real estate appraisal gaps isn’t the first thing that most people think about when selling their home, but knowing about appraisal gaps and strategies to work through them can save you a lot of money when selling your home. What is a Real Estate Appraisal Gap? When you sell your home, you set an…

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Minneapolis, Minnesota Real Estate Market by the Numbers

Minneapolis, Minnesota Real Estate Market by the Numbers

The Minneapolis St Paul area has a strong stable Real Estate market. It is well balanced and traditionally hasn’t tipped hard and heavy towards buyers or sellers. We are however starting to see great trends towards  a strong seller market Minnesota real estate. If you are thinking of selling your home in the twin cities, now…

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Is Now Still a Good Time To Buy a Home in Denver?

Is Now Still a Good Time To Buy a Home in Denver?

There’s been a lot of stories in the local and national media over the last couple years about Denver’s real estate market. If you were to believe everything you read, you’d think it was a horrible time to buy, every property available goes for well over asking price, and that you probably won’t be able to…

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How to Sell Your House Yourself – 5 Steps

How to Sell Your House Yourself – 5 Steps

If you are thinking of selling your house yourself, you are not alone. Roughly 10% of the homes listed and sold in America are For Sale by Owner. Selling your house yourself can save you money considering you can avoid hefty Realtor commissions. In this article, we will review 5 steps on how you can sell your…

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