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July 31, 2018

Does the Realtor Have a Huge Ego? Here’s One (Very Big) Sign

High Profile Agents (and Their Business Models) If working with a Realtor with a huge ego is a deal breaker, you’re in luck:  there’s an easy way to identify such agents. Just look up when you’re out and about driving (but only for a second 🙂 ). Hands Off (or is that, “Hand Off??”) At least...
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Housing Market “Insider Activity”: Is Realtor Buying Still a Bearish Indicator?

Looking for Signs of a Market Top Once upon a time, a sure-fire yellow (or red!) flag for frothy home prices was Realtors buying homes for themselves, either as investments, or to fix up and flip. See, “Insider Buying & the Housing Market: Why Realtors are a CONTRARIAN Indicator.” The logic: agents were most bullish...
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Why Home Warranties Are More Popular With Listing Agents Than Home Sellers

Listing agents (representing home sellers) are big fans of home warranties. Personally, I love them. Test your knowledge of residential real estate today, and see if you know why: A. Realtors don’t pay the premium (Sellers typically do). B. Realtors get a commission for each home warranty policy they sell. C. Listing agents know that...
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