The iron grip

Wow…all I can say is wow… There are some folks in the real estate industry that have been trying to change the way real estate is done, bought and sold.  These companies are often called “discounters” because they don’t want to charge people that elusive 5-7% real estate commission.  I have an alternative business model…

The ebay of the MLS?

Brian Brady wrote an interesting post on Bloodhound Blog yesterday about the real estate industry.  I think it is worth bringing to your attention AND I would like to hear what you all think of it. Brian wrote: Prominently display the terms and dates of the rejected offers, verified by participating market professionals, in the…

Negotiate Commission Says CR

Commissions are negotiable is a mantra of the real estate world. The reason for this is to dispel the myth that there is a standard “6%” commission. That would be price fixing. Not good… So recently Consumer Reports did a study about negotiating real estate commissions. What did they find? Drum roll…you can negotiate commissions.…