Real Estate Information

Luxury Real Estate Information

Rancho Palos Verdes, California Homes
Palos Verdes, California Homes
South Bay, California Homes
Luxury Mexican Beachfront Homes

Featured Properties

Oceanfront Estate Near Trump National

Related Information

Loan Information
Real Estate Information
Mortgage Refinance Information

For Sale By Owner Listings

Selling your home on your own, without a Realtor, is becoming less and less popular. This is surprising, considering that home values have skyrocketed and commissions have risen along with them.

The money to be saved can be significant enough to attempt to sell your home on your own. Especially when the market has historically low interest rates and high demand in most areas of the country.

To sell your home on your own however, you are missing the most significant marketing tool available to you. The Realtor's Multiple Lisitngs Service (MLS).

70% of all home buyers start out on the web. So it is crucial for you to be in the MLS. But, the challenge has always been that to be in the MLS you have to sign with a Realtor at 6% of your sales price.

So if your home is worth $399,000. You would spend 6% on your sales commissions. Not to mention your title, escrow and other expenses.

So if you sell your house on your own you can save at least $23,940 ($399,000 x 6%).

But let's get realistic. Most buyers work with a Realtor.So you will be spending at least 2% to 3% for the buyers commission.

I say you will be spending because even if the buyer is paying the agent as a buyers broker, that will still reflect a lower offer to that takes into consideration the commission. So you are paying for the commission indirectly-yes?

Additionally, you will find that you will have a much better reach into your marketplace by being in the MLS.

So how do you do this? Well depending on your State you can list your home for a flat fee as low as $500. But, you get listed in the MLS with zero service.

But, you get the reach of all the buyers brokers that subscribe to the MLS and you still save 2% - 3% of the price.

Estate Sale By Owner Listings List on the MLS for less than $500.

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at


How To Win A Real Estate Bidding War: Advice From The Pros
Listen to Paul, Habibi, Continuing Lecturer of Finance and Real Estate at UCLA Anderson School of Management. Have a plan in place where you know you what your number is before you even make your offer. Buying a personal residence that others want ...

Hamptons Independents

James R. McLauchlen Real Estate
Hamptons Independents
Jim: I think what sets me apart is that real estate is in our family bloodline. My grandfather, who had summered in Southampton since the 1940s, started our company in 1962. He sold many important properties, including the oceanfront Du Pont Estate on ...

and more »


Real Estate Pros Share Their Favorite Resource For Market Trends
This is especially important for real estate professionals, who must contend with rapidly changing price points, demographics and client preferences. Sharing the latest, most up-to-date listings and statistics with your clients will inspire trust and ...

New York Times

House Hunting in … Bermuda
New York Times
Bermuda's pink sand beaches and turquoise waters have long been major draws for foreign buyers, along with the country's low crime rate and bustling financial center. But the luxury market slowed considerably after the 2008 financial crisis. “There was ...

Miami Herald

The hunt for dirty money in Miami real estate is working — and will continue, feds say
Miami Herald
The federal government says its hunt for dirty money in luxury real estate in South Florida and other high-priced housing markets is working — and the temporary initiative is being extended yet again. Since 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department has ...

and more »

Bombing suspect dead, Austin real estate community remains vigilant
The real estate community of Austin — which had been on high alert — responded with cautious relief. The Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR) interim CEO, Emily Chenevert told Inman today in an email: “While authorities confirmed this morning that the ...

and more »

Wall Street Journal

Getting Started With a Career in Real Estate
Akron Beacon Journal
Starting from the beginning, you'll need to complete the necessary coursework to obtain a real estate license from your state. Courses can typically last between 1-8 weeks and cover everything from work ethics to consumer protections and discrimination ...
How to Sell Your Home Without a Real-Estate AgentWall Street Journal

all 3 news articles »

The Mercury News

Travis Kalanick buys real estate company, takes CEO reins
The Mercury News
Former Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick talks to the media during an event at the 2016 Breakthrough Prize awards ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center, in Moffett Field Mountain View, on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Kalanick said late Tuesday that he's ...
Ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's Next Act: Real-Estate DevelopmentWall Street Journal
Uber co-founder Kalanick shifts gears to real estate startupPhys.Org
Uber founder Travis Kalanick has a new gig in real estateFox Business
Bloomberg -Recode -San Francisco Business Times
all 44 news articles »

Report: Houston real estate to benefit from better job growth
Houston's rosier than expected job growth in 2017 has positioned the local real estate market to gain strength across the board, Houston-based real estate valuation firm Deal Sikes & Associates said in a report. The Houston region added 62,900 jobs ...


Artificial intelligence the latest competition for real estate agents
To sell homes, REX Real Estate Exchange's computers crunch over a hundred thousand data points to identify thousands of likely buyers and targets them with digital ads.
Cloudvirga Launches New Mobile App to Connect Real Estate ...PR Newswire (press release)

all 4 news articles »

Google News

home | site map