The Crumbling of the 6% Commission

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3 Options for Selling Your Home As a home seller, understanding your options is the first step in deciding whether you should sell your home yourself through a service that helps you with the process for $350-$900, use a discount broker for a typical fee of $300-$500 plus a 4-5% commission of your home’s value, or […]

Preparing for a Home Inspection – What You Need to Know

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A home inspection can feel a little scary. Visions of Sherlock Holmes looking under your water heater with a flashlight may send you into a panic. Don’t worry; even though some buyers make the mistake of thinking the inspection as a way of getting their repair wish list, sellers are not required to have a […]

Get Sales Mileage from Your Home Improvements With a List

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“Seeing is believing.” “A picture is worth a thousand words.” “I’ll know it when I see it.” These adages are not just inspirational clichés. It’s true that a buyer’s upfront and personal experience as they pull up the driveway and walk through your door speaks volumes. But are they the ultimate deciding factors in selling […]

What Real Estate Agents Do That You Can Do Too!


Today’s real estate agent primarily acts as a middleman, relaying information between the buyer and seller. Real estate agents perform routine tasks to set up the listing, act as a scheduler for buyers to see the house, and handle the paperwork of the sale. Do these duties justify a 3% sales commission (and another 3% […]

Safety is Key When Showing Your House: Use These Simple Tips

It’s a concern that there’s not much talk, if any, about safety when it comes time for showing your house. The reason why real estate firms don’t address the issue is because they use the calls off yard signs as a prospecting tool. But I believe safety needs to come first when showing. Part of the reason […]

7 Tips for a Successful FSBO Selling Strategy

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According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) only 36 percent of today’s homebuyers first find the home they end up purchasing through a real estate agent. Enlisting an FSBO site like is actually the most effective way to achieve a successful FSBO selling strategy. As the number of FSBO sales continues to rise, […]

Lessons in the Zen of Decluttering

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How to Get Your Home Crazy Organized There’s a kind of bliss that comes from tidying up and getting rid of all the stuff in your home that’s taking up your interior real estate. The purging is an emotional activity, and it’s a good feeling. Best of all, you’re not only doing it for the […]

5 Reasons You Should For Sale by Owner (FSBO)

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More and more homeowners are taking advantage of the technology-based tools available to help them list, market and sell their own homes without enlisting a realtor. Why? That six percent commission is a big chunk of money to hand over to someone to do something that you can actually do yourself. Don’t be fooled by […]

Why Isn’t My House Selling?

The question we’re asked at ListingDoor so many times is “Why won’t my house sell?” These are mostly folks who hired real estate agent and were disappointed, and are ready to try something different. What we tell them – and all homeowners we talk to – there are three big reasons their house won’t sell. The mistakes have […]