Finding an Agent

Working with a trusted real estate agent can help you sell for the best price and negotiate a fair price on a new home. Learn how to find an agent you can trust.

Blockbusting in real estate: What to know
Finding an Agent
Blockbusting in real estate: What to know

Blockbusting or panic selling is a discriminatory practice encouraging people to sell their homes below market value due to changing neighborhood demographics.

Can you list on the MLS without a realtor?
Preparing to Sell
Can you list on the MLS without a realtor?

You need to be a licensed agent to access the MLS but there are ways to list your home on it without hiring a full service Realtor.

How to save on Realtor fees
Finding an Agent
How to save on Realtor fees

There are a few ways to save on real estate fees, like using low-commission and flat-fee services, but the best way is to negotiate with the Realtor.

What is real estate steering?
Preparing to Buy
What is real estate steering?

Steering is an illegal form of housing discrimination as defined by the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which is part of the Civil Rights Act.

The average Ohio Realtor Commission
Finding an Agent
The average Ohio Realtor Commission

Understanding the nuances of real estate commission rates is essential for both buyers and sellers in Ohio.

Are low-commission Realtors worth It?
Finding an Agent
Are low-commission Realtors worth It?

You can potentially save thousands of dollars listing your home with a low-commission real estate agent, but there are some drawbacks to be aware of.

The average New York real estate commission
Preparing to Sell
The average New York real estate commission

The current real estate commission rate in 2023 for New York is 4.97% for listing agents.

What is the RE/MAX commission split?
Finding an Agent
What is the RE/MAX commission split?

RE/MAX commission split is 95/5 with agents paying a monthly desk fee. However, there are other commission splits to consider as well.

How many houses do real estate agents sell a year?
Finding an Agent
How many houses do real estate agents sell a year?

The average agent sells 12 houses a year, but that number doesn't tell the whole story. Learn the factors behind this number, geographic averages, and more.

Do buyers pay realtor fees?
Buying Your First Home
Do buyers pay realtor fees?

Realtor fees and real estate agent commission are paid by sellers and not homebuyers, and there are ways for you to save money on fees when selling your house.

6 gift ideas to tell your Realtor "thank you"
Closing on a Home
6 gift ideas to tell your Realtor "thank you"

While you don’t have to buy your Realtor a gift, getting them something is great way to show your appreciation. Closing gifts don't need to be pricey, either.

What's considered unethical real estate agent behavior?
Finding an Agent
What's considered unethical real estate agent behavior?

No matter where you are in the home buying or selling process, it’s important to educate yourself about what qualifies as unethical or illegal behavior.

What is a real estate referral fee?
Finding an Agent
What is a real estate referral fee?

There are a few different reasons why agents or brokers might refer a customer to another real estate professional instead of accepting them as a client.

What’s the difference between a realtor, broker, and agent?
Finding an Agent
What’s the difference between a realtor, broker, and agent?

Learn the essential differences between realtors, brokers, and real estate agents, what they do, and how they’re paid.

What is a buyer-broker agreement?
Finding an Agent
What is a buyer-broker agreement?

The buyer-broker agreement protects both buyer and agent by clearing up any misconceptions about how you’ll pay an agent and what they’ll do for you.

Should You Work With a 'Dual Agent'?
Finding an Agent
Should You Work With a 'Dual Agent'?

Dual agents may not be legal in your state, but if they are, does it make sense to work with one when buying or selling a home?

How much do real estate agents make?
Finding an Agent
How much do real estate agents make?

Though most real estate agents work on commission, the exact percentage they earn depends on location, split, and other factors.

Can I fire my Realtor? Here are 7 warning signs of a bad agent to look out for
Finding an Agent
Can I fire my Realtor? Here are 7 warning signs of a bad agent to look out for

The most common signs of a bad agent include lack of communication, misrepresentation of property information, conflict of interest, and negligence.

Your guide to finding a real estate agent in 2024
Buying Your First Home
Your guide to finding a real estate agent in 2024

Finding the right real estate agent is a key part of the homebuying or selling process. Here are a few tips to find your perfect match.