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Real Estate Lingo: Traditional, Discount, Flat Fee and Hybrid

By Lindsay Maresh | November 14, 2018

The Home Seller’s Dilemma Home sellers have never had so many options when it comes to how to sell. In the past, traditional real estate brokers and firms were the go-to for nearly all home…

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Is The House-Flipping Boom Over for Investors?

By Lindsay Maresh | November 6, 2018

Looking for a Quick Profit? In the past decade or so, buying a “fixer-upper,” updating it a bit and then selling it for a nice profit attracted seasoned real estate investors and newbies alike. Everyone…


Selling Your Own Home? Stage It Right to Sell

By Lindsay Maresh | October 18, 2018

Thinking of selling your own home? Did you know that if you stage it right, it will likely sell for more money and much faster than if you left it as is? According to a…

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How to Get the Most Out of Flat Fee MLS

By Lindsay Maresh | October 9, 2018

The MLS Is Open to More than Just Agents and Brokers If you’ve ever considered selling your own home or if you’re an investor who wants to get the most bang for your buck, a…

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What Investors Need to Know about Selling a House by Owner

By Lindsay Maresh | September 26, 2018

How to Sell a House by Owner – The Investor Perspective Many homeowners search for how to sell a house by owner, but what about investors? You would think investors have the FSBO thing down,…

MLS Access for Investors: What You Need to Know

By Lindsay Maresh | September 19, 2018

Why MLS Access Is Important for Investors If you’re a real estate investor, you know the key to turning a profit is to get your properties sold as quickly as possible for as much money…

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Is the Cost to List on MLS Worth It?

By Lindsay Maresh | September 5, 2018

The MLS in A Nutshell If you’re considering selling your home, you likely know about the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Just in case you need a refresher, it’s a database of for sale properties to…

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Are Flat Fee MLS Services A Gimmick or A Gold Mine?

By Lindsay Maresh | September 1, 2018

What’s The Deal with Flat Fee MLS Services? Curious about flat rate MLS services? We hear about them all of the time these days, making many wonder if they are worth the hype or just…

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How to Get on MLS (without a RealtorⓇ)

By Lindsay Maresh | August 23, 2018

Location, Location, Location Anyone who knows anything about real estate knows it’s all about location. The ugliest house in a fantastic neighborhood is still a valuable piece of property, simply because it will always have…

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7 Reasons to Work with A Flat-Fee Real Estate Broker

By Lindsay Maresh | August 21, 2018

Are Flat-Fee Real Estate Firms Worth It? Increasingly more home sellers are contemplating whether they should skip the standard 6% real estate agent commission and find something cheaper. For Sale by Owner (FSBO) is one…

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