Posts by Lindsay Maresh

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

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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 sellers. These full-service real estate firms do everything for the home seller, but it comes at a price. In the…

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Is The House-Flipping Boom Over for Investors?

FSBO for Investors

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 wanted a piece of the quick-profit pie. And why not? Television shows make it look easy and fast – something…

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Selling Your Own Home? Stage It Right to Sell


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 comprehensive study conducted by Home Staging Resource, 85 percent of staged homes sell for 6-25 percent more than unstaged homes.…

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How to Get the Most Out of Flat Fee MLS

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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 flat fee MLS service may be the route to go. In the past, the multiple listing service was accessible only…

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What Investors Need to Know about Selling a House by Owner

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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, but we find many still have questions. It’s okay. Flipping homes for profit isn’t always as easy as the TV…

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MLS Access for Investors: What You Need to Know

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 as you can squeeze out of the deal. It’s basic math: the longer you hold onto your investment and the…

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Is the Cost to List on MLS Worth It?

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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 which only licensed agents and brokers have access. This isn’t just any old database, however. Actually, there isn’t just one…

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

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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 another marketing scheme. Fear not. We’ll break it down for you, so you can decide for yourself. What Is A…

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How to Get on MLS (without a RealtorⓇ)

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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 intrinsic value based on where it is located. Anyone who knows anything about real estate also knows the Multiple Listing…

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

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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 option, although many want at least some support in what can be a labor-intensive process full of questions. Home sellers…

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