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Is the Cost to List on MLS Worth It?

By Aaron Jistel | 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 Aaron Jistel | 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 Aaron Jistel | 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 Aaron Jistel | 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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What’s The Best Cheap MLS Listing Service?

By Aaron Jistel | August 16, 2018

Why Do You Need a Cheap MLS Listing Service? More people than ever are moving – moving away from real estate agents who charge an arm and a leg for their services – to selling…

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How to Sell A House by Owner: 2 Options

By Aaron Jistel | July 20, 2018

Sell Your House by Owner and Save Thousands Selling a house without a realtor isn’t as hard as you may think and the reward can be worth the effort. According to the National Association of…

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Should I List My Property As a Coming Soon?

By Aaron Jistel | May 29, 2018

Recently a few MLS’s around Texas (specifically Austin and DFW) have started utilizing a Coming Soon status in the MLS for up to 14 days prior to going Active.  Essentially, this is meant to be…

How Important is the Seller's Disclosure Notice?

By Aaron Jistel | December 29, 2017

How important is the seller’s disclosure notice for a home seller?  Short answer, VERY! More issues arise for home sellers after closing from failing to disclose a latent defect than anything else.  Often times it…

Home Seller Checklist

By Aaron Jistel | November 14, 2017

A lot goes in to selling a home.  Here is a comprehensive home seller checklist to keep you on track through each different phase of the home selling process.   Pre-Listing Checklist   Pricing Analysis:…

The Home Appraisal Blues

By Aaron Jistel | November 3, 2017

One of the worst things that can happen for any home seller is catching the home appraisal blues.  You have navigated nearly every pitfall imaginable to get to this point.  Getting your house ready to…

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