I-agent.com video short on abc news!
Posted on Created: Friday, 11 March 2011 12:01
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Foreclosure filings rising fast
Posted on Created: Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:27
According to a new report,  foreclosure filings jumped 24% in the first quarter compared to a year ealier and there was a 9% jump from a quarter earlier. So what does this mean for someone in the market now? In a previous post I outlined why I thought the market was getting a little crazy and I told buyers to wait a couple months ( who would of thought, a Real Estate agent telling you not to buy) for more inventory. This is where the numbers become more interesting. There were 803,489 total filings in the first quarter, but 341,180 happened in March, thats 42% of all the filings. That is a 17% increase from the month before and a 46% jump from a year earlier.  What this tells me is that banks are not waiting any longer, they have begun to take serious action to get rid of the excess inventory. But guess what, those homes are not for sale yet, banks have streamlined the eviction and sale process, so within 90-120 days of the foreclosure many of these homes can be on the market. ...
 
Who has the biggest Realtor Rebate? "The Catch" with other companies revealed!
Posted on Created: Tuesday, 17 March 2009 21:23
We often get calls from prospective home buyers who are simply calling to find out "the catch" with our commission rebate. The problem is that there are numerous companies that advertise large commission rebates but have certain guidelines that do not pertain to most home buyers.  Our Realtor rebate is simple, on all homes over $300,000 paying a 3% commission (which 95% of homes in the DC market offer) your rebate is 2% of the sales price. No hidden fees, no gimmicks. Below are the most common "catches" with OTHER Real Estate companies: 1. The 2% rebate is only valid for NEW CONSTRUCTION homes, resale homes usually have a smaller rebate. CULPRIT: Cashbackrealty Rebates for resale homes start at 1%. 2. Many companies begin with large rebates but then increase fees once they become established and gain name recognition . CULPRIT: Redfin, they began with a 2% rebate but have since INCREASED their minimum fee to $5,500 and DECREASED their rebate to 1.5% of the sales price.  On a ...
 
The Right Thing to Do
Posted on Created: Tuesday, 23 March 2010 10:56
It is not often that we can see cross- categorical issues in realty. Usually, realty is one-dimensional; it is about the market, buying and selling, and nothing else. However, a new story that just came out has people talking- about discrimination. According to one source, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will investigate discrimination in the home buying process on the basis of sexual orientation. Apparently, there is enough of an indication that gay buyers are being discriminated against in the real estate market that the government has decided to go out into the field and investigate. Racial discrimination in real estate is nothing new; the government already takes measures to ensure that it is not going on. These measures include sending two government workers of different races out into the field and comparing the ways that they are treated. A similar approach is going to be used to uncover gay discrimination. This action is commendable. Is it a p ...
 
New Construction Tips and Myths
Posted on Created: Monday, 23 March 2009 19:52
I just read a post on the Redfin Forums regarding the advantages of having a Real Estate agent represent you when buying new construction. Of course all of the agents said "yes yes yes" which is not necessarily wrong but there is a flip side to using a Realtor when buying New Construction. Before I go any further I thought I would clear up one common myth about new home builders regarding negotiating and commission.  If  you do not have a Realtor when you buy a new construction home, the builder will not pay you a commission directly but they will take the fact that they do not have to pay a commission  into consideration when negotiating the price. So in lieu of paying your Realtor a $15,000 commission, perhaps they give you that back in the form of a closing cost credit. But before you go this route keep in mind that these builders and their reps negotiate sales prices on their homes everyday...you probably negotiate a home price 3-4 times a lifetime! Beware of the nice lady ...
 
I-Agent Stimulus. How much money have we put back in the Economy?
Posted on Created: Friday, 20 March 2009 16:03
All of the stimulus talk over the last few months got us thinking, how much money have we pumped into the economy with our Realtor Rebates? Over the last 2 years when home buyers bought  homes with I-Agent Realty in DC, MD, and VA we have rebated over 2.1 Million Dollars! That is some serious cash for home buyers!  We will continue to have the largest Realtor Rebate in the industry and look forward to making home buying more affordable for everyone. ...
 
Buying a Home Step 4: Make an Offer
Posted on Created: Friday, 16 July 2010 17:16
This is where our Realtors shine. Having closed more deals than 90% of Realtors out there our agents specialize in negotiating the best possible terms for our buyers. We offer clear, concise, and unbiased advice including you in every step of our thought process. When you are ready to make an offer the best thing you can do is arm yourself with data. Your Realtor will provide you with a Competitive Market Analysis and help you understand what it all means. Elements of a CMA · Location in relation to your target home, you generally want to keep comps within 1-2 miles. (this will not apply to unique homes) · Time Frame: In most normal situations you do not want to compare comps over six months old if there is more recent data available. · Size: You want to compare finished square feet in a home to one another. Add or subtract value based on the size of the home. · Renovations: Make sure you try to see pictures of comparable homes that have sold (so you don’t miss that $50,00 ...
 
 
 

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