Seller brokers, buyer’s agents, dual agents, exclusive seller agents, discount agents – real estate agents come in many different forms. The articles, columns, radio shows, blog posts and videos here help you navigate the new and complex world of hiring a real estate agent.
When you're selling your home with a real estate agent you will sign a listing agreement that makes your agent the exclusive representative for your property. If you're unhappy with your real estate agent it may be difficult to break the listing agreement. Ideally, you should never sign a listing agreement that lasts longer than 60 or 90 days.
As with any industry, the professionals who work in real estate are both good and bad. And each customer's experience will differ depending on the real estate agent or broker he or she uses. Each real estate agent or broker will also have different expectations and boundaries with their clients.
When you're trying to sell real estate remotely, you may have trouble with your real estate agent. After trying to communicate with the real estate agent numerous times with no success, you may want to contact the agent's managing broker. The managing broker can hold the agent accountable.
A real estate instructor writes in to give would-be real estate agents job advice. The instructor's job advice says that a real estate agent's career has lots of costs. According to the instructor's job advice, most real estate agents earn about $40,000 a year. The instructor's job advice reminds potential real estate agents that a real estate career can be lucrative but it's not an instant path to riches.
A first-time home buyer wants to break the contract with her Realtor because the agent is doing a poor job. The contract is through the brokerage, and a managing broker should be able to set this buyer up with a new agent. If the managing broker won't solve this problem, the buyer's agent contract should be canceled in writing.
Want to be a real estate agent and start a career in real estate? You should research real estate career factors like salary and training to be a real estate agent first. Real estate career salaries can vary widely with top real estate agents earning more than $111,000 a year.
You should definitely hire a real estate agent to help you negotiate with a builder on a new construction home. Hiring an agent won't cost any more and will give you someone who is well-acquainted with deals like yours. Just because you are a good negotiator doesn't mean you're able to navigate a real estate deal without an agent.
A homeowner's association fee was not disclosed when this ThinkGlink reader bought a home. Ilyce's readers respond to her article finding the real estate agent to blame for the unknown fee.
A home buyer wonders whether to hire a buyer's real estate agent. Some buyers think they can pay less without a buyer's real estate agent. Sellers pay buyer's real estate agents so there's little downside for a buyer.
Is a real estate agent with an inactive license able to collect on a real estate commission? The real estate agent's boss agreed to pay her the commission and then backed out of the deal. Ilyce and Sam explain to the real estate agent whether she can collect a real estate commission even though she was inactive.