May 2016

How do Real Estate Agents get paid?

Posted on May 31, 2016 in Real Estate FAQ

A common question on Google is "How are Real Estate agents paid? or 'Why are Real Estate agents paid so much?' These are good questions, because buying and selling real estate is one of the most expensive transactions in a lifetime. I'll deal with a regular residential transaction.

Typically, a realtor is paid based on a percentage of the sale price...

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What are chattels and fixtures? Do they stay or do they go?

Posted on May 16, 2016 in Real Estate FAQ

When you're selling your home, or buying someone else's home, the issue of what stays and what goes can become a problem at closing if not dealt with well at the time of offer and acceptance. What appliances are included in the sale price? The flooring stays right? But not the area rugs? I thought the window air-conditioner units are fixtures! 

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Why does Real Estate seem to have it's own language? Common Real Estate Terms.

Posted on May 11, 2016

Like many industries, Real Estate has it's own words and phrases that are not used in every day conversation. I've assembled an alphabetical list of most of them, to help you. If you have any questions, send me a text, call or email!

Agreement of Purchase & Sale:  A contract by which one party agrees to sell and another agrees to purchase. 

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