Why Realtors Want To Keep The Buyer’s Agent Commission Higher

I read an article in a Real Estate publication that was titled “6 reasons NAR’s commission rules work”. It was an article that backs up why commissions should stay the same. There is a lawsuit that contends that buyers should pay their own agent commission. Currently, buyer’s agents are paid a fixed commission from the …

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Sold For $295,000 Over Asking

Asking $885,000 in Pearl City. Sold for $295,000 over asking. Realtor comments say there may be settlement issues. The value is in the land because the lot is 11,250 square feet with R-5 zoning so it could be subdivided and two new homes built. See this link for all the photos and details.

Housing Bubble?

The way I see this chart is 1955-1998 homes prices increased just .1% over inflation. Then you have a nice increase from 1998 to 2006, but then it is offset by the decline from 2006 to 2012. Since 2012 it has been rising, and especially this last year. Over time, home prices can’t grow much …

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National Association of Realtors Please Stop Hiding Listings

Hey, National Association of Realtors. Please stop the MLSs from hiding Sold, Withdrawn, and Expired listings. This is information the buyers and sellers need to know to decide what is the right price for a property. Buyers can’t analyze comparables with no sold, withdrawn, and expired listings available for them to see. They are being …

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