Monthly Archives: March 2011

Verify this! Can VRM help regulate “blind” bidding wars?

It’s that time of year, the first weeks of the Spring housing market when overeager homebuyers rush into “blind” bidding wars. Is there a way to verify whether a competing buyer really exists before being manipulated, by fear of loss,

Posted in Bidding wars, Consumer protection, Defensive Homebuying, iPetition, Real Estate Consumer Bill of Rights, RECALL: Real Estate Consumer Alliance, reVRM, Tech Trends, VRM

Groupon for Real Estate or GroupCon? Choose MEGA-savings, not marginal coupons!

Glad to see one of the most innovative thought leaders in e-commerce moving the “Groupon for Real Estate” conversation from industry insiders to the blogosphere, but note that Pat Kitano’s blog post is real estate agent-centric and may assume traditional

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Posted in "We" companies, Bubble map, commission rebate, Commission Reform, Consumer protection, Coupons, DIY Homebuyers, Dual Agency Detective, Dump Dual Agency, Fee-for-service, Group buying, Homebuyer Clubs, RECALL: Real Estate Consumer Alliance, reVRM, Savings & Rebates, Unbundling the Commission

Dual agency detective asks, “What’s wrong with this picture?”

Cartoon caption contest:  1.  Do-it-yourself homebuyers, have you encountered this situation during your house hunt, particularly just before you make an offer?  2.  Home sellers, have designated dual agency clauses been included in your listing contract?  3.  How did agents

Posted in Consumer protection, Defensive Homebuying, Dual Agency Detective, Dump Dual Agency, Humor, Real Estate Consumer Bill of Rights, RECALL: Real Estate Consumer Alliance
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