Monthly Archives: April 2012

Defensive Homebuying 101: Know how Open Houses can hurt you?

Is Nationwide Open House Weekend (NOHW) the Realtor’s version of Black Friday? Hardly. Instead of deep discounts to get you to shop early, some consumer advocates say NOHW is “farce” that could cost uninformed homebuyers — see #4 in SmartMoney article entitled, 10 Things Open Houses

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Fear bidding wars? Disarm them with data, request customized report

Three weeks after a front page story in the Boston Globe proclaimed that bidding wars are back, fears are subsiding after readers blasted six blog posts on the subject, including one yesterday: ” Three weeks after a front page story

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REWARD: Commission rebate credits for crowdsourcing bidding wars

When it comes to bidding wars, the real estate equivalent of arms control is a combination of reason, restraint, research, field reporting and fact checking.  The key questions are: (1) What’s really happening, and (2) what’s the impact on individual

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