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Justice Department probe, civil lawsuits pose challenge to real-estate industry practices

“Plaintiffs’ allegations plausibly show that the Buyer-Broker Commission Rules prevent effective negotiation over commission rates and cause an artificial inflation of buyer-broker commission rates,” the judge wrote last year. “But-for Defendants’ conspiracy, each Plaintiff would have paid ‘substantially lower commissions.’”

Transparency in Commissions

Fact: Real estate brokers’ commission rates are not regulated in any state and are ALWAYS 100% negotiable.

The end goal of this lawsuit is for “Buyer Agent Commissions” to be fully seen as a fee paid for and financed in the buyer’s loan.

For example, on a $1 million home with a 3% commission the

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  • August show month-to-month drops in new listings, total inventory, pending sales, close sales, and median prices
  • NWMLS statistics show the volume of new listings added during August declined from July (down 11.5%)
  • “We are seeing homes stay on the market slightly longer and more instances of sellers overpricing their properties."
  • Prices showed signs of moderating during August. The average price was down $10,000 from July.

Northwest MLS brokers say August housing activity follows patterns of seasonal slowing KIRKLAND, Washington (September 7, 2021) – August typically brings a dip in housing activity and this year was no different, according to representatives from Northwest Multiple Listing Service when commenting on newly-released

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  •       August show month-to-month drops in new listings, total inventory, pending sales, close sales, and median prices.
  •          NWMLS statistics show the volume of new listings added during August declined from July (down 11.5%)
  •          “We are seeing homes stay on the market slightly longer and more instances of sellers overpricing their properties.
  •          Prices showed signs of moderating during August. The average price was down $10,000 from July.

Northwest MLS brokers say August housing activity follows patterns of seasonal slowing KIRKLAND, Washington (September 7, 2021) – August typically brings a dip in housing activity and this year was no different, according to representatives from Northwest Multiple Listing Service

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The flaming-hot housing market has seen median home prices soar an unprecedented 24% since the outbreak of the Coronavirus last year. But in recent weeks, that fire has lost some of its heat as buyers finally start to push back at sky-high prices. Simply put: The housing market is slowing a bit.

Already, a growing list of doomsayers point to the shifting market as taking us one step closer to a bursting housing bubble. In their minds, housing went up too fast and now must come back down.

But what does the data say? When you look under the hood, the run-up to 2008 housing bubble and the hot 2021 housing market are very different bull markets. While there are several reasons why our latest frenzy won’t result in a bust, there’s one reason

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The flaming-hot housing market has seen median home prices soar an unprecedented 24% since the outbreak of the virus last year. But in recent weeks, that fire has lost some of its heat as buyers finally start to push back at sky-high prices. Simply put: The housing market is slowing a bit.

Already, a growing list of doomsayers point to the shifting market as taking us one step closer to a bursting housing bubble. In their minds, housing went up too fast and now must come back down.

But what does the data say? When you look under the hood, the run-up to 2008 housing bubble and the hot 2021 housing market are very different bull markets. While there are several reasons why our latest frenzy won’t result in a bust, there’s one reason in

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The flaming-hot housing market has seen median home prices soar an unprecedented 24% since the outbreak of the virus last year. But in recent weeks, that fire has lost some of its heat as buyers finally start to push back at sky-high prices. Simply put: The housing market is slowing a bit.

Already, a growing list of doomsayers point to the shifting market as taking us one step closer to a bursting housing bubble. In their minds, housing went up too fast and now must come back down.

But what does the data say? When you look under the hood, the run-up to 2008 housing bubble and the hot 2021 housing market are very different bull markets. While there are several reasons why our latest frenzy won’t result in a bust, there’s one reason in particular

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Our dedication to your successful dealings (buying or selling) are unwavering. We are firmly committed to the service, results, and value for you with every transaction.

For others the definition of service can be very ambiguous. With us, it is crystal clear.  We believe that knowledge is power and transparency is vital, especially in the real estate industry.  That is why we provide a clearly defined set of services because sometimes, you don’t know what you don’t know.

Know these questions and answers before you interview a broker. The difference can cost you thousands.

 

Service, at the highest level, is our mission.

Results, accomplished efficiently and effectively through our proprietary marketing program, innovative

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 Photo by Jason Alley in Leavenworth

 

My husband and I just recently drove up to Leavenworth from Monroe for our wedding anniversary. 

 

The drive took a little over 1.5 hours from Monroe to the town of Leavenworth

Some quick facts about Leavenworth, according to Leavenworth.org  

 

Leavenworth is a small, beautifully designed, old world Alpine/Bavarian style village. If you envision a small town, somewhere in Germany, nestled in a narrow valley and surrounded by snow-covered mountains. Leavenworth could be that very place.

We stayed at a cute little VRBO (vacation rental by owner) cabin with no more than a 20 min walk into town. There we had a beautiful view of the Wenatchee River. We started each morning with a cup

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Most of all the real estate marketing you see out there from other companies is all about “Them…. The Agent.”

Completely missing the most important point… It’s not about “Them”….. It’s about the “Client/Customer”

 

 Everyone loves taking about themselves. That’s a truism from psychology 101. So our course for agents seeing a mailer where people have said nice things about them or given testimonials looks amazing. They also love to show off all the homes they have sold…

It’s pretty unlikely anyone would self-mail out a critical review of their services… Hummmm

And all of those homes?.... We’ll it’s good to know that agent is making a lot of money….. But there isn’t anything mentioning the value or saving to the customer is there?

In a

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Home buyers are finding some relief, but Northwest MLS brokers say it is temporary.

  •          New listings slightly outgain homes going under contract.
  •          Highest level of Inventory since October of 2020
  •          There is some ‘normalization’ in our market as it relates to the historical summer slowdown.”
  •          This is due to a typical mid-summer season market combined with some buyer fatigue
  •          14 of the 26 counties in the Northwest MLS report showed year-over-year (YOY) gains in new listings
  •          14 of the 26 counties in the Northwest MLS report showed year-over-year (YOY) gains in new listings
  •          Buyers act NOW. Sellers don’t panic:
  •          With a lack of new construction coming on the
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