I’m Not Happy. Can I Cancel My Listing Agreement?

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You’ve signed a listing agreement with a real estate agent and listed your home or land for sale. Now, you aren’t happy with the services or you’ve decided it’s not the right time to sell, but you’ve signed a binding contract. Can you cancel? The answer to this question depends on the state and brokerage. It’s very important for you …

Will I Save Money Skipping the Buyer’s Agent?

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For 42% of recent buyers, the very first step they took to buying a home was searching for properties online. An additional number took to searching online after first getting pre-approved. With these kinds of numbers and the numerous portals for gathering information about homes, it’s expected that a buyer will at some point come in contact with a listing …

“How Much is the Home Under Contract For?”

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When a buyer finds out that a home is under contract, it’s a common knee-jerk reaction to ask, “How much is it under contract for?” But did you know there is certain information that Realtors are not allowed to share with those not party to the contract? One of those is the agreed upon contract price. If we represent the …

“I’ve Listed My FSBO with a Realtor. Now what?”

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If you’re reading this, you either were or are currently trying to sell your home without the aid of a Realtor. If you’re like most FSBOs, you decided to go this route to either save money by eliminating a commission and/or you wanted more control over the marketing and showings. Either reason, you have decided or are considering listing it …

Who pays Who? Hiring a Buyer’s Agent Doesn’t Cost You a Penny!

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Real estate agents work by commission. They’re paid once a home sells. But who pays that commission is probably the biggest source of misconceptions in the home buying process. So, let’s just get it out of the way… The home seller pays the commission for both the listing and selling (buyer’s) agent. The funds come out of the sale of …

Why It’s Important to Sign the Working with Real Estate Agents Form

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“I’ve literally just met this Realtor. Why are they asking me to sign something?” The first document that all North Carolina Realtors should be asking you to sign is a Working with Real Estate Agents brochure/form. This isn’t a contract or an obligation. This brochure explains to you as the buyer or seller what to expect if you choose to …

6 Signs You’ve Hired the Wrong Real Estate Agent

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I’m going to preface this blog with the fact that there are many GREAT real estate agents in the Wilmington area. We’ve had the pleasure of working with some very professional individuals and teams on both the listing and selling side of closing transactions. However, I’m constantly watching what other real estate agents, both locally and in other parts of …

How Do Wilmington Realtors Get Paid?

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There is a lot of confusion about how Wilmington Realtors get paid, because it’s not a traditional compensation structure. The details are all outlined in the Working with Real Estate Agents document, which most agents require clients to sign, but when the client receives this varies from agent to agent and even after reading the document, there still seems to …