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Flat Fee vs Traditional 6% Model Round 3: Turnover vs. Training

In this post, Broker Glen Whitten of the Ohio Property Group and OhioMLSFlatFee.com examines the third big flaw in the traditional Realtor model: The Turnover vs Training paradox. He shows how their firm’s family approach, deep commitment to training, and extreme niche service model keep them ahead of all competition

 Flat Fee vs Traditional 6% Model Round 2: One Size Fits All?

In this post, Broker Glen Whitten of the Ohio Property Group and OhioMLSFlatFee.com examines the second big flaw in the traditional Realtor model: The one-size-fits-all service approach. He shows how unbundling is the way of the future to help sellers save money while getting top dollar for their home.

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Flat Fee vs Traditional 6% Model Round 1: Big Fat Commissions

In a new series, we break down the fundamental flaws with the Traditional 6% real estate model and compare it to the Flat Fee Unbundled approach used by the Ohio Property Group and OhioMLSFlatFee.com. Come along for the ride and see why change is on the horizon.

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I don’t charge 6% to sell homes. Realtors…you’re welcome.

In the wake of a groundbreaking $1.8 Billion verdict against the National Association of Realtors and several large brokerages, I believe they should have called me to the stand.
If NAR lost because the jury felt 6% was the only option, this website, OhioMLSFlatFee.com, is the perfect defense. Discover why

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Lawsuits Against Realtors Are Long Overdue

In a monumental shift, home sellers are taking a stand against real estate commissions that have long felt disproportionate and opaque. The recent legal actions against the National Association of Realtors and established brokerages signal a long-overdue call for transparency. This movement isn’t just a tremor – it’s an industry

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5 ways to price your home

Pricing a house doesn’t have to be a guessing game. Discover the best methods to determine the right price for your home sale. Explore options like searching local comps, getting a Realtor’s Competitive Market Analysis, hiring an appraiser, or even considering an auction. Plus, find out how Automated Value Models

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Do Professional Photos Help You Sell Faster?

Like Realtors, professional photographers tend to make beginners feel incompetent with their “free advice” that instead of building your know-how and confidence, you end up walking away with a pit in your stomach. Allow me to sum up all their advice in four words: “You suck. Hire me”.

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Image of a house with a dollar sign on the face representing realtor commissions with a large gavel beginning to smash the house and dollar sign

Lawsuits Against Realtors Are Long Overdue

In a monumental shift, home sellers are taking a stand against real estate commissions that have long felt disproportionate and opaque. The recent legal actions against the National Association of Realtors and established brokerages signal a long-overdue call for transparency. This movement isn’t just a tremor – it’s an industry

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Ohio Open House

How to hold a real estate open house

Unlock the potential of open houses with our expert playbook. Get insights on when and how long to host your open house, leveraging social media for promotion, and providing clear instructions for buyers to make offers. Don’t miss this opportunity to maximize your home’s exposure and enhance your selling experience.

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Is the hot seller market cooling off?

As the housing market continues to evolve, it’s essential to reflect on trends and lessons learned. Much like the fashion trends of the past, real estate markets can change, and expectations should remain grounded. In the current hot market, maintaining realistic pricing and market-savvy strategies is key to success. Learn

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Seller Beware in Ohio

Let the SELLER Beware of Appraisals & Inspections

In the world of real estate, we often hear ‘caveat emptor,’ or ‘let the buyer beware.’ But what about sellers? It’s time to introduce ‘caveat venditor’—let the seller beware. In today’s market, sellers face unique challenges, from appraisal issues to inspection demands. Learn how to protect your interests and navigate

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Seller Beware in Ohio

Let the SELLER Beware of Appraisals & Inspections

In the world of real estate, we often hear ‘caveat emptor,’ or ‘let the buyer beware.’ But what about sellers? It’s time to introduce ‘caveat venditor’—let the seller beware. In today’s market, sellers face unique challenges, from appraisal issues to inspection demands. Learn how to protect your interests and navigate

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Talking Realty Episode 1: Maiden Voyage, Changing Real Estate

Welcome to the inaugural episode of “Talking Realty,” where Glen Whitten, a 20-year veteran broker and founder of the Ohio Property Group, embarks on a mission to demystify the home selling process. This episode dives deep into the advantages of flat fee real estate services over traditional 6% commissions, illustrating how Ohio Property Group has pioneered a cost-effective, transparent, and efficient way for homeowners to sell their properties. Through insightful discussions and practical advice, Glen aims to equip sellers with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the real estate market confidently, save millions in fees, and avoid the common headaches associated with property sales. Discover the future of real estate with Glen Whitten and learn how you can take control of your home selling journey.

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Image of a house with a dollar sign on the face representing realtor commissions with a large gavel beginning to smash the house and dollar sign

Lawsuits Against Realtors Are Long Overdue

In a monumental shift, home sellers are taking a stand against real estate commissions that have long felt disproportionate and opaque. The recent legal actions against the National Association of Realtors and established brokerages signal a long-overdue call for transparency. This movement isn’t just a tremor – it’s an industry quake reshaping the bedrock of traditional commissions, with implications that could empower sellers like never before. Dive into our comprehensive look at these lawsuits and the pivotal changes they may bring, or watch our detailed video for a closer examination.

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New Year – New Look: How to market your home to sell in 2024

Kickstart your 2024 home selling journey with insights from Glen Whitten, an experienced Ohio MLS flat fee real estate broker. Discover why the so-called ‘January freeze’ in real estate is a myth and how early preparation can lead to a successful sale. Learn about the consistent rise in Ohio home prices despite market challenges and get practical tips for refreshing your listing. Utilize our comprehensive Seller Success Library and exclusive digital course, ‘Living To Listing: The 10-Day Home Selling Transformation,’ to make your home selling process smoother and more profitable.

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Shock and Awe marketing: How to advertise your home when selling

Discover the dynamic world of “Shock and Awe” marketing in real estate and learn how to catapult your property into the spotlight. Uncover the power of pummeling the market with your property’s presence, triggering a Buyer Feeding Frenzy that drives top dollar offers. Explore the Flat Fee MLS approach that combines full marketing prowess with cost savings, giving you the ultimate control over your home selling process. Don’t settle for a slow wade into the pool—dive into immediate and shocking marketing to achieve maximum market value for your property.

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Are the local Realtors boycotting me?

Learn from my mistake: overpricing a property can lead to months of frustration. Embrace accurate pricing and adapt to attract motivated buyers quickly. Time is money. For pricing tips and a market report, explore our free Realist® Report.

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