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Flat Fee vs Traditional 6% Model: Round 1

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 we feel our model IS the future of real estate and how it saves sellers money, time, and headaches.

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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 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.

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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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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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.

Read More »
OHIO MLS FLAT FEE FSBO

Why Isn’t My Home Selling?

Discover the common reasons why homes don’t sell and how to fix them. Our guide covers pricing, staging, marketing, and other essential factors to help you sell your home quickly and efficiently. Read on to learn more!

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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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Offers

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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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 from the past and adapt for a prosperous real estate journey.

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If your home isn’t selling, it’s overpriced. (period)

A seller asks Glen what to do about lowering their price. Glen responds with the cold hard truth…as usual. Learn why your home may not be selling and how pricing it correctly is the key to a successful sale. Is your home not selling? Learn why it might be overpriced and what you can do to fix it. Get expert tips from Ohio MLS Flat Fee, your trusted real estate partner.

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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 this seller’s market with confidence.

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Dealing with low offers on Ohio Homes

How to handle low ball offers on your home

As an experienced broker, I hate presenting lowball offers. Sellers often forget the ‘don’t shoot the messenger’ rule when they see one. Let’s dive into expert tips for dealing with lowball offers on your home effectively. Don’t settle for less than your home’s true value.

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Dual Agency is Dangerous

Should a home-buyer and home-seller use the same agent?

Discover why dual agency in real estate can be a risky proposition. You’ll be shown the essential differences between buyer agents, seller agents, and dual agents, and why working with a dedicated buyer’s agent is often the smartest choice. Learn how dual agency can potentially compromise your interests as a buyer, and why family connections and part-time agents may not be the best fit for your homebuying journey.

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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. Ready to rock your open house? Explore our proven strategies now.

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