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Flat Fee vs Traditional 6% Model Round 4: The Dual Agency Trap

Welcome to Round #4 in the Traditional Real Estate Vs Flat Fee heavy-weight fight: The Dual Agency Trap. In previous rounds, we covered the flaws in the traditional real estate model, including the 6% commission, one-size-fits-all service approach, and the turnover/training paradox. Today, we dive into Flaw #4: The Dual

Traditional vs Flat Fee Real Estate 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

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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

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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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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 Podcast Episode 6: Glen Whitten On Home Pricing

In this episode of the Talking Realty Podcast, Glen Whitten, founder of the Ohio Property Group, delves into ‘Truth Number One: The Market Never Lies.’ He explains why pricing a home correctly is crucial to attracting buyers and discusses the common fears sellers have about overpricing and underpricing their properties. Glen shares his insights and experiences to help you navigate the complexities of the real estate market effectively.

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Ohio Property Group Glen Whitten Dual Agency Trap Blog Post

Flat Fee vs Traditional 6% Model Round 4: The Dual Agency Trap

Welcome to Round #4 in the Traditional Real Estate Vs Flat Fee heavy-weight fight: The Dual Agency Trap. In previous rounds, we covered the flaws in the traditional real estate model, including the 6% commission, one-size-fits-all service approach, and the turnover/training paradox. Today, we dive into Flaw #4: The Dual Agency Trap, which is perhaps the most upsetting of all. This practice is damaging to buyers and sellers but highly beneficial to Realtors, which is why it persists despite its harm to consumers.

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Talking Realty Episode 5: Andy Chom On Buyer Agents When Selling Your Home

In this episode of Talking Realty, Glen Whitten sits down with Andy Chom to delve into the nuances of working with buyer agents during the home-selling process. Andy provides a wealth of knowledge on various aspects, from negotiation strategies to understanding commissions and how to effectively collaborate with buyer agents to ensure a smooth and profitable sale.

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Talking Realty Episode 4: Kim Julen On Using Feng Shui When Selling Your Home

In this episode of Talking Realty, Glen Whitten sits down with Kim Julen, a Feng Shui intuitive coach, to discuss how Feng Shui can help sell homes faster and for more money. Kim shares practical tips and insights on how to create a balanced and harmonious environment that attracts buyers. Whether you’re a skeptic or a believer, Kim’s advice is actionable and easy to implement. Tune in to learn how to make your home more appealing and boost your odds of a successful sale.

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Traditional vs Flat Fee Real Estate 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 and their sellers in the Sold column.

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What Title Companies Do and Why Home Sellers Should Care

In this collaboration blog post, Glen Whitten teams up with Ryan Phillips, a title industry expert, to explain the critical role of title companies in real estate transactions. They delve into why choosing the right title company is essential for home sellers, covering everything from the basic functions of a title company to practical tips for selecting the best one.

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Talking Realty Episode 3: Ryan Phillips on Understanding the Title Process

In this informative episode of Talking Realty, host Glen Whitten sits down with title industry veteran Ryan Phillips, Co-Owner of Associates Title Inc, to demystify the title process for home sellers. With almost 30 years of experience and over 4,000 real estate transactions under his belt, Ryan shares his expert insights into the importance of choosing the right title company, the nuances of title insurance, and how to navigate common challenges sellers face during the closing process.

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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.

Read More »
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