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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

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

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Flat Fee vs Traditional 6% Model Round 1: The Commission

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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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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The myth about the “Bad Time” to sell a home in Ohio

In “The Myth of the ‘Bad Time’ to Sell,” host Glen Whitten of The Ohio Property Group dispels the notion that there are off-seasons in real estate. He emphasizes the perpetual nature of the market driven by life events and shares the benefits of listing homes during holidays or slow periods. Motivated buyers tend to emerge during these times, leading to quicker and less combative transactions.

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Talking Realty Podcast Episode 9: Buyers look for reasons NOT to buy

In this episode of “Talking Realty,” the go-to podcast for home sellers, Glen Whitten, a 20-year broker and founder of The Ohio Property Group, dives into the crucial topic of why buyers often walk away from seemingly perfect homes. Learn how meticulous home preparation can make or break your sale and discover practical strategies to ensure your property stands out in a competitive market.

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Talking Realty Podcast Episode 8: Emotions Are Expensive

Talking Realty Podcast Episode 8: Emotions are expensive

In this episode of Talking Realty, we dive into Office Truth #3: “Emotions are Expensive.” Join Glen Whitten as he shares real-life stories illustrating how emotions can lead to costly decisions in real estate transactions. Whether you’re selling a flip, a new build, or your beloved home, understanding how to manage your emotions can save you thousands of dollars. Tune in to learn valuable strategies to keep your emotions in check and make smarter real estate decisions.

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Talking Realty Podcast Episode 7: If it isn’t selling, it’s overpriced.

Talking Realty Podcast Episode 7: If it isn’t selling, it’s overpriced.

In this episode of Talking Realty, Glen Whitten dives into the second truth of real estate: “If it’s not selling, it’s overpriced.” Learn why pricing strategy is crucial for home sellers and how to adjust your listing price to attract buyers and close deals quickly.

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Glen Whitten on home pricing in Ohio

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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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 and their sellers in the Sold column.

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