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The No BS Way to Sell Your House

The No BS Way to Sell Your House

Not to be too crass with our phrasing but the old-fashioned real estate industry serves up plenty of BS when it comes to selling your house. You know all about BS, right? That's 'bad stuff' when it comes to serving the seller. In contrast, Open Door Auctions has systematically and permanently removed all the bad stuff from the sales process. Let's look at some of the specific bad stuff your real estate agent will engage in. 1. Not Your Price: The first time you'll likely butt heads will be over the listing price. You want one thing. He demands another. Wait a minute. Exactly who owns the house anyway? Shouldn't this be your decision? We let YOU set whatever price you want for YOUR house. The market will be the final determiner of the sale price anyway. 2. Locked Up: For many sellers, that long-term listing agreement they signed turns out to be a huge albatross around their neck. Think...

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Open Door Auctions Lets the Control Freak in You Loose

One of the most frustrating characteristics of the old-fashioned real estate industry is that, once you sign the lengthy, one-sided listing agreement, you are in control of nothing the rest of the way until the very end when you sign on the dotted line to sell your house. Along the way there's a good chance you've been bushwhacked, bullied and bamboozled, left feeling like a pinball careening and dizzy from repeated blows to the head. We must digress for a moment - if your real estate agent literally strikes you in the head, it might be time to call an attorney. Proceeding now. One of the first areas you'll lose control in is setting the sales price. You probably already have an idea in mind of what you want to ask for it but your agent is a shifty lad or lass. They'll be VERY persuasive when recounting the reasons you're dead wrong. Since they apparently have nothing better to do, they'll...

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Multiple Bids is the Open Door Auctions Secret to Success

We've spoken at some length about the inherent inefficiency in the old-fashioned real estate industry, even going so far as to call it dysfunctional, which is not too far a stretch, in our humble opinion. Once your house is listed, it might go weeks, even months, between receiving a serious buying offer and, as much as your agent might try to pretend otherwise, it's a rare occasion to have two buyers in a bidding war for the property. Sure it happens - usually about as often as Halley's Comet swings past for another visit. how to enlarge penile length naturally While you may have visions of multiple bids dancing in your head, the traditional real estate industry is likely to disappoint you in that regard. On the other hand, the Open Door Auctions method routinely expects to hand more than a single offer, sometimes four or five or ten or more to the seller. All within the space of two weeks....

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Is Your Real Estate Agent for You…or Against You?

What we see as an incredible benefit in deciding to use Open Door Auctions to sell your house is the question, "What have you got to lose?" Seriously. The old-fashioned real estate industry is in such a dysfunctional mess, it's not like you could make a worse choice than going with the same old agent that everyone else does. While we know our sales method will almost certainly uncover the true market value of your house and hand you a fistful of serious offers in only two weeks, if, for some odd reason, you find that it's not for you, we'll part as friends and you can return to that "trusty" real estate agent who will always do for you exactly what he does for everyone else - not much. At least that's how it appears to the frustrated seller when he's sitting in the middle of a long-term listing agreement (usually six months to a year), which is the norm. What exactly is your agent doing...

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The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is the Seller’s Frenemy

The multiple listing service (MLS) has been with us so long we can't even remember when it started. Actually, after a quick peek at Wikipedia (which is always right and never wrong - snicker), we discovered that some version of the MLS has existed within the old-fashioned real estate industry for more than 100 years. Watching this balky, cranky, recalcitrant piece of foolishness in traditional action makes it seem out-of-date by a good number of those years. Open Door Auctions founder, Jason Hartman, has always said that the MLS is the "stock exchange for real estate." That's a good thing, right? Every industry needs a centralized location for buyers and sellers to congregate and decide on a price? It would be nice if the reality were so rosy. Unfortunately, the MLS has proven itself over time to be terribly inefficient at the process of true market price discovery. While we can't deny...