Blog by Christine Pearson

Why are Real Estate commissions so high?

May 16th, 2011

This is a very common question that comes my way. The plain and simple truth of it is this. Real estate commissions are confusing because it appears to be a large sum at first glance, however, once the full picture is revealed the take home pay is very different.

Often, the commission gets split in half between the “Sellers Realtor® and the “Buyers Realtor”®.  For instance; if the commissi ...

What should I consider before purchasing a home?

May 9th, 2011

Buying a homeThere are many factors to consider before taking on one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life. One of the first things to do is to get pre-qualification for a mortgage. This will enable you to know what price range is available to you, and it offers a great starting point, when compiling your “wish list”; & differentiating between needs and wants.

 The second thing to cons ...