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Houston Chronicle reporters Nancy Sarnoff and R. A. Schuetz talk to the region's developers, deal makers and dreamers about all things Houston and real estate.

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Houston Chronicle reporters Nancy Sarnoff and R. A. Schuetz talk to the region's developers, deal makers and dreamers about all things Houston and real estate.

    “I’m not even going to show it to them, to be honest with you.”

    “I’m not even going to show it to them, to be honest with you.”

    Houston real estate agents have been recorded saying they will not show certain homes to their clients — even though the houses meet all the buyers’ desires. This is one of the conversations. Read the story: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/houston-real-estate-agents-less-commission-records-15857087.php 

    REX: And you don’t think they’d compensate you after everything you’ve done for them? I mean, if you’re working so much for them.
    Agent: Not as far as what my compensation should be, no. I wouldn’t even feel comfortable asking them for that. And I know it’s not you. Unless you’re the owner of this company. The real estate game is changing. And I’m not -- I mean, it’s putting away my profession. And I’m not in favor of it. So I can’t help you to sell something that’s wiping out my profession.

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    • 6 min
    “I’m not doing that.”

    “I’m not doing that.”

    Houston real estate agents have been recorded saying they will not show certain homes to their clients — even though the houses meet all the buyers’ desires. This is one of the conversations. Read the story: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/houston-real-estate-agents-less-commission-records-15857087.php

    REX: How our properties work is we list our properties at 2 percent. And we don’t use the MLS so how that works is our sellers are not obligated to pay a buy-side commission. However, we do want you guys to get paid, so how you do that is place your commission on top of the offer price, and you’d get that from your buyer, so it’d be a discussion between you and the buyer on compensation.
    Agent: Okay, well, I’m not doing that. Thank you.

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    • 1 min
    “We can stop right there.”

    “We can stop right there.”

    Houston real estate agents have been recorded saying they will not show certain homes to their clients — even though the houses meet all the buyers’ desires. This is one of the conversations. Read the story: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/houston-real-estate-agents-less-commission-records-15857087.php

    Agent: So if I were to bring you a client to purchase this property, do you guys pay me the three percent commission, or how does that work? 
    REX: That’s a good question. So the seller does not pay a fee -- or not pay a commission to neither the listing agent nor the buyer side agent. So if your client comes to the home and says they like the home, most agents will either have their client place the commission on top of the offering on the home, offer price on the home, or --
    Agent: Yeah, that’s not going to work. Okay. Thank you. We can stop right there. Because I know they’re not going to do that. I know they’re capped at a certain amount, so I know they’re not going to want to pay me my commission. And I’m going to bring you a buyer and you’re going to get the property sold and you don’t even pay a commission. So that’s just not how I operate. I really do appreciate your time though, have a good day sir.

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    • 2 min
    Nancy has some news, eh?

    Nancy has some news, eh?

    Looped In host Nancy Sarnoff packs up her bags and moves to Canada, with a detour down memory lane.

    Connect with Rebecca Schuetz and Nancy Sarnoff.

     

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    • 19 min
    Realtors banned from racist posts

    Realtors banned from racist posts

    Realtors banned from racist postsThe National Association of Realtors tackled racist social media posts at their annual conference. On this episode of Looped In, Nancy Sarnoff and R.A. Schuetz discuss the background leading up to the vote.

    Connect with Nancy Sarnoff and Rebecca Schuetz.

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    • 14 min
    Texas’s first cohousing community

    Texas’s first cohousing community

    We’ve all heard of coworking. But cohousing? Not so much. That’s because there are no cohousing communities in Texas, something a group of Houstonians in the East End are planning to change. They’re designing a 33-unit condominium where a sense of community will be the key amenity, a need for which they believe the pandemic has underscored. Think shared meals (or, during socially distant times, outdoor happy hours) and decision-making that revolves around consensus, not votes.

    Read: In this housing development, community is the keystone

    Connect with Rebecca Schuetz and Nancy Sarnoff.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

GimmeDatThang ,

Look Forward to Every Episode.

Now that Swamplot.com is no more I look to this podcast for what’s happening. Would like a bit more in-depth conversation in the topics discussed making it a longer show. Would like to see a video version as well. Still enjoying the podcast. 👍🏽

Changben ,

I love it

This show is informative and fun, local and down to earth. Great job, keep it up, more listeners will follow

LBMB5763 ,

Interesting but Lacks Depth

Need to expand beyond the tired worn out developer talking points. Surprisingly shallow for a city of this size and diversity.

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