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Father, Realtor®, occasional marathoner and host of the Real Estate for the Rest of Us podcast. I like my offers clean and my coffee black.

Real Estate for the Rest of Us Michael Duran

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Father, Realtor®, occasional marathoner and host of the Real Estate for the Rest of Us podcast. I like my offers clean and my coffee black.

    Ep 6 Interview with an Agent Part II

    Ep 6 Interview with an Agent Part II

    Part 2 of Episode 6 originally published as one podcast ... How do you spot an agent who gives advice that’s good for you instead what’s best for them? Should you hire family/friend? Do you need to like your agent? Plus the big, fat red flag you need to look out for. And in Pro Tips, two of the most important words once you go under contract. Your keys to a smooth transaction. BONUS GAME: grab your favorite beverage and have a sip every time I blurt out “Due Diligence” ... sorry about that 🤓😜

    • 30 min
    Ep 6 Interview with an Agent Part I

    Ep 6 Interview with an Agent Part I

    Part 1 of Episode 6 originally published as one podcast ... How do you spot an agent who gives advice that’s good for you instead what’s best for them? How to interview an agent to get the best representation for your next transaction. My prediction on the Amazon/Realogy partnership and the new reliance of tech in the profession.

    • 31 min
    Before You Buy

    Before You Buy

    Ready to buy but not sure how to get the process started? Learn the important first step in the home buying process BEFORE you speak to a lender. And in Pro Tips, we discuss a strategy whether you're buying, selling or staying put that will add value to your home, make moving easier and offers benefits for your mental health.

    • 42 min
    Prognosticating on the Market

    Prognosticating on the Market

    Remember when HUD wrecked the market? Neither does anyone else because HUD didn't wreck the market but you'd never know based on predictions in Fall 2012. In this episode of Real Estate for the Rest of Us, we'll talk about the fallacy of predicting the market and why playing the long game is a better strategy than trying to time the market. And in Pro Tips, you'll want a home inspection but if you're buying a home, there's a free report you can get that can shed light on the history of your prospective home so you can make an informed decision.

    • 21 min
    How to Avoid Paying Commission

    How to Avoid Paying Commission

    Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them have dot com after their names and they are here to save you from paying commission! Is an iBuyer right for you? And in Pro Tips, your offer is stronger with a pre-approval letter, but what is better than getting pre-approved? Find out how to compete with a cash offer. It's Real Estate for the Rest of Us.

    • 23 min
    All Mixed Up

    All Mixed Up

    There's a big disconnect between the message real estate agents are delivering, what they mean and what the public is hearing. More than just lost in translation, this disconnect has buyers and sellers seeking other options and adversely affecting property values. It's Real Estate for the Rest of Us.

    • 11 min

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