Last Build Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:43:45 +0000
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 23:37:42 +0000
This is Craig’s blog series (see Part 1 and Part 2) exploring why and how most realtors don’t talk openly and frankly about the fees they charge. The third and final installment: Startup Real Estate Firm Faira Promises More than it Delivers Seattle is Ground … Continue reading
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 17:12:08 +0000
Craig is the founder and Managing Broker of Added Equity Real Estate. Added Equity is different than any other firm. It charges a real estate agent commission of 1% to list and sell a home. Total. This is Craig’s blog series exploring why and … Continue reading
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Wed, 05 Oct 2016 20:12:57 +0000
That blog post title isn’t a typo – I’m giving away free forms! When my real estate firm left the NWMLS, I had to find an alternative to the forms that it provides to its members. So I got to … Continue reading
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:47:18 +0000
Craig is the founder and Managing Broker of Added Equity Real Estate. Added Equity charges a 1% fee to list and sell a home, total. Not 1% plus another 3%. Added Equity is different than any other firm. This is Craig’s blog … Continue reading
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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:40:10 +0000
It’s no big surprise that the Seattle City Council has been preparing to set regulations on vacation rentals, such as homes you find on AirBnb or Home Away/VRBO. Typically, vacation rentals allow home owners to rent out all or a … Continue reading
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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 04:26:31 +0000
Everyone who is buying a home comes to the marketplace with some preconceptions as to how things will proceed. If someone is selling a house in the area and buying a different house in the same area, there are not … Continue reading
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 18:02:13 +0000
Updated 9/13: Quill Realty is now Added Equity Real Estate – but everything else is as true today as when I wrote it! 🙂 I am loving life at the forefront of change in the real estate industry. My firm Quill … Continue reading
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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:04:25 +0000
I could not be prouder today. Quill’s first Single Broker Listing is live and looks great! On the Quill Blog, on Zillow, on Redfin – heck, it looks great EVERYWHERE!! By my estimation, this is what the future of real estate … Continue reading
Tue, 19 May 2015 15:41:19 +0000
Today, my real estate firm Quill Realty is announcing its imminent withdrawal from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service [Quill Press Release 5/19/15]. We have some current inventory we need to clear. But by July 1, and likely sooner, Quill will withdraw … Continue reading
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Sun, 10 May 2015 16:27:01 +0000
Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate, by Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries Reviewed by Craig Blackmon This book by Zillow’s CEO and Chief Economist, respectively, is a wonderful advertisement for Zillow. It’s also a good book. It’s easy … Continue reading