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Faira: Beware the Free Lunch (Unfaira?)

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

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Real Estate Agent Commissions: The Industry Is Purposefully Vague

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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Free WA Real Estate Contract Forms

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

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Real Estate Agent Commissions: Why They Aren’t Discussed, and the Sherman Antitrust Act

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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Seattle City Council preparing to regulate Vacation Rentals

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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Moving to Seattle from the East Coast

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

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Is Quill Realty the Only non-MLS Broker in Seattle?

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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The Future of Real Estate? It Arrived Today

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

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Why I am Withdrawing from the Multiple Listing Service to Offer Single Broker Listings

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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“Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate”: Zillow Tries Too Hard, Tips Its Hand; the Future of Real Estate Isn’t Here Yet (But It’s Close)

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

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