Dylan's Blog Posts





Matter of House Discusses Title Work with Andrew Horan- Owner of Closing and Title Services


Matter of House Discusses Pluming with Kevin Kussow- Master Plumber


Matter of House Talks FHA with Robert Millay @ Metropolitan Home Mortgage



What You Need to Know About Buying in a Seller's Market


Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Buyer's Agent



So You Want to Purchase a HUD Home?


Tips for Going Through Open Houses


Lending Doesn't Have to be Difficult... Find Out Why

March 31, 2015

How Does My Realtor Get Paid??

As a consumer, you deserve to know

how your REALTOR gets paid. For sellers, this is simple. You pay a commission to your agent at the closing table. It's great for you because you get results and then you pay for services after you and the agent have met your goals.


For buyers, it gets a little tricky. Most of the time in our area (the Fox Valley) the seller pays the buyer's REALTOR out of the commission they pay their listing agent. Basically, that commission the listing agent took in gets split.

There are other options, as a buyer you have the right to hire your agent through the use of a buyer agency contract and pay them on your own.

Also, some buyer's agents do charge a minimal fee up front as part of the signing bonus. Often they will pull from seller concessions for this.

I hope this helps.

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March 31, 2015

What You Should Do Before Making an Offer

I thought about what a buyer should

do as they go through a home. If you like a home and are considering putting an offer in. You should take a moment and do this one thing:


Go to the front door of the home, open the door and look out. Do you like the neighborhood and how it looks? Can you see yourself living here for 5years? 10?


If you are satisfied and excited, proceed with writing an offer. Happy Buying!

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March 31, 2015

4 Quick Tips for Getting Your Home Ready

I've gotten the question recently about

what can or should be done to help get a home ready for market. This got me thinking, I should write them down. So here are 5 easy ideas that will immediately improve your homes show- ability and there for increase the value of your home.

1. Replace or clean carpet- there is nothing that deters a buyer more than looking at old/worn out carpet

2. Fresh coat of paint- inside and/or out goes a long way to making pictures pop

3. Update landscaping- will increase curb appeal and tell buyers you care about your home

4. A solid deep clean- is absolutely necessary. Pay for it if you hate cleaning

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