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BRAVO!! Mark Nash has packed 1001 Tips with a lifetime of real estate "dos & don'ts" in a simple, easy-to-read format that can help any novice investor buy or sell a home like a pro.
About the Author
Mark is a contributing writer to RealtyTimes.com, BrokerAgentNews.com, PrincipalBroker.com ,Realtor Magazine Online and many real estate blogs including L..A.'s Best Real Estate Web log. He is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors, National Association of Realtors(R) and frequently speaks on residential real estate issues and trends through ExecutiveSpeakers.com.
Top Customer Reviews
The author blatantly promotes the conventional costly and inefficient methods that are common to real estate transactions, and provides only lip-service for more effective and cost-efficient alternatives. If you sell a $300,000 house in the U.S., it will cost you $18,000-21,000 (6-7%) in commissions alone. Doesn't that cost seem a bit much for just transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer? The real estate establishment perpetuates the myth that the seller pays the agents, but in fact the seller pays the agents out of funds he receives from the buyer, so it is the buyer that is paying through a jacked up price do the house. Then, strangely, in most real estate systems, the listing agent and the buyer's agent both represent the seller. Isn't this system sort of odd?
Instead of offering a new, more efficient way, the author encourages the reader to stick to the status quo and sink lots of money into this inefficient system, perpetuating the myth that real estate transactions need to be complicated, costly, and high-anxiety.
A better way for the buyer --
1. Find houses that you like on your own -- the internet makes it easy.
2. When you set up the showings, tell the listing agent that you will not be bringing a buyer's agent and instead will be represented by an attorney, but that you expect a 3% reduced commission to recognize that there is not buyer's agent. Make sure the agent and his/her broker agree to this arrangement before you finalize a showing.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book offered very little to a "well informed" person. I was very disappointed and felt I wasted by $22. buying it. Only good if you no nothing about real estate.Published 19 months ago by Marilyn J. Harris
The book was well organized and provided good tips for all aspects of selling a house. In my case, much of the information was already familiar to me. Read morePublished on June 20, 2009 by Azpagram
The author, Mark Nash recently wrote an article about Man Caves - personal dedicated space for a guy in his home. The article said Mr. Read morePublished on March 9, 2007 by Karen Baribeault
This book was disappointing. If you were in a book store you could have flipped through the pages and read over the book. It just gives paragraphs from 1 to 1001 ideas. Read morePublished on March 8, 2007 by lbeeba
This book was EXTREMELY helpful to me! Not only does it answer all of the questions I had as well as all of the questions I never even thought to ask, but it does so in a manner... Read morePublished on May 16, 2006 by Terri
I just sold a property by owner and began by reading Mark Nash's book. I found myself referring back to it often throughout the process. Read morePublished on May 7, 2006 by Dean J
Simply the best book out there. I just bought my first place and this answered my questions......Published on April 27, 2006 by Sylvester Smith
This book would be great for anybody buying or selling a house. Anybody who reads this will find something in it that will help them.Published on April 26, 2006 by Raymond J. Przybysz