1. Understanding the real estate “buyers agent” fee

    Reader Question: Do buyers pay a fee when buying real estate? Sam D. Monty’s Answer: The answer is, in some cases “yes.” Real estate companies and agents utilize a variety of philosophies to establish the fees they charge for their services. There are flat fees regardless the selling price, limited service fees, percentage of the […]

    April 29, 2014
  2. 7 tips for discovering the best use for property

    Reader Question: How does one go about finding or creating a buyer for a potential group home?  The highest and best use for this building is a group home. The city permitting appears to be doable. I want a Realtor who can/will market the house to buyers who are interested in this specific use. There […]

    April 22, 2014
  3. How do I get started managing a rental property?

    Reader Question: Monty, I am saving and looking to buy my first rental this year. What kind of infrastructure do I need to have in place to support this kind of business? Thanks, Rob P. Monty’s Answer: Building a real estate investment team is important. Owning investment real estate can be a great business. You are […]

    April 8, 2014
  4. Elderly seller avoids remodeling

    Q: What are the pros and cons regarding selling as a fixer-upper in a very desirable building and neighborhood?
    A: Hello Mary, and thanks for your question. This question will generate a variety of answers from anyone you ask. Most opinions will boil down to this: Two homes are virtually identical. They are both the same price and in the same neighborhood. Except, one of them needs remodeling

    April 1, 2014