1. Can a rookie real estate agent be a good choice?

    Reader Question: We are selling our home with an experienced agent. Several occurrences have us questioning the agent’s value; missed or late for appointments, pricing advice refuted by a professional appraiser and more. Our question is this, we have read and been told only to deal with an experienced agent; that we shouldn’t let rookie […]

    December 23, 2014
  2. We are going to sell our house. We know a number of agents. We sold a home 20 years ago and it did not go well. Do you have any tips about how to pick an agent?

      Reader Question: We are going to sell our home. We know a number of real estate agents. 20 years ago we sold a home, and it was not a good experience. Do you have any tips about how to pick a good agent? Roger and Mary Ann D. Monty’s Answer: The right real estate […]

    August 12, 2014
  3. Are real estate agents dinosaurs?

    Reader Question: Hi Monty. I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Are Real Estate Agents Dinosaurs?” I am a real estate agent in Iowa. The article kind of scares me because I am fairly young and I didn’t realize the industry was in such tough shape. I am curious as to […]

    April 17, 2012
  4. What does real estate agency really mean?

    Real estate agency is a concept in the law It is the relationship between a principal and an agent. In real estate, a transaction begins between a real estate broker(the agent) and a principal (the seller or buyer). A principal can be a buyer or a seller, but most transactions begin with a home seller […]

    January 8, 2012