Zillow has released its list of hot housing markets for the next 12 months. And if this list had a theme song, it would be California Love. San Jose is Zillow's #1 hottest housing market for 2019, San Francisco is #6, with San Diego coming it at #10.
Everyone has a resolution or two for the new year, and for many of us, one of the things we want to do better is save money. With just a few behavior changes, some big, some small, you could save thousands this year if you really put your mind (and your money) to it. Of course, we're going to sneak in a nod to Faira's platform as one of the ways you can save - but now that you know that, here are Faira's top 10 ways to save money in the new year.
Seattle is a hotbed for real estate tech. We are home to popular real estate sites like Zillow and Redfin which have changed how people shop for homes. Many people ask us, "How is Faira different than Redfin and Zillow?" There's a big difference and I'll explain.
Buying or selling a home is a big deal and can be expensive, so learning how to keep costs low is important for both sellers and buyers. The process of purchasing a house can be time consuming and somewhat confusing, and people aiming to purchase or sell a house are looking for the best way to conduct the transaction.
You work hard to find the right house for your clients. And we know how much effort it takes to make an offer. That’s why all homes listed on Faira.com offer buyer’s agents the standard 3% commission. In a typical month, Faira brings over $100,000+ in commission to buyer’s agents.
If you're researching Faira, you may have seen an article online or heard from an agent that Faira was charged by the Washington State Department of Licensing for operating as an unlicensed brokerage. The truth is, Faira was sent only a warning letter based on complaints from our competitors mostly. Faira had a real estate license since the first consumer home was listed on our website. We had even mentioned the brokerage license number on our website before the charges were served, stating that all activities requiring a real estate license are done under the privilege of that license number. In the end, that’s all the department of licensing cared about. They asked Faira so provide exactly the same in writing to them, not a word more.
Four years ago, Kamal Jain made an offer on a home in Bellevue. It had a small creek in the backyard and he imagined himself spending countless hours enjoying it while pondering economic theory and inventing new business models. The creek was important to him and he was willing to pay for it. He made an offer above asking and hoped for good news.
Former eBay employee, Kamal Jain, was frustrated with the home buying process that he decided to change the industry. Three years ago, Kamal made an offer on a home in Bellevue. It had a small creek in the backyard and he imagined himself spending countless hours enjoying it while pondering economic theory and inventing new business models. The creek was important to him and he was willing to pay for it. He made an offer above asking and hoped for good news.
We set out with the goal to reduce complexity and increase transparency for home buyers and sellers. With over 80 successful sales in one of the hottest real estate markets, Seattle, we have saved home sellers over two million dollars since we started just over a year ago!
If you've ever participated in a real estate transaction, you've no doubt heard its all-powerful acronym - The MLS. Though real estate is full of many players - buyers, sellers, agents, investors - everything starts and stops with the Multiple Listing Service.