Alternative Brokerage Spotlight: $500 Realty

Read the series intro: Alternative Brokerages Flourishing Around Seattle Today’s spotlight post in our in-depth series on alternative brokerages around Seattle is $500 Realty. Ray Pepper has been a longtime reader and commenter here at Seattle Bubble. I’ve met him a few times, and he’s a stand-up guy. He even bought Ira and me lunch […]

Alternative Brokerages Flourishing Around Seattle

Full disclosure: The Tim was employed by Redfin, and is currently a shareholder. WaLaw Realty and Quill Realty are current advertisers on Seattle Bubble. For some reason, the Seattle area has become home to the cutting edge of real estate. On the technology front, we’re home to Redfin, Estately, Zillow, ActiveRain (a division of Trulia), […]

Reader Question: Can I Negotiate a Commission Discount?

Full disclosure: The Tim was employed by Redfin (is just a shareholder as of October 2013) and WaLaw Realty and Quill Realty are Seattle Bubble advertisers. A reader wrote in with the following question about real estate agent commissions: In the near future my wife and I are going to need to sell our respective […]

Local Discount Real Estate Service Showdown

As the housing market has slowed dramatically from the heady boom years of 2005 and 2006, the number of discount real estate brokers has been on the rise. While Redfin made a big splash in 2004, and continues to be the discount market leader, as the market tumbles other competitors continue to crop up. As […]