Poll: Homeowners: How did you buy your home?

Homeowners: How did you buy your home?

  • With a traditional real estate agent. (49%, 41 Votes)
  • With a discount / alternative real estate agent. (30%, 25 Votes)
  • With a real estate attorney. (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Dealt directly with the seller. (13%, 11 Votes)
  • Some other way... (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 83

This poll was active 10.05.2014 through 10.11.2014

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Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market. Tim also hosts the weekly improv comedy sci-fi podcast Dispatches from the Multiverse.


  1. 1
    boater says:

    I answered for how I bought my last home which I assume is what’s being asked

  2. 2
    wreckingbull says:

    I’d like to hear stories of those that sold their home without an agent, but to a buyer who had engaged a buyer’s agent. People claim they are doing this, but I never see details. Did you pay commision to the buyer’s agent? If not, did the buyer pay some sort of consideration to the buyer’s agent?

    Obviously this scenario from the buyer’s perspective would be interesting as well.

  3. 3

    RE: wreckingbull @ 2 – Typically sellers will agree to pay, but some add it to the price they are asking. I don’t think I’ve ever had one say no in any and every form. Note that by law if there is not written agreement to pay the agent is under no duty to show the property. http://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=18.86.050

  4. 4
    Blurtman says:

    The bank lent me “money” it did not have, which was accepted by the seller’s bank which also engaged in similar transactions. A change in ownership of a real asset was thusly transacted with “money” that did not really exist.

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