LIBERATING REAL ESTATE KNOWLEDGE

Industry insights for the most savvy home buyers and sellers on the planet.

Here’s a Look Back at Houwzer’s 2016

A quick look at what we’ve been up to this past year.

It’s been an incredible year, and from what we can tell, 2017 is going to be even better. When we set out to disrupt real estate, we knew it would be a challenge. What we have found is that the public was ready for us and more than willing to sell their houses without paying a listing commission, all while getting a full-service treatment.
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The Listing Agent Marketing Myth

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The idea that listing agents “market” your home in the age of internet search is a MYTH. Yup…We said it.

With the advent of the internet, and in particular real estate search engines, most listing agents no longer actively market their listings. The National Association of Realtors (“NAR”) data shows that 98% of consumers in the market to purchase a home begin their search online. The Internet receives about 100 million real estate search impressions per month. And of those, approximately 75 million go to the three dominant real estate search portals: Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com.

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New Construction Workforce Housing Coming to East Poplar

Now available to purchase through Houwzer

As part of City Council President Darrell Clarke’s and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) initiative to provide workforce housing, BMK Properties is proud to present for sale thirteen (13) NEW CONSTRUCTION SINGLE FAMILY HOMES located at 942, 948, 950, 962, 981, 983, 985, 987, 993, 995, 998, 1010 and 1012 North Marshall Street in Philadelphia’s East Poplar neighborhood. Developers and Managing Partners Lawrence McKnight and Mo Rushdy from BMK Properties, a subsidiary of the River Wards Group, will provide design vision and upscale specifications. BMK Properties has elected Houwzer, Philadelphia-based free seller listing brokerage, to list the homes.
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Montgomery County in Numbers and Graphs

Compare the real estate stats for five desirable places to live in Montgomery County

Montgomery County, or Montco for short, is the county located to the north and northwest of Philadelphia. As the third-most populous county in Pennsylvania and covering 487 sq miles, you have a mix of both densely populated areas and farmland within the borders. So whether you are looking for a rowhouse or to have a healthy distance between you and your neighborhood, Montco has it.

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The Emotional “Side Effects” of Selling Your Home

Emotional side effects of selling your home

Kevin and I created Houwzer with a mission to change real estate brokerage from the ground up, beginning with a 100% focus on customer needs. We understand that a home is most people’s largest asset, and the price received for this asset can have a significant bearing on the future, including the ability to purchase the next dream home.

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Why People Don’t Trust Real Estate Agents

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There is a trust problem in real estate. It’s our mission to fix this phenomenon.

First, let me be clear – I’m not writing this to disparage real estate agents. After all, I am one myself, and I believe most are competent and well meaning. I am, however, here to shine a blazing spotlight on two misaligned and out-of-date business practices under which most traditional agents work and many earn tremendous incomes. Unfortunately, these business practices are so egregious that they largely contribute to massive mistrust of the entire industry.

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A Dive into the neighborhoods of Center City

The Bustling City is Calling You – Come to Center City

For those new to Philadelphia, let’s get you started on the right foot. Our downtown area is called Center City. If you want to fit in, replace any mention of “downtown” with “Center City.” Then it will be a little less obvious you aren’t a native. Now that that’s out of the way…

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