Stephanie Cunningham, Realtor

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What is impacting real estate property values?

The Truth About Rising Property Values

April 15, 20246 min read

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

- Thomas Jefferson

I’m sure you’ve heard:

“Realtors are driving up the property values for their own commission gain.”

If the media makes you question the reality, look for the truth.

This one has a lot of factors at play, so get cozy, this is a very transparent breakdown. If you want to know what’s going on with real estate right now, it’s worth giving a couple minutes of your time to understand how it all works.

Principle of Selling Using an Industry Broker

You can only sell something for what the buyer is willing to pay for it. After that, the broker receives their commission. It’s about reaching the right audience through strategic marketing expertise, not raising the price to accommodate for commission.

Example of Strategic Marketing

Imagine having a vintage $1,000 Beanie Baby. You put it in your garage sale and on your local Facebook Marketplace for $1K but all offers coming in aren’t even close to your listing price. You checked on E-Bay and the same Beanie Baby sold last week for $1,100. So, you decide to list your Beanie Baby on E-Bay – but you must pay a commission to get to market your listing to the audience of E-Bay: serious collectors from around the world! Maximum exposure reaching the right audience of buyers = getting top value for your item.

How strategic marketing impacts your buyer audience.

Typical Real Estate Transaction in the State of Missouri

The listing agent does their research and positions the home for maximum exposure using their own marketing dollars. The buyer’s agent brings serious and qualified buyers to the home through their own home searching process. The buyer finds their perceived value of the home and offers it to the seller. The seller decides to accept, counter, or reject. Agents work together through each stage of the process, negotiating and advocating for their own clients to decrease risk and get everyone happily to the closing table. After closing, the agents are paid for their professional services, advocacy, expertise, document facilitation, and replenish their personal dollars invested.

How Real Estate Commissions Have Always Been Paid

This is dense, but straight forward, just stay with me on this one. In the state of Missouri, to exclusively represent either a buyer or seller, you are required to have signed a designated agency agreement to work on their behalf. Both agreements transparently discuss how much commission or what flat rate, will be paid to the agent after closing in the signed agreement.

  • Seller decides how much commission will be paid out of their home sale proceeds (funds brought by the buyer). This could be just a small percent to the listing agent, or a percent for the listing agent to share with the buyer’s agent for bringing a qualified buyer.

  • For buyers, if the listing agent isn’t sharing commissions with the buyer’s agent, then the buyers will have to pay the buyer’s agent a commission. Buyers who have to pay their own agent’s commission for representation - on top of their down payment, inspection fees, appraisal, and closing costs - limits the buyer pool for those listings… which is why the ‘change in July’ is just “taking the buyer’s agent’s commission offered by the listing agent off the MLS” so it’s no longer public information.

How Realtors get paid.
  • 5% or 6% from the sellers’ proceeds (funds brought by the buyer) has been the shareable standard for agents for a long time. If the listing agent finds a qualified and serious buyer on their own, they can renegotiate the commission percentage with the seller. However, the buyer will be unrepresented and responsible for scheduling the showing, writing the contact, routing it to all parties, facilitate inspection and appraisal procedures, get to closing, and key exchange – not to mention the packing and moving side of things, too.

The Sudden Extreme Rise in Property Value

Realtors determine the market value of a home based on the comparable data of recently sold homes in the area. This is a matter of calculated facts and recent market data. The reason property values are on the rise is due to demand causing buyer bidding wars, and then sellers accepting offers for more than their home is appraised at. When a home that is appraised for $200,000 is sold for $250,000 because a willing and able buyer paid that $50K cash out of pocket with an Appraisal Waiver and the seller accepted it – every home on that block and in that neighborhood just increased in value massively. This is also affecting property taxes, which I’m sure you’ve noticed.

Sellers have the power to stop large real estate corps from buying up all the real estate. Taking opportunity away from homeownership.

The Impact of Large Real Estate Corporations

It’s not secret, or it shouldn’t be, that corporations are targeting homes in ‘the average first time home buyer price range’. These companies are out bidding first time home buyers and families, turning those dream homes into rental properties for passive income. Corps. overpay for these homes because they know they will get it back in the rent they plan to charge the future renter. These companies typically do NOT use or need to depend on a Realtor for representation.

Lastly, and I cannot stress this enough…

Choose your Realtor wisely!! I know far too many Realtors like me who have sound morals and values, genuinely guiding clients through the real estate transitions. To learn more about identifying quality Realtors, check out my blog [Why Choosing the Right Realtor for You Matters More Than You Think]. Also, you might find these other blogs interesting, too: [Understanding CMAs] & [The True Value of a Realtor].

 🖤

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Stephanie Cunningham, Realtor

With years of experience in real estate, I'm here to share insights that can help you navigate your property decisions with confidence. Unpacking the intricacies of the market, offering you transparency and support as you face significant life decisions. It’s my mission to arm you with the knowledge you need ensuring you're informed and ready to take action.

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Home Selling

What is impacting real estate property values?

The Truth About Rising Property Values

April 15, 20246 min read

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

- Thomas Jefferson

I’m sure you’ve heard:

“Realtors are driving up the property values for their own commission gain.”

If the media makes you question the reality, look for the truth.

This one has a lot of factors at play, so get cozy, this is a very transparent breakdown. If you want to know what’s going on with real estate right now, it’s worth giving a couple minutes of your time to understand how it all works.

Principle of Selling Using an Industry Broker

You can only sell something for what the buyer is willing to pay for it. After that, the broker receives their commission. It’s about reaching the right audience through strategic marketing expertise, not raising the price to accommodate for commission.

Example of Strategic Marketing

Imagine having a vintage $1,000 Beanie Baby. You put it in your garage sale and on your local Facebook Marketplace for $1K but all offers coming in aren’t even close to your listing price. You checked on E-Bay and the same Beanie Baby sold last week for $1,100. So, you decide to list your Beanie Baby on E-Bay – but you must pay a commission to get to market your listing to the audience of E-Bay: serious collectors from around the world! Maximum exposure reaching the right audience of buyers = getting top value for your item.

How strategic marketing impacts your buyer audience.

Typical Real Estate Transaction in the State of Missouri

The listing agent does their research and positions the home for maximum exposure using their own marketing dollars. The buyer’s agent brings serious and qualified buyers to the home through their own home searching process. The buyer finds their perceived value of the home and offers it to the seller. The seller decides to accept, counter, or reject. Agents work together through each stage of the process, negotiating and advocating for their own clients to decrease risk and get everyone happily to the closing table. After closing, the agents are paid for their professional services, advocacy, expertise, document facilitation, and replenish their personal dollars invested.

How Real Estate Commissions Have Always Been Paid

This is dense, but straight forward, just stay with me on this one. In the state of Missouri, to exclusively represent either a buyer or seller, you are required to have signed a designated agency agreement to work on their behalf. Both agreements transparently discuss how much commission or what flat rate, will be paid to the agent after closing in the signed agreement.

  • Seller decides how much commission will be paid out of their home sale proceeds (funds brought by the buyer). This could be just a small percent to the listing agent, or a percent for the listing agent to share with the buyer’s agent for bringing a qualified buyer.

  • For buyers, if the listing agent isn’t sharing commissions with the buyer’s agent, then the buyers will have to pay the buyer’s agent a commission. Buyers who have to pay their own agent’s commission for representation - on top of their down payment, inspection fees, appraisal, and closing costs - limits the buyer pool for those listings… which is why the ‘change in July’ is just “taking the buyer’s agent’s commission offered by the listing agent off the MLS” so it’s no longer public information.

How Realtors get paid.
  • 5% or 6% from the sellers’ proceeds (funds brought by the buyer) has been the shareable standard for agents for a long time. If the listing agent finds a qualified and serious buyer on their own, they can renegotiate the commission percentage with the seller. However, the buyer will be unrepresented and responsible for scheduling the showing, writing the contact, routing it to all parties, facilitate inspection and appraisal procedures, get to closing, and key exchange – not to mention the packing and moving side of things, too.

The Sudden Extreme Rise in Property Value

Realtors determine the market value of a home based on the comparable data of recently sold homes in the area. This is a matter of calculated facts and recent market data. The reason property values are on the rise is due to demand causing buyer bidding wars, and then sellers accepting offers for more than their home is appraised at. When a home that is appraised for $200,000 is sold for $250,000 because a willing and able buyer paid that $50K cash out of pocket with an Appraisal Waiver and the seller accepted it – every home on that block and in that neighborhood just increased in value massively. This is also affecting property taxes, which I’m sure you’ve noticed.

Sellers have the power to stop large real estate corps from buying up all the real estate. Taking opportunity away from homeownership.

The Impact of Large Real Estate Corporations

It’s not secret, or it shouldn’t be, that corporations are targeting homes in ‘the average first time home buyer price range’. These companies are out bidding first time home buyers and families, turning those dream homes into rental properties for passive income. Corps. overpay for these homes because they know they will get it back in the rent they plan to charge the future renter. These companies typically do NOT use or need to depend on a Realtor for representation.

Lastly, and I cannot stress this enough…

Choose your Realtor wisely!! I know far too many Realtors like me who have sound morals and values, genuinely guiding clients through the real estate transitions. To learn more about identifying quality Realtors, check out my blog [Why Choosing the Right Realtor for You Matters More Than You Think]. Also, you might find these other blogs interesting, too: [Understanding CMAs] & [The True Value of a Realtor].

 🖤

[Before you go, take a minute to explore my helpful links. Each affiliate link is an American based resource I found valuable, and I think you might too. Should one of these links guide you to something you love, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. It's a simple and transparent way you can support my blog, allowing me to continue bringing you the valuable insights and real stories you enjoy. Thank you for your trust and support.]

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Truth about Realtor CommissionsWhat is impacting real estate property values?How do real estate commisssions work?How do Realtors determine home prices?Do Realtor Commissions affect home prices?Understanding how Realtors get paid.Factors driving up property values.What's going on in real estate news right now?How sellers have the power to change the housing market conditions.
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Stephanie Cunningham, Realtor

With years of experience in real estate, I'm here to share insights that can help you navigate your property decisions with confidence. Unpacking the intricacies of the market, offering you transparency and support as you face significant life decisions. It’s my mission to arm you with the knowledge you need ensuring you're informed and ready to take action.

Back to Blog

Home Buying

What is impacting real estate property values?

The Truth About Rising Property Values

April 15, 20246 min read

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

- Thomas Jefferson

I’m sure you’ve heard:

“Realtors are driving up the property values for their own commission gain.”

If the media makes you question the reality, look for the truth.

This one has a lot of factors at play, so get cozy, this is a very transparent breakdown. If you want to know what’s going on with real estate right now, it’s worth giving a couple minutes of your time to understand how it all works.

Principle of Selling Using an Industry Broker

You can only sell something for what the buyer is willing to pay for it. After that, the broker receives their commission. It’s about reaching the right audience through strategic marketing expertise, not raising the price to accommodate for commission.

Example of Strategic Marketing

Imagine having a vintage $1,000 Beanie Baby. You put it in your garage sale and on your local Facebook Marketplace for $1K but all offers coming in aren’t even close to your listing price. You checked on E-Bay and the same Beanie Baby sold last week for $1,100. So, you decide to list your Beanie Baby on E-Bay – but you must pay a commission to get to market your listing to the audience of E-Bay: serious collectors from around the world! Maximum exposure reaching the right audience of buyers = getting top value for your item.

How strategic marketing impacts your buyer audience.

Typical Real Estate Transaction in the State of Missouri

The listing agent does their research and positions the home for maximum exposure using their own marketing dollars. The buyer’s agent brings serious and qualified buyers to the home through their own home searching process. The buyer finds their perceived value of the home and offers it to the seller. The seller decides to accept, counter, or reject. Agents work together through each stage of the process, negotiating and advocating for their own clients to decrease risk and get everyone happily to the closing table. After closing, the agents are paid for their professional services, advocacy, expertise, document facilitation, and replenish their personal dollars invested.

How Real Estate Commissions Have Always Been Paid

This is dense, but straight forward, just stay with me on this one. In the state of Missouri, to exclusively represent either a buyer or seller, you are required to have signed a designated agency agreement to work on their behalf. Both agreements transparently discuss how much commission or what flat rate, will be paid to the agent after closing in the signed agreement.

  • Seller decides how much commission will be paid out of their home sale proceeds (funds brought by the buyer). This could be just a small percent to the listing agent, or a percent for the listing agent to share with the buyer’s agent for bringing a qualified buyer.

  • For buyers, if the listing agent isn’t sharing commissions with the buyer’s agent, then the buyers will have to pay the buyer’s agent a commission. Buyers who have to pay their own agent’s commission for representation - on top of their down payment, inspection fees, appraisal, and closing costs - limits the buyer pool for those listings… which is why the ‘change in July’ is just “taking the buyer’s agent’s commission offered by the listing agent off the MLS” so it’s no longer public information.

How Realtors get paid.
  • 5% or 6% from the sellers’ proceeds (funds brought by the buyer) has been the shareable standard for agents for a long time. If the listing agent finds a qualified and serious buyer on their own, they can renegotiate the commission percentage with the seller. However, the buyer will be unrepresented and responsible for scheduling the showing, writing the contact, routing it to all parties, facilitate inspection and appraisal procedures, get to closing, and key exchange – not to mention the packing and moving side of things, too.

The Sudden Extreme Rise in Property Value

Realtors determine the market value of a home based on the comparable data of recently sold homes in the area. This is a matter of calculated facts and recent market data. The reason property values are on the rise is due to demand causing buyer bidding wars, and then sellers accepting offers for more than their home is appraised at. When a home that is appraised for $200,000 is sold for $250,000 because a willing and able buyer paid that $50K cash out of pocket with an Appraisal Waiver and the seller accepted it – every home on that block and in that neighborhood just increased in value massively. This is also affecting property taxes, which I’m sure you’ve noticed.

Sellers have the power to stop large real estate corps from buying up all the real estate. Taking opportunity away from homeownership.

The Impact of Large Real Estate Corporations

It’s not secret, or it shouldn’t be, that corporations are targeting homes in ‘the average first time home buyer price range’. These companies are out bidding first time home buyers and families, turning those dream homes into rental properties for passive income. Corps. overpay for these homes because they know they will get it back in the rent they plan to charge the future renter. These companies typically do NOT use or need to depend on a Realtor for representation.

Lastly, and I cannot stress this enough…

Choose your Realtor wisely!! I know far too many Realtors like me who have sound morals and values, genuinely guiding clients through the real estate transitions. To learn more about identifying quality Realtors, check out my blog [Why Choosing the Right Realtor for You Matters More Than You Think]. Also, you might find these other blogs interesting, too: [Understanding CMAs] & [The True Value of a Realtor].

 🖤

[Before you go, take a minute to explore my helpful links. Each affiliate link is an American based resource I found valuable, and I think you might too. Should one of these links guide you to something you love, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. It's a simple and transparent way you can support my blog, allowing me to continue bringing you the valuable insights and real stories you enjoy. Thank you for your trust and support.]

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Truth about Realtor CommissionsWhat is impacting real estate property values?How do real estate commisssions work?How do Realtors determine home prices?Do Realtor Commissions affect home prices?Understanding how Realtors get paid.Factors driving up property values.What's going on in real estate news right now?How sellers have the power to change the housing market conditions.
blog author image

Stephanie Cunningham, Realtor

With years of experience in real estate, I'm here to share insights that can help you navigate your property decisions with confidence. Unpacking the intricacies of the market, offering you transparency and support as you face significant life decisions. It’s my mission to arm you with the knowledge you need ensuring you're informed and ready to take action.

Back to Blog

Homeownership

What is impacting real estate property values?

The Truth About Rising Property Values

April 15, 20246 min read

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

- Thomas Jefferson

I’m sure you’ve heard:

“Realtors are driving up the property values for their own commission gain.”

If the media makes you question the reality, look for the truth.

This one has a lot of factors at play, so get cozy, this is a very transparent breakdown. If you want to know what’s going on with real estate right now, it’s worth giving a couple minutes of your time to understand how it all works.

Principle of Selling Using an Industry Broker

You can only sell something for what the buyer is willing to pay for it. After that, the broker receives their commission. It’s about reaching the right audience through strategic marketing expertise, not raising the price to accommodate for commission.

Example of Strategic Marketing

Imagine having a vintage $1,000 Beanie Baby. You put it in your garage sale and on your local Facebook Marketplace for $1K but all offers coming in aren’t even close to your listing price. You checked on E-Bay and the same Beanie Baby sold last week for $1,100. So, you decide to list your Beanie Baby on E-Bay – but you must pay a commission to get to market your listing to the audience of E-Bay: serious collectors from around the world! Maximum exposure reaching the right audience of buyers = getting top value for your item.

How strategic marketing impacts your buyer audience.

Typical Real Estate Transaction in the State of Missouri

The listing agent does their research and positions the home for maximum exposure using their own marketing dollars. The buyer’s agent brings serious and qualified buyers to the home through their own home searching process. The buyer finds their perceived value of the home and offers it to the seller. The seller decides to accept, counter, or reject. Agents work together through each stage of the process, negotiating and advocating for their own clients to decrease risk and get everyone happily to the closing table. After closing, the agents are paid for their professional services, advocacy, expertise, document facilitation, and replenish their personal dollars invested.

How Real Estate Commissions Have Always Been Paid

This is dense, but straight forward, just stay with me on this one. In the state of Missouri, to exclusively represent either a buyer or seller, you are required to have signed a designated agency agreement to work on their behalf. Both agreements transparently discuss how much commission or what flat rate, will be paid to the agent after closing in the signed agreement.

  • Seller decides how much commission will be paid out of their home sale proceeds (funds brought by the buyer). This could be just a small percent to the listing agent, or a percent for the listing agent to share with the buyer’s agent for bringing a qualified buyer.

  • For buyers, if the listing agent isn’t sharing commissions with the buyer’s agent, then the buyers will have to pay the buyer’s agent a commission. Buyers who have to pay their own agent’s commission for representation - on top of their down payment, inspection fees, appraisal, and closing costs - limits the buyer pool for those listings… which is why the ‘change in July’ is just “taking the buyer’s agent’s commission offered by the listing agent off the MLS” so it’s no longer public information.

How Realtors get paid.
  • 5% or 6% from the sellers’ proceeds (funds brought by the buyer) has been the shareable standard for agents for a long time. If the listing agent finds a qualified and serious buyer on their own, they can renegotiate the commission percentage with the seller. However, the buyer will be unrepresented and responsible for scheduling the showing, writing the contact, routing it to all parties, facilitate inspection and appraisal procedures, get to closing, and key exchange – not to mention the packing and moving side of things, too.

The Sudden Extreme Rise in Property Value

Realtors determine the market value of a home based on the comparable data of recently sold homes in the area. This is a matter of calculated facts and recent market data. The reason property values are on the rise is due to demand causing buyer bidding wars, and then sellers accepting offers for more than their home is appraised at. When a home that is appraised for $200,000 is sold for $250,000 because a willing and able buyer paid that $50K cash out of pocket with an Appraisal Waiver and the seller accepted it – every home on that block and in that neighborhood just increased in value massively. This is also affecting property taxes, which I’m sure you’ve noticed.

Sellers have the power to stop large real estate corps from buying up all the real estate. Taking opportunity away from homeownership.

The Impact of Large Real Estate Corporations

It’s not secret, or it shouldn’t be, that corporations are targeting homes in ‘the average first time home buyer price range’. These companies are out bidding first time home buyers and families, turning those dream homes into rental properties for passive income. Corps. overpay for these homes because they know they will get it back in the rent they plan to charge the future renter. These companies typically do NOT use or need to depend on a Realtor for representation.

Lastly, and I cannot stress this enough…

Choose your Realtor wisely!! I know far too many Realtors like me who have sound morals and values, genuinely guiding clients through the real estate transitions. To learn more about identifying quality Realtors, check out my blog [Why Choosing the Right Realtor for You Matters More Than You Think]. Also, you might find these other blogs interesting, too: [Understanding CMAs] & [The True Value of a Realtor].

 🖤

[Before you go, take a minute to explore my helpful links. Each affiliate link is an American based resource I found valuable, and I think you might too. Should one of these links guide you to something you love, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. It's a simple and transparent way you can support my blog, allowing me to continue bringing you the valuable insights and real stories you enjoy. Thank you for your trust and support.]

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Get $100 Off Your First Modloft Order with code DESIGNDELIVERED; new customers only.

Visual Comfort & Co. is your premier resource for designer lighting for visual comfort.

Visual Comfort & Co. Ceilings Best Sellers

College Hunks Hauling Junk – A Northland Kansas City Moving Company

Book a Moving Job

AJ Madison

No Interest Financing if paid in full within 12 Months on major appliance purchases $499+ at AJMadison.com!

Big Savings on our Closeout Appliances at AJMAdison.com!

KEETSA Mattress: A1 - The Mattress, Thoughtfully Crafted

Zinus – Affordable Bedroom Furniture and Mattresses

Zinus - Free Shipping

Get a FREE Estimate on LeafFilter and End Gutter Cleaning Forever.

Senior & Military Special! Save 10% on LeafFilter Year-Round and End Gutter Cleaning Forever. 

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Truth about Realtor CommissionsWhat is impacting real estate property values?How do real estate commisssions work?How do Realtors determine home prices?Do Realtor Commissions affect home prices?Understanding how Realtors get paid.Factors driving up property values.What's going on in real estate news right now?How sellers have the power to change the housing market conditions.
blog author image

Stephanie Cunningham, Realtor

With years of experience in real estate, I'm here to share insights that can help you navigate your property decisions with confidence. Unpacking the intricacies of the market, offering you transparency and support as you face significant life decisions. It’s my mission to arm you with the knowledge you need ensuring you're informed and ready to take action.

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How can I add resale value to my home?

Understand the difference in buyer appeal value to get your asking price and home improvements that add resale value. Check out my blogs for reference in Home Selling and in Home Improvements categories.

What do I do first when I'm thinking about buying a home?

1.) Find a trusted and qualified Realtor.
2.) Consider if you're paying cash or if you need a home loan.
3.) You're Realtor will help you secure the resources you need to take your first step forward.

Why do people hate Realtors so much?

They haven't had the chance to work with an exceptional, valuable, educated, and qualified Realtor, yet. Learn more about how to not only to spot [the true value] a quality Realtor, but also to pick [link the right Realtor for you].