If you learn only one thing in this book, know that in every market, every geographical area, the price range for the same type of house will span the spectrum, sometimes fluctuating by as much as $100,000 or even more. You just have to look around for the deals. They’re out there.
Not all real estate agents are equal. Many just wanna sell the house and forget about you. Highly motivated people who want to sell their homes at a low price to get out will often advertise in the newspaper as well as with an agent.
The newest trends which could replace the agent are for-sale-by-owner businesses and real estate websites. The best real estate website is the Multiple Listings Website for your area (mls.com, mls.ca) which all agents list their properties on and are privy to but some won’t allow you to use because they think you will bypass them thus foregoing their commission.