InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast
About This Show
The InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast is hosted by Mark Ferguson, a successful real estate agent and investor. Mark owns 16 rentals, flips 10 to 15 homes a year, and runs a real estate sales team of ten. Mark also created Investfourmore.com, a real estate blog that gives advice and chronicles his investing.
On the podcast Mark interviews successful investors, successful agents, and many other people who are in the real estate business. Mark also does solo shows where he goes in-depth on his own real estate investing and strategies like switching his focus from Colorado for rental properties to Florida. Mark also interviews new and beginning investors. This practice allows a new investor to get direct advice on how to get started, how to overcome roadblocks and helps the listeners as well.
Mark has been featured on the Washington Post, Time, Yahoo, Zillow, Realtor.com, Huffington Post, and many more major media outlets. Mark has written multiple best-selling paperback and Kindle books and loves hearing from his listeners and readers.
Most Recent Episode
110 Do you need a Real Estate Agent to Sell or Buy a House with Jarred Kessler
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On this episode of the InvestFourMore Podcast I talk with Jarred Kessler who is trying to start a company that would eliminate the need for real estate agents. I am a real estate agent, and a big proponent of using agents to make the most money when selling or buying houses. This podcast definitely had some tense moments and differing opinions! Jarred started a company called Easy Knock after being in the financial services industry and believing that the way houses are bought and sold is inefficient and out dated. The idea is that buyers and sellers of homes can use the website to complete transactions without the help of a real estate agent. We go back and forth quite a bit about the advantages of this idea, and if it is really beneficial to consumers. How did Jarred decide to start Easy Knock? Jarred went to Tulane University and actually started out writing television and movie scripts. He later went into the financial services industry after realizing he was not making a lot of money in the script business. Jarred rose quickly in the industry managing over 500 people at one point. Jarred saw how brokers handled large stock and bond trades in the past, but were being replaced by computers and websites. He decided the same opportunity was available to replace real estate brokers and agents. Jarred started Easy Knock with a partner who has been in the real estate industry. Will websites like Zillow make real estate agents obsolete? How does Easy Knock work? The company is set up so that home sellers can claim their house on the site, and list a price that they would sell it for. The home can be listed indefinitely and there is no listing agreement or time frame for when the listing expires. Buyers can find the homes on the site and if they are interested contact the owners. The owners and buyers would then set up showings, hire an attorney to complete paperwork, complete inspections, etc. and hopefully sell the house. Jarred says that Easy Knock would help people find title companies, attorneys, inspectors, lenders, and the other people who are needed to complete the transaction, but no real estate agents can be used. Jarred assumes this idea will save people 4.5 percent of the sale price on the home, because they are not using real estate agents. Jarred says the average real estate commission