You’ve put so much sweat equity into your home and now it’s time to reap the greatest rewards when selling! We see people trying to sell their home being charmed by guarantees of a super low listing feel around 1-1.5%. However, like most things throughout everyday life… you get what you pay for.
Some of the strategies that these big box brokerages will us are the following:
Commissions starting at 1%
The fine print you should be aware of is that doesn’t include the buyer’s co-op fee which now puts you at 3-4.5% It almost like they lure you in with a shiny 1% offer, but you that doesn’t include everything to actually get the home sold and cash in your pocket.
The fee doesn’t include any marketing either. How else will people learn that your home is for sale? When you interview the brokerage, ensure their charge covers all the essential marketing to sell your home: proficient photography, signage, open houses and publicizing on outsider sites.
Many times, this discount is only available if your home merits a specific value.
Many of these organizations enlist salary based employees. Which means they don’t have a vested interest if your home sells or not. Crazy huh?! They still get their paycheck and go on with their lives.
We will purchase your home on the off chance that we can’t sell it.
They’ll certainly purchase your home in the event that they can’t sell it at a pre-haggled valued at about 70% of the homes worth. That’s what we call an investor, not a realtor.
When hiring an agent, you should never question their ability to sell your home. Ever.
Second, on the off chance that they can’t sell your home, knowing they’ll buy it for a discounted price, what would be their motivation anyway to get it sold? It begs the question that there could be ulterior motives on their end.
Commissions that don’t include ALL Marketing
By agreeing to a discounted brokerage, it ultimately a concierge service. Don’t be surprised if you get a bill at closing for photography, staging and maintenance fees. We promise we will never surprise you with any fees.
What you get when you partner with us
Our team only gets paid at closing which means we get paid when our job is done. Not upfront and not in the middle of the transaction.
We give our clients a comprehensive experience without any doubts or questions about what fees or charges will be. We firmly believe in doing things the right way and the first time. We sell homes quicker for as much as possible.This has earned us more than 450 5 star surveys on Zillow and the respect of being Baltimore’s top private real estate group.
Before you sell your home do your research on agents you’d like to work with. Discover what commission they charge and what it includes/excludes. Ensure you are on the same page with their marketing and list price of your home. Inquire about their cost effective strategies to get your house ready to go live on the market.
Once again, we say it all the time, it matters who you work with. If you’re in Maryland, we’d love to partner with you to sell your home. If you’re outside of Maryland, we have a close network of people we trust to refer you to.