Why More and More Homeowners are Choosing Flat-Fee Real Estate Services
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed and stressed out when it comes to selling your home? Are you fed up with paying exorbitant commission fees to traditional real estate agents? If so, you're not alone. More and more homeowners are turning to flat-fee real estate services as a way to save money and gain more control over the home selling process.
At Unreal Estate, we're dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible service and support throughout the entire process. Our flat fee listing system offer services such as professional photography, listing on the MLS, and access to our team of experienced agents who are available to answer any questions you may have. We also have comprehensive marketing plans that are designed to get your home in front of as many potential buyers as possible.
What exactly is a flat fee brokerage? A flat fee brokerage helps bridge the gap between exorbitant real estate fees and homeowners who need help. They provide scalable services to clients, helping them to save money while still guiding them with expert advice.
Traditional real estate fees can be quite steep. Typically, the fees for both the listing agent and the buyers agent are paid for by the home seller, and typical fees are around 3% for each agent (or 6% of the home's value). For a $600,000 home, that's a total of $36,000. Flat fee real estate brokerages opt instead to list homes for a set value that covers all their basic costs. While some brokerages may charge this fee up front, Unreal Estate lets you start on MLS for free and merely select a buyer agent fee only due ifthe home sells. That’s one broker fee instead of two and we cover our costs through an admin fee within the selected buyer agent fee.
At Unreal Estate, we set flat rate fees for our listing services (and suggest a 2.5% to the buyer agent). This may seem too good to be true but rest assured, we're able to offer these discounted fees because our business model is scalable. Unlike some "discount brokerages" that offer less service in exchange for their lower fees, we offer full-service support at discount brokerage pricing. Check out our plans at unrealestate.com/sell.
Why are more and more homeowners choosing flat fee real estate services? For starters, it can save them a significant amount of money. As previously discussed, traditional real estate fees can be quite steep and by opting for a flat fee service, homeowners can save thousands of dollars.
Another reason why flat fee services are becoming increasingly popular is that they provide more control over the home selling process. With a traditional real estate agent, you may feel pressured to accept certain offers or rush the process in order to meet the agent's commission goals. With a flat fee service, you're able to sell your home on your own schedule, and you have more control over the price and terms of the sale.
In addition, the scalability of modern real estate listing services has made it possible for companies like Unreal Estate to offer full-service experiences at discounted fees. The internet has made it faster, easier, and cheaper to sell a home, yet traditional real estate fees have remained unchanged for decades. By opting for a flat fee service, homeowners are acknowledging that the industry is due for a change and they want to be a part of that change.
Some homeowners may be hesitant to choose a flat fee service because they believe that real estate agents only work well when they're paid commission. However, this isn't necessarily the case. The most important factor in whether a home will sell or not is whether it's priced accurately and competitively for the area. A home priced too high is going to stay on the market longer, regardless of how experienced or reputable the agent is. Similarly, a home with a fair price is going to get offers, regardless who the listing agent is.
That being said, having an experienced and licensed broker is still important. A trained real estate agent can help you navigate the complex process of selling a home and provide you with valuable advice and guidance. At Unreal Estate, we believe that a flat fee brokerage can still provide access to experienced agents. Our team of agents are salaried and not reliant on commission, meaning they are dedicated to providing the best service for our clients.
In conclusion, flat fee real estate services are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners for a variety of reasons. Not only can they save homeowners thousands of dollars, but they also provide more control over the home selling process and can still provide access to experienced agents. At Unreal Estate, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of this change in the industry and are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible service and support. So, if you're looking to sell your home and want to save money while still getting the full-service experience, consider a flat fee brokerage like Unreal Estate.
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