Monday, October 1, 2012

Hire a Traditional Real Estate Agent without ALL The Cost!

Full Service Seller Representation

While some homeowners feel comfortable selling their homes themselves, others do not.  At Total Choice Realty we provide our homeowners with choices that fits their needs and level of expertise.

Having an experienced broker in your corner during contract negotiations can make the difference in thousands of dollars in savings and in many cases, is the reason a deal makes it to closing. Realtors respond better when negotiating with another licensed professional and you are less likely to be taken advantage of as well.

If you would like Total Choice Realty to represent your interest in the sale of your home we will:
  •  Negotiate the offer on your behalf
  •  Write and counter the offer for you 
  •  Calculate your Seller's net sheet
  •  Negotiate the home inspection report 
  •  Schedule the closing
  •  Submit documents to the closing attorney
  •  Review the HUD-1 Settlement Statement prior to closing
Our Seller Representation is an additional 0.005 (1/2%) of the sale price for a total of 1% of the sale price at closing. 

You may add our Full Service Seller Representation to any of our listing packages at anytime - whether you find the buyer yourself or if there is a buyer's agent involved in the sale.  

The choice is yours.  If you have any additional questions about either our seller representation services or listing your property, contact us anytime.

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What is the Multiple Listin Service?

What is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?

All real estate companies across the United States have the same access to a multiple listing service. While different real estate companies choose different MLS services, the services all have the same goal – give active real estate brokers information on current properties. MLS services provide information such as number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, property features, and more. MLS also allows pictures to be posted with the property description. The MLS saves buyers time since they are able to select homes on the Internet or in a real estate office prior to actually visiting properties.

Listing Agent Motives (Traditional Real Estate Brokers)

The first priority of the Listing Agent is to list your home on a multiple listing service (MLS/FMLS). Most Listing Agents will tell you that their first goal is to get your home sold and that they will do everything in their power to make this happen. However, according to the National Association of Realtors, the basic complaints Sellers have about their listing agent are:

1. The Listing Agent listed the property and was never seen or heard from again.
2. The Listing Agent never actually showed the property.
3. All the Listing Agent accomplished was placing property on the MLS, placing a sign in the yard, and providing a lockbox.

Consumers now understand that they are paying for two real estate agents to sell their home when only one of the agents does the majority of the work – the agent that brings the buyer. Homeowners are fighting back and Total Choice Realty gives you the tools you need to WIN!

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