I am a Realtor. I practice real estate every day and have for almost 20 years.
The difference is I understand that one size does NOT fit all clients.
I do everything that a traditional real estate company does, but instead of charging 6% I charge a flat fee based on the services you choose. So for instance, on a $250,000 house you would normally pay around $15,000 in commissions. With my Gold package at $497, you would save just over $14,500. If you want to see how much you can save with me, check out our Slider/Calculator.
In almost every other industry in the world, you pay for what you need. In the real estate industry, you get what you need, but you usually pay for everything. What's worse, the more your house sells for, the more you pay.
The ads cost the same. The signs cost the same. The web page costs the same. The paperwork, contract, inspections, title work and closing costs the same, but you pay more if your home has more value.
Imagine going to the doctor and having to pay for an examination based on 6% of your paycheck. Imagine going to a restaurant and ordering dinner and having the bill come and it's based on the value of your 401k. It just doesn't make sense, but the real estate industry has been getting away with it for decades.
Not only do you pay more if your house is worth more, you often pay for services that you can actually do yourself. Somehow...magically...6% of the final sales price of your home just happens to cover the cost of everything involved in selling your home. Seriously? Not anymore. We are changing that for good.
After all these years, I've found that home owners are actually better at doing some of the things that Realtors usually do. One example--and this is controversial in the real estate industry--is showing the house.
When given the chance, buyers almost always want to talk to the home owners. Who knows the house better? Who knows the neighborhood better? Who knows the history better? Who knows what that switch in the garage does? The home owners--that's who. Why not put buyer and seller together?
Yes there are times when the buyers and sellers need some expert advice, but I have had literally hundreds of deals come together over a cup of coffee at the kitchen table without a real estate agent in sight. It happens all the time and frankly, things are usually smoother.
I'm giving you choice. I give you the control to choose from a menu of services.
Check out the listing packages on my Home page and remember, you choose what you do and what I do.
It's just that simple. No gimmicks. No fine print. You only pay for what you need. No more. No less.