I am irrelevant to your question, as I am clearly not in your area, but...........
1. As the old saying goes - don't count your chickens before they're hatched - what makes you think an offer 15% below list will be accepted, regardless of how long the house has been on the market?Will you be able to provide comps to back up, and make a case for your offer, if needed - or don't you care what market value may be - you just like the idea of lopping off 15%??
2. I am sure there are agents desperate and hungry enough to work with you under those terms - just hope that there aren't any glitches along the way...just because you will be paying cash and looking for a quick closing doesn't mean all will go smoothly.
Truthfully - maybe you should get a license, that way you won't have to dictate terms to anyone other than yourself......and hope your Broker goes along with it.
Since you are an investor - why don't you get a real estate license, and simply write the offers yourself? Even if you found someone to do it for a flat fee of $1500 - a smart investor who purchases multiple properties would realize how much money they are giving away (even through a low flat fee) for something that could easily be done themselves.
Even if you found someone to rebate you the 3% - $1500, if you purchase 5 properties that is essentially still $7500 in equity you've forfeited. Not very smart in terms of maximizing profit if you ask me....
Good luck in your search, however!
'...no procuring cause'
'Inspection' the traditional exit for paper hanger buyers.
"15% below list" (sure)
"give me all the compensation"
....since I've done all the work!
The likelihood of anyone closing a deal with you, and be satisfied with the results, is slim. Not because they don't want to but because you have shown your colors. Any agent who chooses to work with you will be rightfully ambushed or will know how to 're-educate' you.
You already know there are 'flat fee' brokers available. These 'flat fee' brokers know how to dictate the conditions to folks like you. To you Flat Free brokers are apparently unsatisfactory BECAUSE you intend to transgress on an unsuspecting agent. The purpose of your question and subsequent non-sense also is reflective of your alternate intentions. There's a RED FLAG waving in Sugar Land. Those of use who have dealt with "no one knows who I am' buyers understand we simply don't need your business....at all...EVER. ....Even if you were the only buyer in town.
Russ, keep up the good work. Seems you have a stalker. Keep hitting that 'flag' link.
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