I'll take your listing for a $3K commission if you're willing to pick up my real estate related expenses. You know the money it takes to run a business. It is a business that we're in and if you don't respect that, I feel sorry for the realtor who will take your listing.
I'd rather be working at McDonalds.
In this area in recent years, the flat fee model has sufferred. Homeowners have realized that it is time consuming and hard work to sell a home and are less attracted to this method than during the Seller's market..
You may be able to find an agent to list your property for the flat fee you are suggesting, but they are likely to lose money in the process. Real estate agents have overhead and frequently pay for photgraphers and stagers out of their own pockets. When a property is sold they generally pay a significant portion of their commission to their broker. If I were you, and find an agent that will list for a minimal flat fee, I would wonder why thy are willing to do so.
Hopefully, your home is staged and shows well! If not, it could be a long haul. If it was up for sale before and did not sell, there may be a reason. Somebody may take your listing and if so, you should take a look at why they are taking your business at a discounted rate. There is a diiference!
Foxton's tried that "discount" model in NJ. I seem to recall them going belly-up and lots of sellers left holding the bag. Good luck - you would be far better off going with a proven Realtor at full freight, and not trying to cheap out. Of course, I'm sure you shop for cut rate doctors and lawyers, too ;-)
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I'm not looking for any advise as to why I should not do this. I've done my homework and I know what I'm talking about. There are 3 things which sells the house -
1. Condition of the house
3. Price ( whether it is priced right).
Sellers agent have no control on the pricing and what they can sell the house for. Market determines the price. There are realtors who are using this business model (flat fee) and are more successful. Here is an example http://www.carolinaschoicerealestate.com.
Pls respond ONLY if you are interested in the offer. You don't have to be offended by this. If this doesn't work for you, you don't have to respond.
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