Which Plan is Better For Me?


Showcase Plan

Our Showcase Plan is for experienced sellers that are comfortable handling all aspects of the sale but only need MLS marketing. This plan is suitable for former Realtors, real estate investors & attorneys. Most sellers will fare better using the Full Service plan.

Here is what we include in our Showcase Plan:

 
  • We provide a CMA
  • We will answer general questions
  • You will be listed on the local MLS, Realtor.com and syndicated 3rd party sites.
  • You step into the shoes of the listing agent.

Full Service Plan
 
Our Full Service Plan is for sellers that may not have the experience or the time to step in the shoes of the real estate agent and are looking for an
experienced REALTOR® to handle the sale. Our experience and expertise can help prevent you from making a costly mistake!
Most sellers end up with a higher net at closing using this plan.


Here is what we include in our Full Service Plan:

 
  • Before you list, we do a CMA and discuss a selling strategy, based on your motivations.
  • You will be listed on the local MLS, Realtor.com and syndicated 3rd party sites.
  • We will answer any questions and offer opinions during the entire process.
  • We handle the purchase contract and associated paperwork for all offers.
  • When offers come in, we provide closing cost estimates, discuss contract in detail, and offer advice and opinions.
  • We handle negotiations with the buyer’s agent.
  • If a buyer comes to you directly, we write the contract, offer advice and take care of all of the paperwork.
  • We handle negotiations for repairs, during the option period.
  • We are your representative throughout the process, working directly with the buyer's agent, escrow agent and lender.
  • We review the closing statement from the title company.
  • We are well versed in construction sciences and contract law, giving you an added advantage.
  • Save 0.6% in commission to the buyers agent (if a buyers agent is involved).
  • The $399 listing fee is refunded at closing.
  • You only pay us 1% for our services for houses sold between $100k - $300k.
  • A flat commission rate of $1,000 for purchase prices under $100k.
  • A gradually declining commission rate for purchase prices above $300k.
   Examples: $400,000 = (300,000 x 1%) + (100,000 x .5%) = $3,500 which would be 0.875%
                      $800,000 = (300,000 x 1%) + (300,000 x .5%) + (200,000 x 0%) = $4,500 which would be 0.5625%

Tip: Many agents are hesitant to deal directly with sellers. Some have been burned by inexperienced sellers killing a deal, problems with other flat fee brokers paying them in a timely fashion, or the fact that they have to do a lot more work with a flat fee listing. All these potential pitfalls are put to rest with our Full Service Plan. Our colleagues see your listing as a traditional listing. They have no idea you are paying about half as much as their clients are.
 
Conclusion
 
When selling by owner you are usually on a level playing field with an unrepresented buyer. However, when negotiating with buyers that have an experienced agent on their side, the average seller is at a distinct disadvantage. It's kind of like representing yourself in court when the other party has an experienced attorney.

Using our Full Service Plan gives you the advantage, since your agent is probably more experienced and more knowledgeable than the buyer's agent. There is no substitute for experience!
For that reason most sellers walk away with more cash at closing utilizing our Full Service Plan than the Showcase Plan.
 



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