After a career as an officer in Special Forces with the United State Army, Chris began his full-time adventure in real estate in 1992 and started his own brokerage in 1997. In 1999 and 2000 Chris tested several models designed to improve consumer satisfaction with the real estate sales experience, and in 2001 Chris implemented the Flat Fee MLS concept.
In 2011 Chris was elected to the University Place City Council. He has served on the State Department of Licensing Task Force 18.85, which reviewed Washington’s law of real estate licensing; on US Congressman Adam Smith’s Technology Advisory Council; on the Northwest Multiple Listing Service By-Laws Committee; as a Director of Seattle King County REALTORS® and Washington REALTORS®; as a Director of Fircrest Golf Club; and as a member of the University Place Economic Development Commission and Traffic Impact Fee ad hoc committee. Chris is a graduate of Niagara University.
FSBO in Washington works because we are listing in the same MLS as all other agents. Pricing is the real key to selling, so with a flat fee listing, you can lower your price. Flat fee listing is the practice in the real estate industry where a seller enters into a listing agreement with a real estate broker who accepts a flat fee rather than a percentage of the sale price for the listing side of the transaction. The buyer's broker is still typically offered a percentage though that could be a flat fee as well. A discount flat fee MLS brokerage typically unbundles the services a traditional real estate brokerage offers and list the property for sale in the local multiple listing service (MLS) a la carte without requiring the seller to use its services for valuation assistance, negotiating, transaction management and showing accompaniment. Flat Fee brokers are real estate brokers, just like the national brand names, but offer discounted or unbundled services or limited service. Most flat fee brokers do offer full service brokerage services.
You are not a FOR SALE BY OWNER on the MLS, you are listed with an agent but still have the option to sell your own property without paying an other fees aside from the up front listing commission.We are a discount real estate broker from the normal 6% commission. Flat Rate or Flat Fee MLS listing services have been around for years but is fast becoming more popular when selling your property.
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