A Seller’s Agent | MLS Listing, Marketing & Selling Solutions

mls listing savingsAt Best Home Search, home sellers will find Certified Residential Specialists, ePRO Real Estate Professionals. and Graduates of REALTOR® Institute. Some still  offer “traditional” Home Listing, Marketing, and Selling plans. Others offer new business models offering alternatives such as “Full Service for Less” or “Fee-for-Service” Home Selling Solutions.

A quote from Julie Garton-Good’s book, “Real Estate a la Carte” published in 2001, and the same still holds true today:Cutting-edge real estate professionals are using technology and new approaches like a “Menu of Service and Fees” and/or the “One-Stop Real Estate Shop” concept to meet pent-up consumer demand for smarter, faster, and less expensive ways to buy or sell a house or other real estate. The fact is that the Internet can save real estate professionals a lot of time and money, so more of these professionals are passing on some of that savings on to the consumer.” – Jay Rogers, Real Estate Broker &  Consultant.

The Best Home Search is designed to offer Homeowners the best options when it comes to Full Service with Substantial Savings. Today in 2022 the national average cost to get you home sold through a Realtor is about 5%. This means that while some Agents may still be charging a 6% fee, others may be offering  “Full Service for Less” in the 1.0% to 2.0% range plus the typical 2.5% to 3.0% cost for the Multiple Listing Service.

A Sellers Agent: Categories of REALTOR® Services

  • Full Service for Less Realtor® – The Real Estate Brokers associated with A Buyers Agent utilize cost-effective business model to provide better Value. These Brokers can sell homes just as fast and for just as much as Traditional Realtors. However home sellers can keep a lot more of your equity at closing.  
  • Fee-For-Service or Flat Fee Realtor® – Some Seller Agents are also Real Estate Consultants and offer an “a la carte menu” of services and fees. Sellers can then choose the Services they want for the fee they are willing to pay.  Some Seller Agents may also offer a basic FSBO-MLS Listing option. Each Broker sets their own Home Selling Solutions with Savings. 

  • Traditional Realtor® – The Internet has changed the “Traditional” Real Estate Business Model that lasted for more than 100-years. New Real Estate Business Models continue to give real estate Consumers what they want. Even many Traditional Agents are utilizing today’s technologies to save time and money so they can negotiate their fees in the new world of real estate. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – ANSWERED!

Does The Real Estate Savings Center Network offer Home Seller Solutions Nationwide? Yes, we are now opening Home Search & Savings Centers in all 5-States and DC.

How much is my House Really Worth?  Your local Home Search & Savings Center page includes a Value Your Home tool to get you started. Almost all Realtor offers a Free Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for a more refined evaluation. It is always a good idea to get multiple CMAs and make sure your Realtor can explain their valuations. Normally their estimates of Value will be close to the same. They should be using the same data on Homes that have Sold and that are currently on the market. Keep in mind that Buyer Agents and their Buyers also have access to the data so your homes True Value will be determined by how much a Buyer is willing to pay and you are willing to sell it for.       

Are Realtor Fees Really Negotiable? Yes! Some Realtors do Negotiate their Listing, Marketing, and Selling Fees and some do not. However a growing number of Realtors their Home Seller Solutions and Fees upfront on their Websites. Competition in the Real Estate Marketplace continues to drive Real Estate Agent Fees down. The national average in about 5% in 2021 and may continue to decrease as long as long inventory increase competition for listings. You will find the Realtor at The Real Estate Solutions Center can be flexible to you specific needs.  

What are the Basic Costs to get my home sold using a Realtor? In addition to your Realtor’s Commission, their are a number of other costs associated with getting your home sold. Of course, the biggest cost of course is paying off your current mortgage if you have one. Updating your property to increase appeal and add value is usually a necessary cost, and almost any Home Inspector is going to find some replace and/or repair issues. Then, home staging and keeping the utilities on, particularly for vacant properties, can cost a pretty penny but can cut the time on the market.  Other closing costs can include a closing Attorney or Closing Service Provider, Transfer Fees, the Seller’s Share of HOA Fees and Property Taxes. Plus many buyers today will also ask for the Seller to pay for some of the Buyer’s Closing Costs, or ask for a decorator allowance if new flooring or painting is needed, or a Home Warranty to give the Buyer better peace of mind. And don’t forget the Landscaping and good looking Front Door Hardware to give Buyer’s the best First Impression.

What is the Average Time it takes to Get a Home Sold?More than location, a home sale is dependent on Demand, Price, Condition, and how the home is viewed by potential Buyers. De-cluttering the home and adding Professional Photography including Virtual Home Tours Floor Plans, and/or Video are big pluses to Buyers. This is what they want to see. Realtors at The Real Estate Solutions Center have a great deal of experience selling residential real estate and can hep you get your home ready for sale. They can help you get it sold within your time frame, and help ensure you keep more of your equity at closing.

Thank you for visiting BestHomeSearch.com and considering Home Seller Solutions from our Network Realtors.