Do You Have Questions About My Flat Rate Fee Program?

Flat Rate Fee

I’ve had a lot of questions about my exclusive Flat Rate Fee listing program.  Here are the common ones: Why did I do it? Will the houses sell? Are there any other fees to selling agents?   Will other Realtors show the house? The Why: I developed this program after several months of pondering and launched the program with my first listing in February 2017 I was looking for a way to improve my service to my clients, save them money, and get their houses sold. The goal was to provide them a fair fee to list, market, and sell …

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Accentuate The Positive When You Can’t Eliminate The Negative

Accentuate The Positive!

OR… Fix the things you CAN to offset the things you CAN’T! There are many things that can keep a home from selling that are beyond your control. For example, your home could be located in a flood zone, requiring extra flood insurance every year in addition to regular hazard insurance. Or you could have an an usual floor plan. If you have an older home, one may have to walk through a bedroom to get to another bedroom! Your home could have even been transplanted to the current lot it sits upon and not stick built on that site! …

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You’re Asking WHAT?

How Much?

“How Much Are You Asking For This Home?” How many times have I heard that as a Real Estate Professional? It is the first question a potential buyer will ask me when they inquire about a home. The answer is “We” aren’t asking anything. The Seller sets the initial asking price and I just market it to the public. The Right Asking Price Is Key Price is extremely important. It is the first thing a Serious Buyer will consider as to whether they will continue to look into the qualities and amenities of your home, or simply scroll on to …

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Who will give me 5, now 10, How about Market Price?


I have grown up in a family of auctioneers and attended many auctions in my day.  I am the only Realtor and Appraiser in my family who chose not to obtain my auctioneers license.  Let me explain. It has always surprised me that a homeowner would surrender their property to the “highest bidder of that day” with no reserve.  A reserve is when a homeowner gives a bottom dollar to the auctioneer that they are willing to take and then refuses to sell for any less. Reserve Auctions- You Pay Whether It Sells Or Not The only problem is, with …

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Selling By Owner? You’ll NET Less $ – Here’s Why:

Selling By Owner? You'll NET Less $

So you have decided to move. The first thing you must do Is sell your current home in order to purchase a different one. You know that rarely does print advertising sell a home. Less than 7 % of homes advertised in the newspaper sell from that ad. You have seen the online sites like Zillow and Trulia, now allowing For Sale By Owner (hereafter referred to as FSBO). So you think “Hey, how hard can this be?” You list the home and take a few pictures, throw it on there and see what happens. Think As If You Were …

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Stop Watching HGTV!

Stop Watching HGTV!

Stop Watching HGTV And Learn To Buy Smart Buying your first home? Such excitement stirs your soul as you comb the internet sites for that perfect house! You want one that is move- in ready and decorated to your tastes. Possibly with granite or solid surface countertops and a fully updated kitchen. You go see houses and find that they are not all alike. Some need more work than others. The horror!!! Some are not decorated to your liking or are not updated. What is wrong with people? Ok, then when you do find the house that is the closest …

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Say NO To “Trade Plans” & Save Your Equity

Say No To Trade Plans

Many of the local real estate companies and some individuals offer the “Trade Plan”. This concept is presented as a guarantee of a simple swap of your current home to your new dream home. While it may sound enticing and convenient, I am not sure most people understand that in order to take advantage of this program they are in essence agreeing that if their home is not sold through this Broker’s efforts within a certain time period, then the Broker will purchase said home from them at around 80% of market value. This ROBS the homeowner of their hard …

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