We realize that home owners come in all sorts of different shape and sizes (meaning some owners have sold several homes in the past, while others may not have sold any, some may want to try to sell on their own, while many others may want/need the assistance of an experienced real estate professional).
Simply put, the market has spoken and we have listened. Hill Country Flat Fee Realty is excited to announce we now offer three Flat Fee Listing options for our sellers. To say the least, each option saves significant amounts of money/equity for our sellers.
Most consumers like to have the ability to choose what service or services they want or need, rather than having one option and one option only.
With this said, here is a list of the three options Hill Country Flat Fee Realty now offers home sellers looking to sell their home and save big:
- Option # 1: “Full Service, Flat Fee” (1% of the sales price, paid at closing upon a successful sale): This is by far our most popular option. This is a full service listing agreement & experience. Think of this as a “regular” full service real estate listing just like what other typical brokerages offer. Home valuation (suggested asking price based on sold comparables), photos, virtual tour, scheduling showings, negotiating on your behalf, reviewing offers, addenda, disclosures, title review, etc. In other words, Hill Country Flat Fee Realty will handle the transaction and work with you step by step until the home is sold & closed. This option is good for the duration that you & Hill Country Flat Fee Realty agree to.
- Option # 2: “MLS Only” ($499 upfront fee). Look at this option similar to a For Sale By Owner listing that is entered into the Multiple Listing Service in order to generate more exposure to your listing. Your property will be seen on the national home buying sites such as Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia, the local MLS and all of the other hundreds of home buying sites. This option requires a seller to do much of the work with this limited option. This option is good for six months in the MLS.
- Option # 3: “MLS Only Plus” ($699 upfront fee). Same as option # 2 with high-resolution photos & a virtual tour included. This option is good for 6 months in the MLS.
With any of our options, sellers will experience significant savings of their equity. If you are an experienced home owner and have the time & patience to deal with inquiries, calls, showing appointments, contracts, etc. then options 2-3 may be something to consider, as they will allow you to retain the vast majority of your equity if you know what you are doing (how to price your listing accurately, how to negotiate, how to deal with buyers and their agents, etc.). However, even the majority of veteran home owners/sellers choose option # 1 more often than not; usually due to how much we offer and how little we charge for our full service.
With any of the above options, we highly recommend offering a buyer’s agent commission equal to the going rate in the area (typically 3% of the sales price) in order to fully maximize and expose your listing to agents who will be happy to show your house because they will be getting paid what they normally would.
So if you are in the Boerne, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, San Antonio, New Braunfels area markets and are interested in selling your home & saving a ton of your equity, give Mark Phillips of Hill Country Flat Fee Realty a call today to further discuss your real estate needs & equity saving goals!