Flat Fee Real Estate Listing
Never pay a real estate agent 6% to sell your home again.
HOW A FLAT FEE BROKERAGE WORKS
A flat fee Listing is selling a home is like every other Real estate transaction you can do with a big-name, high overhead, exorbitantly overpriced company. The Listing Pad’s Flat Fee Listing is done for an upfront set price versus a percentage of the sales price. The old days of 6% commissions will be a thing of the past. The future is a low flat fee with service you can count on.
The Listing Pad is a Brokerage with the same licensing as these Big overpriced companies with the same MLS, feeding the same websites. We all have the same access to the same sales contract paperwork. We can hire thousands of agents to bring in their friends and family’s business and capitalize off them, but we choose not to.
The Listing Pad is different because we are a family-owned business, and you are Dealing with & represented by the Owner/Broker Directly. Thus, effectively cutting out the added expense of the middleman. Our overhead is low and our desire to get rich off taking advantage of others doesn’t exist.
FLAT FEE BROKERAGE PRICNG
Flat Fee - Full Service listing with Broker Representation
- Photos & Virtual Tours
Max MLS Allows Photos Uploaded on the MLS
- Listing Term
Option to Renew Before Expiry Included
The Listing Pad feeds Thousands of Websites Thru the MLS and its Proprietary advertising system
Free Cancellation Anytime
Freedom to Specify Any Buyer’s Agent Commissions -ARMLS requires something stated (i.e 2%)
- Max Exposure
Listing on Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and More!
- Price Assistance
Broker Price Assistance – CMA & Full Property Report
- Escrow Agent
Help select & Interact with your Escrow Agent
- Seller Disclosures
Federal & State Disclosures Provided
- Listing Changes
Unlimited Request Changes Easily all Online
- Contract Review
Review contracts – offers, counteroffers, etc. with a broker
- Agent Showings
ShowingTime Automated Showing Service
- Real Estate Forms
All Required Forms and Contracts
- Yard Sign
Custom Yard Sign
- Pro Photography
Pro Photography & Video Tour
The reason most folks like the flat fee is because they know what to expect and pay much less Commission. Clients of The Listing Pad save on average over $6,000, while many save upwards of $20,000.
Why would someone want a flat fee when there is no monetary incentive for the Agent/Realtor to negotiate a higher price?
The Percentage concept seems good ideally; The more the agent sells the house for – the more the agent and the buyer receive, creating a Win-Win.
The main issue with this idea is that the percentage is such for the agent that $10,000 more for the homeowner amounts typically to only $300 in extra commission for the agent. (Based on 3% buyer and 3% seller commission) I would hope that the duty of the agent would compel what is best for the client unfortunately not everyone is of the same moral compass.
The answer lies in the fact that they always have been able to ask 6% so why stop now? In-fact there are federal laws against Price fixing because many Brokers in the old days tried exactly that.
A Realtor is a licensed Real estate Sales Agent who is a member of the National Association of Realtors.
A Real Estate Agent is the same as the Realtor with the exception that they are not a member of the National Association of Realtors.
A Broker is the one responsible for supervision and inspection of the conduct and or transactions for the Agents/Realtors under their care. Essentially, they are the responsible party as the agent acts thru them to conduct business.
The Difference in Plain language is that a Realtor has a typically higher code of ethics to answer for though the National Association of Realtors since they are required to take additional training. Both sales agents and brokers can be Members of the Nation Association of realtors