Discounting realtor’s commissions is not a new thing. There are a number of brokerages now that offer a low commission. I know because I spent years working for one of them. I charge a total of 2% commission (minimum $8,000), saving you thousands of dollars on the sale of your home, but here’s how I differ.
Discretion. Maybe you (like me) like to shop at Value Village now and then. Great, and you might be thrilled with your purchase of those ‘like new’ Benetton pants for $5. But how do you feel walking around the mall with a big Value Village bag? That big discount logo sign in front of your house is designed to attract business from your neighborhood. Not sell your home. What you are paying your Realtor is your business and NOONE else’s. The name of my brokerage, my signage, does not give any indication of any discount commission.
Flexibility. Out of the 2% you pay me, 1% goes to me and 1% goes to the Buyer’s Realtor. Some clients just remain convinced (no matter what I tell them) that other Agents won’t show their home because of the reduced commission. Fine. But most discount brokerages won’t let you adjust the Buyer’s agent’s commission. Why? Because it hurts their brand. I work for you, not my brokerage or some brand. If you want to list your property with a higher percentage going to the Buyer’s Realtor what difference should that make to me? The point is you still save, even then, on my side as I will never ask for more than my stated commission.
Have a look at the chart below and let’s discuss how we can get your home sold quickly, at the price you want, on the terms you need, all while saving you thousands of dollars.