Thinking about selling your home but not crazy about paying 5 – 6% commission to your real estate agent?
You came to the right place.
With a traditional real estate agency you will almost never be able to sell your home for less than 5%. As a matter of fact, an average commission rate in Chicagoland is between 5 and 6% of the sale price. For example, if your home sells for $300,000, total commission you would have to pay to an agency is between $15,000 and $18,000. We bet you would like to preserve some of this equity. In general, 2.5% is given as a cooperative commission to the agency that brought the buyer, while the remaining 2.5-3.5% will remain with your listing agency.
The supply of real estate continues to be low so buyers are fighting for a good property. The fact is that, in general, the listing office will post your listing on MLS and on few other related online real estate sites. If your property is in good shape and properly priced it will be sold within the first two weeks. Charging full commission for this amount of work is unreasonable. We are revolutionizing the market by offering you the same level of service, which includes marketing your property on MLS as well as other online and social media, all while saving you, on average, 1.5% of equity. As in the example above, $4,500. We run our business differently by focusing on what works.
Listing your home on MLS will mean that all agents in the Chicagoland area and many buyers will immediately be notified that your home is now for sale. This is a relatively effortless way to engage a huge audience of interested buyers. Using automated appointment scheduling, the seller, is notified in several different ways of appointment requests. You can approve or reject them, without the need of engaging the agent directly every time.
Even if a prospective buyer is not working with an agent, so long as they are actively searching online, they will see your home. According to recent data by Relator.com, 100% of buyers have used internet during their online search, while 82% of the buyer found online resources helpful when searching for a new home such as Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com.
Posting engaging signage will alert anyone in the neighborhood that your home is for sale and might drum up some curiosity. Once a prospective buyer is inside the home, they will be given a beautiful brochure that be sure to make a lasting impression.
Before your home is even put on the market, it needs to be sale-ready. This includes staging the home expertly and having professional photos taken. At Enterprise Realty Brokers, we have many years of experience and we work with partners who will make your home look great. We will give you great tips to ensure a quick sale.