5 Reasons to use a Flat Fee Broker
5 Reasons to work with a Flat-Fee Real Estate Broker
Selling your house For Sale by Owner is a growing trend. The boom of Real Estate technology has placed market information in the hands of consumers, so consumers are growing more and more confident on market conditions and less and less willing to part with the traditional 6% sales commission to real estate agents. For Sale by Owner is an option, but Flat-Fee Brokers can deliver more Real Estate agent support when you need it. More importantly the flat fee brokers give you access to the MLS, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Redfin, local brokerage sites and numerous others to help sell your house faster and for more money than For Sale by Owner sites.
Here are the top five reasons sellers are choosing Flat-Fee Brokers.
1. Low Cost
The number one reason sellers choose to list with a flat-fee broker is to save money. Flat fee brokers are less expensive than a full-rate Realtor that is charging between 5-6% of the sales price.
The fee you pay a flat-rate broker will vary. Unlock’d provides their flat fee listings starting at $399. The listing is sent the MLS, Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia, Redfin, local brokerage sites and many more. This price includes a Realtor grade For Sale and Directional sign to market your property like a professional, scheduling software to handle all showings and obtain feedback from potential buyers, and push button contracts to easily execute a sales contract with a potential buyer.
2. Paying for only what you need
When you pay for a full time a real estate agent, you’re paying for a package of services that you may never use or even need. The commission you pay goes towards pricing, printing marketing materials, placing a lockbox, for sale sign, putting your house on the major sites, open houses, managing showings, coordinating the closing, negotiating the purchase agreement and many more services that you may end up not using.
Unlock’d is changing up the game by providing cost transparency and control to consumers. Realtor services are available on-demand at a flat fee per service. Need help with a contract negotiation? Book an appointment with our agents, and we will negotiate the contract and get you the best deal possible for one low flat fee of $350. Now you only pay for the services you need during the process.
No matter how much individual attention a Realtor promises you, the truth is, you are sharing that agent with others, sometimes dozens of others. You are at the mercy of their schedules. With a flat-fee broker, schedules no longer have to match up with three different parties.
With a flat-fee brokerage, the buyers and sellers are communicating directly with each other making the process more efficient and direct. Our instant messaging and scheduling software makes communication a breeze all while protecting your personal information. The Unlock’d custom document workflows and progress updates will make sure you move through the process to closing efficiently and effectively.
4. Latest Technology
In the past, Realtors were the only way to sell your house properly, however technology has closed that gap and now there are numerous sites that can provide extreme value for home sellers. Flat-fee brokers are the best of both world providing access to the MLS, realtor support when you need it and a full technology stack that can compete with any website out there.
Unlock’d provides sellers with the tools to instantly share their property through social media, email blasts and tracks all of the showings obtaining automated feedback from potential buyers. The Unlock’d platform has forms automation making handling and executing purchase agreements a breeze. With all of this technology and the ability to control your costs, Unlock’d is a no-brainer.
One of the best flat-fee selling points is that it gives home sellers more control over the entire process. From pricing your home and scheduling showings, to determining if you want an open house and negotiating a deal and inspections, when you sell your home on your own or with limited agent support, you make the rules and can now control your costs with Unlock’d.