What is a Flat Fee Full Service Real Estate Agent?
A flat fee full service real estate agent lists your home for sale charging you a flat fee commission while offering a bundle of services like traditional percentage based real estate agents.
The flat fee model is becoming popular as technology has started disrupting the real estate industry by giving sellers more choices when selling their home. To compete with this disruption, Nashville real estate agents are becoming more competitive by offering discounted commission fees or flat fees and better service.
Nashville flat fee agents can offer commission savings that benefit the seller’s bottom line. The savings can be substantial, as much as 90% versus traditional real estate agents. Essentially putting more money back into the pocket of the homeowner.
Back when these flat fee commission models started the largest complaint was that they were also limited service. The old cliché that you get what you pay for was never truer. Currently however, customers are demanding more services and as such, agents in the flat fee market are responding with a full suite of services much like, traditional agents. Homeowners who engage a flat fee full service listing agent can, in many cases, expect to receive the same bundle of services they would get when working with a percentage-based commission real estate agent. Services like…
#1: Home Valuation Assistance,
#2: Home Marketing Analysis (Curb Appeal and Staging Tips)
#3: Vendor Recommendations and Coordination
#4: Tax Record and Deed Analysis,
#5: MLS Entry
#6: National and International Syndication (Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia and thousands of others)
#7: Marketing Suite (Sign, Flyers, Lockbox, Professional Photos, Open House, Broker Opens, Office Caravans, Coming Soon, Radius Mailings, Newspaper Announcements, etc…)
#8: Showing Scheduling
#9: Offer Management, Project Management, Transaction Coordination
#10: Offer Negotiations and Closing Assistance
If you’re considering listing your home with a Nashville flat fee full service agent, I can help. I provide a full suite of services, just like described above. You will work with me from cradle to close as I help get your Nashville Home Sold.
I’m a licensed Real Estate Broker and Owner of Liberty House Realty LLC. I’m 5 Star reviewed on social media sites like Facebook, Google+ and am proud of our “A” rating with AngiesList and “A+” Accredited Better Business Bureau rating.
Be careful, not all flat fee real estate agents are created equal. In fact, many still subscribe to a limited service methodology. These flat fee limited service agents will simply list your home in the MLS and won’t provide any assistance with essentials like; pricing, marketing, inspections, showings, etc… Before you sign up with a flat fee agent, it’s imperative to your success that you ask very specifically what “full service” means and what you can expect to receive.
I’m often asked how it is I can do all this for a flat fee. The answer is not a secret and very simple, technology. I’ve embraced the same technology that’s disrupting the real estate market and use it to streamline my processes so that I can slash my prices by working with more customers while being able to provide excellent service. In short, I’m bringing volume discounts to my commission fee to work with the technology disruption so that I can stay relevant in the market place.
I’m different than traditional percentage based real estate agents in the fact that I can save my seller’s tens of thousands of dollars in real estate commission fees while providing at least the same and, in some cases better service. I’m different than other flat fee full service agents because I offer a full suite of bundled services. I don’t nickel and dime with a la carte options, with me, its all included.
At the end of the day, saving tens of thousands of dollars on real estate commissions is great however, unless it’s coming with a full-service agent dedicated to your success and happiness, it’s likely going to cost you much more than just dollars and cents. That’s exactly why I offer the full suite of services as described above. I want to make sure your experience is a A+, 5-Star, world class experience while saving tens of thousands of dollars. Call me and let’s talk about your expectations and how I can help successfully sell your home while