2. What is a Set Fee and how does it work?
You see: it makes no sense. We charge a Low Set Fee for service. It is a dollar amount like any other professional service might charge, not a percentage. The fee varies by office, but within a particular marketplace everyone pretty much pays the same thing, and it’s way less than what ordinary real estate brokers charge.
We employ a completely different business model than our ordinary real estate peers. Their model is agent based, where success is defined by the number of agents in an office.The high commissions charged are necessary to support all of that personnel and the facilities they require.
Our system is based on the needs of our sellers: getting the home sold for top dollar as quickly as possible, AND paying a fair and reasonable fee to get it done! Our offices are small and efficient, employing a team of specialists that function as a unit in the marketing and selling of your home.
Yes. CDL Home Sellers® Real Estate is a full-service real estate organization representing both buyers and sellers. We can help a buyer purchase any home for sale in the market, not just CDL Home Sellers® Real Estate listings. We take the time to learn what our buyers are looking for and represent their best interests throughout the home purchase process.
Its simple. We are consumer-centric. Sellers appreciate the fact that our Brokers spend their time marketing properties instead of marketing themselves and recruiting agents. Our Buyers appreciate the fact that we are experts in their neighborhood and that our website contains all of the local MLS listings, and, in many cases, more.
Our unique marketing strategies drive an unprecedented amount of traffic to our website and offices, which results in many buyers for our listings and many new listings. Additionally, our streamlined operations and cost efficiencies translate into low overhead and savings that we pass along to consumers with our low set fee.
Yes. All CDL Home Sellers® Brokers and Agents are licensed, members of their local MLS boards and members of the National Association of Realtors®.
8. Since your fees are lower, does that mean you hire inexperienced agents and pay them less?
Actually, almost all of our brokers are seasoned agents, and many are also top producers in their local area. Statistics show that our listings consistently beat the national average in terms of number of days on market and sale price to list price ratio. In addition, our brokers and agents consistently conduct more transactions per year than the average real estate agent.
No. Our fee is paid at closing and you’ll know exactly what to expect at the time of listing. Nothing is hidden and nothing is charged up front.
No. In fact, more than 60% of our listed properties are sold by outside brokers. You see, buyer brokers search many sources for their clients, and they understand the advantages of CDL Home Sellers® Real Estate. Our listings have been sold by every major real estate company and we have a long history of excellent relationships with our colleagues in the industry.
We will provide you with a Competitive Market Analysis that will provide you with information regarding the price range of similar home sales in your area as well as with information on current sale conditions so you can choose a price you feel is appropriate for your home.