In a previous post in the Wasilla Real Estate News I discussed what we do for FREE! But I was only half finished. That post only covered the work we do up until the time you get an offer.
After the offer I will help you negotiate the tricky path toward closing. We will need to respond to inspectors, engineers, appraisers, underwriters, loan officers, title officers, the buyer and their realtor between the date of the initial offer and recording.
I actually enjoy working by commission because I feel good about being paid for accomplishing a goal. But in one way, it is the commission system that increases the cost of selling a home. If Realtors were paid for the work they did whether or not the house sold they could afford to charge lower fees.
I have toyed with the concept of working on a consulting basis for years. In fact, I have done it a few times. Recently I discovered the Accredited Consultant in Real Estate . I am seriously considering this training with a goal to lower Realtor fees for house sellers and buyers.
Until then, I still charge 5–7% commission rates depending on the level of service and marketing you feel that you need.