Everyone’s first question for us is “What’s the difference between your firm and a traditional one like Allen Tate, Coldwell Banker, etc?” The second question is “What’s the catch?” and the last is usually “Where do I sign up?” We’ve tried to answer all your questions here so read on.
Which means that you instantly save the money that normally goes to the listing agent as their commission. You’ll still owe a buyer’s agent 2.4-3%, but you can expect to save $1,000s on the transaction.
Here’s an example: In 2016, the average sale price of a home in Wake County was around $300,000. With most firms, that would translate into commission-based fees of around $18,000. With Smart Choice, you’d pay just $8,200 ($1,000 to us, the rest to the buyer’s agent) and save over 50% or $9,800.
That’s it. That’s our only requirement.
If you aren’t purchasing another home locally or are selling an investment property, we can still help you. We charge 1% for these situations (min amount is $1,000). Based on the example above, that’s still a savings of $7,800!
-A copy of your most recent appraisal (this is not for value, but for exterior measurements)
-A copy or link to the Restrictive Covenants for your community (if applicable)
-A copy of your most recent survey (if available)
-A key to your home (for the lock box)
-A list (with dates if possible) of all home improvements, upgrades or special features
-A breakdown of average utility costs
And one more thing that’s really important: We try our hardest to sell your home for top dollar, no matter what the market conditions, but this does require some help from our sellers.
We need your cooperation when we suggest improvements to the home, ask you to consider adjustments to the price and offer advice on offers. If you trust us and value our expertise (which we hope is why you’re working with us), we promise we’ll provide our best guidance on how to get your home sold quickly and for the highest price possible.
To receive a free market analysis with an estimate of your property’s value, just fill in the form below. We’ll provide information on sales of comparable homes in your neighborhood, as well as a range of approximate value for your home. If you’d like a more precise estimate, we can arrange to tour the property with you; all information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.