Discount Realtors are Realtors just like you!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with SavannahRealEstate.com

Buyers bring the listings!


Today buyers are finding the listings they want to see off the internet. Buyers are able to search area MLS's on a multitude of websites. The buyer is researching and educating themselves about real estate to the point where they know as much or more than the real estate agent themselves. Real estate agents are actually benefiting because the buyer is handing the real estate agent the listings they want to see. After all a real estate agent has a lot of territory to cover in this ever changing market. 

Flat rate real estate is sweeping the country with great enthusiasm from sellers and buyers. There are some Realtors though, that are bad mouthing "flat rate real estate". They tell prospective sellers that the commission they charge is worth it. That they provide more. Well today there are more listings than ever before on the market. Are agents going to advertise every listing they have "in the real estate magazines"? No! Agents must concentrate on finding the buyer....and if the buyer brings a listing to an agent, and buys through that agent...is that agent willing to reward the buyer with a rebate from his or her commissions?? 

Flat Rate Real Estate is everywhere!!!! It is great to see so many embracing this common sense platform of buying and selling real estate!






Are you still in denial ? Just "Google" most any "blue chip" real estate company and the words "flat fee" or "flat rate" and you will see plenty of "REALTORS" using this consumer friendly way of conducting business.

Watch this particular video and you will understand why flat rate real estate is making headlines across the country!

 

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Duane Murphy
Expert Real Estate Partners LLC - Appleton, WI
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We shall agree to disagree.

Sep 03, 2009 05:57 AM #1
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Craig Davidenko
SavannahRealEstate.com - Savannah, GA

Duane, I do everything you do...I just do it for a discounted rate because I can......I don't have overhead like a "bricks and mortar" store. Let's face it there are a lot of companies out there that can't afford to offer a discount and I certainly understand

 

Sep 03, 2009 06:09 AM #2
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Wendy Cutrufelli
Alain Pinel Realtors - Walnut Creek, CA
Contra Costa Realtor

Hi Craig.  I am not a "discount" or "flat rate" Realtor but I do find the dialogue between the two groups fascinating.  I don't know you personally so I don't honestly know if you are a Realtor just like me.  I believe that the emphasis should be on the services the client receives for the commission - be that a percentage commission or a flat rate commission. 

Sep 03, 2009 06:09 AM #3
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Craig Davidenko
SavannahRealEstate.com - Savannah, GA

Hi Wendy...I know what you mean....Realtors that do not give discounts give Realtors that do give discount a bad stereotype......I had a comment from a Realtor yesterday that was so unprofessional it was hard to believe.......especially if he is calling himself a Realtor (A Realtor who understands ethics) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 03, 2009 07:12 AM #4
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Rosalinda Morgan
Brookville, NY
"The Rose Lady"

Craig - I understand your point but if you have sellers like mine, I will charge him double or even better per hour like attorneys.  Same is true for some buyers.   

Sep 10, 2009 07:43 AM #5
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Craig Davidenko
SavannahRealEstate.com - Savannah, GA

Rosalinda,understood! That's why it is just easier to let sellers know that if they want a discount they have better be willing to do some of the work and not to expect some print advertising campaign......and buyer need to know that if they do some research and find a property that they are interested in that they can receive a rebate of 25 %  as long as they buy through you......how many buyers have you had that spent your time only to end up buying through another agent?????

Sep 10, 2009 08:00 AM #6
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

I am also agreeing to disagree. I was not aware that Prudential is allowing their franchises to do limited services. I am going to have to ask my broker as you have my curiousity up. I have not seen a limited services Prudential listing yet, I know my broker won't do them.

Oct 04, 2009 04:55 AM #8
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