They Can List My Home For As Little As $2995 - Why Can't You?

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Real Estate Agent with Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., Realtors, Lynchburg VA

Several sellers have asked me why my firm can't list for the same low amount.  What I tell them is that our commission covers both the compensation for our firm listing the property as well as the compensation to the selling broker.  I don't believe the $2995 covers both.  There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding around ads like these.  I would appreciate your comments.

Comments (3)

John Michailidis
Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee - Sarasota, FL
Real Property Management of Sarasota & M

Quite frankly, I have never felt any competition from discounters.  That said, you need to research the company you're going against to see exactly what services they provide for their fee. --JM

Jan 31, 2011 04:43 PM
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Brenda,

Get your revenge!

List the properties AFTER the seller has wasted some actual cash plus 3 or 6 months of their life and never sold their house with the discounter.

THEN explain how you are different, and how the money the seller just spent was actual cash that did nothing and was completely wasted. What you offer is to work hard, but only get paid when you deliver actual results. Results that put money IN the sellers pocket, instead of taking money OUT of the sellers pocket.

Phil

Jan 31, 2011 04:54 PM
Samantha Davault
Alexander Chandler Realty - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX

A discount FSBO company in our area is going out of business.  I think that says it all.

Feb 01, 2011 07:37 AM