Why I wouldn't use a Discount Broker!

By
Real Estate Agent with Summit Real Estate Group BRE# 01215778

Selling and Listing a Home is a very serious matter.  The most important things that buyers and sellers need are:

  1. A Professional Full Time Realtor
  2. Knowledgeable Representation
  3. Someone trained intensely on how to keep their clients out of court
  4. Promotions with other cooperating Brokers & someone that has a great reputation of integrity
  5. Market skill to reach the over 90% of buyers that are searching the Internet for homes
  6. Knowing the true current market value of the property
  7. Negotiating Skills that will allow a home to be bought at the lowest price or sold at the highest price
  8. An Agent that won't give buyers or sellers unreal expectations and lose out on a home at the right price
  9. A go to Realtor that will be around as a resource long after the transaction is completed
  10. Someone that they can reached anytime and reach by phone, text and email

Buying and Selling a Home is too important to be left to discounters or part timers!

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Comments (6)

Dana Alexander
RedFin - Woodland Hills, CA
San Fernando Valley CA

Hi Tony,

Good information!  Real estate is definitely a FULL TIME responsibility!  Have a great weekend.  

Sep 16, 2011 02:04 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

We all know the old saying...You get what you pay for.

Sep 16, 2011 02:06 PM
Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

I have no idea why people choose to treat the most expensive investment in their lives like a discount bottle of ketchup...

Sep 16, 2011 02:24 PM
Satar Naghshineh
Satar - Amiri Property and Financial Services Corp. - Irvine, CA

Maybe you lack the intellectual capacity to perform those tasks and therefore, need a traditional brokerage. However, with the advent of dissemination of information and technology, most of what you describe can be conducted without the use of a traditional brokerage, especially if you are a licensed real estate agent/broker.

Secondly, the premise that a "discount brokerage", automatically lacks the same level of service, is false. There are discount brokerages who provide the same level of service in a cost efficient manner, and by doing so, are able to pass the savings to their clients.

Sep 17, 2011 09:05 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Satar, I am a Realtor and in my professional opinion we sell ourselves based upon two things, either ability or price.  The easiest way to buy business is to "Discount" the price.   Many of us are trained professional with company attorneys and in marketing and promoting the best interest of our clients.  If a Realtor can do this at half the price more power to them.  However a Brain Surgeon that operates at a discount is not my choice of Doctors and a Realtor that works for half price isn't my choice of Realtors. 

Sep 17, 2011 01:33 PM
Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
Luxury Home Specialists

This is a great list of things that buyers and sellers should read prior to hiring an agent. Bringing parties together in this market is very challenging and it takes a skilled full time agent to do the job. There are places in life where it's ok to cut corners and save some money, but not when it entails your biggest asset, your home. Anyone who sells on price typically lacks in other areas.

Sep 29, 2011 03:59 AM