Buyer Pays Her Own Way & It's a Wrap

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Buyer Pays Her Own Way & It's a Wrap

Last week I posted about a buyer who had contacted me about an unlisted property that she wanted to buy and wanted to know what to do next.  Luckily for me and her, she knew that the first step was to contact a competent Realtor® which just so happened to be me.

She had now problem paying for the services provided and paid 1/2 of my fee upfront and yesterday we wrapped up the deal.

She got the house.  A burden has been lifted off of the seller.  And everyone's a happy camper.

Buyer's will pay if they see value in the services that we provide.

Don't underestimate the buyer and don't devalue your worth by not offering the value option of fee based menu driven services offered to consumers.

My name is Charita Cadenhead, and I'm an Accredited Constultant in Real Estate®.  As such, you can select the services that you need from me and have more options in how you chose to pay for the services received.  And saving money......well that's just icing on the cake.


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  1. Brenda Mullen 10/07/2011 03:02 PM
Alabama Jefferson County Birmingham
real estate consulting
accredited consultant in real estate

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Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

Well done!  You provided a service and were compensated for it!!!

Oct 07, 2011 02:29 AM #1
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Thanks Kathy. Being paid for the services was nothing unusual. But being paid by the buyer and partially up front was an arrangement that worked out well for all concerned.

Oct 07, 2011 02:36 AM #2
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

That is terrific news Charita!  Looks like buyers and sellers can appreciate what an Accredite Consultant in Real Estate can do :)!  I think once value is explained and provides transparency for the client, they have no problem choosing how to pay for their services!


Oct 07, 2011 02:37 AM #4
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Congrats Charita! 

A great way to kick start a weekend wrapping up a deal and getting paid! 

Best regards from The Q 

Oct 07, 2011 02:49 AM #5
Jennifer Prestwich
Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster - Henderson, CO
Madison & Co Properties

Nice job!  You had mentioned going to a fee based or menu of services and it looks like that is working.  I have been toying with the idea myself....  Glad to see that thinking outside of the box is paying off!

Oct 07, 2011 02:54 AM #6
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Charita, It's great when we find buyers or sellers, who truly value all of our services and are willing to pay for them too. Great job of wrapping up this deal.

Oct 07, 2011 03:25 AM #7
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Charita - I remember that post and it's great to hear that everything worked out well for everyone.  BRAVO!!!  Kudos to you for providing options to your client.

Oct 07, 2011 06:47 AM #8
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

Great job Charita.  Definitely something to consider.  More refreshing than the buyer who contacted me & wanted me to provide a rebate like some of the other unnamed agencies are offering.

Oct 07, 2011 11:07 AM #9
Nina Rogoff
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Medfield, MA
Sells Real Estate!

Congratulations, Charita! That's great that you were able to get some of the fee up front. Even more impressive is that buyers in Birmingham clearly know the benefit of having you represent them!

Oct 08, 2011 07:10 PM #10
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

I hope so Valerie and I can hardly wait until it's a mainstream concept.

Thanks Brenda.  It's a matter of how we convey value in a way that makes sense to the consumer.

It made my day John.

Jennifer I hope you'll be joining me, Brenda Mullen, Anita Clark, Erica Ramus, Cindy Jones and other as Accredited Consultants in Real Estate.

Thanks Jerry, this is totally a part of the services that I offer based on a fee schedule and menu of services.

Thanks Donne.  There's no turning back now.

Oh no Christine, not a beggar.

Thanks Nina.  I think there is a niche market for this and I'm going to nail it.

Oct 10, 2011 01:03 AM #11
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