Did you know a salesperson whose name is listed on a “For Sale” sign cannot by law help a BUYER negotiate the best price for that property? The listing salesperson works for the Seller and by law has to act in the Seller’s best interest!
Did you know Sellers typically agree to pay a real estate company a fee to sell their home and that fee is split between the agency who listed the property “For Sale” and the agency who sells it?
Did you know if a BUYER purchases a home from the salesperson who listed that home, the agent will receive both the listing and sales portion of the commission even though that agent is unable by law to assist the BUYER in negotiating the best price for that BUYER?
For more information please call: 657-2001anytime 24 hours for a free CONSUMER NOTICE adopted by the State Real Estate Commission and required by law to be provided to the public whenever discussions about real estate occurs.
Did you know the common practice in our area is for the Seller to pay the commission to both BUYER and Seller agents. There are several reasons this occurs, and if you are interested in hearing all of them, I would be more than happy to go over them with you. However, the most important thing to remember is The Seller should pay the commission, period!
Did you know a real estate salesperson is NOT a Broker; however, most Brokers were salespeople at some time in their career. In order for a salesperson to become a Broker, he/she MUST have a high school diploma, complete approved Broker educational courses(240hours), pass additional testing (Federal & State), meet experience requirements ( Minimum 3 years) and provide a detailed resume of his/her real estate performance. These high standards discourage many licensees from seeking the status of Broker and therefore choose to remain salespeople.
Did you know BUYERS who enter into an agency relationship with my firm and select me, a Broker, as their agent to purchase a home not only receive my exclusive representation, but also may receive 25%¹ of the GROSS commission my firm is paid by the Seller.
Because I list homes for only $995 commission, my Sellers don’t have to inflate the price of their home to cover a high commission. That is one of many benefits associated with my listings. The scenario discussed in the above paragraph applies to any property listed “For Sale” with another firm or “For Sale By Owner.” Let’s say a property sells for $150,000. For example purposes only, let’s say the commission to the selling agency is 3%. $150,000 x 3% = $4,500. 25%¹ of $4,500 is $1,125. In this example you could receive a rebate of up to $1,125.
Did you know Real Estate agents are licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State. The State will investigate any licensee who engages in conduct in a real estate transaction which demonstrates bad faith, dishonesty, untrustworthiness, or incompetency. If you feel you have been treated in this manner, please contact the Real Estate Commission @ (717) 783-3658. The Commission is available to help you, the consumer. But they can only help if you ask. This service is free to the public
My BUYER and SELLER programs are proven, successful approaches that have saved clients thousands in real estate commissions/rebates. In addition, clients receive the comfort of knowing they are working with an experienced, licensed Broker who has represented hundreds of clients for over 28 years! Please contact me anytime for more details.