This one tip could save you thousands when selling your home

2:38 PM, Nov 10, 2020
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If you’re planning to sell your home, the thought of all that is involved may feel like a cloud of stress hanging over you.

In fact, more than a third of sellers in the country cried last time they sold a home, according to a Zillow survey. The most stressful parts had to do with the sale price, how long the home would take to sell, the potential for an offer to fall through, and what would go into fixing the home, according to the survey.

Fortunately, you can manage all that stress by hiring a realtor to list your home, handle tours, field offers, take care of filing paperwork, and meet deadlines.

Of course, realtors work hard for their money, but sellers are sometimes surprised to learn that 3% of their home’s sale price will go toward the realtor’s fee. So, if your home sells for $350,000, that fee could be $10,500.

Fortunately, a solution is available that will give you all the services you need from a real estate agent but for a much lower price.

Full service for a low fee

The solution is a flat fee real estate service. At AZ Flat Fee, a seller pays only $3,000 to a realtor for a full service experience — the average seller keeps $7,500 that otherwise would have gone to another real estate agent.

AZ Flat Fee’s full service real estate experience includes an initial consultation where the realtor views your house in person, runs through a comparable market analysis, goes over a marketing strategy, and gives tips for sprucing up your house for photos.

You may be thinking that you can snap photos yourself to share with friends and family members on social media, but a realtor has access to something more valuable and exclusive: the Multiple Listing Service. First impressions matter, so AZ Flat Fee provides professional photography of your home so the first impression on MLS and through all marketing is top notch!

The MLS is a catalog of properties for sale that real estate agents share with each other, so they will see properties that otherwise might be missed.

“An MLS allows brokers to see one another's listings of properties for sale with the goal of connecting homebuyers to sellers,” according to Investopedia.

Along with posting on the MLS, AZ Flat Fee realtors know how to maximize online presence to enhance traditional marketing methods. They will market your home on over 100 websites, push that marketing through paid advertising, manage calls from agents and buyers, schedule showings, review all offers, and offer advice on negotiations.

Once you accept an offer, the realtor will help you with the next steps, like managing and explaining the inspection, appraisal, underwriting, and all pertinent disclosures.

Additional services

For a further fee, your realtor will take drone photos of your house and create a video walkthrough. Your realtor can also create custom marketing, spend more on advertising, and offer additional service hours to consult on the house — all still for less than it would cost with a traditional commission.

AZ Flat Fee has realtors throughout the Phoenix and Tucson areas, bringing their local expertise and full array of services to the table for a low price. By offering the same tools real estate investors have been using for years to make more money, they’ve created an efficient and cost-effective approach to consistently sell homes for top dollar. For more information, including a free home value report, and to schedule an appointment with a realtor, visit AZFlatFee.com.

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