That is a great question!!! If you sell your property yourself, and you find the buyer, we give you an exclusion and no additional commission is due. We recommend that you offer other agents/brokers 3%, but the amount is up to you. We cannot put -0- in the MLS. We offer to run spot ads at no additional cost to you outside of the “for sale by owner” program. This is where we would receive a full service traditional commission if we bring a buyer. (you can opt to have us do this or not) We also have our own clients which your home may be perfect for. (In this situation we would be representing you as our client and the buyer would be a customer) Since we run ads for our full service listings we offer to run spot ads. The market has changed drastically- exposure is key- so when you use our “for sale by owner” program you receive maximum exposure, as well as agent exposure- while saving on the listing side. Plus we are here if you need us on an “as needed basis.” Pricing is key in this market- this program gives you the flexibility to lower your price and end up with a better bottom line figure if you have the time to handle the showings, etc. The cost of $500 upfront to get into the mls is so small compared to the exposure and print advertising which is not working well these days, not to mention isn’t cheap. Have a wonderful week!!!
Nathalie Mullinix REALTY UNIVERSAL®, Inc.