Ok lets all calm or should I say "com"
down?! Denial, some people think that certain things last
forever.however those people eventually learn the plain and simple
truth.many many years ago the dinosaurs romed the earth alongside
real estate brokers and agents who held the "holy grail".."the mls
book" but then came along came the world wide web.dinosaurs extinct
and brokers and agents wondering when people would notice that they
in fact did not hold the "mls" anymore.
Above Posted By: Craig Davidenko
| Tue, 9 Oct 2007 08:36:41 EST
Flat Fee is here to stay - we offer full service, discount service
and flat fee in the st louis area - we let the seller choose how
they want to sell their house - and we give first rate service! Just
because a company doesn't charge a fortune is no reason to down them
- of course there is a new kid on the block offering free mls
listings - they are not in missouri yet, but they will be.
Above Posted By: Laura | Thu,
23 Aug 2007 16:43:59 EST
Flat fee MLS listings work, plain and simple.
Above Posted By: MLS Listing FSBO
| Mon, 2 Apr 2007 13:01:41 EST
We are one of the first Flat Fee MLS companies in the U.S. After
hundreds of listings sold through this program, and a network of
brokers nationwide who have gained respect through hard work and
ethical dealings, the business model is proven. If you have a
reputable broker (who are the only ones who stay in the business)
this is the way to go. The majority of listings do sell, and sellers
are our best advertisement. Proof? We were featured on NBC30. It
Above Posted By: Mary Ann |
Fri, 9 Mar 2007 07:54:08 EST
Ten years from now most people selling their home in Texas will
cut-out the listing agents 3% fee and use these flat fee listing
services. If an agent can not sell a house, then they need to find
another occupation anyway. This will weed out the "non-closers" and
thats good for everyone in the business.
Above Posted By: Brent | Fri,
6 Oct 2006 07:09:45 EST
Flat fee listing is great for people who choose it. The realtors
still have a chance for commission. A property owner must have a
reason for FSBO - perhaps the "traditional" realtors have failed to
bring them an acceptable offer? Realtors who insist on sticking with
"tradition", who dislike competition so much, who can't keep up with
changing times, better change to a profession where there is no
Above Posted By: my2cents |
Wed, 9 Aug 2006 06:50:48 EST
I'm a seasoned broker in the conservative Midwest. We're
experiencing the limited service agency trend and I am all for it -
but admit that I am seeing "anti-trust" activity everyday. I want
consumers to know that they can be represented in a way that fits
their needs. Today's buyers and sellers are educated and savvy. They
deserve options - real estate is not a "one size fits all" approach
that has been the standard in the past. If I tried to sell my home
today guess what option I would choose?
Above Posted By: jennifer |
Wed, 19 Jul 2006 20:53:32 EST
30 to 40 years ago 6% of a $70,000 home may have been reasonable
compensation for a licensed "professional" (most are part time
aren't they?), but 6% of $400-$500,000?? I think not. Unless they
come out with a graduate degree requirement. And, as a challenge to
ALL professional realtors, how many hours do you spend designing the
right marketing campaign for each home? Oh, another agent found it
in MLS and sold it for you. Thanks.
Above Posted By: Mike | Thu,
27 Apr 2006 22:42:04 EST
Flat Fee MLS is what I recommend along with offering 2% to the
selling office for those sellers who think they have the experience
necessary to negotiate with an experienced realtor representing the
buyer. Why shouldn't that option be available to someone who
believes that is all the service they need for the transaction? The
internet is creating changes in the real estate industry. Those that
resist the change will end up like the old horse and carriage
workers, bitter and unemployed.
Above Posted By: Todd Kolber
| Mon, 10 Apr 2006 00:22:40 EST
People are changing, today they prefer to shop, or shall I say
gather information on the Web. They have a pretty good idea what
they want before they leave their homes. Today, over 50% of the
people preliminary shop for homes on line, and 30% get mortgage
information online. Insurance companies are moving the middleman out
"Progressive. Geico. etc." To survive you must find a blend with
Electronic Commerce, and Professional interaction.
Above Posted By: James Gilmet |
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 01:50:21 EST
Seller using FSBO or Flat fee will be a necessity in the future.
Realtors need to adjust and adapt to changing times. The information
highway is educating the consumer. You must further understand with
interest only loans, and the new 40 year loans at 100% LTV equity
positions will change substancially in the next 5 years. People will
not be able to afford professional realtors if they wanted too. I am
a Full service broker, flat fee, and offer FSBO assistance. The bus
is comming through.
Above Posted By: Jim | Sat,
11 Mar 2006 23:22:06 EST
I think the commission should go to the person who did the work. If
the homeowner does the work, then he should keep the commission.
Realtors just list the home on MLS, and then wait for someone else
to sell it. That is wrong. Why should homeowners pay for a service
they actually dont receive?
Above Posted By: Frank | Sun, 10
Jul 2005 02:13:59 EST
The flat-fee revolution is only just beginning! The reason why NAR
is spending millions to scare the American public to sell with a
realtor is so obviously self-serving it's funny! Most consumers see
this for what it is- and their advertising will only increase a
discussion on this topic. Agents- Compete, Adapt, Serve, or Move-On!
Above Posted By: CaptainFSBO.com
| Tue, 11 Apr 2006 15:07:38 EST