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Pay Only $3500 + 2.5% To Sell With Alpine
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Real estate has evolved, and so have commissions.
The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is an online database that the vast majority of real estate agencies use to advertise your property online.
If you’ve ever searched properties online, you may have wondered why every website you visit has the same properties. It is thanks to the use of the MLS. Introduced to online in the 1990s, this database distributes an information feed of available properties to hundreds and even thousands of different search sites. With the click of a button, a property is advertised world-wide. It costs agencies only a few thousand dollars to use annually and is the primary tool for advertising. According to a 2017 survey done by the National Association of REALTORS®, 98% of buyers search online.
Does it really cost $5000-$6000 more to sell a $200,000 house versus a $300,000 house? No, it does not.
One issue with percentages is that sellers with more expensive homes are prone to paying thousands more for the same level of service. The scaling in price, and thus commission costs, is not proportionate to costs to an agency. Simply stated: The higher the price of the home the bigger the bonus for the agent(s). Higher priced homes shouldn’t subsidize lower priced homes. Having a flat-rate cost helps to curb the unnecessary increase in price and commission ratios.
Do more expensive homes take longer to sell, and justify a higher commission? Not always, no.
The average amount of time it takes a listing agent to sell a home is 30-40 hours. To put that in perspective, that is up to 1 entire work week from 9-5 working on the sale of a home. This statistic remains constant from low to high prices. That is because the majority of time spent on a listing is the beginning and end processes. Preparing the listing (pricing, marketing strategy, inputting information) and handling the closing (negotiating contracts, preparing documents). The time in between is either idle or fielding calls and scheduling showings; which doesn’t take much time. In other words, a home that sells in a week will likely demand about the same amount of active time from the agent as a home that sells in 6 months. The MLS is and websites are doing the bulk of the work in the meantime.