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We provide professional real estate brokerage services at discounted commissions in DeSoto and charge discounted listing fee in DeSoto, Texas. Our Professional Service includes Professional Photography, Pricing Analysis and marketing at no additional charge. In addition, our DeSoto discount real estate team provides an Online Marketing Service that is very effective, combining our refined selling skills with marketing methods that enhance the exposure of the property, thereby increasing the chance of the best selling price to the most qualified buyer in DeSoto.
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We deliver all the Professional Services and we list and sell your property for much less! We charge a total of 4.0% commission charged at closing, and part of it actually gets paid to the agent that finds the buyer! That means we are only changing a 1.0% commission to be your professional-service listing agent! Our discount real estate listing service is among the best in DeSoto discount listing services. We provide discount listing fee with great service.
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When a DeSoto homeowner decides to list their DeSoto home for sale, one of the most important decisions they will make is who do I chose to list my property with? A full price national firm, a local independent company or perhaps a seasoned boutique Broker with lots of local knowledge and expertise? For many homeowners in Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Coppell, Irving, Southlake, Colleyville, University Park, Lakewood, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Trophy Club, Arlington, Lewisville and Carrollton, the choices can be overwhelming. Homeowners are finding it difficult to digest paying a high commission rate when selling their property. They wonder if there is a more efficient way to get fair market value when selling other than paying 6% to list their home.
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Many DeSoto home buyers and sellers today are very well educated and know a lot about the real estate markets. Because of the Internet, anyone can search houses on the market, sales history, school rating and more. So, we price our services in a way we think is fair and reasonable.
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By combining modern technology with local expertise, our DFW Discount Listing Agents & Realtors are able to deliver an unmatched level of customer service. Ask one of our DeSoto Real Estate Agents about other rebates, discounts and incentives when buying, selling, or renting houses in the DFW area.
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DeSoto Discount Listing Marketing Services
Our DeSoto Discount Listing Agents, Discount Listing Realtors and discount home selling plans provide following services:
Market evaluation and consultation with seller to set sales price, Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)
Professional yard sign installed and delivered.
MLS exposure – photograph and detailed description of property.
Centralized Showing Service (CSS) to schedule appointments directly with you when agents request to see your home
Agent feedback via CSS email on showings, allowing you to better assess your home and make any necessary adjustments.
Use of Supra lock box for secure hassle-free agent showings.
Up to 25 photos of your home displayed on the MLS and the other real estate websites
Assisting with buyer/seller negotiations.
Assisting with preparation of documentation relevant to the sale of the property.
Intermediary handling of contract and funds with escrow agent (title company.)
Assuring all terms of contract including time frames are complied with.
Are you a DeSoto discount broker who offers DeSoto Discount Listing Service?
NO! While we charge a smaller commission than most everyone in our market area, the word “discount” implies a trade-off in quality, or less than “full service.” Since we offer only the highest quality and fullest range of service, not exceeded by any of our higher-priced competitors, it is therefore more accurate to call us a top-notch traditional real estate company in DeSoto that just so happens to choose to charge a more reasonable fee. Simply put, there is no other real estate company in DeSoto that will do a better job of selling your house than us. Period. The fact that we will also save you thousands of dollars in commissions compared to our competitors is simply a bonus!
Why do you charge less than every other listing agent in DeSoto and offer DeSoto Discount Listing Service?
Charging a lower brokerage fee is one of the ways we choose to distinguish ourselves from the many other realtors working in DeSoto, Texas. The price of homes in this area are sufficiently high that even with our lower fee structure, we are able to provide unparalleled service and the utmost commitment to our clients. In addition, we don’t have as big an overhead as the larger corporate real estate offices, and are happy to pass on this savings.
How do you split the commission with the buyer’s agent in DeSoto under DeSoto Discount Listing Service?
In most cases, we offer a 3% commission to the buyer’s agent, and keep 1.0% for in payment for our work. This totals 4.0%.
Do buyer’s agents in DeSoto avoid your listings because of your fee structure if I list my home using DeSoto Discount Listing Service?
No. The 3.0% commission we offer to the buyer’s agent is perfectly competitive in our market area. In fact, this 3% is pretty much the norm. Our listings have been sold by every real estate company in the DeSoto area and we have a long history of excellent relationships with our colleagues. Furthermore, it is not likely that there will be another house just like yours (same price, size, condition, location, etc) on the market at the same time as yours with a higher commission.
What exactly is full service under DeSoto Discount Listing Service ?
This is the traditional model of residential real estate brokerage practice. The seller signs an exclusive listing agreement and agrees to pay the agreed commission in exchange for all the services provided by the broker. The commission is contingent on a sale actually coming to fruition. We offer this full service, and that is what most of our clients choose. The only difference between our full service and that of our competitors is the fact that we charge several thousands of dollars less.
Are you part of a larger corporate entity, or a franchise?
No. We are fully and proudly independent brokerage in Texas. We are locally owned and operated, and do not have to answer to, or contribute, to the coffers of any corporate conglomerate. This allows us great flexibility and creativity to meet the needs of a more varied client base.
Do you also represent buyers in DeSoto?
Yes. Please visit the Buying Section of this website to learn more.
Do you use the Internet to help sell my home in DeSoto when I list it using DeSoto Discount Listing Service?
Yes, extensively. We leverage the Internet to showcase your home to potential buyers all over the world — without incurring the overhead of franchise offices or national advertising. NTREIS - the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database of all active listings is accessible through a variety of search engines (yahoo.com, realtor.com, zillow.com, trulia.com, etc), and we take great care in how we showcase your home through written description and photos. On our website, we create a Featured Listing page for each of our homes for sale — allowing us to quickly deliver extensive sales information. Lastly, we use email to stay in frequent touch will all our clients and prospects.
Can you help me fix up my house in DeSoto before it goes on the market?
Absolutely. We have a lot of first-hand construction experience, and have supervised many projects for sellers in getting homes ready for sale. That said, we often find that sellers were about to spend a lot of time and money on projects that would have not paid off in a sale. Talk to us first! We know which projects are most likely to pay off with a higher sales price. And, we know many reliable and reasonably priced tradespeople and will make referrals as needed.
Do you stage your listings in DeSoto under DeSoto Discount Listing Service plan?
Most homes for sale in our market area are staged, so buyers have become accustomed to seeing houses this way. If your house would otherwise be vacant, we are likely to recommend it be staged. However, if you plan on still living in the house during its marketing, simply removing some clutter and rearranging some furniture (with our help) can do the trick. Just as with home improvements, the thousands of dollars one can spend on staging make sense to invest only if they will ultimately translate into a higher sales price, so we judge each house on a case-by-case basis.
If your business model - DeSoto Discount Listing Service - is so beneficial to clients and you, why aren’t other brokers doing it in DeSoto?
There are lots of other companies offering services similar to ours, however not in our market area. We’re surprised that for all the innovation and social liberalism of the North Texas, real estate remains a bastion of conservative traditional practice.
How do your DeSoto discount listing services for buyers compare to new firms that offer rebates in DeSoto?
In recent years, the Internet has put more information and tools in the hands of buyers who want to do their home-searching on their own, with little or no involvement from a traditional real estate agent. As a result, several regional and national firms have emerged that provide limited services to buyers, typically getting involved only to process an offer from an administrative perspective. We know that all real estate - including DeSoto Real Estate - is local. A house is never an abstract commodity where a buyer is simply putting in a “buy order” as if buying a share of stock. We take a personal, hands-on approach, utilizing our unrivaled local knowledge in combination with advanced technologies to provide complete services to buyers and leaving behind a track record of very happy clients. That said, there may be instances where we would rebate part of our commission to a buyer. Call us for details.
Why do so many people still list with 6% charging agents in DeSoto and not select the DeSoto Discount Listing Service?
Ah, the most perplexing question for us, but one which probably has several answers. First, we think many sellers don’t realize that commissions are not fixed by law or by industry. The big real estate companies spend a lot of effort training their agents to focus on the service-side of their pitch and not on their fees. To support their rigid pricing structure, many agents will argue that if you pay less, you will get lesser service. It’s all a smokescreen, of course. There is no shortage of sellers unhappy with the quality of service provided by agents who charge 6%. Loyalty is another reason, as sellers will often return to the agents who helped them buy their house initially. And although we certainly cherish the same long-term relationship with our former clients, we continue to work towards having sellers take a closer look at our first-class complete service that will cost them thousands of dollars less.
In which cities is the reduced discount commission listing program available in Dallas metro?
We offer this program in Frisco, Garland, Plano, McKinney, Coppell, Irving, Southlake, Colleyville, University Park, Lakewood, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Trophy Club, Arlington, Lewisville and Carrollton. Contact us for more cities.
What is the Multiple Listing Service? (Also known as the MLS) in DeSoto
A: The multiple Listing Service (MLS) is the National Association of Realtors (NAR) computerized database of homes currently for sale. The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is the primary data system that most Real Estate Agents use to market and sell property. The MLS system for North Texas is known as North Texas Real Estate Information System (NTREIS). All the homes including homes sold under our DeSoto Discount Listing Service are listed in MLS.
This is the most powerful marketing tools the Realtors have. This will put your home in front of thousands of hard-working buyer agents and their serious, qualified buyers.
Is this the same Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to which all area Realtors belong in DeSoto?
A: Yes. All participating MLS Realtors belong to their local association of Realtors and subscribe to NTREIS.
Will real estate agents in DeSoto show my home if I pay less for listing my DeSoto home for sale at discount with you?
Buyer's agents or real estate agents working with buyers in DeSoto will be paid the normal/traditional real estate commission. Realtors almost exclusively rely on the MLS to locate homes that match their buyer's needs. The MLS listing will show the details of home that is listed and that there is a buyer's agent real estate agent commission (BAC) payable at closing. The commission agreement is a private contract between you (client) and the broker. It is not shared with other agents on MLS.
Do you help with pricing the home for sale in DeSoto if I pick DeSoto Discount Listing plan?
Absolutely. Pricing your home is the most important aspects of marketing your home for sale in DeSoto. We will present to you a price opinion based on recently sold and active homes as well as current market conditions.
How long will my DeSoto listing remain active?
Our normal listing term is 6 months. Please contact us for details.
Do you do Open Houses for homes listed for sale in DeSoto?
We will host one premier public open house at launch at your request.
Will other brokers in DeSoto show and be able to sell my listing if it’s not listed with their company?
Absolutely! The entire purpose of the MLS is to be able to share listing information and offer compensation to the broker who finds a buyer for your property in DeSoto. Once listed on the MLS, every real estate broker has access to your information.
How do you market your listings in DeSoto?
All of our DeSoto listings are marketed the same way. They are listed on the MLS, which is syndicated to hundreds of national websites, including Redfin.com, Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. This ensures the highest visibility for listings and homes for sale in DeSoto. According to the National Association of Realtors, over 92% of homebuyers search for their home online. In addition we market homes through online and offline channels, driving home buyers to view your property. Lastly, we place a yard sign. Neighbors and people driving by often know someone who wants to live in your neighborhood. These methods make up over 99% of all home sales in the US.
Will my DeSoto home for sale be on the Internet?
Yes, your home will be listed on our website, realtor.com, zillow.com, redfin.com and 100s of local real estate websites and on many other regional and national real estate websites.
Must I have an electronic lockbox (Supra iBox) if I want to sell my home in DeSoto?
No, but Realtors depend on quick and easy access. We use an electronic lock box (Supra iBox) that can only be opened by Realtors with electronic keys that are unique to the real estate agents. An MLS-approved lockbox is the best, most convenient, and most secure way for showing your property, especially if it is vacant. These lockbox keep real-time records of who accessed the box and what date/time they did so, allowing us to always know who was in your home. Only MLS member Realtors can access these boxes
Can agents show my DeSoto home for sale any time they want if I use a key lockbox?
No. You still must individually approve each showing. If you prefer that agents be able to show the home without contacting you we let the agents know that as well.
How do agents gain access to the key lockbox?
Each agent has their own secure password protected electronic key to gain safe access to the key inside the lockbox. These industry procedures for using a key lockbox have been in place for 30+ years. These procedures are time-tested and are the reason that problems with key lockboxes are virtually unheard of.
What if I will be home during the showing anyway because I have children, pets, etc?
The home is more likely to sell if you are not there. If the buyer sees you, even as you are leaving, they instinctively hurry through the home. There is nothing you can do or say to keep them from this behavior. Take the children and/or pets for a walk, to the mall, or a park. This may seem inconvenient, but it maximizes the opportunity to get an offer. If you insist upon being there, realize that this is less than ideal. This is not advice specifically for our customers, it applies to anyone selling their home through the MLS.
How will I know someone has shown/seen the house?
We install Supra iBoxes on our listings. It’s an electronic device that holds the key and records whom and when an agent opens the device, then reports it to our database. We email you as soon as we get the notification that an agent has activated the box.
Is it true that Realtors using the MLS sell most houses and that they usually sell for a higher price compared to a FSBO in DeSoto?
Yes, it's true. According to the National Association of Realtors, approximately 80% of all U.S. homes are sold through Realtors using the MLS and homes listed on the MLS average net proceeds of 7% higher than homes sold for sale by owner (FSBO).
Do I have to offer a commission to buyers' agents in DeSoto?
Yes, a commission must be offered when listing a property on the MLS for sale in Texas. Buyers' agents are compensated by the commission offered on the MLS listing and they generally do not work for free!
How do you handle showings and feedback from potential buyers?
Every listing with us gets to take advantage of centralized showing service (CSS) for free. This professional showing service is much better than that offered by many of our competitors. Traditionally, a buyer's agent will call a listing agent's office to set up a showing. Then the listing agent will call you (the seller) to see if the time is ok. Then your agent has to call the buyer's agent back to confirm that the time works or suggest a different time. If your listing agent is out of the office for any reason, then they are not receiving the request for the showing. CSS service is not dependent on a Realtor to set up or confirm showings. The seller is given total control over showings.
CSS service center is open 7:00 am - 10:00 pm. and will call or text (if you prefer) when there is interest in showing your home. You respond back and the appointment is set, essentially cutting out any missed showing opportunities due to your Realtor not being available.
Many sellers are often very interested to hear feedback on each showing. After each showing, the buyer's agent receives questions to answer. As soon as the agent completes the form and hits "send" the results are in your email inbox. Again, you do not need to wait for your agent to send them to you.
How long will it take for my house to sell in DeSoto?
It depends on a lot of different factors. If your house is priced right, needs no repairs, and is located in a desirable area you could start receiving offers within the first week it's listed, but sometimes it takes longer. As a general rule, we recommend gradual price reductions if your house is not selling. You should be getting at least 2-3 showings per week if your house is priced right.
How much is my home worth in DeSoto?
There are many factors that determine the value of a home. Location, condition, and desirability, to name a few. We provide a comprehensive market analysis report to our clients that gives accurate sales pricing info. Keep in mind that pricing a home correctly to sell is an art and a science. That’s why we sit down with you to walk you through pricing. Contact us for a free home value report.
How important is it the listing REALTORS® office be in my neighborhood for my home to sell?
It does not matter. It’s merely an often-used false marketing method and fabrication to get you thinking it makes a difference so you end-up listing with them. Comparatively few potential buyers reside in your neighborhood. Most buyers come from another part of town, different areas, another city, or out-of-state. Even if a prospective buyer happens to live nearby, why would location of the listing broker make any difference at all? Keep in mind, a buyer who comes via The MLS in all likelihood already has a REALTOR® who is their buyers’ Agent. A buyer rarely hires the Listing Agent. If the Buyers’ Agent needs to contact the Listing Agent they normally use the phone or email to submit purchase contract offer; in-person contact is never really needed. The listing broker could be located in another city or even out-of-state, it really makes no difference.
How do I make changes to my listing?
You can make multiple changes to your listing be sending us an email.
What if I want to change the price of my home for sale in DeSoto?
You contact us your request price change. We will email you an addendum to the listing agreement to change the price. After we receive the signed addendum, the change will be input into the MLS.
Will my MLS listing look different than other real estate company MLS listings in DeSoto?
No. It will look the same as all the other MLS listings
How long before my house for sale in DeSoto is active on MLS?
Your listing will generally be live within hours (always within 24 hours Mon-Fri) of receiving your properly-completed & signed paperwork. Many of our “competitors” take 2-5 days to “process” your listing.
How long until the sign goes up in my yard in DeSoto?
Generally within 24-48 hours of receiving the listing paperwork and payment.
When will the lockbox be on my house in DeSoto?
Normally within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) of receiving your signed paperwork and payment. We are prompt and flexible, so contact us with your needs.
Do I have to do my own showings?
No. Anytime you get a showing request if will be from a licensed agent who will show the property to their buyer. The request will be coordinated by CSS. There will never be anyone in your home without a licensed agent
Will I get feedback after a showing?
After every showing we send a request to the agent for feedback. If we don’t get a response we send a second and third request to the agent. If they provide it, we forward it to you.
How do I know if the buyer will get approved for a mortgage?
Buyers can get financing anywhere they wish. Today, most buyers get pre-approved for a mortgage before they begin to look at homes, especially buyers that work with agents who often make that a requirement before homes are viewed. The buyer should present a pre-approval letter on the letterhead of a mortgage lender and signed by a loan officer.
Requiring a pre-approval letter keeps you as the seller from having to determine whether the buyer will qualify for a loan and makes the process much simpler.
What are closing costs?
Closing costs are an accumulation of charges paid to different entities associated with the buying and selling of real estate. For sellers, they are usually about 1% – 2% of the total sales price of a property(not including real estate commissions). Some of the closing costs you might encounter are: escrow fee, documentation fee, homeowners’ association fees, pest/rot inspection, and title insurance premium.
What is the difference between “pre-qualified” and “pre-approved”?
If a buyer is “pre-qualified” it has been determined, with a loan officer, what price the buyer can afford based on the down payment, debts and the amount the mortgage company will approve for the mortgage. Being “pre-qualified” is only a determination of probable credit. If “pre-approved”, credit, employment and funds have been approved by the lender.
What's the Difference between a "Listing Agent" and "Selling Agent"?
Listing Agents usually deal with sellers, and are the ones who will list a property for sale on the Multiple Listing Service. Selling Agents (also Buyers Agents) mostly deal with the homebuyers, usually only listing just a few homes for sale. They will sell the homes (which have been placed in the MLS) via the listing agents. The majority of agents will focus on one or the other. Some agents will also divide their time between sellers and buyers and are usually regarded as the best ones since they are dealing with both sides of the coin. If you phone an agent from a magazine or newspaper ad, you are usually contacting the listing agent. These agents will place ads to show the seller that they are making an effort to sell their home. Also their advertising efforts can draw others who may decide to sell their homes.
What is an "Exclusive Right to Sell" listing?
This type of listing is the most commonly used and is the most effective. With this type of listing the agent does the most work to sell your home they will usually advertise your home, place it into the MLS, market your home to other agents and even hold open houses for your home. Only with this type of listing does an agent expect to earn money back on their investments on selling your home.
What is an "Exclusive Agency Listing"?
An Exclusive Agency listing allows your agent to market your home and enter it into the MLS. The agent will receive a commission if your home sells through any real estate company or by another agent. He will NOT receive a commission if you, the seller, find a buyer on your own. Because a commission is not guaranteed, your agent may not be highly motivated to market your property. Thus, this type of listing is not common and should be avoided.
How can your services help lower the price of my home?
If you list with a REALTOR® and pay a 6% commission, you may need to increase the price of your home to defray your high commission expense and end up with the healthy bottom line your desire. With our program, you practically eliminate the Listing Commission. This allows you to lower the asking price of your home, making it available to more buyer's and more competitive with other properties currently for sale.
What should a home inspection include?
Every inspection should include, but not be limited to, an evaluation of the following:
Heating and air conditioning systems
Common areas (for condominiums)
Septic tanks, wells or sewer lines*
Plumbing and electrical systems
Ceiling, walls and floors
Hazardous materials concerns*
* There may be an additional fee for this.
What property details are usually included by Listing Services?
Usually, properties listed will include the following details:
Annual property tax
Current financing (when assumable)
Areas Served by Our Discount Listing Service & Reduced commission listing fee service:
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex: Addison, Allen, Arlington, Bedford, Benbrook, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Colleyville, Coppell, Dallas, Denton, DeSoto, Duncanville, Euless, Farmer’s Branch, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Garland, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom, Highland Park, Hurst, Irving, Kaufman, Keller, Lewisville, Little Elm, Mansfield, McKinney, Mesquite, North Richland Hills, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Southlake, Terrell, The Colony, University Park, Wylie, Dallas, Fort Worth, Addison, Allen, Arlington, Azle, Bedford, Benbrook, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Cleburne, Coppell, Corinth, Crowley, Denton, Euless, Flower Mound, Forney, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Highland Park, Highland Village, Hurst, Irving, Justin, Kennedale, Lindale, Little Elm, Lewisville, Mansfield, Midlothian, McKinney, McLendon-Chisholm, Mesquite, North Richland Hills, Plano, Red Oak, Richland Hills, Sachse, Saginaw, Sunnyvale, Talty, Trophy Club, Watauga, West Tawakoni, and Wylie
*Commissions are not set by law. All commissions are negotiable. There are no standard commission rates. Each seller decides total commissions paid. Commissions may vary. As a general rule, the 1% listing office commission is limited to properties with a minimum market value of $500,000. For properties below market value of $500K, the listing office commission for qualifying sellers is 1.5%.Call for full details.
DeSoto Discount Real Estate Agent - Discounted Listing Fee - Texas Real Estate Services
DeSoto Discount Real Estate Brokers: Are they Really Overrated?
Selling with a DeSoto Discount Real Estate Agent or Broker doesn’t necessarily mean Less Service. In fact it may be just the opposite.
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About 1% Commission Listings - DeSoto Discount Listing Program
Traditional real estate agents in DeSoto will charge you 6% or more to sell your home. With our innovative ultra low 1% commission listing program in DeSoto, you get top tier service and save thousands of dollars in commissions!
Our ultra low 1% commission listing program can save you thousands of dollars and help you keep your hard earned home equity.
We handle all contracts, paperwork, negotiations, repair amendments, etc. We help you every step of the way and negotiate on your behalf to get the best offer on your home.
Get the exposure you need without having to give all of your money to a real estate agent.
We place your listing in both MLS databases used in the North Texas area, NTREIS (North Texas Real Estate Information System), and on sites like Zillow.com, Redfin.com, Realtor.com, the top real estate websites in North America. We extensively market your home online and even include a Virtual Tour.
Most DeSoto Texas real estate agents do not even provide the same level of service and exposure for their 6% full commission listings as we do for our 1% commission listings.
You can get the exposure you need without the costs associated with typical real estate listings with our ultra low 1% commission listing program.
There are no up-front fees. We handle all contracts, paperwork, negotiations, repair amendments, etc.
The listing options above include only the fees paid to us, the listing agent. To ensure your home is attractive to selling agents, we recommend that you offer a 3% commission based on the sales price of your home to the selling agent.
We are committed to providing you with the highest level of service with the lowest commissions in DeSoto.
Why overpay to sell your home? Learn more about DALLAS-Fort Worth FULL- SERVICE reduced listing FEE REALTOR® Selling your DeSoto home for a discounted listing fee can save you thousands of dollars. We offer great Real Estate Services, Listing Agent DeSoto and surrounding areas. We work with all kinds of homes for sale and buying a house in Texas.
What is a Discount Real Estate Agent or Discount Real Estate Broker in DeSoto?
A Discount Real Estate Broker or Agent (In DeSoto) may be best described in the following manner: A broker or agent who offers reduced commissions to sell your home. Usually with a Discount Real Estate Broker there are no out of Pocket Expenses incurred to list and sell your home. The Exclusive Seller Brokerage Listing Agreement will control the Seller’s and Broker’s Obligations during the term of the agreement.
The Listing Agreement and the Brokers’ Role in DeSoto
Are the Brokers Duties in a Listing Agreement typically the same for a Discount Real Estate Broker as they are for a Traditional Real Estate Brokerage Firm? Absolutely! In DeSoto most agents will use the TAR (Texas Association of Realtors) Listing Form. This form controls the obligations of both the Broker (represented by your real estate agent) and Seller. Most sellers understand the obligations of the parties under the terms set forth in the agreement. One should consider the listing agreement as a partnership rather than a contract. The standard TAR Listing agreement or Exclusive Seller Listing Agreement contains six major points describing a Real Estate Broker’s duties during the listing agreement.
Make all disclosures required by law.
Use the Broker’s best efforts to procure a ready, willing and able buyer to purchase the property at a predetermined sale price.
Comply with all the relevant laws.
To assist or not assist seller in negotiations of standard Real Estate Forms.
Broker will Comply will Equal Housing Opportunity Laws.
That the Broker will List the property in the local MLS system(s).
The Sellers’ Role (The Other Half of the Partnership)
The broker works very hard to sell your home, but without the cooperation from the seller, it is doubtful that a successful closing will occur.
So what can a Seller do to help the Broker Sell a Home in DeSoto?
Following a few common sense guidelines should enable a Discount Brokerage Firm (Not Just in DeSoto) to sell your home. (The list below is not all inclusive)
1.) Your Home must be presentable at all times (Including the exterior) • Example: Always declutter your Home. This doesn’t always mean just removing items from your home, but also extends to the overall appearance of the remaining items. Tip: Organize the remaining items in your home into orderly fashion. This will go a long way with potential buyers.
2.) Your Home must be available for Showings. (Especially on weekends) • Example: Your schedule probably won’t be the same as potential buyer(s). Having a Lockbox installed on your home will make it accessible to agents during regular hours and on weekends. Tip: The use of a lockbox dramatically increases the odds in selling your home. (Availability)
3.) Your Home must be priced competitively with other homes in your area; in this case DeSoto. • Example: If you were to buy a new car and two different dealers have the same car at different prices which one would you buy? The same type of scenario holds true when shopping for a home. Tip: Once Homes are listed with an agent or broker, they are then in competition with each other.
Services Offered by Discount Real Estate Firms in DeSoto and Traditional Real Estate Firms in DeSoto.
Most Discount Real Estate Services in DeSoto offer many of the same services as your Traditional Real Estate Companies. Below is a list of common SIMILAR SERVICES offered by both a typical Discount Real Estate Broker/Agent and a typical Traditional Real Estate Company.
Listing input in the local MLS systems (In DeSoto the NTREIS)
Additional Website Marketing on nationally recognized websites.
Photos: Professional photos of your home.
Still Image Virtual Tours.
Seller representation throughout the listing agreement.
Yard Signs & Directional Signs.
Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for assistance in pricing your home.
Electronic Lock Box for agent access.
Showing and Feedback Reports,
Answer Buyer agent and/or potential buyer phone calls
Show property to potential buyer(s)
List until sold.
Does the DeSoto Discount Brokerage Model Effectively Sell Homes?
Yes!! Let’s examine the DeSoto Discount Real Estate Broker’s model from a business perspective. The First thing to consider is that a Discount Broker/Agent (Unlike a Flat Fee Broker) doesn’t receive any upfront fees to market and sell your home. Your home must SELL before the agent/broker receives any commissions. Therefore, they are out to sell your home. Period! The Discount and Flat Fee Listing models have become so successful that most Brokerage Firms offering these services have experienced double digit growth in recent years.
Why or How can they discount commissions in DeSoto and still sell homes effectively?
The answer is twofold. First, like any other business it’s all about having systems in place. Effective systems allow Broker(s)/Agent(s) to streamline their processes, effectively SELL MORE HOMES while offering reduced commissions. Secondly, the Discount Brokers have realized that their commission structures aren’t necessarily low but that other Traditional Real Estate Companies are too high.
What We Offer!
Our goal is to save you money while providing the necessary level of service to properly market and sell your home in DeSoto. We believe that our system offers a turnkey package without leaving you stranded in the middle of the listing agreement, during contract negotiations or at the closing table. We offer what we call our “Discount Listing Plan” which is a fee of 1.0% of the contracted sale price to list and sell your home. Please note that you still have to pay up to 3% commission to the buyer’s agent. There are No Hidden Fees, No Surcharges and No Surprise add-ons. Our List of Services may be found at: NitinGuptaDFW.com/sellers
Examine the savings one might experience with our Discount Listing Plan.
Using a sale price of $300,000.00 and a typical listing commission of 3.00% to sell a home in DeSoto would result in a listing commission paid by the seller of $9,000.00. Using our Discount plan with a listing commission of 1.00% of the sale price would result in a Listing Commission of $3,000.00. That’s a savings of $6,000 over the Traditional Model. Please note that you still have to pay upto 3% commission to the buyer’s agent. For more information visit us at: NitinGuptaDFW.com/compare
DeSoto Discount Real Estate Agents are very effective when it comes to selling homes. So, if you’re considering selling your home, give us a try! There are no out-of-pocket expenses and you could possibly save thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars!!
DeSoto Real Estate Full Service Discount Commissions
So you want to sell your Home using a DeSoto Discount Real Estate Broker? Great Idea!! But what type of Real Estate Services are Offered and which type should you use?
Save Money & Sell Like a Pro
There’s never been a better time to sell your home with a DeSoto Discount Broker. Discount Realtors have inundated the Real Estate Market with different service levels. There’re so many Discount MLS Listing Plans available; Choosing the right level of Service is as important as the real estate agent itself.
Generally speaking there are 5 types of MLS listing services offered to DeSoto Sellers.
1.) National Chain type Flat Fee MLS Listing Company which typically charges a Flat Fee to list your home. This type of listing service is generally done over the internet.
2.) National Chain type Discount MLS Real Estate Services typically offer listing services at reduced rates over the Traditional Real Estate Model. Again a lot of this is done over the internet.
3.) Local Flat Fee Brokers (In this case DeSoto) typically charge a Flat Fee (or a Flat Fee with a small percentage at closing.) to list your home on the Local MLS systems.
4.) Local Discount MLS Real Estate Services typically offer reduced rates with perhaps some additional local market knowledge, experience and expertise thrown in.
5.) Local Traditional Real Estate Brokers provide Full Service Real Estate and probably offer the same local knowledge and experience as your local Discount MLS Broker.
So which is better?
Let me first start by saying that we offer 2 of the 5 services listed above. We are local (to DFW) and we offer a Discount MLS Listing Service and Full Service Real Estate services.
So which type of Real Estate Service should you choose? The answer will depend largely on your financial position, reason for selling, how much time you wish to dedicate to selling your home and/or how comfortable you feel handling certain parts of a Real Estate Transaction.
Let’s start with the National MLS Listing chains.
In my opinion, I would never sell/list my personal home with a national chain, either discount or flat fee. This to me is just common sense. I want the agent/broker selling my home to be local and available.
So how do you know if an agent or brokerage firm is local to DeSoto? The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) offers a free search tool. You may look up individual agent(s) or a Real Estate Brokerage firm in DeSoto.
Agent & Brokerage Look Up: https://www.trec.texas.gov/apps/license-holder-search/?lic_name=&lic_hp=&industry=Real+Estate
Make sure you know the Firm’s true name as some companies market their brand under a DBA (Doing Business As) name.
Now, let’s examine the remaining categories.
1.) Local Real Estate Broker offering Full Service
2.) Local Real Estate Broker charging a Flat Fee.
3.) Local Real Estate Broker offering a Discount MLS Listing Plan.
Full Service Brokers:
In certain circumstances Full Service Real Estate Brokers are a good choice in DeSoto. As an example, Discount or Flat Fee MLS Brokers may not offer Home Staging. In this case you may wish to hire a Full Service Real Estate Broker. Another service which may not be offered by a Flat Fee or Discount MLS Broker is listing/selling a home involving a Job Relocation. It really depends on the seller’s situation whether they should hire a Traditional Real Estate Company or a Discount Real Estate Broker.
So what about a local flat fee MLS listing broker?
Typically there are two types of Flat Fee Real Estate Services in DeSoto. One may typically charge a “set fee” to list your home while the other usually charges a “set fee” plus a “small percentage fee” of the sale price. In most instances this small percentage fee is only applicable at a successful closing of the listed property.
So what’s the difference in these two types of Flat Fee services?
Typically the “set fee” broker will list a home according to a predetermined set of standards and that’s it. Once the property is listed you’re usually on your own.
Where as a “set fee plus a percentage of sale” broker tends to offer services far superior to your “set fee” broker.
Some “Set Fee” Brokers will “assist” sellers in selected areas of service, but that word “assists” always makes me wonder and keeps the final level of service ambiguous.
So which is better a “set fee” or “set fee plus a percentage” listing service? My answer hands down is a “set fee plus a percentage” Broker. The reason behind this is simple; you get what you pay for!
So where is the sweet spot?
I have devised a plan which incorporates approximately 90% of the services offered by many Traditional Full Service Real Estate Brokers while maintaining the cost savings associated with the “Flat Fee plus percentage Brokers.”
Some advantages of this type of listing service include, but are not limited to, no out of pocket expenses to list/sell your home. My DeSoto Discount Listing Plan offers enhanced services over our Flat Fee Plan while saving you an average of 1.25% in commissions (Of the sales price) verses the Traditional Real Estate Model.
DeSoto Real Estate Listing Commissions
Why are DeSoto Real Estate Listing Commissions so high?
Most DeSoto Real Estate Agents will try to counter some of the comments I’m going to make regarding Real Estate Listing Commissions, but for me it’s just a matter of time before they come to their senses.
Let’s start with DeSoto Real Estate Listing commissions.
In DeSoto, a listing agent may charge a listing commission of 3.00% of the contracted sales price to list and sell your home. But, I would consider a 3.00% listing commission quite a high price for services rendered. Most people understand the general concept of the selling process, but do they really? Let’s Examine!!
Where do buyers find Homes?
Answer: The Internet!! Most purchasers (approximately 92%) begin their home search online (shocker, I know). When a DeSoto Listing Agent places your home in the MLS system(s), all other Real Estate websites like Zillow.com, Trulia.com, Redfin.com, Realtor.com etc. pull this information from the IDX Feed sent out by the these system(s). In DeSoto, there is one MLS system; The NTREIS (North Texas Real Estate Information System)
What I’m saying is!!
Basically, your home is listed on about 200 websites (In the DeSoto Area) as soon as the DeSoto real estate agent places your home in the NTREIS. It’s just not rocket science. Now, I’m definitely not suggesting this is the only marketing mechanism needed to sell your DeSoto Home, but I can guarantee it is one of the most important.
List, Sell and Save with Us
The internet has streamlined the selling process, but listing commission structures haven’t changed much. Who’s the winner here? The DeSoto real estate agents!! Don’t overpay to list and sell your home in DeSoto. Don’t pay a high listing commissions to sell your home. Our DeSoto Discount Listing Plans can save you thousands!!
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DeSoto Neighborhoods Offering Discount Listing Service
Arbors at Willow Bay • Austin Norris • Autumn Park • Avondale • Bella Casa • Belmont Woods • Bohrman • Boyd Acres • Calloway Trails • Canals at Grand Park • Cecile Place • Cheyenne Village • Christie Ranch • Cobb Farm • Cobb Hill Estates • Collinsbrook Farm • Country Club Ridge at The Trails • Creeks on Coit • Creekside at Preston • Creekside at Stonebriar • Crossing at Lawler Park • Crown Ridge • Custer Creek Farms • Cypress Creek • Diamond Point Estates • Dominion at Panther Creek • Edgestone • Edgestone at Legacy • Edgewood • Eldorado Fairways at The Trails • Emerson Estates • Enclave at Creekwood • Estates at Cobb Hill • Estates at Miramonte • Estates at Shaddock • Estates on Legacy • Fairwater • Frisco Heights • Frisco Hills • Frisco Lakes • Frisco Lakes by Del Webb • Frisco Springs • Frisco Ranch Estates • Frisco Square • Gate Tower • Glen View • Golden Gate Village • Grayhawk • Griffin Parc • Grove (The) • Habermaker • Heather Ridge Estates • Heritage Green • Heritage Lakes • Heritage Village • Hidden Cove • Highland Ridge at Lone Star • Hillcrest Estates • Hills of Crown Ridge • Hills of Kingswood • Hollyhock • Hunters Creek • Kings Garden • Kingswood Village • Knolls of Frisco • Lake Hill Village • Lake on Legacy • Lakes of Preston Vineyards • Lakeside at Lone Star Ranch • Latera • Lawler Park The Crossing • Lexington Country • Liberty Crossing • Lone Star Ranch • Majestic Gardens • Meadow Creek • Meadow Hill Estates • Meadowbrook • Meadows of Preston • Miramonte • Newman Village • Northridge • Northwood Manor • Oakmont at Frisco • Panther Creek Estates • Park Place Estates • Park Vista • Parkside Estates • Pearson Farms • Phillips Creek Ranch • Pine Ridge • Plantation Resort • Plantation Springs • Prairie View • Preserve at Lone Star Ranch • Prestmont • Preston Highlands North • Preston Highlands Village • Preston Vineyards • Quail Meadow Village • Retreat at Stonebriar • Richwoods • Richwoods Landing • Ridgeview at Panther Creek • Rivendale by the lake • Saddlebrook Village • Sedona • Shaddock Creek Estates • Sheridan in Phillips Creek Ranch • Shores at Hidden Cove • Shores at Waterstone • Somerset • Somerset Park • Sorano Estates • Spring View Estates • Starwood • Stewart Creek Estates • Stone Creek Village • Stonebriar • Stonebrook Crossing • Stonebryck Manor • Stonelake Estates • Stonewater Crossing • The Arbors at Willow Bay • The Grove • The Grove Frisco • The Trails of West Frisco • Traditions of Frisco • Village Lakes • Villages at Willow Bay • Villages of Creekwood • Villages of Stonelake Estates • Villas at Belle Creek • Waterford Falls • Westfalls Village • Willow Pond • Winding Creek Estates • Wyndsor Place • Wyndsor Pointe • Wynngate •