… then you can pay more and choose to work with a real estate agent that has you pay them 5%, 6%, 7% (or more) of the sales price of your home.
How can the cost and amount of time it takes to sell real estate go down, while the price of real estate and commissions paid by the seller go up?
You can choose to save money because:
- The use of technology is allowing real estate agents — who embrace it — to work more efficiently than ever before.
- The internet has made it easier for agents to connect home buyers with sellers.
- Real estate values in the area make earnings from commission-based sales out of line, and new business models are challenging this outdated model.
Now, there’s a better way to sell your home.
Do you feel that hiring a listing agent that charges you a commission based on the sales price of your home is your best or only option?
Are you going to give away your hard-earned equity because you heard that only successful real estate agents that charge you a hefty commission could provide full-service seller representation and marketing?
If you want to do something today to make sure you don’t give away a bunch of your money at the closing table, then read on to find out why Todd Hower Realty is offering you a different approach to sell your home.
Thirty-eight hours spent working on a real estate transaction representing one seller.
After 38 hours, I was at the closing table with my client.
Now, I didn’t work all those hours in one week. It was time accumulated over 46 days, and not a dime would be paid until after closing.
The stack of closing paperwork was signed and delivered. We waited for the lender to confirm the loan funded. And then I was handed a check.
The title company (on behalf of the seller) just cut a check for $21,750.
I did the math. That’s $572 per hour for selling a $725,000 home.
And then it hit me. It was time to change long-standing routines.
An innovative approach to selling real estate.
I’ve been at this closing table before. Over the years, I’ve been here hundreds of times. But the past three years have brought significant changes to how real estate gets done.
A successful, experienced listing agent with systems in place will continually track expenses, and the amount of time spent working to sell homes. I’ll share this — the hours never vary by much. And the marketing plan and expenses? Well, those are about the same too.
At my next closing, the paycheck I received for my work was $10,410. This time, I spent 36.5 hours representing a seller with a property that closed for $347,000. That’s $285 per hour.
A high-level executive making $400,000 per year is paid approximately $200 per hour.
Is the time and effort of a real estate agent worth $300, $400, or more than $500 per hour?
More importantly … why did the seller of the $725,000 property have to pay $11,340 more than the seller of the $347,000 property when time and expenses were nearly equal?
Get full-service seller representation & marketing.
As of this moment, Todd Hower Realty has one of the best ways for you to sell your home and keep more of your hard-earned equity.
We are not a discount broker. A lower overhead business model and employing technology have allowed us to become more efficient and generate cost savings that we pass on to clients.
We’re independent, not a national franchise. This means that we are more adaptable to local market conditions and can make quicker, more informed judgments about every transaction.
87% of homes listed with Todd Hower Realty sell in 49 days or less. (updated 02/18/2020)
Now, you and I know that talk is cheap. So put it to the test. Not only will Todd Hower Realty sell your home — with full service, a proven marketing strategy, and solid results — you’ll leave the closing table with more of your hard-earned equity in your pocket. And that’s where it should be.
The more your home is worth, the more you pay is not how we work.
Todd Hower Realty clients pay a $5497 listing fee at closing.
You sacrifice nothing and get:
- an experienced and professional guide through the overall process
- local market knowledge
- accurate list price analysis
- exceptional photography and marketing
- interested buyers
- contract negotiation
- and a successful close