Greed is Gone...
Vu Jade is here!
Vu Jade - something that should be familiar is suddenly very different...
The more people I tell this to, the more I understand that I am on to something.When I saw real estate agents making more than highly educated professionals, I knew something was wrong. The proliferation of very large brokerages being involved with international conglomerates push prices way up. But this is not that type of business.
One agency in the Bay Area requires, yes requires a minimum of 2.5% of the sale price plus $800 as a minimum gross commission for their agency. Add to that another 2-2.5% for a selling agent that they feel they have to offer and it starts to add up.
Of course, they will put the home on all the major places after photos,etc. Then, comes the open house. Why? They will tell you they want to sell your house, but the big reason is to find new buyers and not compensate you.
I find this all ridiculous so I did something about it.
Simply, I will order and PAY FOR an appraisal and inspection. This way, we know the value for real and what is wrong with the home. From there, we will determine price and terms to offer.We then take the photography needed and list the place on all the places buyers will find it, the MLS, Zillow, Trulia along with mls syndicators like Redfin, realtor.com and every national, and local IDX feed.
We then do only private showings for preapproved or cash buyers with proof. Why? Safety, the efficiency of time for all of us.
And, we will never, ever, ever do dual agency. If an unrepresented buyer comes in, we will hand them over to an attorney to negotiate for them.
All this for $15,000. Yes, $15,000. And that includes what is offered to a selling agent.
Wow. Yea. Vu Jade!
1. Before we list
- Inspection and appraisal of your home
- Design consultant
- Landscaper to bloom your yard
- Real estate attorney for an hour
- Pull title insurance preliminary report
- Geo survey
- High-quality photography including 3D
- Estimate of closing costs
2. When we list
- We will write an effective description of your property
- Syndication to all the sites needed including Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com
3. After we list
- Only allow pre-approved or cash buyers in to see the property
- Choose to have agreements presented one at a time or have a contract due date
- Negotiate for you based on parameters you set
How we're different
- Commission – 4-6%
- Dual agency
- Seller admin fees
- Nothing paid for
- $15,000, that’s it
- No dual agency ever
- No admin or seller fees ever
- Inspections and appraisals that we pay for