Wednesday, September 16, 2015
How To Choose A Flat Fee Brokerage
Choosing a flat fee MLS broker you should ask your self the following questions:
What online exposure will I get? Make sure you will be listed on the MLS along with all national sites. Savvy Lane will list you on the MLS exposing your listing to hundreds of syndicated sites such as Zillow, RedFin, Windermere, ReMax, John L Scott, Keller Williams and many more. We list you on the same MLS as traditional agents giving you the same online exposure.
Will I be listed on the local MLS? Listing on the local MLS will allow local agents to find your home on the MLS. Using Savvy Lane you will be listed on the local MLS giving you the best exposure to local agents and buyers.
What kind of reputation does the flat fee brokerage have with Realtors? You definitely don't want to list with a brokerage that has a horrible reputation with local agents. We have a great reputation with agents. This is why we are a leading flat fee brokerage. Many agents are confident in showing our listings because of our reputation.
What kind of customer service will I be receiving? Make sure the brokerage is knowledgeable in answering questions and that they are patient with you. Savvy Lane prides ourselves on excellent customer care. We are here to answer general questions during the listing and selling process. Check out our reviews online.
What hours is the brokerage open? Not many flat fee brokerages are open on the weekends. We are. Our office hours are M-F 9am to 6pm and Sat-Sun 9am-5pm.
What marketing materials will I be receiving? If all you are looking for is getting listed on the MLS this may not apply to you but having a post and a sign will greatly increase drive by traffic. Make sure the listing package includes marketing materials to you sell your home, for example a keybox.
Will I get support when going over an offer? Going over an offer may be a little daunting. Make sure to ask if you get broker support when reviewing an offer and how much it costs. Savvy Lane includes an hour of broker support with the Extended, Full and Premium packages free of charge.