Nothing worse than paying 6% commission when selling your home, no matter if it was sold for $200,000 or $2 million. While some Realtors already quietly lower their fees, far too many stubbornly hold onto a 6% number they pulled out of their you-know-what.
One unique, proprietary benefit of working with a full priced agent and broker had been the ability to get into the MLS, Multiple Listing Service. ForSalebyOwner disrupted that market monopoly by charging for that specific inclusion.
Today, a company called USRealty.com offers free access to the MLS, which is a paid service on other sites.
Through a simple three-step process, home-sellers create a customized listing for their home with photos. They can even dictate the amount of commission they’re willing to pay.
Listings appear in about a day on the MLS, which is a private database that real estate agents use to market their clients’ homes to other agents, and on popular sites like Realtor.com, Trulia and Zillow. These sites are where house-hunters look first and continuously for the latest listings of houses for sale.
“The popularity of the Do it Yourself (DIY) industry has been a driving force behind USRealty.com’s success as people increasingly take a more hands-on approach to everything from their finances to selling their homes,” said Colby Sambrotto, CEO and founder of USRealty.com.
Home-sellers get professional level marketing and guidance. They can reduce commissions paid out by at least 50 percent. On average, sellers can save over $5,000.
Since its inception in 2013 USRealty.com has operated almost exclusively as a business to business model. This new service marks the company’s shift toward providing individual home-sellers with the tools historically only available to institutions. Managers of real estate investments, lenders, and others who oversee portfolios of single-family homes use the site to list homes in local MLS systems, helping to fuel the success of local agents by ensuring a steady flow of homes into the market.
“By blending the savings of a DIY process with the success rates of a more traditional real estate approach, we have truly carved out a new space – aligning the interests of home-sellers while leveraging the strength of buy-side residential agents.”
USRealty.com is an innovative online service that makes the home-selling process more affordable and effective. USRealty.com lists houses on all the most powerful real estate websites, including the local MLS for free, allowing consumers more control in the home-selling process by choosing their commissions and retaining home equity. USRealty.com has catered to the commercial real estate industry with interstate transaction support since its inception. For more information, visit www.USRealty.com.