SELLING WITH DUFFY AT A GLANCE
It’s your home, you call the shots.
Unheard of Listing Commission of
Versus the RIDICULOUS 6% listing commission that other agents charge for no reason. As a result of our record number of closings, we are famous for our unheard-of listing commission of less than 1% of the sales price calculated at .0088 of the sales price.
Better Services and Proven Results
Proven Results with over 42,000 clients Sold which makes us the local expert. DUFFY uses the same forms, the same MLS(s), the same lockboxes, the same showing system as other agents in Atlanta. DUFFY has a few marketing strategies and software processes that others don’t because we have tested with volume.
No Buyer’s Agent = No Buyer’s Agent Commission
Keep more MONEY in your pocket. Our most powerful savings come when you are paying .0088 listing commission and then you capture a buyer that does not have a buyer’s agent. As a result, then save all of the buyer’s agent commission too. A very unique right for only DUFFY Protected Sellers.
Transparent Communication between ALL Parties
This equals total control of your transaction.
Have you ever been left out of an important conversation only to have to play catch up quickly to figure out what was going on? Not being involved in important conversations is a lot like watching a foreign movie without subtitles, a lot is lost in translation. With DUFFY Realty, you are involved and aware of all the conversations and can make an educated choice on how to move forward.
Sell, Rent or
at the Same Time
The Option is YOUR Choice. Sell on YOUR terms at YOUR price with EXPERT Guidance. With DUFFY you can ask any price that you want for your property. We guide you with our pricing recommendations and then allow you to choose whatever price you want. PLUS you can advertise your property for rent, lease purchase, AND for sale all at the same time. This gives you the option of getting the best terms for you.
with Every Offer
Over 42,000+ Successfully closed with no legal problems. Did you know that 2% of the agents do 98% of the business? Our team negotiates more contracts in one week than the average agent negotiates in an entire year! We have legal negotiation and legal compliance departments to not only help you make the most money possible in your transaction but to make sure you are in a legal and binding contract.
Because DUFFY Realty has sold over 42,000+ properties that makes us the local experts and the best reviewed discount broker in metro Atlanta. According to many surveys the traditional agent sells 1.3 properties per year and as a result, have become obsolete because of technology.
Selling Your Home With DUFFY - Frequently Asked Questions
Unheard of Listing Commission of .0088 with DUFFY Owners who are Expert Agents
Q: When is DUFFY’s commission and the Buyer’s Agent commission paid?
A: All commissions are paid at closing out of your proceeds. The Closing attorney takes care of the disbursement of commission to the agents. If you would like to advertise your property with professional photos (luxury package for homes is $175.00; land is $250.00) or have a lockbox (rental is $100.00) for licensed agents that are supervised by a real estate broker, both of those options are paid at the time of listing and last until sold.
Q: Who will be my agent?
A: All of us! 5 Expert Owner Agents are better than 1 Agent only. ALWAYS. We are at the office during our business hours, 365 days of the year to help you maximize your profit.
If No Buyer’s Agent, No Buyer’s Agent Commission
Q: If there is no buyer agent what do we pay?
A: DUFFY’s listing commission is only .0088 of the sales price.
Q: I am considering doing a for sale by owner.
A: We built DUFFY with the rights of a for sale by owner and the guidance and marketing of a real estate agent. DUFFY is the best of both worlds. Our clients state that with our guidance and marketing tools, they exceeded what they would have made as a for sale by owner by driving more traffic to their property and they did it without the stress of being alone. PLUS they had the expert guidance of seasoned DUFFY Owner Agents who helped every step of the way.
Same Marketing, More Rights, Proven Results
Q: Are you traditional agents?
A: Yes, except we don’t charge ridiculous commissions that are calculated at $800.00 per hour on average.
Q: Can I use my own photos or my own photographer?
A: Yes. DUFFY has discounted prices with other companies but you are not obligated to use them. Most clients choose the $175.00 package for a home and $250.00 for land that includes a drone fly-over.
Q: What is the difference between a Supra Lockbox and Combination Lockbox?
DUFFY does recommend both lockboxes for your convenience. Not all agents have Supra access, and the combination lockbox allows you to let in vendors if needed as well or have a crazy schedule.
The Supra Lockbox is an electronic lockbox made for active licensed agents that are supervised by a real estate broker. The lockbox records the data of when and who opened the lockbox to retrieve your key(s) found in a chamber at the bottom of the box.. The lockbox opens at 9 a.m. and is non-operational after 9 p.m. DUFFY rents lockboxes for $100.00 for the entire length of your listing and until your property is sold.
A Combination Lockbox is purchased at most hardware stores. The code is set by you, the owner, and given out to agents with a confirmed showing. DUFFY cannot track the activity from this type of lockbox
Q: How many signs do I get?
A: DUFFY provides 1 yard sign and 1 directional sign. Once you determine your list date in your Listing Agreement, we will deliver your signs within 7 days.
Q: How much commission should I offer to an agent?
A: Buyer’s agents expect to make 3% of the sales price for a home, condo or townhome. 5% of the sales price for land. However, as a seller right, this is where we differ from other companies. You are able to list with DUFFY and offer anywhere between 1% and the sky’s the limit. 3% is the most typical amount offered. Once you have an offer, you must pay the amount listed on the listing at the time.
Q: What if I want to change my price, commission, photos, or remarks?
A: No problem. Send an email request for our files and we will send back a confirmation of the change made.
Q: What is the average time on the market?
A: Our average may differ from other companies because as a seller right at DUFFY we allow you to test the market on the top end of your price. However, we know the formula to sell a home. It is location, price and condition. We can always adjust the price based on price and condition and get a fast days on market. We know how to sell property. More importantly, we know how to maximize profit.
Q: Is there a right time to sell a home?
A: Some people believe that interest rates, the economy and whether school is out or in makes the difference when selling a property. However, homes are sold every day of the year. Period. When you decide to sell, that is the time to list. With DUFFY you can test the market.
Q: Who handles showings?
A: DUFFY and 90% of all real estate brokerages use Showing Time. Showing Time is a centralized showing service that schedules, gets permission and tracks showings for Sellers. You have many options with Showing Time to give permission, let all showings occur and even restrict when showings are allowed. It is a simple and stress free solution to what used to be chaos. Of course access will be directed by the fact that you do or not have a lockbox or some way for agents to show your property.
Q: Will you show my home?
A: DUFFY works with Buyer Clients so when we have a match, YES we WILL be showing and selling your home.
Q: What if I have questions or problems, who is my agent?
A: You have 5 Owners of DUFFY with a vested interest in you, that are also licensed real estate agents, working for you. We are available to strategize with you about your listing and we work on contracts 365 days of the year closing over 42,000 homes in 20 years in Metro Atlanta.
Q: Are you putting me on both Metro Atlanta multiple listing services?
A: Yes, we list you on both GAMLS and FMLS.
Sell at an Even Higher Price
Q: How will you price my home?
A: DUFFY will give you a high, mid and low price range. You can choose your price outside or inside of our range, that is your choice. Your timing and circumstances may determine how high you price, but we encourage our sellers to list high if time is not a factor.
Come and Go From the Market
Q: Can I terminate at any time?
A: One of your Seller Rights is that you have the flexibility to come and go (as long as you are not under contract with a buyer). It’s just $150.00 to exit our Agreement.
Q: What is the required listing period?
A: Our Agreement is 6 months. We give you the flexibility to come and go (as long as you are not under contract with a buyer). It’s just $150.00 if you want to transfer or leave the market. Lockboxes and Photos last until sold.
Sell, Rent or Lease Purchase at the Same Time
Q: Do you help with Rentals or Lease Purchase?
A: Yes, we can help you find someone that meets your criteria for renting or lease purchase. Ask for details.
Skilled Negotiation & Legal Compliance
Q: Who picks the closing attorney, appraiser, etc.?
A: The closing attorney is a requirement in Georgia. Most buyers use the 12 year relationship DUFFY preferred closing attorney, Jim Coyle. Attorney costs are part of the closing costs (not commission) that is negotiated between the buyer and seller in any transaction. Appraisers are hired by the buyer’s lender if there is a mortgage and by the buyer if they are paying cash.
Q: What is included in closing costs that are negotiated in the sale?
A: Lender fees, Transfers of Title, Closing Attorney, Appraisal and your Mortgage Payoff fees. Closing costs are negotiated during the contract and will be taken from your proceeds at closing and will be listed on your closing statement. Closing costs are negotiated as an amount, not a percentage of the sales price.
Q: How are offers handled?
A: All offers, whether sent by an agent or your unrepresented buyer, are sent to our Contracts Department. We will review the offer, make our recommendations, and then send the offers to you to discuss together. We have made this process simple and it works for everyone from the first time seller to the seasoned investors. We are here to answer any question and to strategize. Our Timeline has helped make this process super simple! We have built a process that helps us choose the BEST 2 solid buyers. Yes, we said 2. More on that later after you are a client.
Q: How long do I have to respond to an offer?
A: The buyer’s agent may add a time limit to the offer for your response before the contract would be deemed invalid. If you can’t make the time limit or it is tight when we receive it, we will ask for more time.
Q: Will you be honest with me if I am making a mistake in my negotiation thinking?
A: Yes, we will! And, we know how to make things work in your favor, ethically and legally.
Q: Who handles the closing papers?
A: The Closing Attorney, just like any other brokerage. We handle all the paperwork from start to finish for your contract. They handle the financials and title.
DUFFY Realty is the Best Reviewed Discount Broker in Metro Atlanta
And Rhonda Duffy is The BEST Reviewed and Volume Seasoned Real Estate Agent in Metro Atlanta
In this short article, we are going to discuss the incredible leaders in real estate today that are impacting the way real estate is transacted.
The first person is considered a credible Real Estate Expert and Consumer Advocate, Rhonda Duffy. She has been interviewed and published in hundreds of credible articles giving her knowledge of the market. Rhonda has been in the Wall Street Journal over 20 times, featured on CNN, CNBC, on 4 major news channels, on the Clark Howard’s Prime Time Real Estate special, quoted on MarketWatch and many, many publications!
As a result of over 42,000 closed listings, Rhonda offers her clients The Powerful Advantage in Real Estate.
And, Rhonda has been in the industry for over 30 years and Broker of DUFFY Realty for close to 20, as a result, her position as a leader has been documented and cemented.
The real estate industry was established more than 100 years ago. Today, there are agents who are continuing to be modern pioneers in promoting new practices in the industry. The most notable changes in real estate are related to the advent of the internet. Online tools help facilitate real estate awareness and transactions. Therefore making it easier than ever for buyers and sellers to connect.
A Few People Leading the Industry Include
Rhonda Duffy, founder of DUFFY Realty is a seasoned veteran at all the cycles of the real estate transaction. Above all, she is a pioneer in adapting flat fee realty services for sellers and her 8 Step Buyer PROTECTION Timeline to help ensure buyers’ rights. This Timeline alone has saved buyers from remorse. Because the Timeline helps uncover the secrets that buyers need to know about the neighborhood and property.
Moreover, and because her business practices with clients, Rhonda is one of the best reviewed real estate agents in Atlanta. Clients report that she gives them The Powerful Advantage because she teaches the right questions and how to win in multiple offer situations.
In addition to Rhonda, Mauricio Umansky, founder of The Agency in Beverly Hills.
This brokerage is changing the approach to real estate by offering a modern, start-up look and feel to appeal to the younger generations.
Similarly, Rebekah Bastian, group manager at Zillow. Both homeowners and real estate agents can tap into a variety of tools available, including sales integrations, advertising, and more.
In other words, while these industry pioneers have had an impact on the nationwide real estate trends, you can also find local influences as well. You have a local expert, Rhonda Duffy, who is one of the best-reviewed real estate agents in Metro Atlanta.
You have to see the reviews for yourself of Rhonda Duffy & her Team of Experts that makes DUFFY
the best reviewed discount broker in Metro Atlanta.
Click here to see them on Zillow because reviews matter when choosing a company to represent you in your largest transaction.
Thousands of Buyers and Sellers agree, that DUFFY Realty is the ONLY choice when it comes to selling or buying. In conclusion, we are famous for our Unheard of Listing Commission of .0088. This fee beats RIDICULOUS 6% listing commission most agents offer.