Did you know that DUFFY Realty provides you so many ways to List & Sell?
List & Sell with ALL of our Support & Guidance for ONLY 1% Listing Commission
Use our Contract Assistance Program where we take you from Contract to Close for only $750
List your Home for Lease, Lease Purchase AND for Sale ALL at the same time for 1% plus $500!
Our Clients love that we are flexible and can help no matter the situation!
Not sure we can do what you need - just ask!
Save HALF when you List & Sell with DUFFY
We are famous for our unheard-of listing commission of 1% of the sales price. Versus the RIDICULOUS 6% listing commission that other agents charge. With DUFFY Realty, you get the best of both worlds: low commission AND full service. The number’s don’t lie and neither do our clients. Click here to see all our testimonial!
No Buyer’s Agent = No Buyer’s Agent Commission
Keep more MONEY in your pocket. Our most powerful savings come when you are paying 1% listing commission and then you capture a buyer that does not have a buyer’s agent. As a result, you then save all of the buyer’s agent commission too! A very unique right for only DUFFY Protected Sellers!!
Sell, Rent, or Lease Purchase ALL at the same time
The Option is YOUR Choice.
Sell on YOUR terms at YOUR price with EXPERT Guidance. Advertise your property for rent, lease purchase, AND/OR for sale all at the same time. This gives you the option of getting the best terms for you and your situation.
Same Marketing, Better Service
All Agents use the same Tools.
All Agents and Brokerages use the same MLS’s, the same lockboxes, the same data entry, etc. All the secondary sites are free and automatic when your home is listed in the Multiple Listing Services. Why pay 2,3,4 or 5% more for the same marketing tools? Don’t believe us? See what we do for the 1% here.
Have a plan for every situation
Over 42,000+ closed confidently.
Did you know that only 2% of ALL agents are doing 98% of the business? Our team negotiates more contracts in one week than the average agent negotiates in an entire year! We have seen it all over the last 23+ years. Use our vast resources and proven knowledge to protect your and your transaction.
You choose the Buyer’s Agent Commission
NOW this is BIG.
With DUFFY Realty you choose the commission you would like to pay a Buyer’s Agent to bring you a buyer. No more industry standards or hidden deals. Pay a Buyer’s Agent 2% and DUFFY 1% and you get to list and sell for HALF of the cost of an old fashioned agent!
DUFFY Realty has sold over 42,000+ properties in the last 23 years. That makes us the local experts and the best reviewed discount broker in metro Atlanta.
Selling Your Home With DUFFY - Frequently Asked Questions
Unheard of Listing Commission of 1% 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 1% 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
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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 1%. This fee beats RIDICULOUS 6% listing commission most agents offer.