Myths about Flat-Fee Real Estate

Flat-fee real estate agents are changing the dynamic of the real estate industry. As a result, many of the traditional real estate agents are looking for ways to discourage people from working with a flat fee real estate agent. This competition has created a dynamic where false information is being spread about the flat-fee services, and this blog post is dedicated to breaking down these myths.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, here’s what you need to know about working with a flat-fee real estate agent:

Myth: For Sale By Owner and Flat-Rate Commissions are Basically the Same

Fact: Some people mistakenly think that they will be left unrepresented in the real estate transaction if they choose a flat-fee real estate agent. Unlike a For Sale By Owner approach, where you need to handle everything on your own, a flat-fee agent will stay by your side every step of the way. We will start with the listing in the MLS, and continue working with you until everything is finished.

Myth: Buyers Don’t Like to Work with Flat-Fee Real Estate Agent

Fact: If you are selling a home, will it scare buyers away if you are working with a flat-fee real estate agent? NO! There is no reason that a buyer should be nervous about the real estate deal, because your agent offers the same full-service model that a traditional real estate agent offers. The only difference is that you are getting a better deal on the commissions that are paid to your real estate agent!

Myth: Only Use a Flat-Fee Agent if You Don’t Have Much Equity

Fact: A flat-fee real estate agent can help with any type of real estate transaction, regardless of the closing price of the property. By choosing a flat-fee agent, you can actually maximize the amount of equity that is available for you after the dust clears. The more the home is worth, the more money you will be saving!

Myth: You Get What You Pay For

Fact: Even though you are saving money, you still get access to all of the real estate services that are needed to help you buy or sell a home. We offer a full team of marketing and real estate professionals, to ensure the success of your transaction. We know how the real estate industry works, which means that we can decrease the commissions because we can minimize the amount of time that is necessary to quickly sell your home.

Here at Duffy Realty of Atlanta, we want to break down these myths about flat-fee real estate commissions. Our goal is to help you save money, and you don’t have to worry about sacrificing the quality of real estate services that you will receive. For more details about the advantages of working with a flat-fee real estate agent, we invite you to contact us today: (678) 318-1700