Great Buyer’s Agent! – Duffy Realty

Great Buyer’s Agent! – Duffy Realty

Martin is great buyer’s agent. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.

Kai-wei Lin

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Metro Atlanta has spoken and Duffy Realty is 92% referred to friends and family for our $500.00 flat fee listing to sell a home that lasts until SOLD, now 8 years in a row. Over 1 Billion Dollars saved in Listing Fees and Over 14,000 listings has reigned Rhonda Duffy, top agent in Atlanta and the #1 Agent in Georgia and #6 in the U.S. for 6 years in a row! Browse the site and you will see many success stories of loyal Duffy clients and how they sold their home and saved a lot of money in the process. Visit https://duffyrealtyofatlanta.com/ or call 678-366-7846

My Buyer’s Agent was Great!

My Buyer’s Agent was Great!

Martha Shaughnessy is very easy to work with. She is knowledgeable, responsive and efficient in providing information and advice to the buyer and helped me navigate many details of the buyng process.  I know of no one at this time who is in need of a buyer’s agent but will not hesitate to refer anyone to Martha or Duffy.

Turpin Ballard

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Metro Atlanta has spoken and Duffy Realty is 92% referred to friends and family for our $500.00 flat fee listing to sell a home that lasts until SOLD, now 8 years in a row. Over 1 Billion Dollars saved in Listing Fees and Over 14,000 listings has reigned Rhonda Duffy, top agent in Atlanta and the #1 Agent in Georgia and #6 in the U.S. for 6 years in a row! Browse the site and you will see many success stories of loyal Duffy clients and how they sold their home and saved a lot of money in the process. Visit https://duffyrealtyofatlanta.com/ or call 678-366-7846

Big Difference Between Buying with an Agent and Without

Working with Caroline Gamma at Duffy Realty could not have been easier. Having bought a home previously without a buyer’s agent I really noticed the difference. Caroline really looked out for our wants and needs in a home and helped us find the perfect home. Duffy Realty provided very helpful information throughout the buying process that also helped us make the right decisions. Caroline was always available to answer any questions we had and being novice home buyers, guided us through every step.

Meagan & Jeremy

See Houses for Free When You Are a Buyer!

Buying a home means that you have to get into the home to see it, right? Most buyers can not make a decision to buy a home until they have a deep understanding about what they are buying, the area they are buying in and what the home will mean to them. This means seeing homes with their agent, through open houses or via lock boxes, or having the listing agent let them into the home.Continue reading

Duffy Realty Now has a Premier Division

Two agents from Sothebys have joined Duffy Realty to offer our clients a higher level of service.  They have a very specific game plan and offer coaching and strategy sessions by phone after the initial visit every 2 weeks until your property is sold.  We are using technology that is efficient to provide constant communication between you and them.  There is more marketing involved, follow-up with showings and more attention is placed on your individual specifics. You should not use this program if you are unsure about selling your property.

The fee is 5.25% at closing with 3% of that going towards a buyer’s agent.  At closing we will also return the money that you have spent upfront.

If you have a need and desire to have more specific attention to be put on your property, please call Customer Support at 678-366-3791 to get your property transferred to Duffy Realty’s Premier Marketing Strategy.

The Duffy Buyer Cash Bonus

We recognize that you are doing most of the work to find your own home. If you will allow us to do the expertise part of the job, while you search for the home that you want to buy using our tools, we will share our commission with you.

In real estate transactions, at least those in the MLS, the seller pays a commission to the buyer’s agent. That commission ranges from 2 to 4% of the sales price. We are willing to pay you part of our commission based on how many houses we show you.

This program has been so successful that in 2007 alone, we gave our buyer clients over
1.1 million dollars.

Here is how it works:

If we show you:

1 to 3 houses we will give you 50% of our commission

4 houses we will give you 45% of our commission

5 houses we will give you 40% of our commission

6 houses we will give you 35% of our commission

7 houses we will give you 30% of our commission

8 houses we will give you 25% of our commission

9 houses we will give you 20% of our commission

10 houses or more and we will give you $500.00.**

Checks are mailed 5 business days after closing. .0034 of the sales price is taken from the buyer’s split.

Buyer must be under Exclusive Buyer Agency, but may elect to terminate agreement at any time.

** no .0034 of the sales price fee is taken from a $500.00 Buyer Cash Bonus check.

Here is a list of some of what we do for You…

We will give you our Superior Tools – At No Charge

We Run Comps and any other Information Tools on all Houses that You seriously consider

We Show you As Many Houses That You Want

We Can Preview Houses for You when you accept the lowest Option of the Incentive Plan

We will Play Devil’s Advocate giving you advice on all houses that You are serious about

We Talk to your Lender with You

We Give you Homework that makes you an Educated Buyer

We Take you to the Neighbors before you Buy

We Use the Same Forms, Same Processes and Same Rules as all other agents

We Write the Contract for Purchase covering all the bases for You

We Use our Secret Formula to get the Best Price

We Train Frequently to be Trained Assassins on your Behalf

We Train Frequently to Learn How to Get Along with Everyone while getting you the Best Deal

We Watch over the Inspection Process

We Schedule and Attend the Punch List for New Construction or Walk-Through of Resale Properties

We Schedule and Attend (if needed) Closing with you

Call us today to get started getting the money that you deserve. What can you use a couple thousand dollars for? 678-366-7846

Here is an example of what this commission split means to you.

$300,000 home; 3% commission paid by seller to someone (might as well be us and you) = $9,000.00. We take you to 3 houses or less by you removing homes from your list by previewing them online and by drivebys. 50% commission split to you less .0034 fee = $3,480.00.

Rhonda Duffy

Consumer Advocate for Buyers and Sellers

P.S. We can act as your full service agent too. We will preview for you and take you to as many homes as necessary and still pay you $150.00 after closing.

Visit Duffy Realty of Atlanta – Buyer Cash Bonus

List Home For Flat Fee

Listing your home for a flat fee is not only an option, in recent years it has become the most powerful one for sellers when it comes to selling their home. You might ask why it is so powerful, and of course, I can provide reasons.

However, not all flat-fee companies are created equal. So, you must narrow down the companies to consider. Look for ones that offer the best value for the fee. Find ones that offer the most comprehensive and extensive marketing for the fee. Look for a company that will show your home in the best light online. Choose a company that has the experience, not counted by the number of years in business but by the number of transactions completed, to help you get out of a bind along the way if one arises.

If you run this criteria on the companies by having a checklist, I believe that you will have the most all-inclusive marketing while selling your home. Not all companies are the same and you must look closely at what you are getting. Compare apples to apples for the price.

Remember the essential services provided by an experienced and talented agent are still very necessary to succeed in selling your home.

The company must:

 Negotiate the contract.
 Add you to 100’s if not 1000’s of websites.
 Allow you to avoid paying a buyer’s agent commission if a buyer buys your home without using an agent.
 Guide you with strategy advice along the way.
 Put the property in every MLS listing service available in your area.
 List your home from in your home to attract the most amount of buyers possible through the maximum amount of search fields on each of the MLS services templates.
 Offer you the option to rent, sell or lease purchase your home.
 Allow you to come and go as you please from the service without paying the fee again.
 Offer you plenty of strategies to keep you busy during the sale, if you so desire.
 Allow you to be in control of open houses.
 Allow you to raise the buyer’s agent commission, make text and price changes, and update pictures if you so choose.
 Allow you to walk away from buyers that you don’t want to sell to.
 Empower you to say involved in the selling process.

There are many reasons that this marketing is so powerful for sellers.

Here are the top 10 reasons that sellers all over the U.S. are choosing flat fee MLS listings when they find a company that fills in all the gaps.

10. The seller wants to be in control of the sale.

9. The seller does not want the pressure of an agent demanding that they sell to just anyone for any price.

8. The seller does not want to lower the price of their home repeatedly.

7. The seller wants to do open houses if they want to drum up traffic.

6. The seller wants to offer bonuses to the buyer’s agent instead of the listing agent.

5. The seller wants to be able to sell their home to someone that saw the sign in the yard, or someone that they networked the property to without being penalized by paying a buyer’s agent commission. Nor do they want to allow the listing agent to keep all of a hefty commission, when the buyer comes in on his own.

4. The seller wants to be in charge of all marketing, but wants ideas and input from a real estate professional.

3. The seller wants a company with a lot of experience in high volume listings and sales.

2. The seller does not want a relationship wherein the agent is calling them every week with an excuse of what they failed to do or to give reasons why the property hasn’t sold yet.

1. The seller wants to save money and/or wants more value than what they perceived they got the last time that they sold a house with a tradition agent and paid a much higher commission.

See Houses Free When You Are A Buyer

Buying a home means that you have to get into the home to see it, right? Most buyers can not make a decision to buy a home until they have a deep understanding about what they are buying, the area they are buying in and what the home will mean to them. This means seeing homes with their agent, through open houses or via lock boxes, or having the listing agent let them into the home.

However, most buyers are confused about what this education process will cost them when they start to work with an agent. Real estate commission is almost always paid by the seller. The buyer usually pays nothing. For a seller to be in the MLS, the system where agents find homes and buyers find homes to see and buy, the seller must offer the buyer’s agent a commission. This is the caveat to be in the MLS because the MLS is a co-operative service to notify agents of houses that are on the market. When you, as a buyer, look online at any website, you are looking at the MLS. You are just viewing a watered down version with will less information on the listing profile and fewer search fields than what an agent will see,

There are some exceptions to the fact that almost all sellers pay the commission – please be aware:

Exception 1 – You have signed a buyer’s agency with an agent and the seller is only offer say 2% commission to the buyer’s agent (this could be any number) and your agreement with your agent states that no matter what, the commission that they get 3%. You will be expected to cover the gap and pay the extra 1% commission.

Exception 2 – You buy a for-sale-by-owner. Not all for-sale-by-owners will honor a buyer’s agent commission. Normally, sellers will announce the willingness to pay a buyer’s agent commission by stating, verbally or through a sign rider, that “agents are protected”.

Those are the only two exceptions that I can think of?

The Real Estate Law Protects Your Interest

So, keeping the two exceptions in mind, let’s talk about what the real estate law says about your rights. You see the real estate law is written to protect the person that pays the commission to any agent. Since the seller is paying the commission, you did not get the right to have representation. I know, you are saying now, “No, my agent was by my side the whole time.” Well, they may have been by your side, but they were representing the seller, UNLESS, you signed a document in writing that stated that they represented you with confidentiality. This is called a buyer’s brokerage engagement in most states. And since this buyer representation is FREE in most cases, it is the best deal in real estate.

So, the bottom line is, see houses for free, be protected by hiring an agent in writing, and if you are in Atlanta, take part in the additional bonus of having an expert represent you in writing an offer, negotiating the contract and get cash at closing too! Duffy Realty offers a Buyer Cash Bonus of at least $500.00 up to HALF the BUYER’S AGENT COMMISSION to be paid at closing. You will get all of our tools, an expert agent, a clear understanding of your rights and the seller’s rights and like I said above, a BUYER CASH BONUS check 5 days after closing and all at NO COST to the buyer client.

For more details, go to www.DuffyRealtyofAtlanta.com or call 678-892-1186.