Resources

What Is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and how does it work?

When looking to either buy or sell a home, you will inevitably encounter the Multiple Listing service, or MLS. This is, in many ways, the very lifeblood of the real estate business. But just what is the MLS? In the late 1800s, real estate brokers regularly gathered at the offices of their local associations to […]

Open House Process

Open Houses can be a great way to generate some buzz about your home.  When you are selling by owner, you can ask your Premier Flat Fee to announce your Open House on the MLS and it would be populated to over 750 sites including the MLS and realtor.com. It is recommended that you announce […]

How to stop Realtors from calling me for my “For Sale by Owner” listing!

I am sure you all familiar with the quote of how “nothing of value is free”.  Listing on Zillow or other free for sale by owner listing sites like it is a prime example of that concept. Navigating through all the solicitation calls from real estate agents costs you your valuable time and frustration. If […]

MLS Reigns Supreme

What if you could sell by owner  but with all the tools available to a licensed real estate agent (including MLS access) without paying a listing commission and not being locked into a long-term contract?  Would you say no to selling faster and pocketing more money? As a licensed broker, we can pass on these […]

How to Price Your Home (Strategically)!

Deciding to sell your home is a big deal, and determining a sales price is the largest hurdle and according the National Association of Realtors (NAR) when selling by owner   If you’re asking yourself “How much should I sell my house for?” this guide will help you through the process. All the information you will […]

How do you know if you have a good offer?

The importance of understanding and evaluating the entirety of an offer. Offer Price is obviously very important in evaluating an offer on your home but sometimes it isn’t the deciding factor, specially, when you are multiple offers!  Naturally, a home seller will gravitate towards  the highest priced offer. What if you are fortunate enough to […]

Sales Process- After Offer is Accepted.

Lets dig into what happens once you have a solid offer accepted.  First, congratulations!  I hope that we were helpful in marketing your home and advising you along the way and if not, the congratulations still stands!  Now, after you have taken a moment to celebrate let’s get our game faces on because the real […]

How to Handle Showings

Showing your home is fairly straight forward but it can prove costly if the handled incorrectly.  Before I owned Premier Flat Fee, I had a friend ask for my help when he was selling his home by owner. He listed his home on the MLS, and acted as his own agent during the process with […]

Sellers closing costs

Closing costs are fees associated with your home purchase that are paid at the closing of a real estate transaction. Closing is the point in time when the title of the property is transferred from the seller to the buyer. Closing costs are incurred by either the buyer and/or seller. COSTS TO BE PAID BY […]

Glossary

Buyer’s market: In a buyer’s market, you need to be priced slightly lower than the competition, because there are more homes for sale than there are buyers in the market. Seller’s market: In a seller’s market, you can add about 10 percent to a comparable sale, since inventory is limited and buyers are competing for […]