What Is A Discount Real Estate Agent?
A discount real estate agent is a real estate agent that will list your home for a discounted commission, saving you up to 50% of the traditional cost of selling a home.
There are several options you can choose from when you’re looking for a discount real estate agent. There are brokerages that only do discount listings, agents who just list your home and offer no additional service, and there are some agents that run a traditional business, but will also take a discount listing on the side if they are referred from Clever.
If you’re looking to list your home with a local, full service agent for a flat fee of $3,000 for homes under $350,000, and 1% for more expensive homes, Clever can help. Call us at 925-964-3909 or complete our online form to get connected a top rated local real estate agent that will list your home and let you save on commission.
Is there a difference between a discount real estate agent and a traditional agent?
Discount agents are licensed agents or brokers, just like their traditional counterparts. However, not all discount agents provide the same service that a traditional 6% agent charges.
Some discount agents will simply list your house on the MLS, and won’t help you with marketing, pricing, photos, inspections, and other aspects of the transaction.
It’s important to ask your real estate agent exactly what services they will provide before you sign with any discount real estate agent or broker.
How is Clever dfferent than other Discount Real Estate Companies?
Clever partners with agents around the country that agree to list your home for a discount, in addition to their traditional business.
They provide the exact same service that they provide to their traditional customers, and use their branding and yard sign when they list your home.
This means that potential buyers will have no idea that you saved on commissions listing your home, and won’t be able to use that information in their offer.
Why do agents work with clever and discount their commissions?
One of the biggest costs for a real estate agent is marketing to find new customers. Agents that partner with Clever receive a constant stream of buyers and sellers, without having to spend time prospecting.
Working with Clever provides additional income, new connections, and increases their brand around town. Partner agents know that they will only receive clients from Clever if they maintain a high quality of service, and provide the exact same service that they would provide to their normal customers for this reason.
What services Do Clever’s Partner Agents Provide
Our partner agents provide the following services:
- Comparative Market Analysis
- Professional price opinion
- Staging tips
- Professional photos
- Listing on the MLS, Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, and hundreds of other sites
- Help negotiating when an offer comes in
- Coordinating inspections
- Coordinating the title
- Coordinating closing
- Help with any unexpected bumps along the road.
If this sounds like a full service listing, that’s because it is. Clever partner agents provide the exact same experience as a traditional agent, for a discount commission.
Clever Discount Real Estate Agent FAQs
How does Clever offer a discount commission and remain profitable?
Clever is able to offer a large discount and remain profitable because we’ve created a successful system that streamlines the process, and provides a constant stream of clients who are looking for help buying or selling a home.
Offering a discount allows us to achieve a significant volume, which keeps costs down.
How does the discount listing process work?
The discount listing process works exactly the same way as a traditional listing. Your agent will be with you every step of the way to close, and do everything they can to make your sale, simple, stress free, and net you the most cash at closing as possible.
Does a discount real estate agentprovide a lockbox and sign in the yard?
Yes. Your local agent will provide a lockbox and sign in the yard with their local company. The only people who will know that you listed for a discount is you, your agent, and Clever.
Does a discount listing look different than traditional listing?
Most discount listings look different, and it’s obvious to everyone that you’re saving on seller commission. Clever is different.
Because we match you with a local real estate agent in your community that mostly does traditional listings, your listing will look identical to a normal, 6% listing.
Does the listing include photos?
Yes, your partner agent will take photos or bring out a photographer.
When is payment due?
With Clever, you only pay if your home sells. If your home doesn’t sell, you don’t owe us a dime.
Why is listing with an agent better than for sale by owner?
93% of for sale by owners don’t sell, and those that do, often sell for less than they would have with a licensed real estate agent. Clever lets you save on commissions like for sale by owner, but provides you with an expert real estate agent that will help you sell your home for more.
Are there any additional fees?
Clever has no hidden fees. However, We recommend that you offer a commission to a buyer’s agent to incentivize them to bring qualified buyers.
Brian flips houses for his primary source of income. He’s got 3 homes completely remodeled and ready to be listed, yet high commission costs bring down the profits he can make on his houses.
Usually when Brian sells his homes, he’s used to paying 3% commission on the sell side and 3% on the buy side. But once he learns about Clever Real Estate, Brian gets a huge discount on all 3 homes and saves thousands. Not only that, but when he buys his next home to flip, by using Clever, he’ll get a rebate on commissions to help cover closing costs.
- Brian get’s to net more on the homes he flips
- When Brian buy’s with Clever, he saves even more on commissions
Joe bought a home at the peak of the real estate bubble in 2007, and is concerned that his home is still worth less than he paid for it. Joe just took a new job in another state, and has to sell his home.
Joe has to buy a home in his new state, and doesn’t want to bring cash to the closing table in order to sell his new home.
Joe is worried that paying commission to a real estate agent will be the difference between selling his home for a profit, and bringing cash to the closing table.
Joe gives Clever Real Estate a call, and gets connected with a local real estate agent that works for a discount.
Joe’s agent sells his home quickly, and the $9,000 he saved in commission is enough to provide a meager profit.
- Joe is able to buy a new home in another state
- Joe didn’t have to bring cash to the closing table
- Joe uses the profit from selling his home to help renovate his new home.
How can you help me find a discount real estate agent?
Clever has partner agent nationwide! To get connected with a local, full service agent that will list your home for a discount, fill out a simple online enquiry, or call us at 925-964-3909.
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