let’s explore some of the options

The traditional real estate selling process has been around for quite some time, and for the most part it has worked well.  But recently some innovations have started to appear.  Some are worthwhile while others might not be so appealing after all is said and done.

Every plan includes all services that are required by the Colorado Real Estate Commission for Seller Agency.

When you choose West + Main Homes to represent you, you will benefit from our world-class marketing systems that go far and above the services that are required by the Colorado Real Estate Commission.

Selling your home?

Choose the type of sale that works best for you and your unique situation.

No upfront or advance fees required, ever.

  • A Real Estate sales commission has 2 parts, the Listing Agent fee and the Buyer Agent fee. 
  • Both fees are paid by the Seller when the home is sold, upon Close Of Escrow. 
  • Our Seller Representation Fee is 3.2% of the final sales price in most cases. 
  • The Buyer Agent fee is typically anywhere from 2.5% to 3%.  In the Denver Area 2.8% is most often seen in the MLS. 
  • Please understand that there are no “standard” real estate sales commissions. All commissions are negotiable, just as all purchase prices are negotiable.
  • It’s important for home buyers and sellers to realize that there is a cost to selling a home, but these costs can be offset in a number of ways.  We’ll get into that in more detail later. 
  • The costs will vary based on the number of services offered by the Seller’s agent as well as the marketing costs that are incurred.

Here are some of the programs that we offer:

BASIC

This, the BASIC plan, includes all of the full services required by the State of Colorado, plus 12 additional services to promote the sale of your home. 

HOME SWAP

This, the HOME SWAP plan, includes everything in the BASIC plan, and adds another group of preparation, marketing, and presentation services.

But this program is unique in that it provides a guaranteed market-value sale of your current home. You will be allowed to stay in the home until you purchase and close on your replacement home.  And you will not be required to be inconvenienced by any intrusive showings.

HOME SWAP

This, the HOME SWAP plan, includes everything in the BASIC plan, and adds another group of preparation, marketing, and presentation services.

But this program is unique in that it provides a guaranteed market-value sale of your current home. You will be allowed to stay in the home until you purchase and close on your replacement home.  And you will not be required to be inconvenienced by any intrusive showings.

The Home Swap is one of the most innovative methods of Selling and Buying real estate, and the cost is minimal.

It is essentially a bridge loan but with extra perks.

The lender (Knock) will advance the major part of your current home’s equity to you to use as an earnest deposit payment on your next home.  You can purchase that next home as a non-contingent Buyer, which means that you are not dependent on the sale of your current home, and the Seller will look at your proposal more favorably.

After you complete the purchase of that next home we will start marketing your previous home for sale.  You may even be eligible to receive up to $25,000 in fix-up expenses to make the home more appealing to buyers.

During this marketing period you will only be making one mortgage payment, not two.

Once your current home is sold, you will receive the full sales price, less the real estate commission (no markup), less the fix-up expenses if any, less the payoff of the previous mortgage if any, and less a 1.25% service fee to Knock.  The fee is overwhelmingly offset by the fact that I charge a reduced commission for participants in this program, and also by the fact that you never have to put up with showings.  You only need to move once.

Are We a discount brokerage?

The short answer is no, but it really depends on who you ask, or what your perspective is. 

Our focus is on marketing and relationships. 

Getting to know you and your home helps us to be able to tell people the story of your home so that the prospective buyer can establish a connection to the home that they are about to purchase.

 

If you are a real estate agent, you may disapprove of anyone who offers a commission that is lower than what they deem “acceptable”. You may be telling prospective clients that “discount brokers” are unprofessional and do not offer very good service to their clients.  You are probably right.  But we are not a discount brokerage.  You are entitled to your opinion.

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If you are looking to sell your home, then you want to get your home sold in the shortest timeframe possible, for the highest price, at the lowest cost to you, and with minimal hassle.  You want an experienced professional agent who knows how to prepare a home for sale, knows how to present it to prospective buyers, knows how to market it effectively, and knows how to negotiate for the best terms and conditions for you, the client.

We have simply found that some sellers do not need as many services as others.

The vast majority of our sellers are satisfied with the BASIC plan.

Every one of our plans includes more seller services than any of the so-called discount brokerages out there.

Not only that, but we also include more standard services than the traditional “big-name” brokerages. 

You and your home will get personal concierge attention all the way through Close of Escrow (and beyond).

What would be more important to you, the highest selling price, or a discount on your agent’s commission?     What if you could get both?

 

We are full-time agents with repeatable systems and checklists in place to assure a smooth transaction every time.

We are available for you, when you need us. We attend all Inspections and Negotiations.

The average 6% agent does 4 transactions per year and grosses about $48k.  But, out of that $48,000, 40% goes to his brokerage management.  He gets to keep $28,800 before deductions for taxes and personal expenses.

Why does he only do 4 per year?  Answer, because he needs another job to support his family, and sellers would be foolish to pay 6% to a part time agent who can’t give full attention to the marketing and the transaction.

Do you want an agent who will only return your call after he gets off work?  Or do you want an agent who is there whenever you need him?  Kind of important during inspections and negotiations, especially when dealing with perhaps your most valuable financial asset.

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MULTI-STATE CAPABILITIES

Although we are just licensed in only 2 states, Arizona and Colorado, we are participants in a nationwide referral network that can assure you of high quality service in all 50 states.

Special Markets Service

Do you have a home that will bring more on a specialty market? From working with homes on the National Register of Historic Places to mountain properties, and everything in between, we have handled it.

Comprehensive Evaluations

Sometimes a simple home inspection and appraisal isn’t enough. We can arrange for a comprehensive pre-inspection so that items that could be problematic to a buyer can be taken care of ahead of time to sell your home faster and for more money.

ELECTRONIC CONTRACTS AND SECURE DOCUMENT STORAGE

It can feel as though there are a million forms and documents involved when you’re buying or selling real estate. We’ll track the paperwork and make sure everything’s perfect before closing.

No Long-term contract

You are never locked into a long-term contract.  If your needs change, you can cancel anytime prior to going under contract.

Pre-Sale consultation

No charge for our home value assessments and services.

Worried about selling but not finding a place to buy?

Your home may qualify for our “sell and stay” partnership so you can sell your home, continue to live in it, and not feel rushed to find your next home. once you find that next home you can use the proceeds that you already received towards the next home, and move at your convenience.

Dedicated fiduciary

We have a duty to serve your interests above all others.

Because we put the customer first, we often have free promotions that are charged at other realty agencies. Our commitment to making your realty experience the best imaginable means that we’ll always give you more than the other guys.

Our amazing team provides real results for you.

We have specialists focusing on residential real estate, commercial real estate, lending, home warranties, title and legal services, and so much more. We feel that by offering comprehensive services, we can deliver so much more for our clients. Please contact us today for more details on how we can help you find your new home.

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