Part 5: Important Reasons to Call a REMAX Advantage Plus Agent When You Want to Buy Or Sell

Full Commission Equals Full Service

Choosing a real estate professional doesn’t have to be difficult. Sure, with more than 21,000 licensed Realtors in the state of Minnesota you have a lot of options to consider, but when it comes down to it, you want someone who works in the business full time, has industry experience under their belt, and of course, is ethical and trustworthy. But you should also stay away from real estate professionals who use silly sales tactics to get your business.  

One such tactic is reducing their commission when listing a home. While it may seem tempting to do so, working with a Realtor who discounts their commission will only hurt you in the end.

Commissions Matter

You deserve to pay your Realtor full commission when selling your home and the truth is if you pay anything less, you risk losing thousands of dollars on the back-end. Selling a home costs money – for the homeowner and for the real estate professional they choose to work with. The homeowner may have to invest some money to spruce up the home and get it ready to hit the market. The Realtor pays all the marketing costs associated with selling the home, such as:

  • Putting the property on the MLS
  • Holding open houses
  • Photography and videos
  • Virtual walk-throughs
  • Creating marketing materials
  • And more

These expenses can add up quickly, and Realtors use the money from their commission checks to pay for them. It’s simple math; if they get less money from the sale of your home, they have less money to spend on marketing it.

You Get What You Pay For

It’s an old adage yet it’s so true: you get what you pay for. And it’s especially true in real estate. Realtors who discount their commissions have a lower marketing budget to work with, which directly impacts how well they can market your home and get you a qualified buyer in the shortest amount of time. Plus, do you really want to work with someone who gets clients by discounting their commission and thus, their service?

RE/MAX Advantage Plus professionals are the best of the best and don’t rely on discounts to get clients. They know they are worth every percentage of commission they get because they prove it every day in their business.

Sure, a couple of percentage points may seem like a large sum of money, but at the end of the day, you are selling your home and if you’re like most people, you want your bottom line to be as large as possible at the closing table. Using an agent who discounts their commission is not going to net you this and could very well cost you thousands of dollars. Don’t take that chance; instead, hire a RE/MAX Advantage Plus agent and reap the rewards of putting a real estate professional to work for you.

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