Flat Fee Denver Realtor

What is a flat fee Denver Realtor? Flat fee and discount real estate listing agency in Denver comes in many different forms. I have been implementing a FULL SERVICE, flat fee and discount real estate model in my Denver real estate practice for over 2 years. I found that what I did to sell homes does not vary greatly no matter the price point. And I wanted to find a good deal that I could offer friends and family. I do not deviate from this structure to avoid the awkwardness of offering one person a better deal than another and having it discovered by the lesser benefiting party. My Denver full service, flat fee real estate model is $5,000 + the 2.8% that I pass through to the buyers’ agent.

Here is a video about my full service, flat fee Denver real estate model.

How does the money flow in a real estate transaction in Colorado?

How do real estate agents get paid in a home sale in Colorado?

You need to know that although both agents are paid at simultaneously at closing, the seller is paying the listing brokerage one large sum, and then the listing brokerage is paying the buyer’s agent out of that amount. The buyer’s agent commission is advertised in the MLS (multiple listing service) with the listing for the house. Buyer’s agents are discouraged from discriminating against showing homes with lower commission rates, but there is no way to know if an agent chooses not to show a home because of the commission rate offered. My bigger fear would be that an agent would speak negatively of a home, pointing out flaws or suggesting it is overpriced, if the commission rate is less than competing homes for sale. In my model I offer the most frequently offered amount in the Denver MLS (recolorado) of 2.8%.

How much does my full service, flat fee real estate model cost metro Denver home sellers?

I charge 2.8% + my $5,000 flat fee.

Many real estate agencies charge 6% to sell your home. With a sales price of $380,000 (The median sales price April 2017) the total commissions paid with a 6% model would be $22,800.

Without a flat fee real estate estimated net amount to seller

With a sales price of $380,000 the total commissions paid with a 2.8% + $5,000 model would be $15,640, saving the average Denver home seller up to 7,160.

flat fee real estate estimated net amount to seller

But commission savings are meaningless unless all the pieces are place to still sell your home for top dollar.

What marketing do I do with my full service, flat fee Denver real estate model to sell homes for top dollar?

I implement every marketing strategy I have seen to position all of my listing clients to sell for top dollar and create bidding wars whenever possible.

1. Professional photography

I explain to clients that everybody sees your home online before they see it in person. Photos are the new curb appeal. And quality photography can make a huge difference in how many people come to see the home, which translates into the number and price of offers received. The company I use has talented and experienced photographers with top of the line HD photographic technology.

Flat fee Denver real estate professional photography

2. Floor plans

Virtuance also creates floor plans. I find this especially useful for flyers, so that I can encourage potential buyers to take home a flyer and imagine their furniture in the home. Also the online virtual tour shows on the floor plan where each picture was taken.

flat fee Denver real estate virtual tours and floor plans

3. Dedicated URL

I create the website address of your address.com, for instance www.4125Clay.com. This is displayed on top of the luxury yard arm and on the flyers. It makes it easy for people to remember your address and look up information about your home.

flat fee Denver real estate luxury yard arm and dedicated url

4. Luxury yard arm

This used to mean something but almost nobody uses the old signs anymore.

5. MLS and syndication.

I am a member of 2 local MLS’s: www.recolorado.comwww.iresis.com . In addition to listing on the MLS, the home is displayed on all major public web sites and all agents’ web sites with IDX searches.

flat fee Denver real estate listing syndication

6. High quality flyers

I like a flyer with the floor plan on the back for viewing buyers to take with them. Hopefully they want to think about how well their furniture would fit. I also like them taking something with them that would help them give the home a second thought if they were not initially wooed.

flat fee Denver real estate flyers

7. Open houses

I like to do 1 open house. I advertise the open house in the first line of the description, in the MLS, on Zillow, and Realtor.com . There are 2 reasons to do the open house. The first reason I do an open house is to try and find an unrepresented buyer, reducing your total commissions to $10,000. The second, and more common reason, is to enable buyers, whose agents are out of town, to view the home. More than a few times I have received the strongest offers from these buyers and their agents.

8. Showing coordination

I use showingtime.com or showings.com for my showing coordination. A barrier remains between you and the buyer’s agent, while utilizing technology to have showing requests immediately sent to you for approval. Both services also have feedback systems and surveys for buyer’s agents to let you and I know what they thought of the home. I am willing to use a manual lockbox or a digital sentrilock lockbox to assist, depending on your preference.

9. E-mails advertising to agents with prospective buyers.

Did you know we enter buyers into the MLS the same as we enter sellers? You probably do know this. A real estate agent has probably set you up with a home search that fit a set of criteria that you provided. Did you know, when I enter a listing into the MLS, I can see a list of agents that have buyers for whom my listing fits their criteria. I am pretty savvy with technology and mailchimp. I will send an e-mail blast notifying these agents of my new listing, sometimes 1,000 agents. I will also be able to see the agents who have a client who favorites my listing. I will be reaching out to those agents directly.

What other services do I offer with my full service, flat fee Denver real estate model?

1. Price analysis

I advise you as to my belief of a realistic sales price and best list price.

2. Contract negotiation

I assist in the initial and ongoing contractual negotiations. The devil is in the details, and I help you understand how the terms of the contract will affect you. This includes positioning you to buy and sell a home simultaneously if desired.

3. No risk and no obligation

You can terminate your contract with me at any time, if you have not signed an agreement with a buyer. I do not want anybody stuck working with me. I take pride in my work and work as though I could lose my job tomorrow, if I don’t do it today.

What are my duties to you as a full service, flat fee Denver Realtor?

  1. Promoting the interests of Seller with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity;
  2. Seeking a price and terms that are acceptable to Seller; and
  3. Counseling Seller as to any material benefits or risks of a transaction that are actually known by Broker.

Broker must exercise reasonable skill and care for Seller, including but not limited to the following:

  • Performing the terms of any written or oral agreement with Seller;
  • Presenting all offers to and from Seller in a timely manner regardless of whether the Property is subject to a contract for Sale;
  • Disclosing to Seller adverse material facts actually known by Broker;
  • Advising Seller regarding the transaction and advising Seller to obtain expert advice as to material matters about which Broker knows but the specifics of which are beyond the expertise of Broker;
  • Accounting in a timely manner for all money and property received; and
  • Keeping Seller fully informed regarding the transaction.

Broker must not disclose the following information without the informed consent of Seller:

  • That Seller is willing to accept less than the asking price for the Property;
  • What the motivating factors are for Seller to sell the Property;
  • That Seller will agree to financing terms other than those offered;
  • Any material information about Seller unless disclosure is required by law or failure to disclose such information would constitute fraud or dishonest dealing; or
  • Any facts or suspicions regarding circumstances that could psychologically impact or stigmatize the Property.

 


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Flat Fee Home Listings And Home Sales | Denver Realtor Christopher Gibson

What is a flat fee Denver Realtor? Flat fee and discount real estate listing agency in Denver comes in many different forms. I have been implementing a FULL SERVICE, flat fee and discount real estate model in my Denver real estate practice for over 2 years. I found that what I did to sell homes does not vary greatly no matter the price point. And I wanted to find a good deal that I could offer friends and family. I do not deviate from this structure to avoid the awkwardness of offering one person a better deal than another and having it discovered by the lesser benefiting party. My Denver full service, flat fee real estate model is $5,000 + the 2.8% that I pass through to the buyers’ agent.

Here is a video about my full service, flat fee Denver real estate model.

How does the money flow in a real estate transaction in Colorado?

How do real estate agents get paid in a home sale in Colorado?

You need to know that although both agents are paid at simultaneously at closing, the seller is paying the listing brokerage one large sum, and then the listing brokerage is paying the buyer’s agent out of that amount. The buyer’s agent commission is advertised in the MLS (multiple listing service) with the listing for the house. Buyer’s agents are discouraged from discriminating against showing homes with lower commission rates, but there is no way to know if an agent chooses not to show a home because of the commission rate offered. My bigger fear would be that an agent would speak negatively of a home, pointing out flaws or suggesting it is overpriced, if the commission rate is less than competing homes for sale. In my model I offer the most frequently offered amount in the Denver MLS (recolorado) of 2.8%.

How much does my full service, flat fee real estate model cost metro Denver home sellers?

I charge 2.8% + my $5,000 flat fee.

Many real estate agencies charge 6% to sell your home. With a sales price of $380,000 (The median sales price April 2017) the total commissions paid with a 6% model would be $22,800.

Without a flat fee real estate estimated net amount to seller

With a sales price of $380,000 the total commissions paid with a 2.8% + $5,000 model would be $15,640, saving the average Denver home seller up to 7,160.

flat fee real estate estimated net amount to seller

But commission savings are meaningless unless all the pieces are place to still sell your home for top dollar.

What marketing do I do with my full service, flat fee Denver real estate model to sell homes for top dollar?

I implement every marketing strategy I have seen to position all of my listing clients to sell for top dollar and create bidding wars whenever possible.

1. Professional photography

I explain to clients that everybody sees your home online before they see it in person. Photos are the new curb appeal. And quality photography can make a huge difference in how many people come to see the home, which translates into the number and price of offers received. The company I use has talented and experienced photographers with top of the line HD photographic technology.

Flat fee Denver real estate professional photography

2. Floor plans

Virtuance also creates floor plans. I find this especially useful for flyers, so that I can encourage potential buyers to take home a flyer and imagine their furniture in the home. Also the online virtual tour shows on the floor plan where each picture was taken.

flat fee Denver real estate virtual tours and floor plans

3. Dedicated URL

I create the website address of your address.com, for instance www.4125Clay.com. This is displayed on top of the luxury yard arm and on the flyers. It makes it easy for people to remember your address and look up information about your home.

flat fee Denver real estate luxury yard arm and dedicated url

4. Luxury yard arm

This used to mean something but almost nobody uses the old signs anymore.

5. MLS and syndication.

I am a member of 2 local MLS’s: www.recolorado.comwww.iresis.com . In addition to listing on the MLS, the home is displayed on all major public web sites and all agents’ web sites with IDX searches.

flat fee Denver real estate listing syndication

6. High quality flyers

I like a flyer with the floor plan on the back for viewing buyers to take with them. Hopefully they want to think about how well their furniture would fit. I also like them taking something with them that would help them give the home a second thought if they were not initially wooed.

flat fee Denver real estate flyers

7. Open houses

I like to do 1 open house. I advertise the open house in the first line of the description, in the MLS, on Zillow, and Realtor.com . There are 2 reasons to do the open house. The first reason I do an open house is to try and find an unrepresented buyer, reducing your total commissions to $10,000. The second, and more common reason, is to enable buyers, whose agents are out of town, to view the home. More than a few times I have received the strongest offers from these buyers and their agents.

8. Showing coordination

I use showingtime.com or showings.com for my showing coordination. A barrier remains between you and the buyer’s agent, while utilizing technology to have showing requests immediately sent to you for approval. Both services also have feedback systems and surveys for buyer’s agents to let you and I know what they thought of the home. I am willing to use a manual lockbox or a digital sentrilock lockbox to assist, depending on your preference.

9. E-mails advertising to agents with prospective buyers.

Did you know we enter buyers into the MLS the same as we enter sellers? You probably do know this. A real estate agent has probably set you up with a home search that fit a set of criteria that you provided. Did you know, when I enter a listing into the MLS, I can see a list of agents that have buyers for whom my listing fits their criteria. I am pretty savvy with technology and mailchimp. I will send an e-mail blast notifying these agents of my new listing, sometimes 1,000 agents. I will also be able to see the agents who have a client who favorites my listing. I will be reaching out to those agents directly.

What other services do I offer with my full service, flat fee Denver real estate model?

1. Price analysis

I advise you as to my belief of a realistic sales price and best list price.

2. Contract negotiation

I assist in the initial and ongoing contractual negotiations. The devil is in the details, and I help you understand how the terms of the contract will affect you. This includes positioning you to buy and sell a home simultaneously if desired.

3. No risk and no obligation

You can terminate your contract with me at any time, if you have not signed an agreement with a buyer. I do not want anybody stuck working with me. I take pride in my work and work as though I could lose my job tomorrow, if I don’t do it today.

What are my duties to you as a full service, flat fee Denver Realtor?

  1. Promoting the interests of Seller with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity;
  2. Seeking a price and terms that are acceptable to Seller; and
  3. Counseling Seller as to any material benefits or risks of a transaction that are actually known by Broker.

Broker must exercise reasonable skill and care for Seller, including but not limited to the following:

  • Performing the terms of any written or oral agreement with Seller;
  • Presenting all offers to and from Seller in a timely manner regardless of whether the Property is subject to a contract for Sale;
  • Disclosing to Seller adverse material facts actually known by Broker;
  • Advising Seller regarding the transaction and advising Seller to obtain expert advice as to material matters about which Broker knows but the specifics of which are beyond the expertise of Broker;
  • Accounting in a timely manner for all money and property received; and
  • Keeping Seller fully informed regarding the transaction.

Broker must not disclose the following information without the informed consent of Seller:

  • That Seller is willing to accept less than the asking price for the Property;
  • What the motivating factors are for Seller to sell the Property;
  • That Seller will agree to financing terms other than those offered;
  • Any material information about Seller unless disclosure is required by law or failure to disclose such information would constitute fraud or dishonest dealing; or
  • Any facts or suspicions regarding circumstances that could psychologically impact or stigmatize the Property.

 


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My Rating: 5 Stars(26)

Denver Realtor Reviews: Summer Vs Winter Real Estate Photography

Call or text Christopher Gibson at 720-394-8861 for your free, no obligation, professional HD exterior photos, while there are still leaves on the trees and while yards are still green. Or you can fill out the instant property valuation form below. Or you can e-mail CGibson@Realtor.com

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Denver Realtor Reviews: Summer Vs Winter Real Estate Photography

Denver Realtor Reviews: Summer Vs Winter Real Estate Photography

In my opinion there is nothing worse for the pictures of the house than snowy, icy home pictures. Trees are barren. Yards are dormant. Skies are gray. In the winter I overcome this by having one of my first pictures be an interior picture rather than an exterior picture. But, every year I also encourage potential winter and early spring sellers to allow me to have my professional photographer come and get HD exterior shots in the fall. There is no better opportunity to stand out against your competition than with fall leaves, green yards, and blue skies. I will do this service for any potential client. And you are not obligated to use me to sell your home. CONTACT ME! Time is wasting.

Seriously, FREE, no obligation exterior professional HD photography.

Call or text Christopher Gibson at 720-394-8861. E-mail: CGibson@Realtor.com

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Denver Realtor – List Your Home For A $5,000 Flat Fee

Christopher Gibson is Realtor and Real Estate Agent in Denver Colorado who offers the full services of a listing agent for a discount flat fee of $5,000.

Denver Realtor Flat Fee Listing - DiscountWhat is a flat fee?

Listing agents usually charge a percentage to list your house for sale. As the sales price of the home increases, so does their commission. Instead Denver area home sellers can pay the listing real estate  agent a flat fee of five thousand dollars to perform all the services of their Realtor and provide high quality marketing. Denver home sellers are also encouraged to offer a cooperating commission to the Buyer’s agent of 2.8%. This model saves Denver homes sellers thousands of dollars in Realtor commissions and fees.



Christopher Gibson does not believe the work of a Denver Realtor and Real Estate Agent increases with sales price. By offering a discount flat fee for quality work Denver area home sellers save thousands of dollars without sacrificing the availability, marketing, dedication, or loyalty of a full service Realtor and Real Estate Agent.

Learn more about how a flat fee home listing with Denver Realtor and Real Estate Agent Christopher Gibson works here.

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Learn more about what service Christopher Gibson offers for a flat fee as a full service Denver Real Estate Agent and Realtor here.

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Denver Real Estate News: 2015 3rd Quarter Denver MLS Market Report

Denver Real Estate News: 2015 3rd Quarter Denver MLS Market Report

Cooling Continues for Denver Area Housing Market

Denver Real Estate News

September Ends A Strong 3rd Quarter

DENVER – October 5, 2015 –According to REcolorado, Colorado’s largest MLS and the provider of REcolorado.com, the housing market in the Denver metro and surrounding area continued its cooling trend in September. As inventory levels and prices remain steady, the market is seeing a slow shift to one that is more pleasing to the buyer.

With 9,051 active listings on the market, September’s inventory of available homes for sale was down one percent month over month but, was two percent higher than this time last year. Inventory levels held steady thanks to sellers bringing 6,314 new listings to the market, nine percent less than last month but 18 percent more than September 2014.

Inventory levels remained at 8 weeks in September, higher as compared to the summer months where we saw weeks of inventory as low as 5 weeks, but still well below the national average of approximately 12 weeks.

“The Denver area housing market remains among the hottest in the country,” said Kirby Slunaker, president and CEO of REcolorado. “Sellers continue to bring new listings to the market, holding inventory levels steady and benefiting buyers who are enjoying greater selection and moderating prices.”

Denver Real Estate News
After peaking at $374,890 in May, September brought a fourth consecutive month where average sold prices saw a slight decrease. The average sold price for a single family home in September was $353,197, down three percent from last month. Denver area home prices remain strong, up12 percent year over year.

September also brought a seasonal downtick in the pace of home sales. Month over month, the sale of new homes was down 5 percent, and there was a six percent decrease year over year.

The amount of time a Denver area home stayed on the market inched up once again in September. The average days on market was 24 days, a three day increase as compared to last month, but seven days less than last year.

Third Quarter in Review

The housing market for the Denver metro and surrounding area has many similarities compared to last year, but compared to the third quarter just five years ago, it looks much different.

Denver Real Estate News
Denver’s tight inventory levels continued throughout the third quarter of 2015. Compared to the third quarter of 2014, the number of available homes on the market shows little difference. However, a 2010 to 2015 comparison of third quarter inventory levels shows a 61 percent decrease in homes on the market. In 2010, there was 34 weeks of inventory, compared to just an average of eight during the third quarter of 2015.

Home Sales during the third quarter of 2015 averaged 5,239 per month, which is 69 percent higher than the monthly average for the third quarter of 2010.

At a monthly average of $360,828, the average sale price for the third quarter of 2015 is 35 percent higher than the monthly average of $266,467 seen in 2010. Compared to the third quarter of last year, the average home price increased 9 percent.

Denver Real Estate News
“The Denver area housing market is much stronger than it was just 5 years ago, keeping pace with the area’s solid economic performance,” said Slunaker. “With demand remaining strong, I anticipate the steady growth we saw during the third quarter of this year to continue.”

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