Here at Assist-2-Sell we have seen home real estate prices rise over the last five years in South Florida. Assist-2-Sell and attest to that!
According to The Sun Sentinel, the median price for a home for sale in Broward County was $350,000 in 2017 which signals an eight-percent increase from 2016.
When we see these sale prices, we tend to think that we’re walking away with $350,000. However, when you factor in the commission fees a traditional real estate agent takes, that number takes a hit.
Indeed, most traditional real estate agencies charge between a five- and six-percent commission rate. This means that if you sell your home for $350,000, you have to pay a staggering $21,000 in real estate fees.
With $21,000, you could buy a brand new car, pay for a year of tuition at an expensive college, or add a nice buffer to your retirement account.
So, how can you avoid paying this fee but still receive the full-service real estate support you need?
As a flat-rate, full-service home real estate agency in South Florida, serving Broward County and Palm Beach County, including Coconut Creek, Boca Raton, Parkland, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, Tamarac, Plantation, Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale, Lighthouse Pointe, form Wellington down to Hollywood. We offer the best of both worlds for home sellers.
Unlike traditional real estate agencies that charge six percent commission on average, our team only charges a flat rate. This means that whatever your home ends up selling for, our flat rate remains independent and consistent.
You might think that a lower commission rate means minimal service. However, Assist-2-Sell is still a full-service real estate agency. This means that home sellers still benefit from working with licensed real estate agents who will show their home, post signage, market the property, oversee open houses, list the home, and provide the services you expect from a real estate company.
To learn more about the Assist-2-Sell business model, read up on how we are different from high-commission real estate agencies.
Assist-2-Sell was started by “traditional” real estate agents who recognized the dissonance between consumer needs in an evolving society versus the reality of home real estate.
As such, Don Marton and Tom Carroll, two realtors who were both in the top one percent of real estate agents nationwide, decided to purchase an Assist-2-Sell franchise for South Florida. They saw this non-traditional business model as a way to benefit consumers and agents alike.
As a “non-traditional” real estate firm, part of our mission involves educating consumers about the differences between our services and traditional agencies, dispelling common misconceptions, and providing information about home real estate in South Florida.
Our home real estate blog will be informative, both about Assist-2-Sell and the real estate markets in Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Parkland, Coral Springs and all over Broward and Palm Beach County.
If you have any questions or want more information about our local real estate services, don’t hesitate to give our team a call today!