The first step to decreasing your selling costs is to Avoid Costly Mistakes.
Because the biggest losses when selling your property, are due to costly mistakes and traps. They’re often hidden losses, meaning you don’t even realise you’ve dropped tens of thousands of dollars. Sometimes they reduce your selling price, sometimes they increase your selling costs. Sometimes both. But either way, they strip your equity, leaving you less in your pocket.
Sadly, many of them are laid by the traditional real estate industry. The very industry you are paying to serve you. The ‘DANGER REPORT’, an investigation into the threats facing the real estate industry (worldwide), even confirmed this:
“The real estate industry is saddled with a large number of part-time, untrained, unethical and/or incompetent agents. This knowledge gap threatens the credibility of the industry.”
We personally don’t care about the “threat” it poses to the industry. We care about the “threat” it poses to you, our clients.
Your best protection from costly mistakes is to avoid them in the first place. But first you need to be aware of them. So we created a free booklet. In a way, this is like one of those leaked reports, where insiders spill the beans to open your eyes. Because if we were forced to pick just one thing, that causes sellers the most harm, it would be this:
Being naive about how the real estate industry really works.
Once you’ve done everything possible to avoid costly mistakes and maximise your sale price, the only other way to increase your net profit is to reduce your selling expenses.
The majority of which are taken by the agents commission (sometimes a flat fee, but usually a percentage of your sale price).
One thing we know for sure, when it comes to consumers views about the real estate industry, the size of the commissions is a major bone of contention. But very few people understand how they work, why they need to be so high, or how to go about substantially reducing them. So lets take a good look…