We have all heard the old saying, “If it sound like it is too good to be true, it probably is.” Unfortunately, this is typically the case with discount brokers. Whenever the real estate market reaches a high point, tons of new, discount brokers and startup companies seem to appear out of nowhere. They come promising dramatically decreased commission percentages in exchange for their discounted services. Now, we understand how appealing this may look but I want you to be informed and aware of the risk involved when you come in contact with these operations.
As an experience realtor, I have seen the poor service that these organizations provide on numerous occasions. Many of these companies require upfront payment in order to list the property in the MLS and then disappear, leaving clients baffled, confused and alone. Eventually, the companies disappear completely, leaving a great deal of wreckage behind.
Be Forewarned! These individuals do not do the same job as legitimate, real estate professionals. They will not take the time to market your home, manage paperwork, host open houses or guide you through the negotiation process like genuine professionals. They will simply cash your check, list the property and disappear.
Bottom line, if your home is not a discount property, then do not list with a discount broker. Those flashy and appealing discounted rates could end up costing you more than you ever imagined. Be safe, be smart, and beware of the discount broker.
For a name you know and a Realtor you can trust, contact me today!
Jim Onesti – BHHS Fox & Roach – McCann Team – 215-627-6005 Main
215.440.2052 Direct or firstname.lastname@example.org