Discount Brokers: The Real Deal

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 jonesti@mccannteam.com 

Another Incredibly Successful Development Story!

2
1323-41 N Howard Street is just another in our
many developer success stories!
We sold this to one of our builders, it was an off market lot
Never hit the MLS!!
The 21 homes are now being built && we have already pre-sold
13 of the 21 homes!!
howard
Be sure to keep in touch for off market lots, shells, multi’s and fixer uppers.
Jim Onesti & Mike McCann – BHHS Fox & Roach.
215.627.6005 Main or 215.440.2052 Direct
Best way to get in touch: jonesti@mccannteam.com

Build Your Dream Home in the Meredith School District!

NOT ON THE MLS!

Bella Vista LOT APPROVED for a 4000 sq’ home

Located in the Meredith School District Catchment

Build your dream home! Several comps well above $1,000,000+++
OR build a custom home for a client!!

Click Here For Plans: A  B  C  D  E

For more information contact Jim Onesti. 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com

BHHS Fox & Roach – Mike McCann Team – Main 215.627.6005

4 Amazing Development Opportunities!!

Not yet on the MLS

1713 S. 9th Street. Passyunk Square. Huge 2 story corner home with GARAGE, deck, 4 bedrooms and two baths. Needs updating but in great condition! Asking $225k

1318 S Opal, Point Breeze, $79k. Two stories, needs complete renovation.

1320 S Cleveland, Point Breeze, $89k. Two stories, needs complete renovation.

14 lots in Northern Liberties, fully approved for town homes with garages and parking. $150k each!

Contact Jim Onesti for more info. 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com
BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors & The McCann Team. 215.627.6005

Have a Property You Need Rented?? Call The McCann Team TODAY!

Ryan McCann, Rental Specialist

Since bursting onto the Philadelphia real estate scene in May, 2012, Ryan McCann has flourished as the newest agent on the McCann Team.With over 70 properties already closed or pending in under 3 months, he has not only become a standout rookie in the field, but the McCann Team’s premier Leasing Specialist.Born in Philadelphia and a recent graduate of Penn State University, Ryan has been raised around real estate his entire life.

After interning for two summers as an office assistant and learning the details of the business, he completed his licensing courses at Temple Real Estate Institute. Since then, he has become an Accredited Buyer Representative and is hard at work to earn the GREEN Realtor designation. With a solid background in the business, an extremely outgoing personality, and a strong work ethic, the sky is truly the limit for Ryan McCann.