Why use Maximo Properties LLC to represent you in the home selling process?
What is a listing fee, and how does it work?
Typically, most home sellers in the Washington DC metro area will pay a 5% commission, based on the home selling price. 2.5% of that is paid to the listing (selling) agent, and 2.5% is paid to the buyer agent.
However, by listing your home with Maximo Properties LLC, you will pay a total of 4% commission, which includes a 1.5% listing fee* and 2.5% paid to the buyer agent. For a home sold for $1,000,000, that means savings of $10,000 over other Washington DC metro real estate agents.
How can you charge a 1.5% listing fee* when most other real estate agents in the Washington DC metro area charge between 2.5% and 3%?
Easy, low overhead. We don’t have teams or groups of administrative employees. We use technology to do the work of ten people so that we can pass those cost savings on to our clients!
But don’t I need those “teams” or “groups?” Aren’t they going to help me sell my house faster and for a lot more money?
Technology has made the home selling process a lot more efficient. The days of a local Realtor® handing out flyers or needing to meet each prospective buyer is over.
As soon as a home is actively listed for sale, sites like Realtor.com, Zillow, and Trulia make information available to thousands of prospective buyers. Online scheduling of showings and the use of electronic lockboxes at the property make homes more accessible and convenient to sellers and agents. The contract writing process has also been automated and signatures can be obtained electronically.
How is Maximo Properties LLC using technology to assist the home seller?
We include a free Matterport 3D virtual tour ($395 value) with each listing. We take an hour to scan the home and then post the virtual tour online. Using virtual tours allows thousands of prospective buyers to tour the house, without needing to be physically present. For a personal example, a couple in Arizona made an offer on a home in Maryland without once stepping one foot in the house.
Also, we understand the seller’s time is precious, so we use digital signature software to provide the seller the ease of signing documents. We also offer Facetime/Zoom meeting(s) if the seller is too busy to meet in person.
So with technology, I can pick any real estate agent and get the same results?
Technology has made the home selling process more efficient. It ultimately has decreased the cost of selling a home significantly, but there are still skills/experiences that separate great real estate agents from the rest.
Maximo Properties LLC’s broker, Joseph Woloszyn, has years of experience in the real estate market, as well as with renovating and flipping properties.
Some of the services Joseph offers include: assisting the home seller with determining the market value of their home, recommending repairs and improvements to obtain the highest selling price, advising the home seller on each offer, and leading negotiations with potential home buyers and their agents.
Check out our Matterport 3D Tour below!