How can you offer this discount on the
commission when other companies don't?
A: This is Advantage Real Estate's "economic
stimulus" to you. With
the current ecomomy, we understand that
home owners need every dollar of proceed
from the sale of their home. We are not
a part of a franchise so we don't have
those additional fees to pay. We have decided
to pass those savings onto you, our client!
What services will you cut to do this?
A: No services will be cut, in fact, we offer
more than most local agencies: full Showcase
listings on Realtor.com with enhanced text
and up to 25 photos. Also for qualifying
listings, your virtual tour with interactive
floor plan will be uploaded to ALL MLS capable
websites and Realtor.com. See our chart of
services for a full comparison of services.
Will other Realtors still want to show
A: Yes! The buyer's Realtor will be offered
the same amount as other homes; the discount
is taken on Advantage Real Estate's side.
What if I'm not satisfied with your service?
A: Over the years we've learned that the
#1 reason for unhappy clients is that they
never hear from their agent. Poor communication.
Advantage Real Estate holds itself to a different
level of commitment - so much in fact that
we'll offer you a guarantee in writing for
our service, or you may withdraw with no
obligation! Give us a try - you won't be
What is the MLS and why is it so important?
A: MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service.
This is where local agencies in a community
agree to post their listings on the same
website in order to increase exposure to
a broader network of real estate agents,
any of whom can have the buyer for your home.
We all agree to help sell each other's listings
and share the commission. If you're not in
the MLS, people may not be able to find your
home for sale unless they drive by and see
the sign. (Not
all agencies in the Moberly area are a part
of the MLS - be sure to ask!)
Is a “Showcased” Realtor.com® listing
with extra information and pictures included?
A: Yes! Others may charge extra
for a Showcased Listing on Realtor.com®,
which is the #1 most popular real estate
website. A Realtor.com® Showcased listing
is included with us at no additional charge
and allows us to add an additional 24 photos
and 2500 characters of custom text to the
basic Realtor.com® display. A showcased
home generates far more traffic then a standard
listing. We are also able to upload our Interactive
Virtual Tours under "Featured Home Tours" on
How is the sales price of my home determined?
A: Buyers and sellers represent the market
and actually determine sales prices. As a
gauge, Realtors® pay for access to data
that would reflect recent home sales similar
to the one you are selling. We use this data
to prepare a comparative market analysis
(CMA) report. This gives a range of value
the home may fall into. It is a similar process
professional appraisers use but is not as
thorough and generally there is no cost to
Can I save more money if I sell by owner?
A: It depends. Many times using
an agent can actually make you more money
because buyers working directly with owners
also try to save money and it’s difficult
for both parties to do the same. Realtors® maintain
relationships with buyers and are constantly
advertising, creating a magnet for serious
buyers leaving the bargain hunters for those
selling on their own.
Do I need to sell my home before buying
A: If you can afford to buy your next house
without selling then no, however most homeowners
need to sell a home to realize their equity
before buying their next home. If this is
the case, you should consider getting your
home sold first. A good agent can protect
you in various ways. By selling your home
first you are getting the most money for
your home and strengthening your negotiating
position when buying your next one.
estate commissions and services are not
set by law and may vary by agent and/or
office. Our 4.5% commission applies to
properties selling at $200,000 or higher.
Different rates may apply to lower priced
properties - call for details!
Virtual Tours are for qualifying listings
- call for details! These statistics are
for residental properties only.
deemed reliable at time of publishing
but not guaranteed and should be independently
verified. If your home is listed with
a REALTOR® this is not intended as
a solicitation of your listing.