Sell Homes & Save Big With Us

Flat fee for ALL price properties. You deserve your hard earned equity.

How long did it take for your home to appreciate 6%?​

How much work did you pour into maintaining and upgrading your home?​

Is it worth it to give it all in one fair swoop to a realtor?

That’s why you should work with us.

Choose Your PLAN

Pick a program that best fits your need, or contact us to get a customized quote.

Unlike other flat fee providers, we do NOT bill by the hour.

  • MLS Listing Only

  • $500

  • Property Evaluation / Comparative Market Analysis
  • Pricing Consultation
  • Professional Photography
  • Verify Listing Accuracy
  • Touch-up Photos & Property Description
  • Listing on the MLS
  • Listing on Major Real Estate Websites
  • No Limit on Listing Duration and Changes
  • Yard Sign
  • Lock Box
  • Showing Coordination
  • Showing Feedback
  • Open House
  • Periodic Update CMA
  • Respond to Agent Inquiries
  • Negotiate Offers
  • Inspection Coordination & Review
  • Real Estate Attorney
  • Online Access to All Documents
  • E-Sign All Documents
  • HUD Review
  • Closing Coordination
  • $500
    Initial Payment**
  • Standard

  • $1500

  • Property Evaluation / Comparative Market Analysis
  • Pricing Consultation
  • Professional Photography
  • Verify Listing Accuracy
  • Touch-up Photos & Property Description
  • Listing on the MLS
  • Listing on Major Real Estate Websites
  • No Limit on Listing Duration and Changes
  • Yard Sign
  • Lock Box
  • Showing Coordination
  • Showing Feedback
  • Open House
  • Periodic Update CMA
  • Respond to Agent Inquiries
  • Negotiate Offers
  • Inspection Coordination & Review
  • Real Estate Attorney
  • Online Access to All Documents
  • E-Sign All Documents
  • HUD Review
  • Closing Coordination
  • $500
    Initial Payment**
  • Advanced

  • $2200

  • Property Evaluation / Comparative Market Analysis
  • Pricing Consultation
  • Professional Photography
  • Verify Listing Accuracy
  • Touch-up Photos & Property Description
  • Listing on the MLS
  • Listing on Major Real Estate Websites
  • No Limit on Listing Duration and Changes
  • Yard Sign
  • Lock Box
  • Showing Coordination
  • Showing Feedback
  • Open House
  • Periodic Update CMA
  • Respond to Agent Inquiries
  • Negotiate Offers
  • Inspection Coordination & Review
  • Real Estate Attorney
  • Online Access to All Documents
  • E-Sign All Documents
  • HUD Review
  • Closing Coordination
  • $700
    Initial Payment**
  • Premium

  • $3600

  • Property Evaluation / Comparative Market Analysis
  • Pricing Consultation
  • Professional Photography
  • Verify Listing Accuracy
  • Touch-up Photos & Property Description
  • Listing on the MLS
  • Listing on Major Real Estate Websites
  • No Limit on Listing Duration and Changes
  • Yard Sign
  • Lock Box
  • Showing Coordination
  • Showing Feedback
  • Open House
  • Periodic Update CMA
  • Respond to Agent Inquiries
  • Negotiate Offers
  • Inspection Coordination & Review
  • Real Estate Attorney
  • Online Access to All Documents
  • E-Sign All Documents
  • HUD Review
  • Closing Coordination
  • $1000
    Initial Payment**

** Initial Payment is not refundable due to the sunk cost of each transaction.

Note: We currently only handle sales of Single Family Homes, Condos, Townhomes and 2-4 Units in Illinois. 

 

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More Questions?

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What is the process of selling a home?

  1. Pick out a package above, or contact us to get a customized quote.
  2. We will contact you to gather information about the property and prepare the paperwork.
  3. Meanwhile, you should get the property in shape for sale: de-cluttered, cleaned, and if possible, staged.
  4. Arrange professional photography.
  5. We will help you with the pricing strategy.
  6. We will prepare the MLS listing and review details with you before it goes live.
  7. We will help you set up a showing method.
  8. Prepare for open houses, if desired.
  9. Periodic cleaning and maintenance of the property.
  10. We will guide you if periodic price adjustment is necessary.
  11. We present all offers and feedback to you.
  12. Offer negotiation.
  13. Reach out to attorney for contract review and title work.
  14. We will verify buyer financial viability.
  15. Coordinate inspection and appraisal.
  16. Coordinate walk through.
  17. Prepare for closing.
  18. Closing day.

Why are you offering fixed fee realtor service? What’s wrong with the traditional realtor commission model?

Say you go to your doctor for a checkup. Just because you have 10 times the money as the next guy, is it fair to charge you 10 times the price for the same service? From my own experience as a buyer, seller and realtor, I believe it is unfair and outdated to charge a 6% commission for a realtor’s service. Selling a $800K house does not take 8 times the effort of selling a $100K house. The essential services that realtors provide are pretty much fixed from one sale to another.

Realtors often tout they are worth the fee because of their “great service” (always return your call, reply to emails quickly, help you push buyers harder or negotiate with sellers harder, etc.). Well, these are just standard practice for every professional in the industry. The other kind touts “local knowledge and rich experience”. I can’t deny there is some truth to that. But in this day and age, we hardly need “local expert” to tell us that this restaurant has great fish or that road is often congested. We have Google.

This price is what I believe is fair based on the effort a realtor spends on a deal and the cost of technology and office fees. As we evolve, the fees maybe adjusted with new technology or new business methods.

Do flat fee realtors provide different service than traditional realtors? I was told low fee means bad service, or limited service.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the realtor charging 10 times my price do the work 10 times better! That’s a pretty sly marketing line to coax the consumers to pay more, under the impression that they are getting better service. If you think about it, there is no support to back up the argument. It’s just a flat statement. 

The real estate brokerage industry has some inherent flaws. First, the industry has a relatively low barrier to entry; second, there is no transparent, universal standard to judge the quality of a realtor. The result of these two is that  there are people of different educational levels, different motivation, different worldviews and different technology awareness, all broadcasting themselves as “your local expert” or “best choice” or “real estate guru”. 

On the other hand, consumers rarely have a way to objectively compare realtors, like the way they can compare cereals or electronics. Most consumers deal with only one realtor in many years. And due to the uniqueness of every transaction, it’s hard to compare apples with oranges. Say you worked with a realtor for a while but started to dislike her style. Most of us wouldn’t change realtors since it’s too much hassle. So the market forces driving improvement through competition is not working well here. And it’s the quandary that consumers face today. 

How are we different? We provide full service at low cost. We give you the choice of lower fees if you so choose. We eliminate the “fluff” and provide you with real value. We have brought the realtor business down to a transparent, efficient, standardized and low margin business.

Back to this statement of realtor fee v.s. service quality. I reckon that different consumers have different preferences, one man’s good realtor could annoy the other man like hell. And that’s fine. No one could be liked by everyone. But there are concrete standards that are universally accepted, like professional skills, knowledge base, care for the consumer, efficiency, and integrity. We have things that we don’t do. But if we do it, we must do it to the highest standard.

“Limited service” is partially true. But it is based on customer decision. If you don’t want or need us to hover around, why should we squeeze ourselves in and charge you for it? We believe in this day and age, if a consumer is able and willing to do some work since everything could be found online, he deserves to be compensated.

To summarize, we provide full service at low price; limited service is only based on customer decision; low service quality is absolutely, categorically false.

Except realtor fees, what other fees should I expect when selling a home?

Selling a home involves many parties. The buyers will have their agent. Unless we are also representing the buyers, we would advise a percentage-based commission for the buyer’s agent to avoid the risk of de-motivation, since traditionally they would expect such commission.

Expect to see all or some of the following charges in your settlement statement:

  • Attorney fees
  • Title settlement fee
  • Recording fee
  • Transfer tax
  • Pro-rata property tax
  • Loan payoff fee
  • Wire fee
  • Courier fee
  • Buyer’s credit, if any

There are other charges that are not reflected in the settlement statement, but that you should be aware.

  • Electricity, Water, Gas, Scavenger fees to closing day
  • Hazard insurance
  • Postal change service
  • Moving fee
  • HOA, if any

The bottom line is, all fees are eclipsed by realtor fees. With our flat fee service, you can expect to keep most of your hard earned equity.

Can you guarantee the home sale? I see other realtors claim they sell homes faster and for more money. Can you achieve that?

The short answer is “no”, but please hear me out. 

I never believe it when a realtor claims that he can sell homes faster or can guarantee a sale. Because I believe in the market, not individual salesperson’s “skills”. In a hot market, everything sells faster and for more money. In a slow market, even some very famous realtors can’t sell a perfectly good house. 

The abundance of information online has made the current real estate market almost frictionless (like what we learned in college about the perfect market). When your home is online, relevant buyers will find it and consider it, the right buyer will make an offer. When we put your home on the MLS, it will propagate to all major real estate websites, Redfin, Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads, Realtor.com, etc.

Real estate purchase is not like grocery shopping. People take it very seriously, so even if the salesperson sing and dance at the top level, people hardly make emotional buys. The most important factor affecting the sale of a house is presenting the right information to the buyers.

At the end of the day, when we’ve done everything we can, whether and when a home sells and for how much is decided by the market and, for a large part, luck. This is not pessimistic thinking, only objective observation. As of the time I write this, the market is hot and everything sells fast and for more, but it’s hardly the realtor’s doing.

The idea sounds good, but what’s the catch?

I won’t call it a “catch” but it’s good to know the pros and cons before committing. 

First of all, almost everything is done online, and only essential services are provided. That’s a big reason why we’re able to cut the cost. Essential services include, but are not limited to, listing your home online, drafting contract, negotiating on your behalf, and guiding you through the transaction. 

All fluff is cut out. Fluff means non value-add services, such as chatting with you about the weather or that rude neighbor, doing marriage counseling, calming you down when anxiety attacks, reading to you answers that can be easily found online, or standing over there when photographers and inspectors do their own work.

For the services I do provide, I will perform to the highest professional standard. After all, my goal of doing this is to save you money, and save you from irresponsible realtors, and the endless pushy sales, and the phony warmth that made you oblige unwillingly. 

I set the system this way because if I were the customer, this is how I would like to be treated. But I know that I tend to be a little nerdy and introverted, so my view is probably a bit off. Your feedback, therefore, is extremely valuable to me.

Are the fees refundable if I change my mind mid-transaction?

An initial payment of $500 (or as indicated in the Seller page for different plans) is due before the house is listed online. There are many costs related to bring each transaction live on the MLS, e.g. MLS charges, staff hours, market research, office dues, etc. Therefore, this part is non-refundable. 

If the deal closes successfully, seller doesn’t need to pay out of pocket, as the remaining of the fee will be collected at closing. 

If we’ve worked on a transaction for a while and the seller decides to cancel, it will depend on the substance of our work. To prevent abuse, we would need to be compensated fairly. But if your cancellation is a result of our fault or negligence, there’s no charge. After all, my goal is to try to save you money.

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