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Frequently Asked Questions



1.  Are there any Upfront Fees or Hidden Costs?

Answer:
   
NO
!    

You only pay when your home has Closed Escrow!  
     

Consumers finally have the ability to obtain Premier Full Service Real Estate Brokerage for a low cost 1%* Discount Listing fee.       

If you Opt-Out of the MLS below are your approximate  savings of 83%**, or if you Opt-In to the MLS and you or the Listing Broker finds the Buyer (thus the Buyer is not represented by another Selling Broker) here is what you will save vs the 6%* commission while receiving our Full Service...

      



If you decide to Opt-In to the MLS and pay an additional cooperating Selling Broker's fee and one of the
6,000+ MLS agents finds the Buyer below are your approximate savings of 45%** if an MLS Selling Broker finds the Buyer given a 1%* Listing fee plus an additional MLS Selling Broker's commission of 2%* to 2.25%* fee (as the Seller you have the choice to offer whatever commission you desire when Opting In to the MLS for additional savings.    3.25%* figure below = 1%+ 2.25%*)...



This Seller Saved Thousands of Dollars vs. the 6%* Fee, you can save too!



2. Are your agents REALTORS®?

Answer:   Yes!    

Our 1%* Full Service listing agents are licensed by the California Bureau of Real Estate and are members of the:


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS®


CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®


SACRAMENTO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
 

 



This Seller Saved Thousands of Dollars vs. the 6%* Fee, you can save too!


3. If I choose can I place my home into the local MLS and use a lockbox for access?


Answer:   Yes!       

Entry of your home into the MLS is NOT mandatory.

We provide a 1%* Full Service low-cost real estate brokerage whether the Seller Opts-In or Opts-Out of the MLS.

We are members of MetroList® MLS and can enter your home into the computerized "private database" so 6,000+ agents have access to show it via a lockbox.        When you enter your home into the MLS most Sellers offer, in addition to the Listing Broker's 1%* Full Service fee, an additional 2%* to 2.5%* for cooperating Selling Brokers (thus a 3%* to 3.5%* total).     


Even if your home is in the MLS and you or the Listing Broker finds the Buyer (no other Selling Broker is involved) you will NOT owe the additional 2%* to 2.5%* as we will provide you with Full Service for 1%*







This Seller Saved Thousands of Dollars vs. the 6%* Fee, you can save too!

 

4. Who determines what my list price will be?

Answer:   The Homeowner!     

As part of our 1%* Full Service fee we provide you with a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) which will show you what similar homes are being sold for in your area, color photos of those homes for you to compare with and a map showing their location.  

You have the final say on what the starting list price will be.   It is your home and
the agent works for you not the other way around.  




This Seller Saved Thousands of Dollars vs. the 6%* Fee, you can save too!




5. Will you keep me updated?

Answer:     YES!     

Before even listing your home we will email you daily any new activity of home listings and sales in your comparable neighborhood and guarantee that we will never miss a day!      We can make this guarantee as every single agent in the MLS can save a client's search criteria and the MLS computerized system, not the listing agent, will automatically email the client new activity

With this type of automation of the real estate industry it's no wonder why we do not charge a 6%* commission.    
 


This Seller Saved Thousands of Dollars vs. the 6%* Fee, you can save too!




6. Will you inspect my home for Staging Advice to make my home look its best?

Answer:
    YES!    

Giving guidance on how to make your home shine and make that Buyer fall in love with it at first sight is a big part of getting your home sold for maximum value!

Before even meeting with one of our agents you can start the process by watching a few videos below which will help get you ready for your appointment with us.        We can then point out the finer details that you might have overlooked.

 




1)
 Preparing to Sell Your Home: Staying Clean While Moving!

2) Quick Showing Day Cleaning Routine!



 



4) Cheap Small Bathroom Makeover: Organization, Storage & Decor Ideas!


5) 7 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Fresh & Clean! DIY Air Fresheners! (Clean My Space)


6) easy diy No Dig Border 


7) 7 Simple Curb Appeal Ideas for Your Home's Exterior




This Seller Saved Thousands of Dollars vs. the 6%* Fee, you can save too!



7. Will my NORTH AMERICAN-REALTORS® Agent personally handle my escrow from start to finish?

Answer:      YES! 

From the initial meeting to list your home, thru using our top-notch negotiating of all offers, all the way until escrow closes you will only deal with your original 1%* Full Service North American-REALTORS® Listing Broker, as we do not use transaction coordinators.

 

This Seller Saved Thousands of Dollars vs. the 6%* Fee, you can save too!


 

8. Do you provide Syndication marketing?

Answer:   YES!  

With MLS Opt-In listings your home is automatically exposed to all websites linking (Internet Data Exchange or IDX) to the MLS.      This IDX is why your home's information and color photos will appear on competing real estate company's websites.       Thanks to IDX every client gets maximum worldwide exposure by tapping the power of internet syndication.     

                                     

 


Remember the days when a Buyer needed to purchase the Sunday newspaper to look for the homes being advertised?
      

  

We acknowledge online advertising is extremely low cost and that is why we do not charge a 6%* commission for this "Worldwide Exposure".    We will never try to justify charging a 6%* commission by putting on our marketing plan numerous separate websites that your home will be displayed on instead of merely stating you will receive Syndication thru IDX.





 

This Seller Saved Thousands of Dollars vs. the 6%* Fee, you can save too!




9. Why do you charge only 1%* and not a 6%* commission?

Answer:   

We are able to offer consumers Full Service for only 1%* as long as there are no rules or regulations passed or interpreted meant to restrain competition among brokers which would injure consumers thru higher costs to sell a home. 

The actual question should be how we could even consider charging a 6%* commission given the invention of the following (approximate dates):
 




1) Personal Computer (1981);



2) Internet (1995);



3) Digital Camera (1996);



4) Smartphone (1999);    



5) The Esign Act (2000) Electronic or E-signatures.



These inventions have assisted our 1%* Full Service agents in selling their listings by making every transaction far less time consuming and saving us thousands of dollars in advertising costs.       With these items now in our everyday tool box we feel if we were to charge a consumer a 6%* commission we would be pricing NORTH AMERICAN-REALTORS® listing fee too high,  thus our use of the phrase "overpriced 6%*" (other companies are free to charge the consumer 5%*, 6%*, 7%*, 12%*, or whatever they feel they are worth and consumers are free to pay as HIGH a commission as they want as we encourage competition among real estate brokers).


Our 1%* Full Service agents are Full Time, 
streamline the sales process and use state of the art, computerized industry leading technology to let us sell more homes and pass the savings on to our clients who then refer us to their family, friends, coworkers and neighbors.    





Today, Buyers can search for homes, view maps, view multiple color photos and even save their search criteria all from their smartphone, thus without the assistance of an agent.    Buyers then receive automatic emails if any new listings hit the market.  


Real Estate is not the same industry as 4 decades ago and this is why we have chosen to charge a 1%* fee




Remember calling a Travel Agent to book a flight or calling a Stock Broker to place a stock trade?        

Travel Agents and Stock Brokers charged what some consumers considered to be a high commission because that is what they stated their time and efforts were worth and what their clients were willing to pay for their years of experience.           They even used their computers to access the internet to write articles attempting to convince consumers that they should still pay the same high commissions which was being charged before the invention of computers and the internet. 

The internet came along and changed the travel and stock brokerage industries forever, and now it seems to be the time for the real estate brokerage industry to change too!
 
    

In the past few decades home prices have increased faster than homeowner's salaries which means agents are earning way more today then decades ago.  

As an example, say we listed and sold a home in 1987 for $155,000 and earned
$9,300 (6%* x $155,000 = $9,300), however that same home just sold in 2016 for $495,000 which would have equaled commission earnings of $29,700 (6%* x $495,000 = $29,700)





We would need to explain why our unbelievable service, extraordinary hard work, magical efforts, amazing talent, superior experience, breathtaking negotiating skills, etc. were all worth just $9,300 in 1987 and in 2016 for the same home is now worth   $29,700 (that's a $20,400 or 219% pay increase over 30 years for just one single home sale).    


It's obvious why we might refuse to discount the 6%* commission when we can sell only 20 homes (each at $495,000 sales price) a year and earn $29,700
($495,000 x 6%* = $29,700) per home for a total yearly earnings of $594,000.    


Compare this 6%* earnings of $594,000 yearly income to the Listing Broker's 1%* Full Service listing fee for the same 20 home sales for total earnings of only
$99,000
($495,000 x 20 x 1%* = $99,000).    


It's easy for us to say we deserve a 6%* fee however its not so easy to say we deserve $29,700 for selling your home in less than 30 days.     We will never intentionally hide the actual dollar figure we will earn because homeowner's know how many months they have to work at their salary jobs to earn $29,700.    


                                        

Forty years ago we might have included using a pen to handwrite contracts, driving over to a client's house to get signatures and finally driving over to the other agent's office to deliver the signed contracts.  


In today's hi-tech, digital age we use laptops to fill in template pre-completed contract forms and then emailing them to a client.     The client instantly receives them on a smartphone, enters a password and with a single click e-signs the forms which are then instantly returned to the agent.      We can then instantly forward the documents online to the cooperating agent.          We acknowledge that technology has saved us a ton of time and money in our efforts to sell a home which is why we have passed the savings on to you via our reduced listing commission.


By charging less for our Full Service we list and sell more homes and get added referral business from our previous clients who are more than happy to take SOLD photos.        The question is not how the Listing Broker can charge 1%* to sell a home, but how we could ever imagine justifying a 6%* fee given today's technological advances in the real estate industry?

This Seller Saved Thousands of Dollars vs. the 6%* Fee, you can save too!

 

10. My home has failed to sell.   I was told the reason my home did not sell was because the $500,000 price was too high.      I need to walk away from the sale with a certain amount of money in my pocket can you help get my home sold?  
 

Answer:    YES!   

We will never claim that we deserve $30,000 ($500,000 price) of your hard earned equity via a 6%* fee.


Each time a Seller relists their home with a new agent they tend to reduce the list price.      


There are 6,000+ real estate agents in the local MLS and each agent has the same exact access to a computerized search for available homes that matches a Buyer's needs, wants and price range.


When you list your $500,000 home with the Listing Broker's 1%* Full Service in the MLS at a total commission of 3.25%* (1%* for the Listing Broker and 2.25%* for cooperating MLS agents) you'll SAVE $13,750 vs. a 6%* fee.     This $13,750 in commission savings allows you to lower your list price to $486,250 ($500,000 minus $13,750).


If you decide to Opt-Out of the MLS with the Listing Broker's 1%* Full Service listing fee you'll save vs. a 6%* commission a total of $25,000.         Now you can afford to lower your list price to $475,000
 ($500,000 minus $25,000).   


You receive the identical net closing cash due Seller, the Buyer gets your home for $13,750 Opt-In MLS
(or $25,000 Opt-Out MLS) less, if you Opt-In to the MLS the Buyer's agent receives 2.25%* and the Listing Broker's 1%* Full Service fee enables the sale to work.



If you or the Listing Broker finds the Buyer you only pay the 1%* Full Service listing fee, thus saving the 2.25%* fee you were offering to cooperating agents thru the MLS.


Why should you have to drop your bottom line when we will lower the $30,000 6%* commission by not charging you that much?

This Seller Saved Thousands of Dollars vs. the 6%* fee, you can save too!

 

11. If my home is worth $250,000 do you have a minimum listing fee and minimum listing price?

 

Answer:      YES!    

The Listing Broker's minimum listing fee is $2,950 with a minimum listing price of $295,000*.     

The More your home is worth the More Money you Save!



This Seller Saved Thousands of Dollars vs. the 6%* fee, you can save too!


 

12. Can you list my home in Sacramento County or parts of Placer County and El Dorado County?

 

Answer:      YES!     


Some of the Areas we service include
:    Anatolia,     Antelope,     Arden-Arcade,    Carmichael,    Citrus Heights,     El Dorado Hills,     Elk Grove,   Fair Oaks,    Folsom,    Gateway West,    Gold River,    Granite Bay,    La Riviera,    Laguna West-Lakeside,    Lincoln,    Loomis,    Mather,     Natomas Crossing,     North Natomas,     Orangevale,    Plumas Lake,   Pocket-Greenhaven,    Rancho Cordova,    Rocklin,    Rosemont,   Roseville,    Sacramento,    South Natomas,      Sundance Lake,    Vineyard,     Villages of Zinfandel,     West Sacramento.



This Seller Saved Thousands of Dollars vs. the  6%* fee, you can save too!


 

13. If the Seller or Listing Broker finds the Buyer will you be a Dual Agent?

 

Answer:      No!     

Our policy is not to provide Dual Agency.   When we list a home we represent the Seller exclusively and will provide all parties with a Disclosure Regarding Real Estate Agency Relationship form





 

14. I have a commercial property can you list it for me?

 

Answer:      No!     

We do not offer Commercial Real Estate Services as we specialize in the Residential Resale market.  

 


We will continue to
promote fair competition for the benefit of all consumers as 
lower commissions keeps more of homeowner's hard earned equity in their pockets.




 

We look forward to talking with you soon, as we feel that aggressive competition among licensed real estate agents in an unfettered open marketplace gives consumers greater innovation (like our Full Service for less Opt-Out or Opt-In to the MLS program) and lower commission costs (like our 1%* fee, subject to minimum list price and minimum fee limitations*).      We are able to offer the consumer our innovative business model as there are no unreasonable restraints on competition in our brokerage service market which would suppress our technological innovation and reduce competition on price and quality.

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NORTH AMERICAN-REALTORS®

Managing Listing Broker:

Doug Bautista

President

BSRE, BSF

28+ YRS EXP REALTOR®

California BRE# 01031256

Semper Fi!

Fair Housing And Equal Opportunity
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5. If I choose can I place my home into the local MLS?

Answer:   Yes!       We are members of the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and can enter your home into the computerized system so other Realtors® have access to show it via a lockbox.        When you enter your home into the MLS most Sellers offer, in addition to our 1% listing fee, another 2.5% for cooperating agents (thus a 3.5% total).     

Even if your home is in the MLS and you or we find the Buyer (no other agent is involved) you will NOT owe us the additional 2.5%.  

We provide a full service residential brokerage for only 1%.

 

 

5. If I choose can I place my home into the local MLS?

Answer:   Yes!       We are members of the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and can enter your home into the computerized system so other Realtors® have access to show it via a lockbox.        When you enter your home into the MLS most Sellers offer, in addition to our 1% listing fee, another 2.5% for cooperating agents (thus a 3.5% total).     

Even if your home is in the MLS and you or we find the Buyer (no other agent is involved) you will NOT owe us the additional 2.5%.  

We provide a full service residential brokerage for only 1%.

 

 

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