Real Estate Myths

Educated sellers who understand the process of listing and selling a home would never list with a typical 6% agent. The typical agent who tries to charge 6% is referred to as a “6% Traditional Agent”. They prefer to call themselves “Full Service Agents” to make it sound like they are providing more than what they are. Ask them what they provide compared to us and watch them squirm, don’t let them off the hook.

There are very few things that a 6% traditional agent can provide compared to us, and if they say they do, contact us and if it makes sense to help sell your home, we will put it in place. In fact, the chances of selling your home faster or for a better price are reduced by a 6% Traditional Agent.

The single most important factor that generates showings and offers is the PRICE.
If you are paying a 6% commission, you have to price the property high to cover the cost. By listing with us, not only can the listing price be lower, but you should receive the same amount at closing, or more. When a buyer contacts us about your home, we offer them 50% of the Buyers Commission as an incentive to buy your home!

This is why many people have their home listed with a 6% traditional agent without any activity. When they finally decided to list with us to get more for their home, it’s priced to get showings and offers right away. Sellers never try calling the phone number on their agent’s yard sign pretending to be a buyer as a test to see how the call is handled. We suggest that you should try it to see how it’s handled by the Hawaii Real Estate Team.

Buyers know where they want to buy, how much they want to spend, and what the perfect home is, then they contact an agent, and that if that agent says I don’t want to show it because they only offer 2%, what would you say, “find a new agent” right.

Some 6% traditional commission agents get very creative with their “Sales Myths” to try to convince sellers to list with them at a 6% commission.

Here are the some of the common “Sales Myths” that traditional agents try to convince a seller they should list with them at 6% instead of saving thousands with us: