Is your real estate agent attracting you by their generosity in giving back a portion of their commissions to a charity of your choice?
Sounds like a wonderful idea except for one thing. Are they still charging you an outrageous 6% to list your house! On a $250,000 house that is $15,000!
Since most agents generally spit their commission with a cooperating buyers agent- that is 3% per side. So in that case your listing agent would receive 3% of $250,000 which would be $7,500.
Because the agent is getting such a wonderful sum- of course they can "afford" to give 10% to a charity of your choice - a whopping $750! But what if...
What if instead of 6% coming out of your pocket- what if only 3.9% came out? Then think of what YOU could do with that difference. In the case above you would have an extra...
IN YOUR POCKET!
Instead of virtue signaling to gain empathetic clients- we simply charge less commissions and let YOU decide how to spend your savings. You could:
donate to a charity of your choice, OR
lower your home price so that is sells quicker and you still NET the same money at closing. OR
use that extra money for a bigger down payment on your next home, OR
take your family on a nicer vacation, OR
whatever you like!
We at Green Pocket Realty believe that real virtue is giving back to our clients and letting THEM decide how to spend their hard earned money.