Today, Surefield is offering homeowners a new reason to sell their home with a 3D model: massive commission savings.
For a $500,000 home in the Seattle area, Surefield can list and sell the property for 1.5% total commission, inclusive of the all fees, saving sellers up to $22,500 (see our net proceeds calculator). How is this possible? We’ve found that selling real estate with a 3D model automates most of the hassle associated with in-person tours for buyers. And now we are passing on those savings to homeowners, letting them sell real estate more efficiently than previously possible.
Wait, don’t lots of brokers do that? Other brokers advertise that they can list a home for a fee of 3%, 1.5% or even a fixed fee of $500. So what is different at Surefield? Well for starters, homeowners currently have to pay an additional 3% commission to get agents from other brokers to bring buyers into the home. This means that when all the commissions are added up, it comes out to a total of 6% for most people, 4.5% for a few, or as low as 3% (plus $500) for owners who do all the work themselves with a limited service brokerage. Instead of charging you 3% for in-person home tours at Surefield, our 3D model automates most of that work, meaning you can maximize your net proceeds and save the most. You also get full service representation with help to develop a pricing strategy, provide ongoing phone support, manage offers, and help with closing and settlement – or anything else that comes up.
A long time ago it could have made sense for sellers to pay 3% for home tours. Agents told buyers which properties were for sale and buyers relied on agents to get in the home. Today, buyers have access to search engines and analytical tools that rival the tools used by agents. And thanks to 3D models, buyers can now tour homes online. With all this technology in use, it would be natural to expect that the cost to sell a house would go down.
We know that U.S. consumers pay two to three times more for real estate services than other similarly developed countries. Surefield is bringing that same level of price efficiency to the U.S. market and making it even better with 3D models.