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Home buyers and sellers in Sweden and the U.K. typically pay a mere 1.5% to agents, but in the U.S. the number hovers around 5% to 6%, a new ranking shows
Seattle-based Surefield announced a new tool today that offers a transparent way for Washington state home buyers or sellers to figure out how much a property is worth.
In this heated home market, some sellers are using discount brokers who don’t pay full commission to the buyer’s broker — so the buyers are being asked to make up the difference.
Seattle brokerage Surefield is slashing the total commission its customers will pay to sell their homes, joining a trend by some firms to undermine the industry’s status quo.
In a move that will obviously inspire passionate debate in the Seattle real estate community, a new Seattle online real estate company said it aims to use technology to cut commissions paid to real estate agents, calling the industry a "quasi-cartel."
Seattle-based Surefield announced it is drastically slashing buy-side commissions in an effort to bring the U.S. residential real estate market up to date with its peers around the globe.
In a bid to disrupt the residential real-estate industry, Seattle brokerage Surefield is slashing the total commission its customers will pay to sell their homes from 6 percent to 1.5 percent.
Local startup Surefield launched as a brokerage in April, offering home sellers detailed, virtual-reality-style online 3D tours.
A new Seattle real-estate brokerage called Surefield hopes to improve the home-shopping experience by harnessing the power of video-game engines and computer-vision technology.
Surefield creates a new technology that’s designed to eliminate, or at least reduce, pesky home tours that are now so common in the home buying process.