Our Business Philosophy
At Solvent Realty Group, we believe that listing and selling real estate today on the MLS does not require a Seller to pay a 6% commission. We also believe that in today’s information age, the role for the traditional agent has changed and will continue to change as the internet powers more of our daily lives. It is true that the fee paid by the Seller is negotiable; however, a traditional real estate agent will still try to convince you, the Seller, that the amount of effort they are going to expend trying to find a buyer requires that they get a 6% (more or less) commission upon the sale of the home.
Here is a fact to consider before you pay another high real estate commission:
90% or more of all buyers find a property by one of three methods:
- MLS Listing – An agent working with a buyer sees the property on their local MLS and decides to show your home to their buyer, or
- ZILLOW.com and REALTOR.com Listings – A buyer sees the property on the ZILLOW.com or REALTOR.com website and calls an agent and requests to see the property, or
- Yard Sign – The Buyer drives by the property while scouting a neighborhood in which they would like to live and based on ‘curb appeal’ decides that they want to see the property, and then calls an agent to show it to them.
As a result of the power of the internet, the day of a buyer finding a home through a newspaper advertisement, open house, or a direct mail campaign has gone away. The vast majority of homes that are sold did so because of your local MLS listing, a high level of internet exposure, and a professional yard sign.
Because of the newest trends in the market place, and the growing sophistication of buyers, Solvent Realty Group has developed three unique listing programs that offer today’s Solvent Home Sellers the most cost effective way of selling their home and the highest level of representation and expertise. Solvent Realty Group uses a combination of advanced, interactive, web-based, database technologies and traditional services to provide the most cost effective real estate marketing service in the nation.
Robert Blackman – President
Solvent Realty Group, LLC