Yes. Our clients receive complete, end-to-end management from a licensed, experienced agent. We’ll analyze comparable home sales data to help you determine the optimal list price, arrange a professional photographer, and develop a comprehensive plan to market your home through the MLS and dozens of other websites and channels. We’ll also work with you and interested buyers to coordinate showings, negotiate offers, and do everything needed to get you through the closing process — just like a traditional agent would — but for a fraction of the cost!
Yes. To incentivize other agents to bring their buyers to see your home (and in order to be listed in the MLS and sites such as Realtor.com), you need to provide compensation to a “Cooperating Buyer Broker,” typically 2.5% - 3%. More buyers looking at your home is important to help it sell more quickly and for top dollar. And keep in mind, thanks to SimpleShowing’s low listing fee, you’ll still save thousands compared to a traditional agent.
We market homes across multiple channels to reach the greatest number of buyers and buyer agents. We list your home in the MLS and dozens of national websites, including Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com and others. This ensures the highest visibility among potential buyers. According to the National Association of Realtors, over 92% of homebuyers search for their home online. In addition, we market homes through social channels, including Facebook ads and a dedicated landing page for each listing, which helps drive more home buyers to view your property. Lastly, we place a yard sign for each of our clients. In terms of attributed traffic sources, these methods combined account for over 99% of all home sales in the US.
No. Our approach is the exact same level of service you'd receive from a big, national brokerage. We provide advice, guidance and contract assistance that goes well beyond what you'd receive with a For Sale By Owner service. We include pre-listing consultation, pricing analysis, ongoing support, coordination of home showings and feedback from buyers.
Yes, we will meet prospective buyers at the property if they do not have an agent or if their agent is unable to attend. We also include a Supra iBox (the Realtor preferred electronic box) and text alerts to let you know when a home showing has been requested. Because some buyers attempt to book last minute showings, the electronic lockbox is a valuable feature.
Our customers sacrifice nothing when compared to a traditional agent. That being said, there are a couple of silly things we generally do not provide, such as printed flyers for showings or balloons for open houses - both common practices among old-school agents. Other than these items, SimpleShowing does everything you would expect from a full service brokerage.
Our listing fee is paid at the time of your closing and is deducted from the profit on the sale of your home. This is the exact process that occurs when you list and sell through a national brokerage, except a fraction of the cost.
We provide you with a home value report prior to listing your property. This report will give you an estimate of your home’s value in the current market based on publicly available data for recent home sales. You decide if upgrades, special features or finishes merit a price above or below the estimated value we provide.
SimpleShowing Direct is a unique platform that allows verified buyers to tour and buy homes without an agent -- saving Sellers up to 3% in Buyer Agent commission. That’s on top of the savings Sellers get from our 1% listing fee. In total, Sellers can save up to 5% compared to traditional agents. For more information about SimpleShowing Direct, visit our Direct page - or check out our Selling Direct FAQs.