Serving All of Ohio and Kentucky! (Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, Northern Kentucky, Louisville, Lexington, and Western Kentucky)
Our $500 flat fee listing is what we refer to as our “Equity
Preservation Plan.” This is a strategic option for homeowners who are
willing to put in a bit more effort in order to sell their home with
less expense. This is the best option for a For Sale by Owner (FSBO)
listing to get advertised on the MLS without having to pay a Realtor
those outlandish commissions that are so common. But as you will see
below, we are much more than just a home listing service.
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Not just a cheesy-looking listing company!
Have you noticed that many of the flat fee listing companies have a tendancy to look "cheesy" and unprofessional? Well, we take our reputation and your reputation seriously, so we will give you first-class signs and branding on the internet so that your listing will look as professional as a full service listing. As a matter of fact, we will set your listing up so that it will look identical to the full listings, and consumers will not even be able to tell the difference. And you won't have to worry about sticking a silly-looking sign in your yard by a company that does not understand marketing and design. Our signs will allow you to proudly announce that your home is for sale to all who see your home. We have worked hard to become the best flat fee listing service in Ohio and Kentucky!
With our Flat Fee Listing, we charge an upfront fee of just $500 and give you the following services:
Note: you may convert a Flat Fee Listing over to a Full-Blown
Marketing Plan at any time. Your flat fee of $500 will simply be
deducted from our end commission.
Unlimited changes for FREE!
While other flat fee listing companies will try to nickel and dime you with a list of "add-ons" to the initial price, we have committed to giving you everything in you need in one simple package. We do not charge for changes to your listing, adding pictures, or scheduling open houses in the MLS. You get all of that for FREE with Plum Tree!
WARNING: Many flat fee listing companies are really just a scam. They will pretend to offer you a $99-$149 flat fee listing, but they won't actually deliver. By the time you pay, they will bump your price. And then they'll add on additional fees for every little thing you want to do with your listing. They'll claim you won't have to sign contracts or pay ANY realtor commissions. But once you pay them your money, you'll soon learn that the listing they sold you involves commissions, contracts, and absolutely NO service. You won't be able to change your listing, add photos, or schedule open houses without paying more and more money. And you will likely never get a returned phone call from the listing agent. Beware of those companies. We would never treat our clients like that. We will deliver what we promise with no games or twisted truths. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, then it really is too good to be TRUE.
Here are some important notes regarding our Flat Fee Listings:
Our goal has been to become the number 1 discount real estate broker in Ohio and Kentucky. We are the best alternative to ForSaleByOwner.com, MLSmyHome.com, and Ohio Broker Direct. We have consistently achieved the very highest flat fee mls listing reviews for our outstanding service! We are proud to be the leading discount MLS listing service in Soutwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky, in particular! Our strongest markets are Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky, Columbus, Western Ohio, Akron, and Cleveland. We also have a solid presence in Lexington and Louisville, KY.
So, if you're asking questions like,
"How can I sell my home without paying a realtor commission?"
"How can I get my home listed on the MLS?"
"How can I sell my home without a Realtor?"
"How can I get a cheap MLS listing?"
"How can I list my home without a Realtor?"
... then you need to give us a call. We can help you!
A Self MLS Listing can be a great way to sell your home without spending a lot of money. If you'd like more information, contact us right away!
Many have asked if there is a way for us to help them once they get a contract on their home, so we have developed a "Contract-to-Closing Package" for just this need. For an additional $500, Plum Tree Realty will manage the process of the purchase of your home which will include the following activities:
The cost for this service is $500 and is paid at any point during the
listing process that the homeowners feel the desire to add this
We set flat fee listings up with a 3% commission to be paid to a
buyers’ agent (if applicable) in order to prevent you from getting
“black-listed” by buyer’s agents. Some people push back on that and try
to offer less, but that is a mistake. The listings that offer less
than 3% almost always get “black-listed” by the agents who are showing
the homes. Technically, agents aren’t legally allowed to steer like
that, but practically speaking, it happens. We have taken over many
listings that were listed with other flat fee listing companies, but
they did not have any showings because they offered less than 3%. We
then listed and sold the homes very quickly when the others failed.
Because we offer 3% on all listings, 85% of our flat-fee listings sell within 40 days (at the time of this writing).
You may want to consider bumping the price of your home by that amount in order to cover that commission. (Just a thought.)
Most people seem to price their home just below key price breaks with
numbers like $199,900 or $249,900 or $299,900. We do not recommend
this approach. We recommend pricing your home directly on the major
price points so that your home will show up in multiple pricepoint
searches as buyers are looking for homes.
For instance, people do searches for homes from $275,000-$300,000 and searches from $300,000-$325,000. A house that is priced at $300,000 exactly will then show up in both searches. If a house is listed at $299,999, it will not show up in the search for homes of $300,000 and above even though it is just $1 below that price point. This is one of the most important strategies for pricing your home correctly.
We also suggest pricing your home low and then negotiating less once you get an offer. The key is to price your home at the point where you are getting regular showings and contracts.
With our Full-Blown Marketing Plan, our objective is to create a Marketing Engine that aggressively drive the sale of your home as quickly as possible and with as high of pricing as possible. Selling your home quickly and making you a large profit are our two key areas of focus.
Here’s how we do it:
Active Marketing rather than Passive Marketing
Most Realtors engage in passive marketing rather than active marketing. In other words, they merely put a sign in the yard, put your house on the MLS, and then wait by the phone for people to call. That does not sell homes, and it certainly does not earn the commission that is being paid.
We work hard to actively market your home. We have a specific plan of action with the focus of aggressively seeking out buyers, bringing them through your home, and then working to close them on buying your home. Sitting by the phone is no way to sell a home!
“Owning the Internet!”
Nearly 9 out of 10 homebuyers utilize the Internet in their search for a new home. Unfortunately, many Realtors today are behind the times when it comes to marketing through the Internet. To market in today’s culture, we must “own the Internet!” Here’s how we do that at Plum Tree:
1) Prime, VIP placement on the #1 most-visited website in the world for real estate.
2) Placement on every major real estate website in the Greater Cincinnati Metro area (literally hundreds of websites!)
3) High-end, professional photography to show-case your property visually.
4) Mass-email campaigns to drive traffic to your listing online. Our software allows us to generate emails that fly under the radar of spam-deterring software.
5) Printed mailings and advertisements to drive people to your online listing.
6) Premium graphic design and multi-media presentations of your home on the web.
7) High profile on the Multiple Listing Service of Greater Cincinnati.
Myriads of Other Aggressive Marketing Activities
• Advanced use of technology such as delivering property info to potential buyers through SMS/MMS messaging through automated systems.
• Professional graphic design to ensure that our marketing impression is far superior to that of our competition. We must establish graphic superiority in the marketplace!
• Professionally-designed marketing flyers to display at your home (placed outside as well as inside of your home). While most Realtors rely on generic MLS spec. sheets, we will put sizzle into our print advertisements of your home.
• Direct phone call campaign to alert power Realtors in the Cincinnati market to your listing.
• Direct mail campaign to a specific targeted audience.
• Lead qualification to prevent the wrong type of people from taking a “stroll” through your home.
• Aggressive follow-up after every showing in order to work to solicit a purchase contract and close the sale.
• Aggressive signage
• Regular Open Houses
• Reverse Prospecting to match your home with buyers who have made MLS inquiries seeking properties with the same characteristics as yours.
• Staging advice/input
• Staging placards throughout your home to highlight marketable features.
If you are looking for the best real estate brokerage in Cincinnati, you have come to the right place! And if you are looking for the best discount real estate services in Cincinnati, you need look no further!
So, if you're asking questions like,
"What is the best real estate company in Cincinnati?"
"Who is the best realtor in Cincinnati?"
"Who can sell my house the quickest?"
"Who is the top listing agent in Cincinnati?"
"Who is the top rated real estate agent in Cincinnati?"
"Who is the best Flat Fee Realtor in my town/state?"
then, you should give us a call to find out!
An MLS Listing Will bring your property more offers and could sell much faster.
Over 90% of buyers use the Internet to search for their next home.
You can save money in commissions by selling your house For Sale By Owner vs using a real estate agent.
How To: stage your home, price your home, advertise your home...so it sells!