Closing Cost Estimator
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Many sellers are unaware of "Typical" closing costs so I've started a page here for you. There is a great "Sellers Net Sheet" from Liberty Title, click here for it.
While most things are negotiable, the seller typically has:
- Pays transfer tax on deed - $8.60 / $1,000 of sales price. Example, $100,000 home = $860 in "State Transfer Tax".
- Title insurance. As a seller you need to provide Title insurance to the buyer. Click here for estimated title fees.
- Realtor commission. Remember, with our program we save you about half but if there is an agent you need to pay that agent the agreed upon commission, usually 3%.
NOTE: Parts of Michigan pay taxes in advance. So, at closing your unused portion of pre paid taxes are returned to you as a credit. Parts pay in "Arrears" so those are unpaid taxes you would owe as a "Debit" at closing. This statement has a "Credit" so you get money back at closing. CLICK HERE FOR THE SAMPLE CLOSING STATEMENT.
I hope this helps but if you have questions on closing costs send me an email.
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Closing Fee If Any
All of our programs are "Full Service" listings where we help from start to finish like a traditional Realtor.
Program 1: No fee up listing fee ($500 refundable deposit) front but 1% at closing, minimum, $1,000
Program 2: Small fee up front, 1/2% fee at closing, minimum $1,000
Program 3: Larger fee up front with NO fee at closing.
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Photos in MLS
More photos = a better looking ad and increases the odds of a successful sale.
You may cancel listing at anytime, for any reason, unless your home is under contract. The MLS does not allow us to cancel, if a property is under contract.
We are members of NAR (National Association of REALTORS®), the state Real Estate Commission, and you local MLS boards.
The only way to get on realtor.com is the be listed with a REALTOR® on the MLS. We have set up the MLS to feed your property onto realtor.com.
Local REALTOR® Sites
Another reason why you no longer need to pay a traditional agent. When a home is listed in the local MLS, it automatically goes to all of the third party sites like:
& 100's more!
ALSO, Listing on local REALTOR® sites:
- Coldwell Banker
- Century 21
- Keller Williams
- etc ...
View Our Listings
35 years experience, over 5,400 listings.
Some sellers need that extra comfort knowing we are a real and local company & the MLS member / listing broker.
Here are links showing listings.
Zillow Listings: Click Here
Realtor.com: Click Here
We also utilize our site, www.showmylisting.com. This enables FSBO buyer's to find & contact you direct. Another way to avoid paying high commissions!
Zillow & Trulia
Once you are on the MLS, your listing will automatically down-load to Zillow & Trulia. Downloading to all web sites is a function of the MLS in your area.
Buyer Lead Forwarding
Any email or phone leads we get, we give them your contact information.
The potential buyer will contact you directly. You may deal directly with them and NOT pay any commissions.
We Also utilize our site, www.showmylisting.com.
This routes incoming inquiries direct to you. Again, another way FSBO buyers can find you!
Printable Color Flyer
Printable property flyer from realtor.com
Very easy and no set up required. Creates automatically when we list your property on the MLS.
Anytime we make a change on the MLS, it will change automatically on realtor.com and you can print a new multi-page detailed flyer.
Regular Yard sign.
Note, we do not include the frame. The sign is 18x24 and easily uses any frame from Home Depot or Lowes
Extra Large Sign, 24x30 With Stake. Note, we put a QR code on the sign to your Zillow listing.
This helps route FSBO buyers direct to you to save on commission!
Phone / Email Support
So your listing is perfectly accurate. Phone / email support is provided to get your listing accurate.
Free Changes To Your Listing
Changes to your listing are always free.
Buyer Lead Forwarding
Any email or phone leads we get, we give them your contact information.
The potential buyer/Tennant will contact you directly, so you may deal directly with them and NOT pay any commissions.
Your Contact Info On Zillow!
We login and add your contact info on Zillow! This way any FSBO can easily reach you. Remember, Zillow is in the business of selling advertising so any lead will typically to go a real estate agent who buys that zip code your property is in.
We insert the text below in your zillow ad so any possible buyer can easily reach you!
MORE INFO: CALL / TEXT / EMAIL SELLER, (WE PUT YOUR NAME, PHONE AND EMAIL HERE IN THE LISTING).
Combo Key Box
All homes should have and utilize a lockbox.
Remember, you want to make it as easy as possible for Realtors to show your home.
Most Realtors do not want to see a seller during a showing. It is very uncomfortable and will many times kill a possible offer.
Contracts & Disclosures
We provide all necessary contracts, disclosures, and addendums needed to sell or lease your property. We only use only state approved contracts provided by the real estate commission and approved contracts by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Showing Time App For Agents To Show
ShowingTime is a module within the mls that Realtors prefer to use to schedule showings. Here's how it works:
1. The Realtor / buyers agent searches and finds a listing then they see a little "Showing Time" icon.
2. They click the little icon and a box pops up to request a date / time to show your home.
3. We input your name, phone / email into showing time.
When the agent wants to see a home you automatically get and email / text or app on your phone so you can see and approve of the showing!
Showingtime is a must have!
CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE INFO ON HOW IT WORKS
When the contract comes in we review with you in detail, figure closing cost and handle negotiations with the buyer agent.
Contract review and offer advice
- Review contract, page by page
- Offer advice an opinion
- Calculate closing cost
- Review done by phone & email
When we do a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) we look at two things:
- What is overall consumer demand in your area
- What have properties simular to yours sold for (comps)
Show My Listing! Buyers Direct To You
Our domain, www.showmylisting.com directs FSBO buyers direct to you! It is on our sign too and anyone that comes through the site. Better odds of a buyer coming direct to save commission!
Open houses provide an excellet way of finding buyer's without an agent so you save the entire approx. 6% or so less our fee.
With a simple email to us, we'll post an open house in the MLS for you which will datafeed to zillow, realtor.com, trulia and other sites!
We utilize digital service for all signatures. A super convenient way to process offers and counter offers. No need to find a printer or scanner to sign paperwork.
Personal Phone Call / Follow Up On Every Showing For Feedback
All sellers like feedback. Most of the time agents don't provide it. Feedback is important for sure. We follow up with each showing to provide you feedback you need make adjustments ensuring a successful sale!
QR Code On Your Yard Sign!
QR Code is a way for people to quickly find you with a scan of their cell phone!
If you scan this with your phone it will go to this sellers home on Zillow.
We provide a unique QR Code to your Zillow listing for FSBO buyers to contact you.
This is great way for FSBO buyers to find you and make a deal without paying commission!
We also add your name, number and email to your zillow listing so FSBO buyers can more easily find you.
Here is a sample of the yard sign with a unique QR Code
Professional Photos Done For You
This can be an add on at checkout. We hire a professional photographer to take photos for you!
Great photos can make the difference between a showing / sale or no sale.
WARNING! This is a Limited Service listing. You are expected to do the work typically done by us, the listing agent. This is a sellers market and most listings get multiple offers. You will need to know, understand and take on potential liability as to the complexity of how to handle them.
DO NOT expect a buyers agent to do your / our work. The Basic Plan is for those wanting MLS marketing, without the extras. This plan is designed for those who are experienced with the entire selling process and will need very little broker support. Support is available but with extra fees.
Just a note as you consider things: Most agents do not like to deal with sellers... Right or wrong, they assume as the seller is not in the business, they may mess up the deal and make it harder. Therefore most of our sellers do the full service listings. Full service takes the "Fear Factor" out of the deal as we help from start to finish.
This is a Flat Fee MLS upgrade, better listing but still limited service. You as seller will be responsible to know, understand and handle all aspects of the offer process. This as opposed to the full service options.
This is our most popular flat fee mls plan. The big difference between limited service and full service is that we do everything just like a traditional Realtor does. We help with a free market analysis if you wish, we guide you from start to finish too. When the offer comes in we go over it with you and help you get the highest price and best terms! We can usually negotiate a far better deal than you going it alone. We help from offer to closing, regardless of how many offers we may receive. For the small extra cost, this is really the way to go!
This is the same as the other full service flat fee mls listing except we hire a professional photographer to come out and take care of your photos.
Included in all but the basic plans. Every home seller should have a lockbox. The more convenient you make it to show, the better the odds of a sale. The minute you leave town you'll realize you need one. If you don't have one, you should it helps.
Included in our Full Service packages. For a small fee we can help you "Fine Tune" your asking price for a fast sale. Don't miss the market by being overpriced!
Some areas of Michigan have overlapping areas. Many agents are members of 1 MLS but not both and they do not share data. So, if you're in an area with overlapping coverage consider this for the best possible odds of a successful sale. Email me if you are curious if your property is in an area like this. There are too many to post.
Rush Service / Same Day Listing
Need to be listed the same day as signing up! No problem. If we have docs and photos by noon we'll have you listed the same day!
Additional Yard Sign
In case you need an extra sign our 2!
Open houses are free and included with full service programs. For the other plans, we give you 3 open houses for the $39 fee.
Large Yard Sign
- 24” x 30” Constructed of two high impact styrene plastic panels fused together.
- Each sign comes assembled on a black powder coated steel stand. No assembly required.
- Top quality UV inks, providing a more vibrant look to your sign. It is also a harder surface with a lot more sheen than traditional inks!
Not sure if you want to sell or rent? Do both! This is an "Add on" to a for sale listing and gives you a second, completley different listing that datafeeds to all sites. Many renters and agents search for rentals this way, it works very well.
Property Flyer Holder
Just like the real estate pros use! A must have for your property flyers / mls sheets to display on your kitchen or where you want buyers to see your infomration. Staple the property flyer with your disclosures for the perfect handout!
Don't let those prospects get away without your property flyer! This weatherproof box easily attaches to your yard sign!
Upgrade from Basic
Upgrade from a basic listing for up to 25 photos and 12 months.
Limited Service - Listing Extension
Don't let your listing expire! This discount is for existing clients who wish to extend their listing by 12 months. This is a limited service listing extension.
Full Service - Listing Extension
Don't let your limited service listing expire! This Full service listing extension means LIST UNTIL SOLD WITH FULL REALTOR SERVICES THROUGH CLOSING!
Open House Sign Package
Open houses are a great way to find buyers with NO COMMISSION! Make sure you have our "Open House" signs and directional signs. They come with wickets and clips to easily install.
We include 2 signs with this package. One mounts on top of your yard sign and one additional to place at a street corner.
Pending & Sold Riders
Brag to everyone you sold without those crazy commissions! We include 1 "Pending" and 1 "Sold" sign that easily attach to your yard sign! Each rider is 6" x 24" with clips to easily brag to your friends and neighbors this is a better way of selling!
Not confident on photos? We will hire a professional photographer to come out and take up to 35 photos for you.