Steve Toop, President of United Brokers and a licensed Real
Estate Broker for over 37 years, is committed to personalized service and
customer satisfaction. He offers unsurpassed knowledge and experience in
Residential, Commercial, and Investment Real Estate. Steve is currently
licensed in North Carolina ( #130828), South Carolina (#76579), & Virginia (#191547).
United Brokers offers a Flat Fee MLS Listing Service. Now
you can list your property in the Realtors® MLS for a Fixed Flat Fee and pay NO
Listing Commission. We are Realtors®, not a referral company. There are dozens,
if not hundreds, of Flat Fee Listing services on the internet today. Many are
referral companies, not Realtors® or actual members of the MLS. We are members
of the National Association of Realtors®, the North Carolina Association of
Realtors® and the MLSs throughout North Carolina,
South Carolina and Virginia.
You'll find hundreds of Flat Fee MLS company start-ups
online today. United brokers ltd was established and incorporated in 1991.
We've built a solid 20 year reputation in NC and Virginia Real Estate and
you'll get the support you need from a Managing Broker with nearly 30 years of
You deal directly with us, no middleman. We offer much more
for much less than the competition. More photos, more coverage, virtual tours,
contract management systems, brochures, free price and status changes with a No
Charge EZ out cancellation policy. Cancel any time after the property is
entered in the MLS. You can sell the property yourself (FSBO) to an
unrepresented buyer and pay no commission or any additional fees. In fact, we
will refer non represented buyer inquiries directly to you or to a buyer's
agent, if desired.
We've developed an interactive input form that helps you
easily gather and submit of your property information and commentary. Together
we can create a complete and accurate MLS listing presentation that shows your
property in the best possible light. The Online Transaction Management System
allows secure access to all listing contracts, documents, disclosures and
purchase contracts. We have gone to great lengths to assure a smooth
transaction from Creation to Closing. Call today for additional information.
Facts About Real
Estate Agent Marketing - What You Should Know!
Agents rarely sell their own listings! Did you know that
nearly 9 out of every 10 homes sold are sold through the Multiple Listing
Service (MLS) and Cooperating Brokers; that an NAR (National Assoc. Of
Realtors®) survey indicated that 85% of home buyers surveyed used an agent;
that over 80% of all buyers used the Internet when searching for property; when
asked where they first heard about the home they purchased only 5% identified a
print or newspaper ad while a mere 1% indicated a home book or magazine.
Market Value is determined by Supply and Demand. Marketing
time is a function of Supply, Demand and Price. What about the location or
condition of the property? Yes, of course, there are dozens of factors that
contribute to a property's value and marketability but the big variables are
still Supply and Demand.
When Supply (available properties for sale) is low and
Demand (number of available buyers) is high, properties sell quickly and prices
(Market Values) increase.
When available listings (supply) are high and available
qualified buyers (demand) is low, properties need to be competitively priced to
sell in a reasonable time frame.
Today's buyers are sophisticated and today's Internet
provides the tools to inform and educate them. In fact, an overwhelming number
of buyers, over 80%, are using the Internet to search for homes and property.
Informed buyers demand the free services of a Buyer's Agent when purchasing
Real Estate. Those that don't are probably looking for a deal.
The law of Supply and Demand is indisputable. No one agent,
company or marketing campaign will sell your property if it's not competitively
priced in today's market. Priced right, it will sell with proper exposure in
The National Association of Realtors statistics suggest that
nearly 9 out of 10 homes are sold through the MLS and cooperating brokers. A
recent survey conducted by the NAR asked buyers where they first heard about
the home the bought, 36% said real estate agents, 24% responded the internet,
15% indicated yard sign, 5% newspaper, 1% said home book/magazine, 8% said
friend/relative, 8% said builder and 3% new the seller.
Commissions are always negotiable and paying a 6 or 7%
commission to list your property won't get it sold any faster. In fact, it
will, more than likely, increase the marketing time. Why? You'll have to price
it higher and you'll be compelled to hold out for that higher price to pay for
those added commission expenses. In fact, you'll need to add 4 or 5% to your
asking price to cover those expenses. That higher, non- competitive, price will
increase your marketing time. Eventually, if you're serious about selling, your
agent will convince you to reduce the price. When your property is priced
right, your listing agent will receive an offer from a Cooperating MLS Member
Broker, it will sell. When it's all said and done, you'll realize that a big
chunk of your home equity (half of that 6% commission) went to your listing
agent. He put up the sold sign but he didn't really sell the house. It was
actually sold through the MLS and a Cooperating Broker. Finally it dawns on
you, you just paid thousands of dollars, all of that equity, to list your
property in the MLS and you could have gotten the exact same results for Four
Hundred and Ninety-Nine Dollars.
Listing your property with United Brokers for a Fixed Flat
Fee will give you the competitive edge needed to sell your property fast while
increasing your bottom line.
Listing your property in the MLS will get it in front of
member brokers, all area firms and local agents. It will be advertised on the
majority of their web sites and 100's of real estate related sites and search engines.