You’ve heard the expression: “It’s not what you make. It’s what you keep that matters.” This is especially true in real estate. It’s not just the sales price that a Seller should care about, but also what gets deducted from the sales price. These are known as closing costs, By far, the single biggest deduction is the agent’s commission.
According to the local MLS, 612 homes sold in Berkeley in 2013, and the average commission charged was 5.34% with an average sales price of $841,000. Since the Realty Advocates commission is, at most, 4.5%, that means the average Berkeley Seller that didn’t list with us lost $7,570 off their bottom line.
Since our founding in 1986, Realty Advocates has consistently delivered the very highest sales prices on our listings along with the lowest commissions. Now that is VALUE! Check out our reviews on Yelp.com.