The mission of Signature Home Sales and their affiliates is to share truths about many Standards of Practice in the industry that can cost home buyers and sellers thousands of dollars. Brock and Cathy feel It is their duty to brings these truths to light so the public can make wise decisions about who they choose to work with.
Some agents charge their clients from $195 to $795 in addition to their commission which is what we do not agree with. The big question is this: If the agent you are considering charges you an admin fee, are they referring you to other professionals who also charge junk fees? It makes you wonder.
AGENTS AFFILIATED WITH A LARGE BROKERAGE HAVE THE MOST POWER WITH YOUR LISTING. NO, NOT NECESSARILY!
The agent who brings the buyer is the agent working with the buyer who wants your house. He/she could be with any brokerage firm and learns about your house via the MLS (Realtor® system) and their client learns about your listing via the mass quantities of websites your listing feeds out to.
The POWER WITH YOUR LISTING comes from the strategy used in the preparation, pricing and staging of your home which are all driven by a competent and savvy Listing Agent. Brock and Cathy bring that power to their listings so they can legitimately push up the price point beyond the highest comp and expect to get the appraisal to come in on point. This strategy also results in a quicker sale. Of course, there are some exceptions. Brock and Cathy are straight up with clients about what they believe needs to be done to maximize the power in your sale. Here is a testimonial about Cathy's help with a client.
The work ethic of Brock and Cathy speaks for itself as they share data from the last several years since developing their STRATEGIC LISTING PACKAGE. It demonstrates an average of 13 days on the market before their listings receiving offers. They do this through a carefully designed strategy created in collaboration with each client which includes a monumental and crucial task - PREPARATION & STAGING! "Some listings go under contract within 24-hours and others 20-30 days. If the client listens to us and takes our lead, the days on the market are shorter." — Brock Chapman
See MARKET STATS here.
"She (Cathy) helped us through the process even before there was a contract (listing agreement) in place.
Her recommendations were spot on. Her staging was impeccable. Her recommendations on pricing
were perfect and as a result, the house sold in one day on the MLS, with multiple offers at asking price.
What more could you ask for? But you have to listen to what she recommends and then do it."
— D. Bray, Damascus Park Seller