• VOTED BEST

  • Real Estate Magazines

  • Huge Exposure


No Gimmicks. Just Results.

Better Buy Realty is a full-service real estate company; We are not a discount broker in any way, shape, or form – Our Realtor service is the same full-service and never compromised. In fact, we believe that we do even more to sell your home; Your property will be in the MLS, in many real estate magazines, direct mailed to homes in Flagler & Volusia, NEW! 3-D Virtual Tours,  saturated everywhere on the Internet and much more. READ ON…

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  • MLS (Flagler and Volusia counties) – We are members of both!
  • MASSIVE EXPOSURE; We advertise in multiple real estate magazines, direct mailings to homes & businesses, etc. 
  • AGGRESSIVE INTERNET COVERAGE; Better Buy will advertise your home/property on each website (on the Internet) that offers homes for sale – If a real estate website site offers Realtor listings for sale – Your home will be on it!
  • 3D-VIRTUAL HOME TOURS FOR EVERY LISTING; Better Buy Realty owns the camera system, and because everything is in-house, we can offer this exceptional service to you at no cost.  That’s each of our listings not just reserved for the million dollar homes. These are not your average video tours; they are so much better! In fact, they have been described as — Magical!  Learn more
  • IDX (Internet Data Exchange); Better Buy Realty is and always has been a member of IDX. Probably one of the most powerful and least talked about ways to market your home for sale. Simply put, every single one of Better Buy Realty’s listings is advertised on competitors websites that offer home searches; If you go to Watson, RE/MAX, or Prudential (any real estate company) website, for example, you’ll find our listings (your home) on their website! To be fair, their listings are also found on our website too; Hence the name: Internet Data Exchange.


“… In today’s world, we are all playing on equal ground. No agency has any major advantage over one another. That’s because no real estate office has their own MLS (or a better one) and we all use the same Internet. Better Buy’s listings can be found on their websites and vise-verse.” – Jeffrey C. Sawyer, Broker

It’s Your Equity, Not The Realtor’s

Selling your home and paying a lower commission is a tactical and smart decision. Paying a lower fee gives you “wiggle room” to negotiate a price without sacrificing your bottom-line and affords you the opportunity from the start, to price your home more aggressively against your home’s competition (cheaply priced homes for sale) such as Foreclosures, short sales, and REO properties. Take this opportunity and use it to your advantage, rather than lining the Realtor’s pocket – It’s your equity, not theirs.

How Can We Offer A Lower Fee ~ When So Many Other Real Estate Companies Charge More? Good Question.

It’s not a mystery … We designed Better Buy Realty (from the ground up) to be successful selling homes on a conservative commission; We removed unnecessary expenses, trim fat where not needed; Immediately eliminated national franchise fees, employ top producing real estate agents and then implement a fiscal budget around a more realistic overhead. In other words, we have a beautiful office but not a gaudy over the top building, we don’t waste money on anything that is not effective selling homes, and we don’t provide our agents with expensive and lavish things like touring RV’s or company cars. We only do things that sell homes and do not waste money on unneeded or frivolous things. It’s that savings, we pass on to you.

“… Our low fee is all we need to sell your home quickly and for top dollar. It’s your home, it’s your equity, you keep it!” – Jeffrey C. Sawyer, Broker

Pay Them, And They Will Come

Most importantly, it is necessary to compensate outside real estate agents the same amount of commission they have been accustomed; In other words, your lower rate should not affect their paycheck. Agents have no (none) animosity showing our listings of homes for sale because we pay them appropriately. Our lower rate is a saving to you AND not a discount to them.

We use the SAME Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the SAME Internet, are in many of the SAME real estate publications; We just don’t charge more than necessary to provide the same service. If you ever hear a real estate agent say, “… you get less, if you pay less” — They are not talking about Better Buy Realty! We often say It would be easier ask our competitors what they do more than us. We guarantee your home will sell quickly and for top dollar, because we have a proven and successful track record selling 1000’s of homes and properties (right here in Palm Coast) since 1998. No other real estate company in Flager can say the same. We think our billboard said it best:

Voted Best - Real Estate Agent in Palm Coast FL

As Seen on A1A in Flagler Beach, Florida

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No Pressure or Obligation …

When we arrive at your home we will:

  1. Discuss your home’s value;
  2. Tell you more about Better Buy Realty;
  3. Tell you all the places we advertise and market your home;

We will not:

  • We will not: Pressure you to sign a listing agreement (we don’t even bring it with us);
  • We will not: Have you feeling obligated to us in any way.

We don’t expect to list your home for sale, we hope to earn that privilege. It’s our job when we initially meet to explain how we can effective sell your home and why we believe that we are your best real estate choice … from that point, the ball is in your court. We’ll leave you with literature that you can use to compare (our services) with other real estate companies in Palm Coast.

Our Listing Presentation …

  • WHAT’S YOUR HOME WORTH? We’ll Tell You … Without pressure or obligation!
  • Is this the best time of year to list? We’ll give you an expert overview of current market conditions and near future projections;
  • Review our agent’s and Better Buy Realty’s credentials (and accomplishments) serving the Palm Coast-Flagler real estate market;
  • You will be informed! We’ll present and leave with you (to keep) our market research on Comparables, Sold, Current Listings and Expireds;
  • Offer real-world pricing strategy based on our professional judgment and interpretation of current market conditions;
  • Discuss goals with you on how we plan to market your home effectively;
  • Explain marketing power and benefits of Multiple Listing Service (MLS®);
  • Explain how we use the marketing power of online marketing and how we use it to sell your home quickly and for top dollar;
  • THIS IS A BIG DEAL! Better Buy Realty is an active member of IDX. We’ll explain what is Internet Data Exchange (IDX) AND how your home listed with Better Buy will be displayed on their (our competitors) websites!
  • Show & Tell! We will literately BRING with us our actual advertising media.  You will see first hand — How your home will be advertised (both in print and online) with Better Buy Realty, it’s very impressive! We don’t think you find another real estate company in Palm Coast that does as much local advertising as us!
  •  Provide simple no cost staging tips on how to best present your home for sale;
  • Explain the work we have to do (behind the scenes) once listed all the way to a successful closing;
  • Explain our role in taking calls to screen for qualified buyers and protecting you from curiosity seekers;
  • Review and explain all clauses in our Listing Contract and Addendum. You will be fully informed and never mislead;
  • Explain to you in full detail how Better Buy Realty can list your home for a lower and more reasonable fee and still provide the same (or more) marketing coverage and service as with any other full-service real estate company in Palm Coast/Flagler. We’ll tell you what they don’t want you to hear!
  • Explain about our no-fee cancellation guarantee;
  • Leave you with detailed documentation to review after our visit;
  • We never-ever pressure you to list! We present the facts as researched, tell you about us, and leave you with information to review BUT we will never create pressure for you to list!

Marketing …

  • Create print (i.e.Homes & Land) and Internet ads;
  • 3D-Scan your home for a truly magical 3D virtual tour of your home. This is not Grandpa’s version of a walk-around video tour of yesteryear!
  • Publish on the web and within the MLS® your 3D virtual tour. This gets HUGE results with buyers!
  • Create, edit and publish a website specific for your home.  Your home address will be your website address (ex. www.YourAddress.com)
  • Coordinate showings with owners, tenants, and other Realtors. Return all calls – weekends included.
  • Install electronic lock box if authorized by you. Program lockbox with agreed-upon showing time windows.
  • Prepare mailing and contact list.
  • Generate mail-merge letters to contact list.
  • Prepare flyers and feedback faxes.
  • Review comparable MLS listings regularly to ensure property remains competitive in price, terms, conditions and availability.
  • Prepare property marketing brochure for seller’s review.
  • Arrange for printing or copying of supply of marketing brochures or flyers.
  • Upload listing to company and agent Internet site, if applicable.
  • Mail Out “Just Listed” notice to all neighborhood residents.
  • Advise Network Referral Program of listing.
  • Provide “Special Feature” cards for marketing, if applicable.
  • Submit ads to company’s participating Internet real estate sites.
  • Price changes conveyed promptly to all Internet groups.
  • Reprint/supply brochures promptly as needed.
  • Feedback e-mails/faxes sent to buyers’ agents after showings.
  • Review lockbox reports to study home showing traffic.
  • Discuss lockbox showing reports and feedback from showing agents with seller to determine if changes will accelerate the sale.
  • Place regular update calls to seller to discuss marketing and pricing.
  • Promptly enter price changes in MLS listing database.

Negotiations …

 

  • Receive and review all Offer to Purchase contracts submitted by buyers or buyers’ agents.
  • Evaluate offer(s) and prepare a “net sheet” on each for the owner for comparison purposes. – Net sheet discloses how much money you will receive after deducting all closing costs.   
  • Counsel (you) on offers. Explain merits and weakness of each component of each offer.
  • Contact buyers’ agents to review buyer’s qualifications and discuss the offer.
  • Deliver Seller’s Disclosure to buyer’s agent or buyer upon request and prior to offering if possible.
  • Confirm buyer is pre-qualified by calling loan officer.
  • Obtain pre-qualification letter on buyer from the loan officer.
  • Negotiate all offers on seller’s behalf, setting a time limit for loan approval and closing date.
  • Prepare and convey any counteroffers, acceptance or amendments to buyer’s agent.
  • Fax/Email copies of the contract and all addendums to closing attorney or title company.
  • When Offer to Purchase Contract is accepted and signed by the seller, deliver to buyer’s agent.
  • Record and promptly deposit buyer’s earnest money in escrow account.
  • Disseminate “Under-Contract Showing Restrictions” as seller requests.
  • Deliver copies of fully signed Offer to Purchase contract to the seller.
  • Deliver copies of Offer to Purchase contract to Selling Agent.
  • Fax/Email copies of Offer to Purchase contract to the lender.
  • Provide copies of signed Offer to Purchase contract for office file.
  • Advise seller in handling additional offers to purchase submitted between contract and closing.
  • Change status in MLS® to “Sale Pending.”
  • Update MLS and transaction management program to show ‘Sale Pending.”
  • Review buyer’s credit report results — advise the seller of worst and best case scenarios.
  • Provide credit report information to seller if the property will be seller-financed.
  • Assist buyer with obtaining financing, if applicable and follow-up as necessary.
  • Coordinate with lender on discount points being locked in with dates.
  • Deliver unrecorded property information to the buyer.
  • Order septic system inspection, if applicable.
  • Receive and review septic system report and assess any possible impact on sale.
  • Deliver a copy of septic system inspection report lender and buyer.
  • Deliver Well Flow Test Report copies to lender and buyer and property listing file.
  • Verify termite inspection ordered.
  • Verify mold inspection ordered if required.

 

Closing Duties …

  • Once a contract is signed by all parties; Coordinate closing process with buyer’s agent and lender.
  • Update closing forms and files.
  • Ensure all parties have all forms and information needed to close the sale.
  • Select location where closing will be held.
  • Confirm closing date and time and notify all parties.
  • Home Inspection – Coordinate buyer’s professional home inspection with a seller. – Review home inspector’s report. – Explain seller’s responsibilities with respect to loan limits and interpret any clauses in the contract.
  • Ensure seller’s compliance with Home Inspection Clause requirements.
  • Recommend or assist seller with identifying and negotiating with trustworthy contractors to perform any required repairs, if necessary.
  • Negotiate payment and oversee completion of all required repairs on seller’s behalf, if needed
  • Tracking The Buyer’s Loan Process – Follow loan processing through to the underwriter.
  • Contact lender weekly to ensure processing is on track. – Relay final approval of buyer’s loan application to the seller.
  • Assist in solving any title problems (boundary disputes, easements, etc) or in obtaining Death Certificates.
  • Work with buyer’s agent in scheduling and conducting buyer’s final walk-through prior to closing.
  • Research all tax, Home Owner Association, utility, and other applicable prorations.
  • Request final closing figures from closing agent (attorney or title company).
  • Receive and carefully review closing figures to ensure the accuracy of preparation.
  • Forward verified closing figures to buyer’s agent.
  • Request copy of closing documents from closing agent.
  • Confirm buyer and buyer’s agent have received title insurance commitment.
  • Review all closing documents carefully for errors.
  • Forward closing documents to the absentee seller as requested.
  • Review documents with a closing agent (attorney).
  • Provide earnest money deposit check from escrow account to closing agent.
  • Coordinate this closing with seller’s next purchase and resolve any timing problems.
  • Have a “no surprises” closing so that seller receives proceeds check at closing.
  • Change MLS status to Sold. Enter sale date, price, etc.

 

 

Happy Palm Coast Home SellerOur Standard Rate Is Four Percent

That’s the most you pay, you can only pay less from this point. Our service is not compromised in any way; We provide the same full-time Realtor services you expect when listing your home or property. Our marketing has both national and local outreach; Your home will be listed in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), placed on the Internet, and will be aggressively advertised. We do not need to charge a higher rate to cover non-essential selling costs, like franchise or broker fees. The savings to us is substantial, which is reflected in our lower rate to you.  No Gimmicks. Just Results.

We Have Three Distinct Ways You Save:

  • 4% standard rate (OR less);
  • 1% if you find the buyer or if the buyer finds you  (OR less);
  • $495 if we help you purchase your next home!*

 

 

Furthermore to entice other Realtors (Buyer Agents**) to show your home; We offer them up to a 3% incentive (called a co-broke). The money we pay them comes directly out of the standard 4% rate and is not additional to you; The most you pay is four percent. Why do we pay buyer’s agents the lion’s of our rate? To assure you are not at a disadvantage luring outside agents to show your home; We want their compensation to be the same (to them), regardless that you pay us less than six percent to sell your home. *Purchase must be equal or greater in the value of home selling. **Also referred to as single agents.

 

Paying A Lower Rate Does Have It’s Advantages, It Allows You To:

  1. Price your home more competitively!
  2. Have more wiggle room to negotiate!
  3. Make more money – keep more of your home’s equity!

No Pressure or Obligation …

We will not:

  • We will not: Pressure you to sign a listing agreement (we don’t even bring it with us);
  • We will not: Have you feeling obligated to us in any way.

We don’t expect to list your home for sale, we hope to earn that privilege. It’s our job when we initially meet to explain how we can effective sell your home and why we believe that we are your best real estate choice … from that point, the ball is in your court. We’ll leave you with literature that you can use to compare (our services) with other real estate companies in Palm Coast.

 

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If you are not 100% satisfied simply cancel and pay nothing;
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What can they say?

Here’s an open invitation (see comments below) to any Realtor in Palm Coast/Flagler that can honestly say why you need more than four percent to sell a home or tell us how your office provides more exposure or service than Better Buy Realty. We would like to honestly know, thank you.

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