How much will it cost to sell my home?

While there are many factors to consider in calculating the cost of selling your home in Cairns & FNQ, the first and most obvious consideration is how much the agent will charge in commission?

While most real estate agents charge a percentage of the final sale price (typically between 2 & 3%) this can mean a big pay day for the agent once a buyer is found and settlement occurs. While this has been the traditional method of sale in real estate for many years, is it the best value for money today?

20 to 30 years ago, if somebody wanted to buy a property, they would have walked into a “typical” real estate office, sat down and flicked through books of photos. After finding a handful worthy of inspecting, the agent and buyer would drive across town together looking at properties.

In today’s market, buyers are very well educated on market conditions, prices and available property due in no small part to the World Wide Web. Buyers are now no longer loyal to 1 agent. They don’t need to walk into an office. They are educated more than ever before.

So if buyers’ behaviour has changed what are Real Estate Agents doing differently? Well for many the answer is nothing. Traditional Real Estate offices are now millstones around the necks of the agents who’ve not adapted to change. Higher fees are now the result of high office rents, high equipment costs and high franchise fees.

At Fixed Fee Property, we believe that irrespective of the final selling price of your property, if it takes 6 weeks or 6 months, the price should be the same. Not only will we sell your home for a low flat fee of $5,950 (or $6,950 if over $500,000) but we will work just as hard as other agents charging a whole lot more.