In my career selling Real Estate in Westchester County, I met potential clients, home buyers everywhere. Before Covid19 I would meet them at parties, restaurants, bars, the gym….anywhere. My goal was always the same; teach the potential client that I could not only be the ideal Real Estate Agent, but I could do something that other agents could not.
That “something” is called a Broker Commission Rebate. These rebates, legal in New York State since 2014, are essentially a portion of the buyer’s agent commission that can be split with the home buyer. In essence, I could PAY a client who is shopping for Westchester Real Estate, to allow me to work for them.
How does that work?
Let’s say that my client buys a one million dollar home in Chappaqua. Typically, the agent representing the buyer would earn a commission of 2.5% on the sale.
$1,000,000 x 2.5% = $25,000
With a traditional realtor, that $25,000 is split between the agent and his or her broker/franchise. With NestEdge Realty, we ARE the broker/franchise….and instead of splitting the commission with a franchise, we split it with our clients.
In the case of the one million dollar home, we might pay a rebate of 1%.
$1,000,000 x 1% = $10,000
That rebate can be paid via check at the closing table, can be applied to your down payment, used towards renovations, help you win a bidding war, or even help you avoid paying the mansion tax.
Often times a client not familar with rebates will learn our model and wonder if they will still get the same level of service that they would with a traditional realtor. The answer is YES. We are with our buyers throughout the entire journey from local tours, to showings, negotiations, inspections and all the way to the closing table.
Reach out…we’d love be able to work for you….and actually put money back in your pocket while doing it.