The tech-enabled real estate brokerage firm, Redfin, has announced that Seattle home sellers will be able to use the company's Redfin Concierge service, available in the Seattle metro area. Redfin Concierge offers services and benefits available only through Redfin to its sellers. Additionally, Redfin will take care of renovations in preparation for the home to sell.
For a 2 percent listing fee, Redfin Concierge offers:
"Power is shifting away from sellers in the Seattle market. With homes taking longer to sell and buyers becoming more selective, Redfin Concierge gives sellers peace of mind knowing their home will put its best foot forward," said Karen Krupsaw, Redfin senior vice president of real estate operations. "Determining which projects will yield the biggest return, finding trustworthy vendors, gathering quotes, managing timelines and overseeing work is stressful and time-consuming. With Redfin Concierge, you sign off on the plan, give us the keys, and then rest easy with the knowledge that the Redfin experts are taking care of all the details. And with Redfin Concierge, you still pay less than the typical listing commission charged by other brokerages."
Redfin first launched Concierge Service in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. in November 2017 and expanded to San Francisco in February 2018.
"Last year, the majority of homes in Seattle received multiple offers and sold quickly regardless of condition," said Jessie Culbert, a Redfin agent in Seattle. "That is no longer the case. Sellers recognize they will be more successful by investing in improvements and staging to put their home in the best light possible. As an agent, I always give my clients guidance on how to prepare their home for sale, but Redfin Concierge takes it a step further by handling all of those tasks directly. Redfin Concierge is a valuable and needed service in Seattle and one that I'm excited to be able to offer."
Seattle sellers who want to get their home ready for market themselves can save the most money by choosing Redfin's 1 percent listing service. Whether the seller chooses Redfin Concierge or the 1 percent listing-fee service, Redfin provides:
By using Redfin Concierge, sellers save thousands by working with Redfin agents with just 1 or 2 percent whereas its competitors charge up to 3 percent listing commissions. Redfin Concierge's 2 percent listing fee is subject to a minimum amount of $10,000 and the budget for the service's projects varies based on the target list price of the property.
Edited by V. Haviland
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