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what is the typical local standard commission payable?

Whilst they may vary slightly, typically fees are within this range – $500 [base fee] plus 4% of the sale price up to $400,000 and 2% on the balance above that, plus gst. Our smart little fee is seriously competitive, and is inclusive of marketing costs !

what is the smart little fee?

The smart little fee is seriously competitive, and it’s fair and reasonable – let’s say a win-win situation. AND, as all Sellers like to hear – marketing costs up to $1,500 are included in the smart little fee !

Smart little fee – 2.95% [plus gst] *

Minimum fee is $9,000 [plus gst] for properties sold sub $300,000.

the other agency said they could simply get more money from the buyer to cover the difference in fees.

A sale price should not need to be negotiated to a higher level simply to cover a higher commission. It should be negotiated upwards for the best price possible, for the benefit of you, the Seller. I am a very good negotiator, and I am very good at what I do; any extra sale price paid for your property … should be paid to you.

wouldn’t a big brand company have access to more buyers, meaning our property will be seen by the world?

I have worked in bigger companies, so I can understand this perception, however, in reality that is not necessarily the case. In the digital age, buyers are not brand preferential; buyers don’t care who has the property listed – the internet is their first port of call. The right marketing, website exposure, and our strong database will bring the buyers no matter who has the property listed.

In Gisborne, in the majority of cases, all agencies are working with the same buyers.

In fact my Agency potentially has a bigger reach to buyers with my Social Media followings via Facebook and Instagram, not to mention my very authentic video tours, floorplan and 3D Virtual tours that buyers love to engage with.

current market share

For an independent Agency, my Agency has secured excellent market share. I am hardworking and have exceptional marketing, negotiating and communication skills, which has resulted in a strong presence in the local marketing … proving A BIG TEAM ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER.

You need a skilled Agent that is experienced and backs herself; to negotiate and get the deal done.  I don’t need to rely on anyone else to close the sale for you. You have engaged my services to work for you … I know I am good at what I do, my results, reputation and on-going successful Agency proves that.

i want to list with you as a “general”

I would not be able to guarantee you the commitment and attention that your property deserves with a general agency. There may be some circumstances, where I consider it appropriate to list a general listing, however full standard local commissions would apply, and any such listing would be a case by case basis.

My focus is to concentrate on selling my exclusively listed properties, providing these sellers will my full dedication. Talk with me further about general listings, and I will explain further the reasoning behind this decision . . . in the long run this is in fact hugely beneficial to all my sellers.