Real Estate in Bartlett IL
Robert Burress

What is the standard real estate commission in the Chicago area?

What is the standard real estate commission in the Chicago area?

There is no standard real estate commission in the Chicago area, and any agent or REALTOR that would tell you there is, will be violating antitrust and price fixing laws. The most common real estate commission in the Chicago area is between 5% and 6% with the commission being split 50/50 between the Listing Office and the Selling Office. In recent months I’ve noticed that some greedy offices are charging a 6% commission and keeping 3.5% for themselves, and only paying 2.5% to the selling office.

If your thinking about listing your home, give me a call at Parade of Homes 630/372-0700 and find out how I can sell your home at only a 3.9% commission. At Parade of Homes we charge only 3.9%, but we still give any cooperating office a 2.5% commission.

Here’s how I will advertise your home to get it sold.

1. The first thing I will do after I have listed your home for sale is to enter your home’s information and description into the MLS.
2. Next I will do a cross prospecting check with the MLS to contact people that have requested information for homes such as yours.
3. I will have a post sign on your lawn, many of our lawn signs have solar lighting.
4. I will enter your home on the Parade of Homes website, and begin syndicating your home to the major real estate search sites such as Zillow, Trulia, Oodle, and I am a premiere Zillow agent, so you will have a featured ad on Zillow.
5. A website will be made and dedicated just for your home.
6. Your home will be listed on Realbird and Postlets. These sites each have there own special features, and many of my Realbird listings appear on the first page of a Google search.
7. A virtual tour of your property will be built using both Realbird and BigDaddyGuru
8. BigDaddyGuru is a free classified website, but I purchase their ultimate package which includes, a virtual tour of your home, an individual website, a youtube video, cut and paste HTML which I can then use to post some very impressive ads to other classified websites, such as Craigslist, and backpage.
9. Post cards will be made of your home, and mailed to the homes in your area. We have found this very effective, because many times your neighbor will have family or friends that they know that would like to move into the area.
10. Most of the sites where I will be advertising your home will also have social media links, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin allowing both you and I to share your home with our friends and contacts.

If you are thinking of selling your home, please call Parade Of Homes at 630/372-0700 and ask for Bob Burress. You may also want to keep in mind that our listing commission is only 3.9%, and you should also ask about our Buyer rebate program.

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