Top Producing Atlanta Reatlors
Posted by Keen Brothers on Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 6:00:37 AM By Keen Brothers / December 24, 2006 Comment
Ben - my brother and the Buyer Specialist on my team for those that don't know - and I rank as top full service agents working the Oakhurst, East Lake and Kirkwood markets. In fact, from January 1st 2005 to August 30th 2006 we are ranked in the top 100 agents in the State for listings taken and homes sold! That's no small feat given there are over 38,000 licensed agents working the state of Georgia...
The interesting thing about this...while I rank in the top 100 agents in the state (currently #81), I also rank as #2 in my marketplace (24 and 52 FMLS market areas - which include Oakhurst, East Lake, Kirkwood and City of Decatur). The #1 listing "agent" in the area is DUFFY REALTY - a flat fee brokerage that is essentially a For Sale By Owner assistance program coupled with an MLS listing and the #3 "agent" is CENTURY 21 CLICKIT.COM - another flat fee MLS brokerage and For Sale By Owner assistance program. By the way, don't fall into the flat-fee trap - the true cost of listing your home in the MLS has to be figured using this simple equation: "the 'flat-fee' you pay upfront not contingent on the result of selling your home"+"3% to the buyers agent working to help your buyer locate/negotiate/assist in selecting your home". It strikes me when I see a flat-fee company advertising their services and failing to mention that the buyers agent fee must be calculated to give a fair and accurate cost of sale analysis. Now, there has been much debate on who actually pays the buyers agents' fee in the blogosphere - I'll save my opinion for another post.