Traditional brokerages seem to feel that agents work for them and the brokerage focuses on generating clients. 15 or 20 years ago this model was valid, clients chose a brokerage to work with and which brokerage you belonged to made a diffence. Things have changed. As a brokerage we feel that the agent is our client. Our job is to support you and allow you to serve your clients in the way that fits you best!
There’s no one-size-fits-all method for real estate. Some agents like to be super systematic and utilize a wide variety of technology, others focus on getting out and meeting people face-to-face. Whatever your style is, we’ll support you! We used to get frustrated needing to pay our broker a monthly “technology fee” for things we didn’t use. Or having them explain that our 20% commission split helped them “offer this suite of products”. We would have much rather preferred to keep our commission and then choose what we want to spend it on. So that’s what we’re committed to doing for you! You can keep 100% of your commission, and then choose 100% of what technology, coaching and systems are best for you.
If you’d like suggestions we’re happy to share what has worked for us. Often times we can negotiate better pricing for some of our preferred providers as well. Below is a list of what we offer, and the actual price of other services you may be interested in.
|Our fantastic Agent Concierge is available to help you and your clients with whatever you need.
|All real estate forms
|Digital document signatures
|Brokerage addendum designed to protect you and your clients.
|Showing Time Assist
|Availability for online scheduling of showings for your listings
|We provide your first 1,000 business cards
|CRM – Total Expert
|CRM system for keeping in touch with your clients provided at no charge via our preferred lenders.
|Brokerage yard signs free of charge. Personalized signs typically $35/each.
|Open House Signs
|Brokerage signs free of charge. Personalized signs typically $60/each.
|Available at no charge
|First 200 copies free. Additional billed at $0.25/color, $0.10 black & white
|Conference rooms available by reservation
|Shared Desk Space
|Shared desk space with extra monitor
|MLS Listing Input
|Input and maintenace of your listings into the MLS
|All leads generated by your listings are sent to you.
|Paid at Closing
|Split CDA means you get paid directly at closing, no waiting for the brokerage to issue a check!
|Option to have your commission checks electronically deposited.
|In-House Mortgage Lender
|Excellent mortgage lender available to answer all of your questions, even if the client is working with a different lender!
|In-House Title Company
|Knowledgable title company ready to assist with any questions and pull preliminary searches at no charge.
|Optional monthly meetings to help you stay up-to-date with changes in the market and best practices.
|Supportive, friendly staff and colleagues who are committed to making Big Block Midwest the best place to be!
A LA CARTE SERVICES
|Easy creating of transaction documents from your phone or iPad.
|Advanced real estate CRM designed for teams and multiple integrations.
|Custom real estate CRM for easy client follow-up.
|Professionally Designed Marketing Materials
|No charge with order
|Our preferred mortgage company has professional graphic designers who will design custom marketing materials.
|We have partnered with USA mortgage to provide professionally printed marketing materials to you at-cost. Postcards, buyer books, flyers, home sale books, kids’ coloring books – anything you can dream of!
|Private Workstation or Office
|Private workstations and offices available for rent. Price varies based on size.
|ShowingTime Appointment Center
|ShowingTime will allow online scheduling AND take calls regarding yoru listings.
|Our transaction coordinators will take care of all of the paperwork and guarantee you get paid directly at closing. If it doesn’t close, then the service is free!
|Website – Sierra Interactive
|Personal branded website with lead capture and seller valuation tools.