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We believe selling or buying a home is, and should be, a data driven process. Our philosophy is to help people sell and buy homes at the best price and best terms the parties can agree upon. By offering sellers a sensible commission, our sellers often net more money or have more negotiation room with buyers than they would with other brokerages.
Some big box brokers will say "a storefront legitimizes a business". An easy response is: Are Amazon, Redfin, or Ebay legitimate? Brokerages with expensive storefronts must pay for it. AND THEY PAY FOR IT WITH YOUR MONEY! With the advent of the internet and electronic devices, storefronts are an expensive, inefficient and out dated way of doing business which sellers and buyers are paying for with their commissions. We don't have them and you don't pay for them.
When selling your home, why would you ever have a need to go to a real estate office? The Broker meets you at your home with information, contracts, and for sale signs. The marketing is mostly done on the internet. You never need to go to their storefront. Why would you want to pay for it?
If you are buying a home, NO ONE searches for properties by going to a real estate office and pouring through books anymore. People search for and view properties using photos and videos displayed on the internet, then people text, email or call a real estate agent (HOPEFULLY US) to show those properties. We then meet at the properties you want to see. Why would you waste your time meeting at an office?
Before the internet, obtaining sufficient exposure for a home was challenging. Brokers advertised in the local newspapers, regional magazines and produced mailers. This was the extent of the exposure one could expect. These efforts were extremely expensive and time consuming.
Now the vast bulk of buyers identify homes using Realtor.com. Zillow, Facebook, and Instagram. Advertising homes in the local newspaper, regional magazines and mailers is minimally effective.
We embrace change. By doing so we look to the future, not the past.
Answer- NO, NO, NO. While from company to company there are always minor differences in marketing , we ARE A FULL TIME FULL-SERVICE COMPANY do everything all full-service companies do. We encourage you to click here to look at “what we do” and compare. Some Brokers may attempt to mislead you and call Atomic Realty a “discount brokerage”, implying our services are lesser. Not so, we are a FULL SRVICE real estate company. Ask them do they have another job? Ask for a list of their services, and ask what they charge and why. All we ask of you is you compare our services and prices to theirs and do what is best for you.
All we have to sell is our time, experience, and expertise. We believe everyone deserves to make a living, including us, and we want to save you the most money yet still make a living.
Often we are asked "if a Buyer comes to me and I have already listed on your $599 + 4% plan can I just switch to the $599 +1% plan?" The short answer is no, once we have begun our time in marketing preparation (photos, 3d, MLS, etc.) we would like to be paid for it.
HOWEVER, if at the time of listing on the $599 +4% plan if you have a Buyer you have been working with, give us their contact information we will contact them and see if they want to move forward prior to us working on marketing your home. (This we will do this under the $599 & 1%) But remember once we start the marketing process (photos etc.) or if your Buyer brings another Broker into the transaction you pay the full $599 + 4% .
Answer- No. To be on the multiple listing service you have signed a contract to pay that company some percentage at closing and they pay us a share of that. If they offer 0% to co- oping brokers on the MLS to Brokers who bring buyers, it is unlikley anyone will work for free or show your home for 0%. If you are paying a fee to one of these companies and offering 2-3% to co-oping brokers yet doing all the work yourself, why not use Atomic Realty at $599 and 4% and we handle everthing?
Answer - The short answer is no. To review other people’s contracts would be practicing law, you should seek an attorney to review legal documents you created. What we can do is not use your documents and complete all the documents which we have available as Realtors and do the entire the entire transaction, managing all the parties and documents for both the Seller and Buyer, for only $599 plus 1%.
A great question – here is a kind of dull answer. Agency (Where you represent only one party) creates fiduciary duties. A single party's agent has the fudicary duties of Reasonable care, Accounting, Notification, Obedience, and Loyalty. None of these are unreasonable but it impossible to serve both the Buyer and Seller thus we serve as a transaction broker, serving the transaction, not an individual. However,
A Transaction Broker works to complete the transaction not specifically representing only the Buyer or Seller but still owes both the Seller and Buyer the duties of honest and fair dealing, no conflicts of interest, and keeping all confidential information from either party confidential, account for moneys, and notify of all offers. In New Mexico most brokers and brokerage work as Transaction Brokers.
The logic behind this is – If I a Broker has an agency relationship with the Seller, and if that Broker has a Buyer waiting for a house, just like yours, the Broker may have to tell the Buyer "I work only for the Seller and can't show you the house" the odds are they will likely never look at the house and the you may lose a great buyer. The bottom line is, as a Seller, do you want a Broker not to show your home to a Buyer merely because of fudicary duty?
Answer - Yes we do and yes we have. While there are fewer venues to market commercial properties we will work with you on a plan that will be individualized to your commercial properties. We have sold convience stores, mobile home parks and office buildings.
Do we sell businesses without the real property? Yes we do. With good financials there are outlets we can market to.
David Houck - Qualifying Broker Owner.
I have been licensed since I was 18 years old. I have been a licensed in Arizona, Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado, Oklahoma and New Mexico. I have sold properties, remodeled properties, managed properties, flipped property, developed subdivisions, and built homes. I understand real-estate.
1) My doctorate (JD) is a law degree from Seattle University.
2) I have a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in Physical Sciences with minors in Math and Physics.
3) I am a licensed qualified employing broker in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado.
4) I am a licensed home inspector.
5) I am licensed to teach Math, Science and History.
6) I have served on the Cross Plains, WI. school board.
7) I have served as a Director of a large HOA board.
In our business model we focus on EFFECTIVE and efficient marketing and services. By not spending YOUR money on ineffective marketing, buildings and "fluff" we are often LESS EXPENSIVE than our competitors. Take a look at our philosophy and plans and decide how you want to spend your hard earned money, Big promises from our competitors OR EFFECTIVE and efficient marketing and services from us.
My phone: 505-208-0480.
Mary "Kate" Houck
Over the last 20 years, I have worked to ensure that customer expectations are met by developing standards for pharmaceutical ingredients and products. Now I want to provide you the quality you deserve when buying or selling your house. Whatever your real estate needs may be, I will take the time to make sure to understand them. With Atomic Realty, I will have the flexibility to offer you multiple options and we can work together to find out which option best meets your needs.
I grew up in Nebraska where I graduated from Creighton University with a BS in Chemistry. I then moved to Arizona where I met my husband, got married and completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry. While raising my two children, I worked as a chemist, developing and improving test methods for pharmaceutical products, and volunteering as an expert and advisor to the United States Pharmacopeia. I spent over a decade volunteering as an official for USA swimming. Throughout this time with my husband I have bought and sold numerous properties and now I am ready to help you.
My phone: 505-208-0480.
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PO Box 1393, Los Alamos NM 87544
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