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OfferDash is the Do It Yourself version of a real estate agent where you get to decide whether you want a little support or a lot. We have taken all the tools of an agent and automated them and made them available to you. We can help you list your home on MLS, create a strategic marketing plan, provide competitive market pricing, professional photography, staging, signs, and a lockbox. We even have many more customized services. You get to pick what level package is right for you. All of these packages will save you thousands of dollars in traditional real estate fees.
With OfferDash, you create your MLS listing completely online then manage the sale of your home through our push-button simple dashboard on your phone or computer. And we are here to support you every step of the way. OfferDash will help you sell your home and save you a lot of money. We also pride ourselves on excellent customer service. Our goal is very happy home sellers and buyers.
We don’t exclude any buyers from our listing agreement. If your home sells while you are listed with us, the fee is due. The fee is for the work of listing your home, which we do, and is only due at closing when you sell. We list your home on over a hundred websites and don’t track where buyers come from as they are all able to contact you directly. If you believe that a buyer who previously saw the home may make an offer, we advise you to wait to list the home as we can not exempt them from the fee.
No, you may not list a home that is already under contract to show for backups. There is no way to enter a home under contract in the MLS and to list a home that is under contract as Active would be a violation.
No, it is not allowed to mark a listing in the MLS as For Sale By Owner. Only an agent can post in the MLS and that is what we do for and we must be your listing agent in order to do that. However, We are a limited services brokerage where you select a flat fee package and talk to buyers directly and we then provide as much or as little help as you need. On public websites, OfferDash will be shown as your listing agent by the MLS. And when agents and buyers call you, you can say that you are using a limited services agency and talking to buyers directly.
We recommend giving 10-14 days to fully set up a premium or platinum listing with photos, yard signs, open house signs, and all other aspects. Depending on the day of the week, it can be done quicker, just ask us. Photography typically takes 2-3 days to set up, but at the busiest times of the year can take a few extra days depending upon weather and your schedule..
CONTRACTS & DISCLOSURES
You do not pay OfferDash for this, but yes, many states require all sellers to provide a Natural Hazard Disclosure Report to buyers in order to sell. A typical fee for this report would be $100 to a title company, but it can vary. The fee for this report is only paid if you close, and can be paid out of closing funds.
Yes, we provide you with the disclosure forms that you are required to provide to buyers.
Yes, we can provide customized legal contract review by an attorney. Just ask customer service for a quote. The cost varies based on the complication level of the legal documents. For general questions, our brokers are always available to answer questions by email or phone, depending on your package.
Yes, OfferDash is the only complete listing platform and you can complete your listing entirely online in one session. You can also come back later and finish any listing, picking up right where you left off. Your listing saves every time you hit the Next button.
The listing will stay in the MLS for 6 months or until the house sells. At the end of 6 months, you may renew your listing without any additional fees.
MARKETING MY HOME
Everywhere. The reason we built OfferDash was to make sure that your listing gets the exact same amount of marketing and exposure, if not more, than if it was listed with a traditional agent. We list your home in the MLS, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Yahoo Real Estate, Homefinder, and hundreds more sites. We also have additional marketing services that let you design a full marketing plan for your home through online ad campaigns, which even most real estate agents won’t do.
Your listing will also be shown on Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Homes.com, broker sites, and many other public websites.
MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service (or Multi List in some places). This the backend database that real estate agents use to create and share home listings. It is also what most search sites use to get their listings (Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, HomeFinder, Re/Max, Coldwell Banker, Redfin, HomeSnap etc). Having your home listed on the MLS is still a critical part of selling a home as 92% of all homes are still sold through the MLS. It also gives you the widest distribution of your home listing.
Yes, every listing on OfferDash is entered into your local MLS.
OPEN HOUSES & SHOWINGS
We do not publicly publish your contact information. The MLS will contain your direct contact information and only be accessible to agents that have access to the MLS. Public inquiries will come through OfferDash and will be redirected to your phone and email contacts so that you may answer them directly.
You can either show your home yourself, or use a lockbox to allow buyer’s agents to show your home.
PRICING & COMMISSIONS
We recommend offering 2.5% to buyer’s brokers.
No matter where you list your home, you are never under any obligation to accept any offer from anyone.
SELLING MY HOME
The number one reason homes don’t sell is that they are priced too high. However, it is rare that homes sell for less than they are worth, even if they are priced low, to begin with. A low listing price brings more potential buyers through the door and makes it more likely to start a bidding war. For that reason, we always recommend listing homes at about 1-2% less than comparable homes in the area. Even if you list low, you are never obligated to accept an offer, even if it is what you asked. Two other major reasons that homes don’t sell is if the seller is not responsive enough to buyers and not available for enough showings, or if there is a problem on the property that the seller won’t correct and hasn’t reflected in the list price.
Depending on the package you purchase we can provide consultation after an accepted offer all the way to the closing table.