Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the commonly asked questions we get, and their answers. Simply click on each box to reveal the question and answers. Should you have a question not answered, feel free to contact us using our contact page.

1. Is this program right for me?

1. Is this program right for me?

YES! You have the control and option to choose as much or as little assistance that you need to accomplish your goals. Dream Street Properties, LLC gives you that flexibility.

2. Some discount companies advertise Full Service at a reduced rate. Do You?

2. Some discount companies advertise Full Service at a reduced rate. Do You?

Dream Street Properties, LLC has a policy of being up front and transparent with services and fees. Many companies over promise and under deliver. Most companies need a high volume of listings at reduced price to stay in business, which tends to generate quantity not quality. The result is that most agents/brokers never provide “full” service but still get the full commission. They are using this “Lowered Bar” to call their service “Full Service”. We are up front with you and give you the flexibility to save more by picking and choosing the services you may need or want and those you don’t.

3. Is it possible to be a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) and still be on the MLS systems?

3. Is it possible to be a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) and still be on the MLS systems?

Yes, but you need to know that ANY listing in either FMLS or GAMLS is done through a written listing agreement with a licensed brokerage firm that is a “member” of said Listing Companies. Some discount companies call themselves “advertising” services or a FSBO listing service, but if they put your listing in either MLS or FMLS system, they ARE required to be a licensed Broker in Georgia and any representation to the contrary is misleading the public. Dream Street Properties, LLC does not play games with semantics. Membership in the multi-list companies is a major operating expenditure for real estate brokerage firms whether they are “full service” or “flat fee” or “discount” firms. Many flat fee and discount firms only belong to the less expensive local MLS. Dream Street Properties, LLC belongs to both to maximize your property’s exposure.

4. Can I use a combination lockbox to save some money?

4. Can I use a combination lockbox to save some money?

Not From Us!  Although many discount companies may use these cheaper, less secure lockboxes it is the policy of Dream Street Properties, LLC to provide the Supra lockboxes used by the MLS’s. This gives us and you the security of knowing the day, date, time and identity of the agent, appraiser, photographer or inspector that enters the property with tracking and feedback capabilities. Dream Street Properties, LLC will NOT assume the risk of a combination lockbox on any of our listings. You may buy and use a combination lockbox from a hardware store or home center if want to assume that risk yourself.

5. Can I leave my FSBO sign up?

5. Can I leave my FSBO sign up?

Not a good idea. It is misleading to the public and technically inaccurate to have conflicting signage. It is the policy of Dream Street Properties, LLC to portray a professional image to the co-op agents and their clients to get more showings. You are far more likely to sell through one of the 25,000+ co-op agents than an individual looking for a FSBO!

6. What happens if I want full service?

6. What happens if I want full service?

By the time you elect for the sign, MLS Lockbox, and a photo tour you are above a service level provided by most full service companies. The photo tour is through our in-house professional photography service.Open houses, agent caravans, newspaper ads and the free real estate books handed out at stores is an old and poor use of marketing that is last century real estate and it just Does Not Work with today’s tech savvy buyers. Advice and marketing strategy given to you by seasoned and experienced brokers who know this business in detail upon listing translates into more efficient use of time and enhances your bottom line.

7. What other costs are involved?

7. What other costs are involved?

Dream Street Properties, LLCis up front about disclosure of fees. Many discount companies only disclose additional fees during a high pressure listing appointment. Dream Street Properties, LLC charges a basic flat fee plus any upgraded option packages that you select, and a flat Closing Fee. A co-op fee of 3% (paid at closing) is strongly recommended to provide incentive for any co-op selling agent involved in the transaction. A Transaction Fee fee of .49% of the sale price is also required at closing. For any option packages refer to the menu provided.

8. What is the most important thing I need to do to sell my house?

8. What is the most important thing I need to do to sell my house?

Price it Right! You have heard the old saying about the 3 most important things that affect real estate value: Location, Location and Location. Well, the 3 most important things in selling real estate are: Price, Price and Price! Other than cosmetic appearance and structural soundness this element is the only thing you can control.

9. What areas do you serve?

9. What areas do you serve?

We cover the entire greater Atlanta area including ALL of North Georgia that is covered by either FMLS or GAMLS. GAMLS is aggressively expanding to a state wide MLS system and is adding areas frequently. We are based in Gwinnett County covering additional areas such as Fulton, DeKalb, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson, Barrow, Walton, Rockdale and Cherokee counties.

10. Are you hiring more agents?

10. Are you hiring more agents?

YES! We are looking for a few, hard working, ethical, honest agents that are not afraid of being transparently candid with clients, consistently over-deliver, and treat your money as if it was their own money. CALL OR EMAIL TODAY TO GET STARTED.

 

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