Attorney Realtors moving ahead
Since its inception in March last year, the Attorney Hub has carved a niche for itself by being a valued platform for many attorneys wanting to serve their clients better by including the sales of clients’ properties to the list of services offered by their firms.
Hub members have access to high end technology and a vast net of cross referrals (through their own networks and clients) and this is proving to be a useful toolkit for many, says Charlene Nolte-Joubert, one of the founding members of The Hub.
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There are now 39 firms of attorneys registered and 62 active users, and this list is growing at a steady pace.
We plan to be one of the biggest collective property sale facilitators in the country, says Nolte-Joubert.
The upcoming Property Buyer Show in Cape Town (21st and 22nd April) seems like the ideal platform to showcase what Hub members have to offer the public, whether buyer or seller, and the founding members of the Attorney Realtor Hub and other attorneys who have joined The Hub will be present to discuss any property needs members of the public might have.
Attorneys, sellers and buyers can leverage the wide range of cutting edge FinTech and PropertyTech tools and resources (all property tools facilitated and made available by the Attorney Realtor Hub) to achieve the best possible sale, at the best possible price, in the shortest possible time.
The key benefits of the tools and unique services made available by the Attorney Realtor Hub service are:
Only cash or prequalified buyers are introduced to sellers.
The use of the “My Bond Fitness” bond prequalification indicator application helps to screen interested buyers by allowing them to perform their own online and paperless home loan indicator prequalifying process, so only cash or prequalified buyers will be introduced to sellers.
Viewing of properties is revolutionised with modern technology via a virtual reality tour system.
Sellers are only introduced to serious buyers (the buyer can do a full walk through online to decide whether to go further) without the inconvenience, disruption and security concerns of having a horde of possible buyers having to physically view the property for sale.
Once the purchaser is identified as a serious buyer, then an appointment will be made to visit the property.
Sales commission is a recommended fee of 2,5% + VAT.
Normally a traditional estate agent is paid up to 7% commission.
That’s a rate that Attorney Realtors can reduce by working smarter and not harder.
Huge overheads, days and weeks of effort needed to introduce prospective buyers to the property, and expensive advertising costs are eliminated by attorneys selling properties.
Access to a huge pool of potential buyers. Working together gives fellow attorneys a large national client database, captured and managed on an electronic client relationship management tool which lists property sales mandates and properties for sale through the most advanced property listing technology available.
Rent2buy Finance. Innovative sale and purchase solutions for sellers, property realtors and home buyers are also available – providing private funding for home buyers in the price range of R400 000 to R1,8 million in certain approved areas.
A qualified attorney as a property realtor assists sellers and buyers to negotiate and conclude the largest and most important financial transaction many will make in their lifetime.
Author: Charlene Nolte-Joubert