Why Would You Pay a 6% Real Estate Commission

Asking for a more reasonable fee now commonplace

We started our boutique brokerage for one reason. To do real estate better. Real estate services focused on the customer. Like the old days when the customer truly was #1. Those who follow us know we have been very vocal about many things and one of those is commissions. We have shouted from every roof top that you don’t have to pay 6%. In fact, if you are you are almost always paying too much.

This morning I sat down to analyze what has changed in the local markets since yesterday. It is something I do every day as my clients need to know. And I know that they need to know. So I take that extra steps required to understand what is going one. As I updated single family home sales in Jupiter for the month of May a huge smile came to my face. As of today, there have been 48 sales in Jupiter in May where the seller paid a 5% commission. Why am I smiling? Because only 39 single family homes have sold where the seller paid 6%.

For the second straight month more sellers are paying less by a substantial margin. In fact, over the past two months in Jupiter 55% of all single family home sellers paid less. I like to think we have just a little to do with this. And we like to think we can continue to impact the market. To do real estate better. For our customers.

If you want to experience real estate done right then feel free to give me a call. We will be happy to show you why we are truly different…..by design.

Fins up…..

Tom Priester
Principle Broker

Paradise Sharks Real Estate


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Tom Priester

After spending years among the top individual performers at one of Palm Beach County’s largest and most successful real estate brokerages, Tom Priester knew there was another way to do real estate. A better way. Real estate services focused on the customer. Like the old days when the customer truly was #1. He tired of listening to why he should be going out to have his customers sign one sided buyers’ brokerage agreements. He tired of hearing how he should be selling customers why paying higher commissions, like 7% and 8%, was to their benefit. He tired of hearing how he should sell his clients on why they should be paying hundreds of dollars in additional “transaction fees”. The business had slid way too far from being focused on the customer. His customer. So he decided the time was right to be different…..by design. To start his own unique boutique real estate firm truly focused on his customers. They will now have access to a process focused on them. Only the best marketing techniques to sell their homes. No cutting corners. Commission structures based on his clients needs not his. Paradise Sharks was born out of Tom’s passion to return this business to the customer. Where it belongs. If you want a real estate experience that benefits you, just give Tom a call at 561 308-0175 or send him an e-mail at tom@paradisesharks.com. You can always pay more and receive less but that just would not make any sense. Would it?

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