What is an Administrative or Processing Fee?
Well, it is an additional charge to you over and above the commission you pay. This can range from approximately $300 – $700. Be sure to ask about this fee when interviewing REALTORS®.
How can Casa Bella Realty charge less commission, not charge an additional administrative or processing fee, and include value added services?
It’s really very simple. Michael V. Valencia and Barbara A. Todd are the owners of the brokerage. We do not have to relinquish any of the commission to the brokerage, because we are the owners.
What does Casa Bella Realty do with the percentage that usually goes to the broker?
We give it back to our clients in the way of lower commissions, not charging any extra fees, and including services that other agents may charge you, such as home staging services.
What does Casa Bella Realty, LLC offer to clients (at NO CHARGE) that may be an additional charge if I list with another brokerage?
Casa Bella Realty offers the standard services that most other REALTORS® offer: Professional photography, listing your property on MLS and other social media platforms, helping you through the real estate process. However, we can offer you more…..
- Expert Home Staging Services: Barbara Todd is a certified Expert Home Stager. We have merged selling housing and staging homes into one business. We have a warehouse full of furniture, wall décor, and accent pieces. That is why we can pass this along to our clients at NO CHARGE. Home Staging is all about making your home appeal to the majority of potential buyers. For occupied homes, she will offer advice on how to best show your home using your existing furnishings. For gently used homes, she may bring in wall décor or some accent pieces to enhance your present décor. For vacant homes, she will stage several rooms in your home.
- Use of our Casa Bella Truck: Buy or Sell with us and you can use our Casa Bella Realty 14” truck for free. It is ideal for smaller moves and can help reduce the cost of paying for a professional moving service. To use our moving truck, we will require that you be 25 years or older, have a valid driver’s license and a copy of your insurance card.