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Friday, March 30, 2012

We NEVER charge any ADDITIONAL fees for our services at the sale of your property

Some brokerage managers have instructed their listing agents to require sellers to pay ADDITIONAL FEES At Closing , in addition to the sales commission, (Transaction fee, real estate administration fee, real estate regulatory compliance fee processing recorded documents. Non-representation, Transactions & Single Agency, Energy Efficiency, Flood Zone, Foreign Investors Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), Home Owners Association, ITIN (IRS form W-7 non-resident alien) Administrative Brokerage Commission fee, Lead Paint, Real Property Costs to Buyer, Real Property Costs to Seller, Transaction coordinator fee, Seller Disclosure of Known Defects, file storage and retrieval and the list goes on). These back ended fees range from $195 to as high as $1,295 , in addition to the sales generous commission.
We NEVER charge any ADDITIONAL fees for our services at the sale of your property. There is NO Back ended COST, FEE OR CHARGE to you! We DO NOT believe charging an back ended fee to sellers who are already struggling financially and we do not believe it is ethical. Home sellers resent being charged additional fees on top of the generous commission already being offered .

Investment and vacation home sales surged

Investment and vacation home sales surged in 2011 as more investors jumped into the market with cash in hand to acquire affordable properties, according to Steve Albin of

The combined share of investment and vacation home sales last year reached its highest level since 2005, NAR said.

"You can work here, be close to the city, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, or one of the seven lake, enjoy the four seasons, and still feel like they're on vacation year around, ," said Steve Albin in an interview.

"During the past year, investors have been swooping into the market to take advantage of bargain home prices," he said. "Rising rental income easily beat cash sitting in banks as an added inducement. In addition, a large percentage of buyers purchased more than one property due to the attractive prices and for the return on investment. ."

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

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Sellers don't want to compete with artificially inflated levels of inventory that doesn't actually exist, and buyers don't want to browse listings they can't actually buy.

That's why accurately represents what's actually happening in the market.

When a property is listed for sale, shows it. When a property sells and is off the market, removes it. On only the listing broker's are allowed to appear on any given listing. Period.

We're able to do these things because has direct connections from the Knoxville Area association of REALTORS® MLS and the Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors® MLS.

Sellers know that when their property is displayed on, they're not competing with phantom inventory; the playing field is true, and it's level. Buyers who search on know they're not going to have to sift through mounds of listings that aren't available.

Being a real estate professional means doing the right thing for YOU, every time. And we at feel the exact same way. That's why we are ultra-committed to ensuring that listings displayed on our site are true and accurate.