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Why do you charge a monthly fee for the marketing?

posted by: Joanne Almaden in Costs

These monthly fees are optional. And we charge this if the seller wants to have premium ads posted for their property. What we mean by “premium ads” are those that are given special priority or special features by the online

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How long does it usually take to successfully close a sale?

posted by: Joanne Almaden in Procedures

Every property is unique and the owner’s decisions matter a lot. Sometimes the purchase terms offered by buyers can also be creative but not necessarily acceptable to the owner. We’ve sold properties before in less than 3 months because the

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What option do I have as your client if we are not satisfied with the results?

posted by: Joanne Almaden in Procedures

Q: What option do I have as your client if we are not satisfied with the results in say, 6 months or more? A: If the unsatisfactory results are attributable solely to us, that constitutes a reasonable ground for you

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Can we terminate our listing agreement earlier than the initial term?

posted by: Joanne Almaden in Procedures

Q: Can our listing contract with you be terminated if we see no progress in like, 6 months or am I signing a non-ending service agreement or until sale of the property? A: It will be for a minimum of

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How long will our listing agreement be valid?

posted by: Joanne Almaden in Procedures

It will be for a minimum of 1 year. But it can be terminated earlier by either party for reasonable grounds.

Why do I need to provide a local representative or contact person?

posted by: Joanne Almaden in Procedures

When we take a property into our listings, we don’t require exclusive access to it; we require exclusivity only in marketing. This means that the owner is free to allow his family, close relatives and sometimes friends, to still use

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What is the total upfront cost you need to get started?

posted by: Joanne Almaden in Costs

To get started, we only need at least the following: General cleaning – P50/sqm floor area Photo-taking (rectangular photos) – P2,500 Budget for listings/ad costs for the first month (P1,000) The rest of the items mentioned on [this page] are

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I only have a Contract to Sell (CTS). Can I still sell my property?

Having only the CTS means the property is not yet really sold to you; you just have the exclusive right to buy it, but the sale is not yet complete. What this means for you is you cannot really sell

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How much are your fees?

posted by: Joanne Almaden in Costs

Our brokerage fee is generally 5% of the actual selling price of the property. This will apply only upon successful closing of the sale. So, there’s no upfront payment for this. We also accept net listing agreements. With this, as

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What are the taxes involved and how much are they?

posted by: Joanne Almaden in Costs

We have a detailed discussion about this, in this post: The Taxes Involved in a Sale of Real Property in the Philippines