Home Sellers FAQs
What makes Space Simply different from traditional real estate agents?
If you are looking for an agent to sell your home in the Des Moines metro including West Des Moines, Urbandale, Waukee, Clive, and everywhere in between, Space Simply offers you all the services and access that any other full-service traditional Realtor does but instead of charging you an expensive commission percentage for listing agent representation, you only pay a flat fee of $2,495 at closing! The buyer's agent is still compensated at a very competitive and compelling rate for your home's specific area. Our team of local real estate agents
What is the difference between other full-service brokerages and Space Simply?
First, and most importantly, you are being represented by a full-service real estate brokerage that has your best interests in mind. Research consistently shows that most home buyers engage a real estate agent to help them find a home, negotiate a purchase price and close the transaction. With Space Simply, we complete the entire process for you including placing the listing, obtaining professional photographs, showing the home and drawing up and executing all paperwork and negotiations. It is our goal to make the process of selling your home as simple and efficient as possible for you, while still earning you the highest return on your investment.
What is the MLS (Multiple Listings Service)?
The Multiple Listings Service (MLS) is a national marketing database that is set up by a group of cooperating real estate brokers. The MLS provides accurate and structured information about properties available for sale and is the most popular way that buyers, sellers and agents find available homes for sale in their target market.
Do I need to be on the MLS to sell my home?
Homes sell all the time that aren't on the MLS, but it takes significantly more work. Over 90 percent of buyers start their search on the Internet, and over 80 percent of agents utilize the MLS to stay up to date with what is on the market. When considering these statistics, the MLS stands out as undoubtedly the best way to get your home in front of potential buyers. Especially those buyers who are working with the 1,500+ agents in the Des Moines metro area. The bottom line is an MLS listing gives your home the exposure and placement necessary to be found by motivated agents and buyers, not to mention reduce its time on the market by weeks or months.
When does payment occur when selling my home with Space Simply?
At closing, the flat fee of $2,495 will be paid to the listing agent at closing as a line item on the settlement statement, in addition to the buyer's agent's commission paid to their brokerage. The MLS listing, marketing collateral, professional photography, and other miscellaneous items are all covered by the listing agent throughout the process.
Are there any additional Listing Agent fees?
No. The flat fee of $2,495 includes everything related to listing and selling your home with all the benefits of a full-service broker, but at a much lower cost to you. We make it easy to sell your house and not worry about the costs; our goal is to sell your home at the best price for you.
How do negotiations work with Space Simply during a home sale?
Space Simply wants you to receive the maximum value possible for your listing. Like any traditional Realtor, Space Simply negotiates the sale with the potential buyer's agent, presenting all offers to you and providing recommendations on counter offers. With Space Simply, you are in the driver seat.
How long does it take to list my home?
When listing your home with Space Simply, it will appear in the MLS and on dozens of real estate websites within one to three business days.
Can I cancel my listing?
Yes. You can cancel your MLS listing at any point during the selling process. That being said, we have an incredibly high success rate and are confident you will be happy with our service.
Do I need to provide photos for my listing?
No. Space Simply hires a professional photographer to produce high-quality, compelling images for each listing.
Will my listing look like other MLS listings?
Yes, they'll be in the same familiar format potential buyers will see elsewhere around the web as they shop for homes. And, with our timely responses & attentive staff, when home buyers call for a showing, you can count on us to not only show your home effectively, but seal the deal with the right buyer at the earliest opportunity.
Can I edit my MLS listing?
Absolutely! To request changes, simply email Cy@SpaceSimply.com. We will coordinate the requested changes the next business day. You will also be able to approve your listing before it publishes to the MLS.
Is a yard sign included with my listing?
Yes, all signs and marketing materials are produced and provided by Space Simply.