These are add-on services. If you purchase one and we don’t think it will help, we will cancel and refund the purchase. We are not here to squeeze every last dollar from your pocket and we refuse to upsell you with concepts and gimmicks that will not increase your chances of success. Since we do so many deals and have 17+ years of experience we know what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t.
You received an offer, now what? We get it, you don’t sell real estate full time. The average homeowner only does one transaction every 9 years. Purchase this service and have an experienced broker keep the other side honest; help you de-risk and/or tighten up the deal. Negotiation is an art. If you tell us where you want to be, we will tell you how to get there. This is a collaborative effort to make you look like a pro. We want the Buyer’s Agent or representative to think… “this seller knows what they are doing.” If you are afraid to approach the other side about something, we will work our magic for you. Buy the service. Send us the full offer package, tell us your thoughts and we will tell you what our concerns are and how to make the most of this opportunity. If you feel the offer is worth pursuing we will coach and help you devise a well thought out and carefully structured counter offer/ response. There’s no such thing as the perfect offer. Even if you plan to accept, you want the deal to be amicable. By amicable, we mean on your terms. 🙂
Since we are licensed in New Hampshire and Massachusetts we are allowed to publish NH properties to MLSPIN. If you currently have a listing on NEREN (New Hampshire’s primary MLS) through us and want to maximize your properties online exposure we can create a New Hampshire listing on MLSPIN. Why would you want this? When it comes to online exposure MLSPIN has more partnerships than any other MLS and they are always adding new partnerships. It’s a robust platform with extreme reach. If you want to increase your chances of finding a buyer who is not working with an agent, this add-on is smart marketing. It’s a small price to pay to increase the chances of saving thousands on a buyer’s agent commission. We will create the second listing using the information on your NEREN listing. Once activated, you will have two MLS listings on two MLS platforms for increased exposure.
There’s no such thing as too much marketing when it comes to real estate. The more people who see your listing, the more interest it will drive. We can boost listing exposure by creating a 2nd MLS listing on another New England based MLS service. Doing so not only puts your listing on more partner sites, but it can also increase the chances of finding prospective buyers who aren’t working with an agent. Each MLS platform has its own marketing partners and syndication channels so by adding your property to another MLS we aim to double your properties online exposure. Once activated, we will send you a copy of your second listing with the MLS number. Please note that you will have 2 MLS listings numbers.
Sometimes you want to send out a message without looking desperate. Words are powerful when used right. We will send anything you write up through the system. The goal is to catch their attention so the agent brings their most critical, demanding, picky, finicky, fussy, meticulous buyers. Price: $100.
This is a popular add-on service.
This add-on service is used if you want to let Agents know that you are increasing the original offered sales commission amount. If your property has been on the market for a couple of weeks there’s a good chance that Buyer Agents have noticed the original commission amount being offered at the time of activation. Unlike price changes, when we edit the commission amount, MLS does not send out a notification to Agents. In order to notify them, we will compose a message through the system and send it to Agents who are working with prospective buyers who have seen your home online. You should really only increase the commission amount if you are below the average commission offering for your town. If you’re unsure, send us a message and we will tell you what agents expect in your town.
Cape Cod Listings
The total amount comes out to $400.00 (MLSPIN) + $550.000 (CCIMLS)= $950.00. Why so much? It’s more labor-intensive for us to list on CCIMLS. Your home needs to be on MLSPIN first before we can list it on CCIMLS. Your property will be listed until sold and you may cancel anytime. We aren’t here to lock you in. If the service is not for you, we can help you find a Cape agent with a successful track record in your municipality.
How it works
Are you under the assumption that your property located within the Cape & Islands needs to be on Cape Cod’s MLS? No problem, we can help. Per the rules of the Cape Cod MLS, sellers must have an active listing on MLSPIN before they will allow your property to be on the Cape & Islands primary MLS system. This add-on service is only for those who currently have an active listing with us. If you do not already have a listing with us, you will need to do this first by filling out our regular MA flat fee MLS agreement by going here. Our partnership with CCIMLS requires us to follow specific guidelines. This essentially means we provide their small staff with a Listing Package which includes: 1) CCIMLS administrative fee. We pay them a listing fee (much like the fee you pay us) to list the property on their system. 2) A copy of your current MLSPIN listing. 3) A copy of the listing agreement between you and our brokerage. We will send you a copy of the CCIMLS listing agreement for you to sign. 4) A letter of good standing from our local Realtor board. 5) A signed document stating we will abide by their rules and regulations since we are responsible for the CCIMLS listing. 6) A Cape Cod property data input form so they can enter the listing into the Cape & Islands MLS system.
Getting your property listed on the Cape & Islands MLS is not instant. Although we prepare and send in the CCIMLS listing package right away, it can them a few business days to get the listing up. The CCIMLS staff does not work on weekends. Activation times are largely dependent on the number of listings the CCIMLS staff has in the queue. Since listing on CCIMLS is popular, they do a lot of listings each day. Please note the listing fee for a CCIMLS listing is non-refundable. This means if you pay today and your home goes under agreement before the CCIMLS listing is activated your money will not be refunded since we pay CCIMLS a non-refundable fee to list your home.
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This is a very popular add-on service.
Reverse Prospecting Campaign #1
Reverse Prospecting is a signal. Once we activate your MLS listing. Names of Agents/Brokers start to accumulate and we can contact these people by sending them a private message. This is called Reverse Prospecting in the real estate world. These are actual consumers (buying) who have told their agent to set them up on the MLS system with specific criteria. Each day listings attract new prospective buyers and our system tells us this information. If your home fits their criteria and the agent/broker is accepting ‘reverse prospecting’ emails from agents or brokers, then they will receive any email we send through the system. To break it down further, we are specifically contacting the Agents who have qualified customers and are working with an agent as they search for a home. If purchasing this service, you, the seller, must provide us with an email to send out to these agents. Since we are sending this message through the MLS system, we will not be able to provide you with their email addresses. The number of prospects changes daily. We can tell you the number beforehand if you’d like. When creating your email you should be concise and it’s best to not make yourself look desperate. If your email is long-winded, it will not be read. We receive reverse prospecting emails all the time and the only ones we will read are the short ones. Agents get a ton of email, so help them out by keeping it short and to the point.
Disclaimer: We will send out 1 email message to all agents who accept reverse prospecting emails during this campaign. Since we send this message through MLS, we are not able to provide you with agent email addresses or contact information. We will not send SPAM advertisements or anything gimmicky. Hillman Real Estate does not guarantee more calls, showings and or interest in your property.
This is a very popular add-0n service.
Reverse Prospecting Campaign #2 does all everything that Campaign # 1 does. Additionally, we will also compile a list of all the mailing addresses of the Agents who have buyers so you can send out information to each agent via postal mail. Price: $200.This is a good choice if you want to send out mailers. You will receive the address label format ready for print.
Disclaimer: We will send out 1 email messages to all agents who accept reverse prospecting emails during this campaign. Since we send this message through MLS, we are not able to provide you with agent email addresses or contact information. We will not send anything gimmicky. Hillman Real Estate does not send out postal mail nor do we guarantee more calls, showings and or interest in your property.
This is for sellers who have either a detached condo or an attached single family home. We create a 2nd listing (2 MLS #’s) so your property shows up under the Condo and Single Family Categories. This add-on allows you to hit a larger demographic. If you order this add-on product, and we don’t feel this strategy will be beneficial, we will void the transaction. We believe in having a sound strategy.
One aspect of marketing real estate is planting a for sale sign on your lawn. It also helps interested parties find your house after they see the listing online. Home buying should be fun and knowing where the location of a home can certainly help remove stress. However, per the rules of MLS and us you may not use any sign that says: FSBO, FOR SALE BY OWNER, BY OWNER or any sign that will confuse consumers or agents alike. Technically speaking, once a property is listed on MLS, the property is no longer considered a “for sale by owner” listing. Perception matters so planting a FSBO sign is not a good strategy if you want to get top dollar for your home. Our newly designed customizable for sale signs offer a fresh attention-grabbing look. Our real estate signs are manufactured right here in New England. They are corrugated plastic signs are double-sided, made of quality corrugated plastic coated with polyurethane to ensure weather resistance. All signs come with a lawn stake and permanent blue marker. Priority shipping ($8.25) is included.
Signage can be purchased when creating and submitting your listing agreement. If you previously opted to not purchase a sign kit at the time of agreement checkout, you can purchase by clicking the button below. We don’t sell signs to make a profit. They are sold to keep your on and offline marketing consistent with our brand. If you don’t want one of our signs, but would like to use our Brand, we can provide you with a high-resolution template file so you can order a sign online from a sign printing service. The fee for the file is $20.00. Email us if interested.
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Sometimes we run free sign kit promos. When we do this our sign company needs a confirmed address to ship the sign kit to. We have found that the best way to do this is to have the customer pay for sign kit shipping. Our sign kits are not small and require us to package them in a 20″x30″ Stay Flat envelope.