As of 8/1/2018, we have lowered the price of this add-on from $50.00 to $25.00.
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 sales 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.
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 (CCIMLS), sellers must have an active listing on MLSPIN before they will allow your property to be on CCIMLS. 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 ($599.00) 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. Once you pay us, we pay them.
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Reverse Prospecting Campaign #1
Reverse Prospecting Campaigns Campaign #1 MLS to all Agents who are working with active buyers. 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 these people receive new matches. If your home fits the criteria and the agent is accepting ‘reverse prospecting’ emails, then they will receive this email. To break it down further, we are especially, contacting the Agents who have qualified customers, rather than waiting for them to contact you. 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 email addresses. The number of prospects changes daily. 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.
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: $100.00.
Disclaimer: We will send out 2 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.
Capture those who are walking or driving by your home. Once people see for sale signs they tend to spread the word to their friends to encourage them to move closer to them. You never know!!!
Per the rules of MLS 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.
We know perception matters. In order to bring your property to the next level, we are extending our brokerage brand to our limited service sellers. Our newly designed customizable for sale signs offer a fresh attention-grabbing look. Each sign is made right here in New England. Our 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, permanent blue marker and a set of 3″ numerical stencils. All you need to do is add your phone number. Priority shipping ($7.85) 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. Supplies are limited and are sold on a first come first serve basis.
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If you currently have a listing on NEREN (New Hampshire’s primary MLS) but want to maximize online exposure we can create a New Hampshire listing on MLSPIN. MLSPIN is the primary MLS for Massachusetts, but since we are licensed in New Hampshire we are allowed to publish NH properties to 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 package is smart marketing. It’s a small price to pay to increase the chances of saving thousands on buyer agent commission. We will create the second listing using the information from your NEREN listing. Once activated, you will have two MLS listings on two MLS platforms.
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