Ask Greg – Fixed commission structure

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 Hey Greg, I’ve noticed you’ve moved to a fixed commission structure since we last did business. Based on the new rates, my wife and I estimate we will save quite a lot next time we sell through you. How do you do it? Paul, Port Macquarie.

A. Thank you for noticing our fresh approach, Paul. Our agency is very cost effective – we operate with relatively low overheads and pass the savings on. Our approach saves most sellers from $3,000 to $6,000. Recently we saved one lovely retired lady more than $11,000 in commission!

Given people use the internet to find whatever they are looking for, buyers find searching for real estate online the perfect fit. With the internet now the key search tool, it’s the right place for us to focus time and attention.

We list properties on real estate portals like Domain and and these drive traffic to our website which maximises sale potential for our owners.

Just last week we had 331 buyers from Sydney checking out properties on our site. In fact, the number of buyers visiting our website has increased by 24% in the past six months, which is great news.

On the other hand, we see no need to have expensive CBD or main street office space, and the cost savings benefit our clients.

The bottom line is we know how to market properties cost effectively and find buyers quickly. Domain magazine also showcases our properties weekly. Our low set commission provides great value for owners. These are the things that have combined to help us become the third highest selling agency in our area (source:

One thing that hasn’t changed since we last did business is service quality. Everything Kim and I do is with personal care and professional expertise, and that will never change.

Give me a call, and we can work out just how much more money will stay in your pocket next time.

Answers are general comment, and readers should always seek their own independent professional advice.

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Greg Trembath is Principal/Licensee at
Greg Trembath Real Estate.
Licensed Real Estate Agent – Licensed Auctioneer.

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