SOURCE: RT Brokerage Services, Inc.

October 18, 2008 17:01 ET

RT Brokerage Services Delivers the Surefire Way to Save $1,000s on Your Real Estate Commission

Thanks to HGTV and Websites Like Zillow.com, Everyone Knows More About Real Estate and Can Use This Knowledge to Save Money

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - October 18, 2008) - Pay hourly. We pay hourly for nearly every other professional service we consume, why not real estate? "When clients approach us and indicate they are very confident they will buy or sell, we almost always recommend our full-service, hourly real estate model, especially when they know what they want or understand the fair market price of their home," says RT Brokerage Services CEO Louis Herrera. "Using a real estate agent to buy or sell a house should be like any professional services relationship where you only pay for what you use, particularly when the commission savings can be as much as $19,750 on an $800,000 sales price."

Hourly rates aren't entirely new. At some point, most experienced real estate agents have closed a transaction on an hourly basis as a courtesy to a past client. What they haven't done is advertised this hourly service. "Where we are making a difference in the marketplace is we've incorporated a formal hourly transactions model into our regular full-service offerings," remarks Herrera. "It allows the committed and knowledgeable consumer to save thousands on their commissions, and simultaneously puts money in our pocket on a monthly basis like any other professional provider. Everyone is happy."

While the Internet has changed the way consumers interact with real estate information, it will never replace the need for full-service representation. Consumers have neither the time nor desire to learn the nuances of closing a real estate transaction. Like filing a tax return, everyone can do it, but as the schedules get complicated, no one wants to make a mistake so they hire an expert. The goal is to get the most out of a return. The same is true in selling and buying real estate. "So the next time you're absolutely sure you will buy or sell, ask your real estate agent for hourly rates, it could save you thousands," says RT Broker Louis Herrera.

About RT Brokerage Services

Founded in 2007, RT Brokerage Services. is the first real estate brokerage to provide consumers with a choice in full-service representation: traditional or hourly real estate services. For more information, visit www.rtbrokerage.com.

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