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Today I am announcing a new low fee commission structure of 4.7% for my Twin Cities home sellers. Keep reading for more information about full service Realtors, how they get paid, what services are provided and how this plan works.

A Realtor’s 2 Jobs

A Realtor has 2 distinct jobs to do in order to make a living.  Everyone sees the part of the job that involves knowing how to help buyers and sellers successfully navigate through the purchase or sale of a home.

The hidden half of the job is finding more clients.

I really enjoy the first half and don’t like the 2nd part as much.

To do the 2nd part well Realtors do things like –

  • Spend lots of money on developing websites
  • Pay other web sites hundreds or thousands of dollars a year in order to buy leads from websites that do generate traffic
  • Do direct mail programs
  • Advertise in local markets via print, radio & even TV
  • Conduct open houses where their goal is to meet potential buyers (not really sell the house they are showing)
  • Inundate their past clients or relationships with reminders that they are in real estate so that they can hopefully get a referral

One real estate marketing site recently estimated that in order to generate $75,000 in earnings that a Realtor should spend $27,200 in web marketing.

I’m hoping that this 4.7% option will spread via word of mouth which will mean I won’t have to spend a lot on marketing.

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Today I listed this immaculate, brick 1 story home at 5648 Garfield Avenue,S., Minneapolis, MN 55419.  This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has 2 fireplaces and 2 garages.  The starting list price is $269,900.

Other Features of This Home Include -

  • Attractive brick home in move-in ready condition with many updates
  • Living Room/Dining Room area features hardwood floors, large moldings, a fireplace and built in hutches
  • Kitchen has ceramic floors, stainless steel appliances, ceramic counters and space for a small table
  • 3 Bedrooms on main level including good sized master with hardwood floors and 2 closets
  • Ceramic shower and tile counter in main bath
  • Lower level features large family room with 2nd fireplace, 4th bedroom, finished office/exercise room, wet bar, laundry and 3/4 ceramic bathroom
  • Outside back door is new paver patio with a fire pit and a private & fenced backyard
  • Home has both an attached 1 car garage and a detached 1 1/2 car garage with an additional concrete parking pad and basketball hoop
  • Easy access to public transportation just 1 block away

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You can find additional details about the property including more pictures, virtual tour and a map here – 5648 Garfield Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55419

For more information about this property or to schedule a showing, please contact me

Bill Wallace is a Realtor at RE/MAX Results in Apple Valley, MN with a focus on Dakota County and the Southern Twin Cities including – Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, Prior Lake, Richfield, Rosemount, Savage, Shakopee, South St. Paul and West St. Paul.

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Yesterday I listed this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home at 1212 Allen Avenue in West St. Paul, MN 55118.  This property was built in 1965 and is in excellent condition with a number of recent updates.  It is directly across from Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet School.  You can literally watch your kids walk directly across the street and into their school from your large, front picture window.

Other features of this home include -

  • In addition to it being directly across the street from Moreland Magnet Arts Elementary (which has ball fields and playground) Heritage Middle School is within walking distance.
  • Many new updates in this well cared for home including: New roof (2010), new deck (2009), new entry door, new dishwasher, new garage door/garage door opener, new lighting and fresh paint
  • Main floor has hardwood under carpeting in living room and bedrooms
  • Double vanity and ceramic in main bath
  • Very private & flat backyard with fencing on 3 sides and storage shed
  • Hard to find oversized 2 car garage which is fully sheet rocked, insulated and heated
  • Eat In Kitchen has lots of cabinets and new tile backsplash behind stove
  • 3 good sized bedrooms on main level, each with a ceiling fan
  • Lower level features spacious family room, 4th bedroom/office, laundry and 3/4 bath
  • Less than 1/2 block to public transportation

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You can find additional details about the property including more pictures, virtual tour and a map here – 1212 Allen Avenue, West St Paul, MN 55118

For more information about this property please contact me

Bill Wallace is a Realtor at RE/MAX Results in Apple Valley, MN with a focus on Dakota County and the Southern Twin Cities including – Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, Prior Lake, Richfield, Rosemount, Savage, Shakopee, South St. Paul and West St. Paul.

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Yesterday I listed this stunning newer home at 13381 Couchtown Ct., Rosemount, MN 55068.  This 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home was built in 2005 and sits on a cul-de-sac.  It shows like a home right out of HGTV and has an amazing private backyard.

Other features of this home include -

  • Glendalough neighborhood of Evermoor – Rosemount’s Premier Development. Glendalough features 2 swimming pools, parks & miles of paved walking trails
  • Very private yard that’s easy to maintain. Yard can be extended another 20+ feet by removing trees to create a larger backyard
  • Kitchen features dark wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances & Cambria counters
  • Main floor office that’s unique to this model
  • Open concept main living space with kitchen, informal dining and living room
  • Home features today’s colors on all walls and is in excellent condition with many updates
  • Huge vaulted master bedroom with room for lots of furniture. Large w-in closet w/ built ins
  • Newly finished, walk out basement level features large, cherry bar, granite, gaming area, television area, 5th bedroom and ceramic 3/4 bath
  • Oversize 3 car garage with lots of storage
  • 4 outdoor spaces—covered front porch, large deck, stamped patio and fire pit
  • Very friendly neighborhood with lots of kids

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You can find additional details about the property including more pictures, virtual tour and a map here – 13381 Couchtown Ct., Rosemount, MN 55068

For more information about this property please contact me

Bill Wallace is a Realtor at RE/MAX Results in Apple Valley, MN with a focus on Dakota County and the Southern Twin Cities including – Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, Prior Lake, Richfield, Rosemount, Savage, Shakopee, South St. Paul and West St. Paul.

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What The Twin Cities Housing Supply Report Is Telling Us

February 23, 2012

Each month the Minneapolis Association of Realtors publishes their Twin Cities Housing Supply Report to analyze the characteristics of homes for sale in the Twin Cities market and compare it to historical statistics.  A lot has been made recently about how sales are up and inventory for homes is down but a lot of interesting […]

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RE/MAX Results Radar – Home Search Application for Mobile Devices

February 20, 2012

Today I am happy to introduce the RE/MAX Results Radar – a free Home Search Application for your mobile phone.  The Results Radar is a Home Search application that you download to your Apple iPhone or iPad, Android Phone or Tablet or coming soon, Blackberry device. You can download this free Home Search tool here […]

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New Listing – 15564 Columbia Court, Rosemount, MN 55068

February 7, 2012

Today I listed this 1 owner, former model at 15564 Columbia Court, Rosemount, MN 55068.  This house is a 3 level split that is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and has had tons of updates done to it in the past few years.  It is a very short walk over to Jaycee Park with its […]

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Get Free Twin Cities First Time Homebuyer Guide

January 31, 2012

This past weekend I participated as a vendor at the Twin Cities – South of the River Wedding Expo in Burnsville at the Best Western Nicollet Inn.  In preparation for this event I published a First Time Homebuyers Guide to assist new couples through the process involved with buying their first home.  This 15 page […]

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Dakota County Housing Affordability At All Time High

January 10, 2012

The Housing Affordability Index in Dakota County (and the rest of the Twin Cities) is at an All-Time High this month.  At the end of December 2011, the index hit a mark of 264 which is 8.6% above this time a year ago. What Is The Housing Affordability Index The Index was developed in 1971 […]

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Evermoor Development Rosemount – 2011 Home Sales Update

January 5, 2012

Evermoor continues to be one of Rosemount’s premier development’s so it’s time to do a 2011 home sales update in the place I call home.  This former 500+ acre sheep farm is finally about to be completely filled with homes as Lennar is expected to finish the final open lots in the Glendalough neighborhood by […]

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