FAQs

LOCAL PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

How do your fees work?

When you are the buyer we are free to you! As your broker we will take what the Sellers offer us for the commission. In rare cases when a seller does not offer a commission we may have to work something out. When you are a seller we take listings for a 6% fee. In most cases the 6% fee is split between the Sellers agent and the Buyers agent. 3% goes to both sides. We cover all costs for your marketing material as your listing agent. The only thing we do not cover is staging costs. 

3% may seem like a lot but can be miss leading. To give our clients clarity we like to break it down for you. Look at the example below. 

Sale Price of your Home $1,000,000

Commission 3% is $30,000

We have to split that with our brokerage Windermere $15,000

We have to take out taxes on that income of $4,500

We typically spend $3,000 - $5,000 on marketing materials, sign in the yard, professional photos and much more

Broker takes home $5,500 - $7,500 (if we have any partner brokers we may have to split with the fee with them as well) 

As you can see it much less then you may think. Never the less we pride ourselves in giving excellent customer experience. 

Can you guarantee me a successful sale?

No broker can guarantee a successful sale, When you work with us you are working with one of the top 5 agents in the entire Washington state area. We have many years of experience buying and selling homes that can help put you in the best position to sell your home. With the 150+ transactions we do a year we  have seen and handled almost every situation that can arise. With our expert knowledge we can guide you through every step of selling your home from pricing, marketing, working with contractors, negotiation and much more. 

Our job is to make your life easier.

How many homes should I look at before I make a purchasing decision?

Every client is different. When you work with us know that we work at your pace. We are here to guide you through your purchase by giving you not only the pros to every home but the drawbacks as well. For most of our clients, this is the biggest financial investment you will make. We are here to inform all our byers and make the process as easy as possible.

What is your availability like?

We are a team here at the Hao Dang Team and that means for our buyers we are almost always available. If your agent is not available we will have another agent on our team show you. We work almost all hours of the day, if you have a question we are here to answer. 

Are you a full time broker or a part time broker?

Everyone at the Hao Dang Team is a full time broker. With the many changes in the market and real estate law, having a full time broker is necessary. This puts us in the best position to help you negotiate or more importantly win you your home! When you work with a full time broker you are working with a broker that has much more experience and can use that to position you the best way possible to either win you that home or get your home sold!