Residential Real Estate FAQs
Our consistent results-driven team of real estate professionals, marketing experts and auctioneers have more than 50 years of experience achieving the highest possible price for our clients. We provide complete transparency with every home sale.
Motleys Accelerated Sales are auctions designed to sell your home quickly, on your terms. Accelerated Sales provide potential buyers of your home with all pertinent information - from property tax history to a complete home inspection - so that your home sells with full transparency to expedite the closing process. Plus, you could choose to sell your property as-is - that means you won’t need to do any additional work on the property. Selling through an Accelerated Sale can reduce your long-term carrying costs (taxes, maintenance), create competition among buyers, and expose your property to a wide array of pre-qualified prospects - all under the terms and conditions that you set. Our Accelerated Sales require no additional negotiation on your end either, so you can sit back and relax while we do all the work.
In most cases, the buyer pays the agent(s) commission in the form of a Buyer’s Premium. On most properties, we suggest the seller provide a property inspection report and an appraisal. This keeps the process transparent and removes any uncertainty that buyers may have prior to bidding on the property. We will also prepare and implement a marketing budget on most properties. All of these things vary from case to case, but these are some of the first things we will address after learning more about your property.
Yes, of course! In more than 50 years, we have not “given away” any real estate. We will analyze your property and consult with you on a minimum or reserve price for your property. This becomes the confidential reserve. Our goal is always to exceed your minimum price.
In a reserve sale, you have the ability to reject or counter the final bid. If we cannot make a deal with the winning bidder then we will list the property for a period of time after the event. We utilize the “momentum” from the event to make the eventual sale for you.
The term “Absolute” means the property will sell to the highest bidder regardless of price. Almost all of our properties are through a “Reserved’ Accelerated Sale. This means we have worked with the seller to set a confidential minimum Reserve Price. The seller is only obligated to sell the item once the bid amount exceeds this Reserve Price. A seller can lower, but cannot raise, the Reserve Price.
Absolutely! Motleys is a licensed, full service real estate brokerage firm and a member of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Whether you choose the Accelerated Sales approach or a traditional real estate sale, your property will be professionally marketed and will be listed on our website as well as top sites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and more.