Kent Meeker Inc.
Real Estate Sales, Listings and Consulting Service
  San Juan Island, Washington
Saving people money and delivering professional service, that's what KMI is all about!
Save 1/2 of the listing commission, here is how it works...
     Most real estate offices charge 6% commission for the sale of a home. If the home is an expensive home, 5% is common. Vacant land, commercial, business may range from 5% to 10% commission. It is important to understand that the total commission is split equally between the listing agent (agent who represents the seller) and the selling agent (agent who represents the buyer). As an example, a house sells for $400,000, at 6% that is a  $24,000 commission. $12,000 goes to the selling agentís office and $12,000 to the listing agentís office. Note that the commission goes to the office, the office takes their percentage and the agent receives the rest (between 50% to 80%). Kent Meeker Inc. charges 1.5% for the home listing and 3% sales commission for a total commission charge of 4.5%. Saving at least 1.5% or $6,000 on the sale of a $400,000 home. Vacant land prices are slightly higher.
The right marketing...
    23 years in San Juan Island real estate has taught many lessons, including what sells MOST properties. The real estate offices sell about 80% of the island property sold. Over half of the transactions are sold to buyers that live here. Because of these two facts, KMI marketing program is targeted to the local population and to the other real estate offices and their agents. KMI has advertisements every week in the local paper, The Journal of the San Juans. This paper is read by most of the islanders every week. The local real estate offices all belong to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), including KMI. All listing information is submitted to and complied by the NWMLS and this is where the agents look for all the information on homes and property for sale. All of KMIís listings are in the NWMLS, with plenty of detailed information, pictures and maps. Addition to the local advertising and the NWMLS, KMI also creates and provides to the other island offices and agents a beautiful property brochure (see a sample in PDF format). These brochure are for potential buyers, providing them color pictures and more detailed highlights of the home and property.

     Additional marketing programs are available; again KMI is flexible to meet your needs!
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