Flat-Fee or Full Service Pricing

HelpUBuy America offers two pricing programs to accommodate your home buying needs: Flat Fee and Full Service.
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Flat Fee Program

If you’re the “do-it-yourself type” and have the time to do a lot of the legwork on your own, our flat-fee program is right for you.

Details

For flat-fee clients, we charge an AVERAGE flat fee of $7,000 which is paid out of the seller’s proceeds at closing. Any excess commission and all bonuses are refunded at closing. To qualify, we will show you no more than 10 houses and make no more than 3 trips.

Flat fee varies by agent and by territory. Your HelpUBuy America Exclusive Buyer Agent will discuss their fee with you at your first meeting. Fees range from $5,000-$8,000 and are paid out of the seller’s proceeds at closing. There is no cost to you for our services. 

Showing Limits

We’ll show you a maximum of ten (10) homes in a maximum of three (3) outings. 

Types of Transactions

Short sales, foreclosures, FSBOs, and new construction (with the exception of nearly finished spec homes) are excluded.

Rebates

Rebates are based on our NET commission. If you were sent to us by NAEBA or SkyFor, we owe them a referral fee. Rebates are based on the commissions earned after the referral fee is paid.

Exclusive Buyer Representation

We offer the highest level of customer service and consumer protection available anywhere.

Included
  • Home Finder Account
  • Guided Home Tours (limited)
  • Research Property History
  • Obtain and review disclosures
  • Perform a CMA & recommend a price
  • Recommend a negotiating strategy
  • Write offers & execute contracts
  • Provide loan guidance
  • Advise on inspection reports
  • Review surveys
  • Negotiate repairs
  • Review title policies
  • Troubleshoot through closing
  • Review closing statements 
  • Attend closing
  • Supervise possession
  • Review temporary leases

Full Service Program

If you’re a first-time homebuyer or are relocating from another area and require a higher level of service, our full service program might be better for you.

Details

For our full-service clients, we do it all. We help you sift through listings and teach you about construction, floorplans and help you select a home with good resale potential. We handle negotiations and hold your hand from contract execution through closing. Our fee for this service is 3% of the sales price of the home, paid out of the seller’s proceeds at closing. All other terms mentioned above remain the same. Many of our buyers start as flat-fee buyers and then convert to full service. House hunting is time consuming and at times frustrating. Don’t be embarrassed to turn the whole thing over to us if you get frustrated. 

Showings & Trips

There is no limit to the number of homes we’ll show, and we’ll make as many trip as necessary to find you the right house.

No Cost to You

Our fee is paid out of the seller’s proceeds at closing so there is no cost to you for our services.

Types of Transactions

There are no restrictions. We’ll help you purchase foreclosures, short sales, build a new home, or purchase a resale home.

Exclusive Buyer Representation

We offer the highest level of customer service and consumer protection available anywhere.

Included
  • Home Finder Account
  • Guided Home Tours
  • Research Property History
  • Obtain and review disclosures
  • Perform a CMA & recommend a price
  • Recommend a negotiating strategy
  • Write offers & execute contracts
  • Provide loan guidance
  • Advise on inspection reports
  • Review surveys
  • Negotiate repairs
  • Review title policies
  • Troubleshoot through closing
  • Review closing statements 
  • Attend closing
  • Supervise possession
  • Review temporary leases

Your Job 

Our Job

-Provide us with a pre-qualification letter from a bank or mortgage broker.

-You will be responsible for finding homes that suit your needs. We will set up an account for you on our Home Finder System so you can receive new listings by email automatically. The system allows you to sort the listings into categories and to take notes and ask us questions.

-Once you find homes that interest you, send us the addresses so that we can schedule an appointment to view the property. It is NOT okay to contact the listing agent to view the properties, unless you plan to compensate them for their time.

-We will schedule all appointments to view the properties you select. We will give you our expert opinion on the condition, floor plan, pricing, and future marketability of the house you choose.

-We will discuss negotiating strategies and write a sales contract that favors you, the buyer. We will negotiate the best price and terms, and will help you package yourself so you can beat competing offers without increasing the sales price.

-After we have an executed contract, we will hold your hand through all of the steps of the homebuying process from financing, inspections, title work, and repairs, through closing.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to the questions that come up most often about our program.  If you have questions that are not on the list, feel free to drop us a line!

How are you different than a discounter?

Discounters claim to do the same job for less money. They operate on a volume basis and, more often than not, perform low quality services that match their discount price. HelpUBuy agents don’t mind earning less money if we can do less work. You help with the ‘grunt’ work; we do the hard stuff and we reward you by sharing our commission. Reducing our work load allows us to represent more clients than we could otherwise manage.

 

Why 10 houses in 3 trips?

Experience has shown that about one in eight houses is a really good house. We round up to ten to give you a little wiggle room. Since we don’t want to take ten trips to show you ten houses, we limit our trips to three. There is no charge for the trip we take for your final walk-thru.

What if I’ve already selected a house?

Contact us about transactional services if you have already selected a home and just need us to write the offer, negotiate the deal, and manage the transaction.

Will I receive a larger rebate if you only show me 6 houses? What if I view 12?

The terms of our agreement are not negotiable. If we show you 6 homes, we will be paid our standard flat-fee commission. If we show you 12 homes, our commission will be 3% of the sales price of the home.

What happens if I can’t find a home in 10 showings?

No worries! If you are unable to purchase one of the first ten homes you view, you will automatically convert to the full service program. There are no trip or showing limits under the full service program; we are paid 3% of the sales price of the home out of the seller’s proceeds at closing.

How will I receive my rebate?

Rebates can be distributed in a variety of ways, the best way being a Realtor contribution toward your closing costs and/or prepaids. You cannot use your rebate as part of your down payment. We disclose all rebates to your lender and fully comply with all RESPA/TREC procedures and we’re not going to help you commit loan fraud. Rebates are perfectly legal; you can read more about real estate rebates on the US Department of Justice website.

 

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