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by PoP Sponsor July 19, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

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homezen saves you thousands by making it easy to sell your home without an agent.

This past spring, 20 homesellers in DC, Virginia, and Maryland saved a combined $500,000 — an average of $26,000 each. How?

They used homezen, a digital service that demystifies the homeselling process and enables sellers to avoid paying commission to brokers.

If you’re thinking of selling your home, check out homezen’s easy-to-use website to get a free Instant Home Valuation (yeah, like in seconds) and sign up for a free quick phone consultation with an expert.

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With homezen, you’ll get the three keys to a quick sale: (1) the right listing price; (2) professional photography; and (3) your home will be listed on all the sites buyers and agents use (MLS, Redfin, Zillow, Realtor.com, Washingtonpost.com, you get the idea…).

Paperwork and support from homezen professionals are provided all the way through closing, and they provide a lockbox to make showings easy.

Sound too good to be true? See what three sellers had to say about how quickly they were able to sell using homezen. (more…)

by blankslate May 24, 2017 at 12:10 pm 0

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When Alyson and Tyler started thinking about selling their home, they considered calling the real estate agent who had helped them in the buying process. But the transaction costs of using an agent were just too much to justify.

“At the same time, we have two young kids and very little spare time to understand the important details and nuances of managing a real estate transaction,” says Tyler.

Then they heard something from a friend that piqued their interest. Some colleagues were building a business called homezen that provides online tools and support to help owners of condos, townhouses, and single family homes sell without an agent, at a flat fee.

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“We really liked and trusted the real estate agent who helped us buy our home, and it was a tough decision not to work with her again for selling it,” says Alyson. “But the idea of funding our next down payment with the money we could save was too much to pass up.”

homezen helped them set their listing price, hired professional photographers to take photos of their home, listed it on the MLS, and took care of the paperwork.

“They were often one step ahead of us in the selling process–from proactively sending us a checklist for getting our home ready to show to asking if we needed a standard rent-back contract before we even asked for one,” says Tyler.

Before hearing about homezen, the couple thought they could ask a real estate agent friend for advice. “Working with the homezen team felt just like that!,” says Alyson. “They were quick to respond to our questions and any advice they offered was supported by market trends, analysis, and data points.”

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homezen struck a perfect balance: a trustworthy source of information and support for selling their home with a flat, low fee. Says Alyson: “And we’re even more thrilled to have saved six percent of our sale price by not using agents in our transaction. We are so grateful to the whole team!”

For more information on how homezen can help finance your future, check out the homezen website.

by blankslate May 11, 2017 at 12:10 pm 0

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Rob and Feli were ready to sell their home, but there was one thing they wished to avoid–the 6 percent realtor commission. “We wanted to sell our house on our own to avoid that,” says Rob. “We felt that the real estate system is very broken. In our case, the fee would have been $31,500.”

But how does one sell a house when you’ve got no experience? “We were reluctant because we were not familiar enough with the process and the laws,” says Rob. “Then we stumbled across homezen. We were amazed at how low their flat fee was for the services that they were providing.”

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To help the couple determine the value of their home, homezen did a competitive analysis. “Then they helped us to formulate a selling strategy to maximize our profit,” says Rob.

Next, homezen dispatched a professional real estate photographer to take photos, which they used to list the couple’s home on the MLS. Their listing went live on Good Friday and by Saturday morning the couple started getting requests for viewing; the first offer came in later that day. By Easter Sunday, they had an all-cash offer—at $5,000 higher than their list price.

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Rob and Feli’s “thank you” to homezen

“With homezen’s help, we sounded like we knew exactly what we were talking about in negotiations,” says Rob. “We were elated with the results, because it was $20,000 more than we thought we could sell the home for.”

An Easter miracle? The couple was so grateful that they crafted a personalized thank you (pictured).

“We learned a lot in the process,” says Rob, who adds that homezen continued to help them navigate through the contract paperwork and home inspection. “And we’ve been bragging to all of our friends about how we saved $21,000!”

How can homezen save you $20,000? Instead of charging the standard 6 percent commission, homezen charges a low flat fee. They’re already saving money for sellers in Logan Circle, Shaw, Brookland, the Palisades, Glover Park, Arlington, Alexandria and beyond.

You can check out the homezen website website or give them a call at 202.509.0553.

by blankslate April 11, 2017 at 12:10 pm 0

 

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Last year, Justin was finally ready to sell his condo, but it hadn’t appreciated in value enough for him to pull his money out after paying the 6 percent commission to real estate agents.

He says the idea of paying a 6 percent commission drove him nuts. “I thought I could probably sell without an agent, but I was little nervous to take the risk without having knowledgeable support during the process.”

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Enter homezen, which provides online tools and support to help owners of condos, townhouses, and single family homes sell without an agent, at a flat fee.

How low? For $499 — $699, homezen helps you set your listing price, has professional photographers take photos of your home, lists your home on the MLS, and takes care of the paperwork.

They’ve helped sellers in the Palisades, Glover Park, Logan Circle, Shaw, Arlington, Alexandria, Rockville and beyond save an average of $20,000 per sale — and Justin is now one of them. 

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“They helped me price, prep, list my home, and they gave me the paperwork I needed,” says Justin. “They were there for me whenever I had questions, and they gave me the confidence I needed to sell my own home without an agent.”

How much did he save? $10,000 — which he’s now using to bankroll his travel around the world, including stops in Argentina, Patagonia, Switzerland, Paris, Italy, Egypt, Dubai, and beyond. “It’s life changing,” he says, “and I can’t recommend it enough.”

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For more information on how homezen can change your life, check out the homezen website

by blankslate March 8, 2017 at 12:10 pm 0

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Spring is in the air, and when the weather gets nicer, that means the cherry blossoms bloom–and people start selling their homes. That also means they’re writing big commission checks to real estate agents.

But not if you’re using homezen. The company, launched last year, combines technology and real estate expertise to make it easier to sell your home without an agent. Homeowners in DC, Maryland, and Virginia have been saving an average of $20,000.

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Here’s how it works: First, they run a pricing analysis to help you understand the value of your home; they dispatch professional photographers to make your home look great; and they place your listing on the MLS. They even give you lockbox so your home literally shows itself. Homezen also provides the necessary legal paperwork, and guides you all the way through closing.

And how do you save that $20,000? Instead of charging the standard 6 percent commission, homezen charges a low flat fee. They’re already saving sellers a lot of money in Logan Circle, Capitol Hill, Brookland, the Palisades, Glover Park, Arlington and beyond.

You can check out the homezen website or give them a call at 202.509.0559.

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