Getting started for real estate agents
TELL THE OWNER ABOUT US
Talk to the owner about the possibility of offering evaluation stays for an improved selling perspective, and set booking fees.
Upload information about a property for sale, including location, description, photos, asking price, and evaluation fee per night.
SELL AND CASH YOUR FEE
Sell and benefit from receiving a sales commission from a deal otherwise might not have been possible to close.
How can I submit a property?
You can submit a property just by clicking on the “Submit Property” button at the top right side of the menu bar. You will be then asked to upload details about your client’s property such as precise location, total area, photos, and desired booking fee. We will then review it and come back to you with questions or suggestions before we list your client’s property on our platform.
What type of properties do you specialise in?
We specialise in vacation homes or second homes currently not in frequent use by their owners at any location in which we can establish a listing partnership with a local and reputable real estate agent.
Do you provide listing agreement templates?
Yes, we provide agreement templates per assignment type and country according to local laws and regulations. And in addition, we like to propose draft agreements on each project, taking into account what was previously agreed by all parties.
Are my clienst bound to selling their houses if they submit a listing?
Yes, interested buyers when booking for an evaluation stay are in fact paying for an option to purchase your property for the asking price, but with the added benefit of a free stay.
How does the option-to-buy work?
Generally speaking, an option-to-buy agreement, also called a real estate option, is an arrangement in which, for a fee, a potential buyer or investor acquires the right to purchase real estate sometime in the future. Option contracts are often used in both commercial and residential transactions.
In this regard, we have legally adapted the typical real estate buy option agreement to the Houszy concept. We have done that by shortening the typical real estate option into days to be able to offer it as an incentive to a wide variety of interested buyers. Specifically, house owners, instead of having the burdensome work of signing an option with every potential buyer, we previously sign a long-term option with them, which we then assign to potential buyers for an agreed number of days.
What are the minimum and maximum days of a booking?
A minimum of one day, and the maximum the owner wishes to grant, usually ninety days.
On what situations can you provide a butler?
We can provide a butler if we reach an agreement with the real estate agency on sharing a commission with them, in exchange for increasing their chances of selling the property.
What fees do you charge for your service?
We ask owners a one-off fee equal to the booking price of one day, which we only charge when the first booking is made.
Our service fee to buyers is 15%, added to the total booking amount plus 1% success fee.
We believe our fees are well deserved because we provide two very important services to potential buyers:
- The first service we bring is the possibility to “test” selected properties before they buy them, which can save them a lot of money in both scenarios: whether buying or not. If buyers, after their stay, decide to buy, they will have more valid arguments during negotiations; and, if otherwise, after staying at the property they decide not to buy it, then, obviously, they would have avoided a costly mistake.
- The second service we provide is to guide potential buyers as to how much their offer should be, as we would know what other offers have been rejected for being too low; or alternatively, what would be the likely offer the owner would be happy to accept.