I started as a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Lynn Mills Realty in Americus in February 1996. In February 2006, I obtained my broker’s license and started my own company, Michael Dixon Realty.
By choice, I work alone. Agents would give my business more visibility and more business volume. However, they would increase my operating costs and my legal liability. They would require a physical office and all of the equipment necessary to conduct a real estate sales business.
Working alone from my home I have all equipment needed to provide a full-service brokerage. The client receives the same level of service as that provided by the bigger offices, but often gets a break on the fee.
My operating costs are minimal. When I save money so does my client. For example, when the buyer comes through my company rather than a competitor’s the sales commission is reduced – often by one-third, sometimes by one-half.
When I don’t have to split the commission 50-50 with another company, you as my client keep much of that commission money. I’m the only broker in this area who voluntarily cuts commissions. When that is possible, you take more of your proceeds to the bank. I’m happy with a reduced commission; it’s win-win.
If I had an office downtown, who would pay for it? You, the client, through the sales commission.
Who needs it? As my slogan says, This Is Real Estate Today. Your comments are always welcome.
P.S. – Memberships: Americus Board of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors. Designations: GRI – Graduate, Realtor Institute; e-Pro Internet Professional
P.P.S. – Want to search for a property listed in the Americus Area Multiple Listing Service? Go to AMERICUSAREAMLS.COM. If you are pre-qualified for financing and are ready to start looking, call me at 229-924-3089. I can show you ANY listing.