Service Descriptions

 
  • Attend an event

    With our Attend an Event service, an agent will personally attend your closing, inspection, or walk through. Your agent will coordinate the logistics and offer advice and consultation as needed.

    These events are typically associated with a purchase or sale contract, and we recommend that you request the agent that is handling your transaction. You will be given option to do so when you order the service. Whether your agent attends these events or not, she will be available to address any issues that arise during or after the event.

    Attend an Event costs $200, and you can order them here: https://www.goldenkey.com/services/request/event

    In order to avoid payment this service must be cancelled prior to 4 hours before the event. If the event is rescheduled at no fault of the customer then the agent must agree to the new time or agree to a cancellation without payment.

  • Home search alerts

    With our Home Search Alerts service, you get priority email notifications when homes matching your search criteria come on the market, change price, or change status. You will discover homes before other buyers do by receiving notifications directly from your local multiple listing service (MLS).

    Listings on zillow and realtor.com are surprisingly incomplete because many brokerages restrict their listings from appearing on third party websites. Moreover, the listings that do appear on these websites are oftentimes delayed by hours or days. The only complete, accurate, & timely source of listings is your local MLS.

    When you order Home Search Alerts, a GoldenKey partner agent will call you to determine your home buying criteria. The agent will establish a saved search in your local MLS that automatically notifies you about any activity related to home listings that match your criteria. Your search will remain active for 6 months.

    Home Search Alerts cost $25, and you can order them here: https://www.goldenkey.com/services/request/mlsportal

    In order to avoid payment this service must be cancelled before the agent begins working.

  • List a home

    With our List a Home service, you will get full agent representation and unlimited advice while your home is marketed until it goes under contract. An agent will provide a listing of your home in the local multiple listing service (MLS), comprehensive internet exposure (zillow, realtor.com, etc.), a professional sign, showing coordination, feedback, offer presentation, negotiation of terms, and contract preparation.

    If you want your agent to hold an open house or attend closing it is an extra $100. Professional price opinions are an extra $50. You are responsible for providing photos, measurements, and a lockbox. You can take the photos yourself or hire a photographer. You can buy a lockbox on amazon for as little as $20. We are a green technology company, so flyers and disclosures are made available online rather than printed and placed at the property. You are responsible for filling out an MLS profile sheet about your home. When your home goes under contract, the same agent will continue to represent you through closing with our Transaction Coordination service for an additional fee of $1800.

    When you order this service an agent will call to introduce herself, confirm the appointment, and answer any advance questions you may have. You will complete an MLS spec sheet and provide it to the agent before her arrival. The agent will then meet you at the property at a time of your choosing to get the process started and sign the listing contract. The agent will then create your listing in the MLS and manage the showing/feedback loop until you get an offer and agree to terms with a buyer. The agent will be available throughout this process for any questions you have or advice you need just as you would expect from a traditional commissioned agent.

    List a Home costs $200, and you can order it here:
    https://www.goldenkey.com/services/request/listing

    In order to avoid payment this service must be cancelled before the agent lists the property. In order to keep the cost of this service low, we ask that you do the bulk of your due diligence prior to the agent's arrival to the listing appointment. Speak to a GoldenKey representative in advance to answer all of your questions. Also, review the agent's profile and talk to the agent over the phone before the appointment. You may cancel the service and avoid payment by canceling the service after these conversations. Please only keep the appointment if you expect to proceed with the listing. You may still cancel the service after the appointment but we ask that you only do this in extreme circumstances.

    You have no additional obligation if your home does not sell.

  • Make an offer

    With our Make an Offer service, you will get full agent representation for the initial phase of purchasing a home including consultation, property research, contract preparation, and negotiation of terms.

    If you agree to terms with the seller and put the home under contract, the same agent will continue to represent you through closing with our Transaction Coordination service for an additional fee of $1800. At closing, this agent will facilitate your commission rebate.

    When you order this service an agent will call to introduce herself and answer your questions. The agent will then speak to the listing agent and provide any disclosures or other documentation you may need. After discussing strategy the agent will submit your offer and negotiate the best possible terms until you reach agreement with the seller. The agent will be available throughout this process for any questions you have or advice you need just as you would expect from a traditional commissioned agent.

    Make an Offer costs $200, and you can order it here: https://www.goldenkey.com/services/request/write

    In order to avoid payment this service must be cancelled before the agent begins working with you. Payment is due whether or not you agree to terms with the seller. If it is determined for an unforeseen reason and before extensive consultation or research that you will not make an offer, then the agent should approve cancellation requests. If extensive consultation was required to determine that you will not make an offer, then cancellation requests need not be approved by the agent and payment is due.

  • Open house

    With our Open House service, you will get a professional open house hosted by a real estate agent. The open house will last two hours. Signage is included.

    When you order this service, the agent will call you to coordinate logistics and make an announcement in the your local multiple listing service (MLS). The agent will place necessary signage before starting and conduct a two hour open house. By the end of the day the agent call you with an after action report.

    Open Houses cost $200, and you can order them here: https://www.goldenkey.com/services/request/openhouse

    In order to avoid payment this service must be cancelled prior to 4 hours before the open house start time.

    We recommend that you request your listing agent for this service. If you don't, then you may need to provide a written authorization from your listing agent to allow this.

  • Phone consultation

    With our Phone Consultation service, you get one-on-one consultation over the phone at a time of your choosing with a professional real estate agent in your area. No topic is off limits. Get the advice you need when you need it.

    Phone Consultations cost $25 per half hour, and you can order them here: https://www.goldenkey.com/services/request/consult

    In order to avoid payment this service must be cancelled prior to 4 hours before the scheduled time.

  • Price a home

    With our Price a Home service, you receive a personalized report estimating the market value of a home. An agent will use data from your local multiple listing service (MLS) to estimate the value. The agent will look at homes that are currently on the market, homes that used to be on the market, and homes that sold recently to render a judgement.

    Sellers should understand the true market value of their home before listing it for sale. Buyers should understand true market value of a home before purchasing it.

    When you order this service an agent will call you to gather the necessary information about the property. Within four hours, the agent will email you the report and then call you to discuss and explain the findings.

    Professional price opinions cost $50, and you can order them here: https://www.goldenkey.com/services/request/price

    In order to avoid payment this service must be cancelled before the agent begins working.

  • Tour homes

    With our Tour Homes service, you schedule a private tour of homes listed for sale at time that works for you. A GoldenKey partner agent will contact all the listing agents, coordinate the logistics, and personally conduct the tour for you.

    Take tours on your schedule, not an agent's schedule.

    Home Tours cost $50 per home, and you can order them here: https://www.goldenkey.com/services/request/see

    In order to avoid payment this service must be cancelled prior to 4 hours before the scheduled time.

  • Transaction coordination

    With our Transaction Coordination service, you will get full agent representation from accepted contract until closing. This includes managing the progression of the contract, getting financing, resolving inspections, getting it closed, and providing advice and consultation as needed.

    If you want your agent to attend an out of office event like the closing or an inspection it is an extra $100. Whether your agent attends these events or not, she will be available to address any issues that arise during or after the event.

    This service may not be cancelled unless the associated purchase or sale contract is terminated. Unlike our other services, you do not pay for this service unless the purchase or sale is successfully completed. You will make the payment within 4 days prior to closing. If for some reason the property fails to close then you will receive a full refund.