Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 15, 2008
Recent research shows that today's home buyers are empowered by a wealth of knowledge and information literally at their finger tips. As a result, consumers are more likely to narrow their home search before contacting a Realtor. SharpBuyers.com provides home buyers with links to local neighborhood information, school rankings, a step by step home buyer's guide, and access to a mortgage specialist that can answer their questions and get them pre-approved if desired. Although consumers can narrow their home search on their own, many still require the assistance of a Realtor when placing and negotiating an offer. SharpBuyers.com bridges the gap between proactive buyers and real estate experts, by enabling consumers to be rewarded for their efforts and connecting Realtors with educated buyers.
Since Launching in August of 2007, SharpBuyers.com has successfully connected home buyers with Realtors in Massachusetts, California, Delaware, Ohio and Pennsylvania and recently closed their first west coast deal in Lafayette California on May 13, 2008. "Our goal is to educate home buyers to make the home buying process less intimidating, while providing quality leads for the Realtors in our network " says Robert Nichols Co-Founder of SharpBuyers .com. "With the current economic conditions, it is critical for home buyers to become educated about the buying process. We strongly encourage our buyers to use the tools we provide on our site, and reward consumers for making the extra effort with a rebate at closing."
SharpBuyers.com connects home buyers and Realtors in the 39 states where real estate rebates are legal. The rebates can be spent anyway a home buyer desires but it is most common for buyers to use them towards their closing costs. The SharpBuyers.com system rewards educated home buyers by giving a commission rebate based on the number of accompanied showings provided by the Realtor. 1-5 accompanied showings yields a 50% commission rebate, 6-10 accompanied showings yields a 33% commission rebate, and 11+ accompanied showings yields a 20% commission rebate. Local Realtors also provide home buyers with, MLS alerts, open house notifications, and their personal expertise and local knowledge.
"We set ourselves apart because we focus on educating consumers as opposed to rushing them to make a purchase" says Co-Founder Leonard Nomura . "Buyers are encouraged to take their time browsing the market so that they have a better understanding of the market conditions and the significance of purchasing real estate. By focusing on education, we are positioning SharpBuyers.com to be the first stop for all home buyers."
SharpBuyers.com provides information and resources to consumers for free. Revenue is generated through referral agreements with brokers throughout the country. The Realtors in the SharpBuyers.com network include brokers and agents from RE/MAX, Prudential, Coldwell Banker, EXIT Realty, Long & Foster and several other brokerage firms.
For more information about Sharp Buyers, please visit SharpBuyers.com or contact Robert Nichols