Top Clark & Cowlitz County Real Estate Agent
4% Commission Max. to Sell a Home
Over 1,000 local sales.
As your SW Washington listing agent, my primary concern is to obtain the highest possible price for your home while giving the best possible customer service.
Many listing real estate agents do minimal work and spend minimal money to market your home and do almost nothing after your home is on the market. I think this is a travesty. We work hard to prepare your home for market with a strategic price evaluation, home preparation consultation, pre-marketing efforts, and we pay extra money to ensure your home receives thousands of additional online views so it sells faster and for more.
After your home is on the market we have strong processes in place to obtain feedback, assess market activity, refresh the listing, hold effective open houses and more. Please take a look at all the services on this page and above all, please call me (360-470-7777) to schedule an appointment or ask any questions you might have.
Top 5% Agent in the U.S.
Managing Broker in Washington
Principal Broker in Oregon
Licensed since 2003
Excellent Customer Reviews, 400+
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“We can’t thank you enough for a job well done. To say that you did your job well is an understatement. You have demonstrated your passion to accomplish the job with zeal, even sacrificing your personal interest. We are confident that you did your utmost best to everyone’s satisfaction.”
~Krishna & Josephine Kant
Sellers Agent Specialist
National Association of Realtors designated seller’s specialist.
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Reasonable 4% Commission Max.
We believe real estate commission should be fair and reasonable. In Clark and Cowlitz County, Stephen FitzMaurice, Managing Broker at 360-470-7777, charges 4% commission max. He receives 1.75% of the commission and the buyer’s agent 2.25% commission, which is the most commonly offered rate given to buyers agents in the area. If Stephen represents both the buyer and the seller (only with the seller’s permission) the total commission rate is 2.75%. In the rare circumstance where the buyer self-represents or is represented by a non-agent (like a lawyer) and there is no buyer’s agent commission to pay out, the total commission charge is 1.75%.
We often generate over 100,000 online views per listing! We are not simply on all the tens of thousands of real estate websites, we pay extra to the top real estate sites in the country to push your listing forward, so it gets found faster and more often.
95% of buyers find their next home online. We list on thousands of websites and pay extra to feature your home on the top websites in the nation, providing more online exposure than any Washington listing agent we’ve found. Read our article with stats from the National Association of Realtors Report explaining what exactly makes a home sell.
Twice a month we send out a detailed report to each of our listing clients showing all the marketing data.
This amount of internet exposure coupled with full service, professional representation has led to faster and higher priced sales and overall success. In 2020, 138 of our homes sold in less than 30 days on market and 84 in the first weekend. Our list price to sold price average was 100%.
Get your home sold on this unbeatable list:
$$$ Paid Featured on #1, #2, #3, and #5 Ranked Real Estate Websites in the U.S. and more!
- #1 Zillow.com (Paid Featured)
- #2 Trulia.com (Paid Featured)
- #3 Realtor.com (Paid Featured)
- #5 Homes.com (Paid Featured)
- CoStar.com (#1 Commercial Site) (Paid Featured)
- Loopnet.com (#1 Multifamily, Land) (Paid Featured)
Your home will be listed on two Multiple Listing Services.
Most local real estate agents only list on one MLS. We list on two to give you the greatest possible coverage, reaching the maximum number of Realtors in Washington and Oregon.
- Realtor Multiple Listing Service (RMLS)
- Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS)
You will also be listed on 10,000+ other real estate websites.
- Craigslist (Always On)
- Your home’s personal website.
- Realty Sites: ReMax, Century 21, etc.
All subject to change as is the nature of the Internet. Zillow rotates all their featured listings, we pay for the most they will allow. We will stay on top of it to get you the most possible exposure for your home sale, more views than any other agent we’re aware of in Washington.
Cancel anytime during the listing period with 24 hours notice for no charge! If our clients are not happy for any reason, they can cancel with no consequences (this is not the way listing contracts commonly work). Of course, once you are in contract with a buyer you cannot cancel, any other time during the listing period you can give 24 hours notice and then sell it yourself or with anyone else you’d like the next day without any cost.
What day works for you?
Stephen would love to stop by and visit your home, share his value estimate, give tips to prepare the home for market, and display all the tools we use to sell our client’s homes faster and for more.
Zillow 3D For Every Home
Right now Zillow has created its own proprietary 3D home walkthrough software. Unless the home has Zillow 3D on it, it won’t rank as high on Zillow, meaning it won’t be seen as many times or as often. We use a true 3D camera and create a professional Zillow 3D walkthrough for every home.
Website for Your Home
- Easy to share with all your friends on social media.
- Capable of displaying hi-resolution photography.
Full Service, REALTOR®
- Expert negotiations.
- 24 hours or less client response policy.
- Complimentary interior staging consultation.
- Easy paperless contracts.
- Preferred buyer tours, Broker tours.
- Virtual Tours, Video Tours.
- Open Houses: one or more a month as desired.
- Eye catching eight foot hanging sign.
- Stocked full color flyers or a PermaFlyer.
- Weekly minimum communication policy during listing period.
- If another service is important to you, just ask.
According to a NAR (National Association of Realtors) report buyers rated pictures as the most important element in their home search process, rating it higher than the location or description of the home.
Professional Home Staging
We provide free staging consultation to help you arrange the furnishings you already own, or if the home is vacant we provide a discount on recommended staging services. Staging is not always needed, but depending on the home it can be quite important. According to NAR, 46% of buyers are more willing to visit a staged property they viewed online, than a non-staged vacant property.
Custom Neighborhood Reports
For every home we create local custom reports, pulling data on restaurants, parks, schools, hospitals and more. This way the home buyer can see through informative and easy to understand graphics all the great conveniences and amenities near to your particular home. Then we are able to put all of these reports on all the major real estate websites where we are paying extra to feature your home.
Fast Lead Response
We respond to every online buyer inquiry on your home in less than 5 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Research shows the internet attention span is 5 minutes or less. If a real estate agent takes more than 5 minutes to respond to a buyer’s inquiry they have an 80% less chance to connect with that buyer. Since the vast majority of home sales are due to internet marketing, our team goes the extra mile and responds to every buyer (with a real person) in three minutes or less (24 hours a day, 365 days a year).
- No charge.
- Coverage during the listing period until close to protect the seller.
- Pays up to $1500 to fix or replace most utilities and appliances in the home.
- Full Home Description 24/7.
- Smart TEXT E-flyer.
- QR Code for more pictures.
- Never miss a potential buyer!
Have a luxury home for sale?
For luxury homes we provide additional marketing tools to reach a niche buyer pool.
Top Realty Company
eXp Realty is the fourth largest Realty company in the U.S. and the fastest growing in the world. Our team is the number one listing and buying team at the company in Oregon and SW Washington according to the number of listings sold and overall sales volume.
Contact Stephen today for all your Clark and Cowlitz County real estate needs!