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POSTED: May 4, 2011 11:29 a.m.

SAVANNAH — Savannah List for Less, a locally owned and operated real-estate brokerage firm, has launched a new flat-fee listing service that provides homeowners, buyers and agents with a cost-effective, progressive way to buy or sell a home.
With more than 30 years of combined real-estate experience, Barb McDonald and Pete Chiason co-founded Savannah List for Less with a common vision of bringing flat-fee listings to the greater Savannah area, including Bryan County.
They said their personal service and real-estate experience, as well as being a locally owned company, is what sets Savannah List for Less apart from other businesses.
“We’re excited to bring something new to the table for homeowners and buyers in need of new real estate opportunities without losing any of the added benefits of a traditional listing agency,” said McDonald, founder and co-owner of Savannah List for Less.
“We are able to do all of the above and still maintain realtor, buyer and seller advantages in the closing. It really is a win-win situation for everyone involved.”
During her career, McDonald worked at various upscale golf communities throughout the Midwest and Southeast, including serving as broker and vice president of sales and marketing at Savannah Quarters in Pooler.
With a background in banking and home renovation, Chiason has been involved in various development and construction projects, using his business expertise to bring real estate projects to fruition.
Together, they decided to bring a new level of real estate services to the southeast after keeping a close eye on this growing trend across the nation.
The flat-fee listing service provides customers the flexibility to offer several advantages to the buyer and the buyer’s broker.
A few of the advantages include the ability to offer a lower purchase price and incentives to buyers and buyers’ agents from the money saved from the flat-fee listing service; retaining the right to sell the home without an agent; traditional listing services on the Savannah area Multiple Listing Service (MLS), www.Realtor.com and 60 other major websites; and full broker services, including contract negotiating and contract execution at the seller’s request.
Homes also feature an electronic Savannah MLS Supra Key Lockbox on the door, which only can be accessed by licensed local real estate agents.
“As with most things involving a business and real estate in particular, it’s all about the ebb and flow of the economy and who evolves most successfully,” said Chaison.
“Our message is not about cutting anyone out of the process, but making a more enticing offer to satisfy all parties involved and to make a sale at the end of the day. In the end, that is what it is all about.”
Savannah List for Less is licensed to serve customers in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties.
For more information, visit www.savannahlistforless.com or call (912) 313-2759.

 

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