National Brokerage Chain Expands to Indiana, Offers Boost to Real Estate Market
December 06, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsAcross the country, business leaders and policy makers are seeking solutions to the current real estate slump that has been impacting the local and national economies. Although more than one single solution will be necessary for a rebound, O’Hara & Associates is doing what it can to bring a degree of relief by joining with Ease Realty to provide lower-cost real estate services to potential home buyers and sellers in Indiana.
O’Hara & Associates’ founder, Stacey O’Hara, has worked for several different agencies over the years, and has seen firsthand how realty company fees can drain an agent’s earnings. “Realtors working for the big-name companies find they are either restricted from offering reductions, or they can’t afford to offer commission discounts because the agency fees are so excessive,” explains Ms. O’Hara. “Now that the real estate market in Indiana has declined, many Realtors are seeking new ways to make home sales and purchases more affordable just so they can stay in business.” She adds, “Ease Realty’s significantly lower agency fees give Realtors the financial flexibility to cut their commissions and attract clients.”
According to Stacey, many homeowners are finding it difficult to financially survive the burden of a sub-prime loan and are facing the possibility of selling their home before it goes into foreclosure. In order to minimize the financial hit they will be taking, many of these homeowners feel they must avoid listing with an agent because of the high commissions. “Unfortunately, these people trying to sell homes on their own dramatically reduce their chances of a sale before foreclosure occurs,” Stacey points out.
By offering lower commission fees, Stacey has found that she can help sellers and buyers participate in the real estate marketplace when they otherwise would not have tried to. In providing opportunities for such clients, Stacey notes, “This is our way of doing what we can to restore some life to the local Indianapolis economy and the industries dependent upon the real estate market. We also hope we can provide a means for local Realtors to stay in business.”
For further information, Central Indiana home buyers, sellers and Realtors can visit O’Hara & Associates’ website, www.MovewithStacey.com, or contact them either by email at Info@MovewithStacey.com, or by telephoning 317/213-3223.
O’Hara & Associates is a full-service residential real estate brokerage serving the Indianapolis metropolitan area market. Under the leadership of Stacey O’Hara, whose expertise and experience has become locally relied upon, O’Hara & Associates is committed to providing real estate services of the highest caliber for Indiana home buyers and sellers without the oppressive commission fees of other firms, bringing value and effective skill to those who need it.
Ease Realty is the nationwide real estate marketing cooperative established to revolutionize the sagging real estate industry. Launched nationally in May 2006, Ease Realty provides Realtors access to the same benefits offered by other well-known firms, but with significantly fewer fees, thereby enabling their agents to stay afloat during the weaker market periods. This model has resulted in explosive growth, expanding the company’s network from coast to coast.