Abode1, a NextGen full-service virtual real estate company, has just launched in Miami-Dade. Founded by Real Estate Broker and Developer Marcelo Fernandes, ranked among the top realtors nationally and a developer of multiple sustainable and environmentally conservative projects, Florida-based Abode1 is a full-service virtual agent. The company helps homeowners sell their homes for the highest price possible, for a one-percent fee.
“In today’s technology-driven world, buyers are searching online without realtors,” Fernandes explains. “After nearly four decades in the real estate industry, and a half-billion dollars of successful real estate transactions in South Florida, I can tell you that the old real estate model no longer works. It lacks clarity, fairness, and sustainability. Ninety percent of buyers search online for a home without a realtor, and 68 percent of buyers find their homes before hiring a realtor, while 10 percent or less of all realtor agents sell their own listings. Given these facts, six percent commissions are unfair, unwarranted, and unsustainable.”
Fernandes created Abode1 to kick traditional real estate transactions and For Sale By Owner services into the next generation. For a one-percent fee, the company provides all the professional support a home seller needs to list, show, and sell their house for its fair market value. Abode1 connects buyers directly to sellers – instead of referring them to a listing agent that, most of the time, is not even the listing agent, but a realtor that pays the search engine provider for a lead.
“By using the MLS and new efficiencies in printing, video, photography, and online solutions, Abode1 provides professional real estate services at a fraction of the cost, while maintaining high standards of quality,” Fernandes notes. “Our comprehensive, virtual support encompasses all the tools a seller needs for a one-percent fee. There are no hidden surprises. We’re excited to continue to serve buyers and sellers in the Miami-Dade area with the same care and precision we have always provided, with a fresh, modern, and technologically advanced approach.”