Realtors Igniting Change

We’re pushing, pulling and kicking traditional real estate transactions and For-Sale-Buy-Owner services into the next generation.

Marcelo O. Fernandes
Real Estate Broker

Premier Real Estate Broker
and Developer in the South
Florida area for over 35 years.

Buyers are searching online without realtors. After 35 years of experience in the real estate industry and half a billion dollars in successful real estate transactions in South Florida, we know, as well as anyone in the industry, that for the average homeowner the old real estate model is broken. It lacks clarity, fairness, and sustainability.

We know for example that:

  • 90% of buyers are searching for homes online, without a realtor.
  • 68% of buyers find their homes before hiring a realtor.
  • 10% or less of all realtor agents sell their own listings.
  • 6% commissions are unwarranted, unfair, and unsustainable in today’s technology driven real-estate industry.


Igniting the power of technology

The Multiple Listing Services was created in the 1800s. It was designed by realtors to help realtors gather and share information about properties.

Today, the MLS listing empowers every online real estate platform in the United States. Every real estate website, from independent agents to search giants such as Zillow, Trulia and depend on the MLS to gather and share information. Billions of marketing dollars are spent in this industry to promote all listings found on the MLS. This industry’s focus is to maximize technology to empower the average home buyer to shop online and successfully find their home. Abode1 now connects buyers directly to sellers instead of referring them to an agent that most of the time is not even the listing agent, but rather an agent that is paying the search engine provider for a lead.

The process is bypassing traditional realtor services. This is where Abode1 comes in. By using the MLS and new efficiencies in printing, video, photography, and online solutions, we can provide professional real estate services at a fraction of the cost, without sacrificing quality.

Good things happen when technology is used to service customers, because opportunities arise, efficiencies get created, and solutions become reality. Buyers are searching online without realtors, so we invite you to sell your home directly. Our professional support is all-inclusive for a 1% fee, and we have all the tools you need.