Sellers save $12,000 in commission costs in Fairmount

In the summer of 2013 Peter represented a couple in the sale of their Fairmount home. The couple had entered into a contract with one of the “big box” real estate firms, but was quickly disappointed by the service they received. A former ICR client encouraged them to call Peter since his representation would provide an alternative to the hollow promises and bravado displayed by their original agent. After Peter performed significant market analysis to provide much clearer insight their home’s position in the market the Sellers cut their ties with the big box outfit and listed their home with Peter. Within 8 days, the property was under agreement. Peter assisted the Sellers in fixing a few issues identified in the home inspection report and advised them as to the reasonable cost of a credit for another issue. Given the minimal amount of time the house was actively listed on the market, Peter charged the Sellers an amount equivalent to the time and expenses he expended in the transaction. Ultimately, the cost of his representation was less than his standard 1% and the Sellers saved close to $12,000 in commission...

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$4200 Buyer’s Incentive given for Old City Condo Purchase.

In 2013 Peter Bishop represented the buyer in the purchase of a 2 bedroom Old City condo and provided his client with a reward of $4200 that she was able to apply towards her closing costs. Immediately after settlement, the air conditioning system at the condo began leaking and Peter orchestrated the rather significant repair of the unit on behalf of the new...

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Peter orchestrates a fair deal for both buyer and Sellers

A couple selling their home in Center City was referred to Peter after becoming disgruntled with their existing agent. The couple had recently purchased a much more expensive new home from which their “big box” firm agent had received a very generous commission. In spite of his good fortune, however, the agent was unwilling to be flexible on his commission for the sale of their existing home. That’s when they called Peter. That was a wise decision because even before he listed the property for sale Peter had identified a purchaser and worked out an agreement that was acceptable to both sides. In doing this in such short order Peter only requested a commission of 1% from the Sellers for orchestrating the sale and assisting the buyer in making his purchase. The Sellers were ecstatic with their savings and the speed with which Peter sold their property. They only wished that they had utilized Peter for the purchase of their new home. His expertise would have been invaluable and they would have received a $25,000 incentive from him. When else do you have someone willing to give you $25,000 in free...

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