Mr. Thomas Moulding owned the first Century 21 in Sacramento in the 70's and built it up to more than 30 agents. Century 21 was one of the first franchises and people came to the company because of the name. In 1981 the country experienced a recession and real estate went through a major correction. Learning from this lesson the concept for Flat Rate Realty (low overhead, small offices, fewer agents and more volume) was born.
Flat Rate Realty was developed to meet the consumer’s needs, and the (system) to fit the brokers need to control overhead. Brokers and agents need a company that knows how to control the overhead and meet profits. The Flat Rate Realty system does just that.
Discount real estate services are considered to be a new and innovative way to buy/sell a home. With the internet being utilized by vast numbers of home owners across the country, it has forced the industry to make a change in the methods being used to buy/sell real estate. Consumers are being given more options to choose from then ever before. The traditional real estate offices are having a difficult time competing with discount brokers.
The timing could not be more perfect to open a discount real estate office. Flat Rate Realty advertises itself as the "Premier Discount Real Estate Company". The power of the internet numbers are substantiated by the fact that www.flatraterealty.com has a proven business model. Flat Rate Realty is based on the concept of discount real estate. According to most observers and current reports, the discount concept is believed to be the direction the real estate market is moving.
There is clearly a market need for an organization that can provide an outstanding, proven and profitable business model concept for real estate brokers and agents. Flat Rate Realty is that organization and is ideally situated to attract agents a Broker,