is a local brokerage whose agents get charged a very low office
fee. Other agents with national brands give up 50% of their
commissions to their brokers which makes it impossible for them to
I interview all my
buyers upfront to make sure that they are serious and are qualified
to buy what they want.
If we aren't a
good fit, I'll tell you and we'll both save time.
Higher Priced Homes
price point is higher which makes the numbers work.
Referral Based Marketing
advertising. Just a great offer with an inexpensive website. I
rely on happy clients to refer me to their friends and family.
Here's How Much Your
Rebate Will Be
Home Purchase Price
Based on 3% commission. Rebate
for homes less than $333,333 is whatever is left after
minimum agent commission of $5000
Dear Home Buyer,
My rebate offer is very simple.
When you buy, I'll get a commission from the listing agent and you
and I will split that 50/50. On a $500,000 home with a 3%
commission, you'll get $7,500 and I'll get the other $7,500.
It's like getting paid a referral fee for finding me on the
I love being a buyers agent. I love showing homes and negotiating
deals. I've been doing it successfully for 16 years.
But I don't like spending half of my time trying to find and attract
So, instead of the traditional marketing and networking that real
estate agents spend their time and money on, I decided to just give
people a really good deal and to let the good deal attract the new
Instead of me spending money on billboards, newspaper ads and radio
ads, I give it to my buyers in the form of a rebate. I just consider it a different type of
You find me on the Internet, use me as your buyers agent and I'll
share half my commission with you.
Other agents gladly pay referral fees of 25 to 45 % to fellow agents
or relocation companies.
I've decided to give referral fees directly to my clients.
There's no upfront fees and no long term contracts.
If I don't live up to your expectations, you can cancel at any time.
No questions asked.
If that sounds reasonable and fair, give me a call and let's get
You get my full time
and attention. I show you as many homes as you need to
make a good decision. I help you every step of the way.
Call Me Today and
Let's Get Started
Cell Phone 404-216-0472
Let's Meet at Either Our East Cobb
or Our Dunwoody Office to Get
Let's Meet and Go
Over What to Expect
Allow me 60 minutes to show you how I look out for your interests at
My rebate offer is
really good but my expertise and service are much more important.
Buying a home isn't rocket science but unless you buy homes often,
you might not be aware of some very important items.
Will the Builder Reduce the Sales
Price if You Don't Use a Buyer's Agent?Before you sign in and register
with a new home sales office, ask them if they will reduce
the sales price if you weren't represented by a buyer's agent.
When they say no, make sure you register me as your buyer's
agent so you can get my 50% buyers agent rebate. It's a
no-brainer way to save 1.5%.
Be aware that the
standard Realtor contract is in favor of the agent, not you.What if something happens, such as
a job transfer, and you can't complete the purchase of a
$500,000 home? You'll not only lose your earnest money when you
default on the contract, you'll be on the hook for a $30,000
commission on a home you didn't buy. We'll show you some special
stipulations you might want to include in your offer in order to
protect yourself from a worse case scenario.
In a fast moving market, we have had success in submitting
simultaneous offers and letting sellers compete. Investors do it
every day but for some reason most agents are very reluctant to
do this. Success in negotiations is all about positioning and
Can Be Off by Quite a Bit
About 40% of the time, Zestimates in Atlanta will be off by more
than 10%. Think about that range. A Zestimate for a
$400,000 home will be within $360,000 to $440,000 only 60% of
the time. This is direct from Zillow website.
So please don't try to negotiate on price using a Zestimate as
your supporting argument. You'll embarrass yourself.
Chalet Roofing Shingles Could be Bad News
Many buyers have heard of defective housing products like
Georgia Pacific siding or polybutylene pipes but have you heard
of defective roofing shingles made here in Atlanta by Owens
suicides at a home don't have to be disclosed. You have to ask
upfront. Would you have a
huge problem living in a house where there had been a murder or
suicide? In Georgia, sellers don't have to disclose those
stigmas. But if you ask them upfront, they are then required to
tell you. Don't wait until after the closing for a neighbor to
tell you a grizzly tale. Find out at least during the due
Submit a contract
on site in 10 minutes. In a
competitive market, sometimes you have to be quick with
submitting an offer. While other buyers are going back to their
agent's office to write up an offer, print it out, sign it, scan
it back and then email it which could end up taking several
hours, we can use our digital signing system on our iPad, get
your signatures with a touch of the screen and have your
contract to the listing agent in about 10 minutes. Using the
latest technology not only saves time but it can be the
difference between getting your dream home and being a day late.
I Help You Save Money at Every
Commission Rebate Getting $7,500 back on a
purchase of a $500,000 is a pretty big deal
Handbook Information you need to
know about when buying a home
How to Shop
for a Mortgage and Save Learn what tricks to be
aware of when shopping for a mortgage. How to compare
apples to apples. Save $1000 in closing costs just by
using a specific type of lender.
Insurance Double Check Our preferred insurance
brokers will shop the market to make sure you aren't paying more
than you have to not only for homeowners insurance but also
automobile, life and disability insurance. 15 minutes can
save you a lot on insurance.
How to Shop
for Natural Gas Learn where to compare
natural gas prices so you can get the best rate available
Apple Pie and
Bottle of Wine at
Closing Celebrate the American
"real estate agents may rebate a portion of the agent's
commission to the borrower in a real estate transaction. The
rebate must be listed as a credit on page 1 of the HUD-1 in
Lines 204-209 ....rebates to borrowers do not violate Section 8
of RESPA as long as no part of the commission rebate is tied to
a referral of business"
Do I have to use
your preferred lender?
No. You can use anyone you want.
But you must get pre-approved with one of my trusted lenders up
front. Being in the business for so many years, we know all too
well that many lenders' pre-approval letters are worthless.
Therefore, we want a letter from someone who we trust so that we
know you are well qualified before we commit time showing you
homes. We can't waste time on buyer's who only wish that
they can buy.
We'll show you how to shop for a mortgage and how to compare
In a multiple offer situation, having a strong pre-approval
letter from a trusted local lender can make the difference in
your offer getting accepted over others.
Do I have to pay
taxes on this rebate?
Will it be reported as income?
In our opinion, No and No.
A national real estate company that also offers rebates
requested and received an
IRS ruling on their rebates back in
"...a payment or credit at closing represents an adjustment
to the purchase price of the home and generally is not
includible in a purchaser's gross income. Nor does Taxpayer have
an information reporting obligation for those amounts under any
other section of the Code."
An IRS letter is technically only applicable to that one
specific taxpayer but the ruling gives pretty good guidance. In
the IRS analysis, they compare it to a rebate on an automobile
which isn't considered income. We are not tax experts so please
consult your tax advisor just to be safe. Give them the link to
the ruling and see what they say.
Do I have to sign
an Exclusive Buyer Agency Agreement? If so, for how long?
Most traditional agents require their clients to sign a long
term Exclusive Buyer Agency Agreement. If they do a really bad
job you are still stuck with them to the end of the Agreement
Instead, we need you to sign a
Non-Exclusive Buyer Agency
Agreement that spells out the details and responsibilities
for both of us. If we aren't a good fit, you can cancel at
By offering such a great deal to my buyers
conditions) I know that you will be committed. I'm confident that you aren't going to
find a better package of expertise and savings.
Can I get the 50%
rebate on any home?
No. For the full rebate, the home
has to be purchased for at least $333,333 . We offer a smaller
rebate for homes between $166,666 and $333,333. Our minimum
commission is $5000 so therefore there usually isn't any rebate
offered for homes under $166,666. Use the rebate calculator
see how much your rebate might be.
You need to use us as your buyer's agent and therefore the home
needs to be in an area that we are competent in. We work from
intown Atlanta up through the northern suburbs. Midtown,
Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming,
Marietta, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Acworth, Smyrna, Vinings,
Norcross, Duluth, Decatur and areas fairly close to those towns.
Are there other
companies that offer rebates?
a national company, has been offering rebates for 10 years. They
have a very nice website but they don't offer as much of a
rebate as we do. For example, their rebate on a $300,000 home is
only $1,310 vs. our
$4,500 rebate. They need to pay back
investors who have given
them over $50 million . I don't have an investor who needs a big
cut of my profits so therefore there is more money left to
provide a bigger rebate.
Other companies make you do some work. They might limit the
number of homes that they will show you. We cut our expenses,
not our services.
Other agents seem
to really bad mouth the idea of rebates.
They sure do. But here's a simple
question to ask them to explain. Ask them if they have any
problem with referral fees between agents. Almost all agents
have no problem at all paying 25% of their commission to another
agent that brings them a buyer referral. Some will pay a
relocation company 35% or more as a referral fee. Why is a buyer
rebate any different than a referral fee to another agent?
They might incorrectly say something about it being illegal for
an unlicensed person to receive any part of a real estate
commission. They might say that you need to be a trained
professional like them to receive any part of a commission.
Here's an idea. Receive a
"referral" fee for referring yourself directly to us. It's not
only legal, the
Department of Justice encourages it.
I thought sellers
pay the commission and buyer agents were free
When sellers put their home on the
market or evaluate offers that they receive on their home, they
consider what they will net after commissions. The reality is
that buyers actually end up paying for commissions by way of a
higher sales price. Smart buyers realize that the buyer actually
ends up paying for everything in the entire process.
Buyers are the only ones bringing money to the table from which
everyone involved in the transaction gets paid. Rebates are a
way to share in the savings that a frugal and efficient buyer's
agent creates. It's unfortunate that the real estate industry
payment structure is so convoluted but fortunately rebates are a
way to end up with a more competitive market.
What if I'm
already working with another agent?
Sorry, if you have signed an
Exclusive Buyer Agency Agreement with another agent we can't
work with you until that Agreement expires or is terminated.
If you terminate, make sure that it's a mutual termination so
you aren't on the hook for paying them a commission. You might
have to negotiate some kind of termination fee to make it worth
What's the catch?
There is none. This is a real
deal. You work with an experienced, full time, savvy negotiating
agent who was smart enough to create a profitable business model
that not only makes him a lot of money but allows you to receive
a 50% rebate reward.
No upfront fees. Absolutely no cost to you.
It doesn't get any better than this.
Selling Higher Priced
Homes Makes the Numbers Work
A $500,000 home sale
generates a $15,000 commission where as a $100,000 home sale only
generates a $3,000 commission. Having a higher average sales price
means more time and attention can be given to each buyer.
Our Clients Say the
and Stephen Wachtel: We recently
purchased a home and one of the best decisions we made was choosing
Tim Maitski as our agent. He was very knowledgeable about the
market, accommodated our schedule, and had great suggestions
throughout the entire process. We appreciated how hard he worked to
negotiate the best possible deal for us. On top of all these great
things, he provided a generous rebate that most other agents
wouldn't even consider. We HIGHLY recommend him !
Blom MD, Physician/Medical Director:
I'm a physician and
Medical Director and I had the privilege of obtaining Tim Maitski as
my buyers agent. Tim worked with me for 5 months making sure I got
my dream home at a dream price. We consider Tim family. His honesty
and integrity are legendary. The level of service he provides is
beyond compare. Tim is the Clark Howard of real estate and I would
not do business with anyone else. Tim's advocacy skills exceed top
attorneys. He truly has your best interest at heart at all times.
Once you work with Tim, no one else will ever suffice. Like the
iconic lyrics of Tina Turner, he is "Simply the Best".
Ned Mulligan, Head Chaplain at
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
We moved from Rhode Island and we
had four days to buy a home. We saw 22 homes in a day, made two
offers, and had a contract on the home we bought two days later. He
is the best, most professional, and thoughtful realtor with whom I
have ever worked and I have owned quite a few homes.
Art Linton, Study Abroad
Advisor Emory University
Tim Maitski was a pleasure to
work with in helping my wife and I find our first home. Tim knew the
market inside and out and was easy to work with, flexible,
knowledgeable and a straight shooter who tells it like it is. He is
very confident and low pressure on clients. Trustworthy,
consistently very reliable and a great guy too! He is very
experienced as a real estate agent and I give him my highest
recommendations. If you are looking for a home in Atlanta, Tim is
What You Can Expect vs. a Traditional Agent
Tim Maitski Rebate Deal
Traditional Real Estate Agent
Big Rebate for 50% of Buyer Agent's Commission
($7500 on average for a $500,000 home)
See as many homes as you want
Experience and Expertise (15 years and hundreds
Expertise in Contract Negotiations
Custom New Listing Alerts sent ASAP
Negotiate Inspection Amendment
Recommend Good Lenders and Services
A Website Loaded with Information and Powerful Search Tools
National Brand Name Recognition
See Agent's Face Advertised in Newspaper
National Advertising that generates a Nice Feeling
See Agent's Face on Billboard
Unsolicited Phone Calls from Agent
Unexpected Agent Visits to Your Home Trying to
Force a Friendship to Promote Future Business Deals
Telephone calls for Networking and Referral
Junk mail that's sent to everyone in your neighborhood
Our market area is in the
north metro Atlanta area.
We service Cobb County,
north Fulton County, Dekalb
County, Forsyth County and
Gwinnett County. We
are very familiar with Sandy
Springs, Dunwoody, Marietta,
Buckhead, and Midtown.
We have sold homes inside
the perimeter and outside
the perimeter. We
can't know everything so for
clients who want to look for
property in Peachtree City,
Newnan, Stone Mountain,
Douglasville, Macon and
areas further out we will
gladly recommend a good
agent who specializes in
We help buyers negotiate
with builders for
residential new construction
houses. New houses in
Atlanta are hot right now.
We can represent you in the
purchase of your new house
built by any of the
following builders: Torrey
Homes, MDC Homes, Centex
Homes, Pulte Homes, Morrison
Homes, Ryland Homes, John
Wieland Homes, Winmark
Homes, Meridian Homes, John
Willis Homes, Benchmark
Homes and many more home
We can help clients find
short term apartments for
rent but normally we don't
work with clients who are
just looking for rentals.
We do help clients find
Atlanta condos. We can
also help you purchase HUD
homes in Atlanta. We
are an authorized agent with
them and have the HUD key to
get into HUD homes. We
have access to foreclosure
homes that banks want to
We love showing executive
homes and luxury homes. We
always like to know how
people find our site.
Send us an email and tell us
which search term you used.
Some terms that we might be
found by are realty Atlanta,
Ga homes, Atlanta realty,
condos Atlanta, Atlanta
property, houses Atlanta,
Atlanta realtors, Ga houses,
or realtors Atlanta.
Maybe you found us by typing
in Atlanta MLS listings, or
Atlanta MLS search, or MLS
Atlanta GA. Hopefully we
don't come up under nursing
homes or funeral homes.
It is always amazing to me
how the Internet can allow
total strangers to find each
other and build new business
truly is becoming a small,