Following please find our press releases and some coverage of Blast Realty in the media.
June 2015 - BLAST REALTY CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY
Successfully helping clients saving money with any real estate transaction
Bergen County, NJ – This summer, Blast Realty, a full-service real estate brokerage located in Paramus, NJ is celebrating its first anniversary by looking back on a successful first year in business, while also optimistically considering the company’s future.
"Mel and I realized that technology has evolved tremendously and buyers and sellers are using it more and more, so there’s really no need for expensive offices and unnecessary overhead costs” says Guido Kaelin, who founded the company with broker Carmelo Oliveri in the summer of 2014. By eliminating overhead costs, Blast is able give money back to their clients; the company offers commission rates as low as 3% to sellers as well as up to $1500 in rebates to buyers at the closing table. Kaelin says that he and Oliveri are pleased with the results of their first year. In addition to start-up work and establishing processes for paperless transactions, the company got licensed in New York State, found a mix of agents who love Blast’s concept and sold many homes in the North Jersey area.
Looking ahead, Kaelin and Oliveri are optimistic. They are eager to grow the company further, recruit more agents and continue helping buyers and sellers save thousands on their real estate transactions in both New Jersey and New York.
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May 2015 - FULL SERVICE BUT LOWER COMMISSION RATES FOR HOME SELLERS
Now Licensed in New York and New Jersey, Blast Realty Offers Cost-saving Alternative to 6% Commission Model
Bergen County, NJ – Shaking up the status quo is all in a day's work for web-based brokerage Blast Realty, the company that's leading a shift in how real estate transactions are done. Today, residents of New York and New Jersey can sell property through Blast Realty for as little as half the commission of traditional brokerages. At the same time, agents and brokers can attract more business as clients see the benefit of lower commissions and a more streamlined process.
"There's no reason anyone should pay a 6% commission on real estate transactions," explained Blast Realty's Founder Carmelo "Mel" Oliveri. "With our paperless and virtual operation, we're able to save resources in more ways than one. And we pass those savings on to customers, while also offering agents a transparent, highly competitive commission structure that allows them to do much more business, ultimately earning more income for the same amount of legwork."
The housing collapse of 2008 rattled the industry in ways that are still being felt today. For one thing, sellers and buyers are alike are more conscious of brokerage costs and more willing to put in time and energy in pursuit of a better deal, i.e. lower commissions. Blast Realty meets these customers halfway, with total commissions as low as 3%. On a deal worth $1 million, that works out to a savings potential of about $30,000. While the company avoids most of the overhead associated with maintaining physical office space, Blast Realty prides itself on offering the same end-to-end services as brick-and-mortar establishments.
For agents, Blast Realty presents a compelling opportunity to earn more money while growing alongside the company. The company offers motivated agents the chance to double or triple their income, thanks to a business model that's rapidly gaining traction among both buyers and sellers. Paying half the usual commission, after all, is a strong enticement to work with Blast Realty rather than a traditional brokerage. Commission splits start at a generous 70%, and the office provides free leads to all agents.
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March 2015 - GRAND OPENING OF BLAST REALTY OFFICE IN NEW YORK STATE
New residential brokerage sells homes for commission rates as low as 3%
Bergen County, NJ – Blast Realty, an innovative new paperless 24/7 residential real estate brokerage is now helping home sellers and buyers save money with every transaction.
Blast Realty – Lower but Better - offers full-service marketing while cutting back on total commission rates for home sellers to as low as 3%. Blast Realty utilizes an environmentally friendly, paperless, web based office platform that eliminates overhead costs for expensive brick&mortar shops and administrative personnel cost. However, Blast Realty remains a full service brokerage, offering buyer and sellers all the skills and expertise of fully licensed REALTORS®.
Blast Realty ushers in a new trend of reduced listing commissions while improving customer service in a streamlined, internet friendly environment. All services come in a smartphone mobile app to stay updated on-the-go. Blast Realty connects with clients via social media and advertises their listings on thousands of websites for best visibility.
According to Carmelo Oliveri, Broker of Blast Realty, “We offer a lower commission but still give all our listings full service. We even dare to advertise our Blast Realty 30 day sell by guarantee (restrictions apply) or we sell your home for free. Plus, we have a new Buy&Rehab program that bridges the gap for home buyers seeking to afford more home but that might need work.”
Home sellers can contact any Blast Realty agent to get a FREE home value report. This will be the base to create the perfect pricing and marketing strategy for the home to sell at the highest possible price and within the desired timeframe. Once a transaction is done, clients will have a blast with the money they saved.
Blast Realty is now the new standard in web-based, mobile friendly real estate services. Blast Realty is seeking to expand the brand throughout New York State and is pursuing opportunities to secure territories for new Blast Realty brokers and agents.
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September 2014 - BLAST REALTY RELEASES FEMALE AGENT SAFETY GUIDELINES
First brokerage to introduce strict safety guidelines for female agents
Bergen County, NJ – Blast Realty, the full-service real estate agency offering total commission rates as low as 3%, is launching guidelines for their female agents to increase work safety. In light of the recent tragedy of our REALTORS® colleague in Arkansas, this program is designed specifically to make the work for female agents with new clients safer.
57% of all REALTORS® in the US are female. This alone is reason enough to have a dedicated set of guidelines to improve the safety for them. Blast Realty decided not to wait any longer and put in place a 5 point program for their female agents with immediate effect.
Blast Realty will officially publish these guidelines on its website for the public to be aware of the requirements. This will create a common understanding of the risks that agents in general and female agents specifically take every day in their job. According to Carmelo “Mel” Oliveri of Blast Realty, “Female agents will appreciate this new program as it gives them company guidelines to refer back to when talking to new clients. They will take less risks and clients will for sure understand and accept the reason for these new requirements.” He added that if this will help prevent only one single dangerous situation, the goal of the program has already been achieved.
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July 2014 - BLAST REALTY BREAKS INTO LOWER COMMISSIONS
New residential brokerage offers commissions as low as 3%
Bergen County, NJ – Blast Realty introduced an exciting total commission rate as low as 3% for its residential full service brokerage this week in Paramus, New Jersey.
The new brokerage still offers full service to its listings, including all the marketing, advertising, representation, negotiation, video tours and photos offered by traditional brokers, all for a total commission as low as 3%. Buyer’s agents will still receive a 2% commission on all properties.
Blast Realty launches this reduced listing commission business model while improving customer service in a streamlined, internet friendly environment. Their new work platform is paperless, with easy to use searches and online forms with electronic signature, making faxes and printers almost obsolete. Agents and brokers enjoy improved connectivity and faster communications to their clients, while home sellers enjoy saving thousands of dollars in fees.
According to Carmelo “Mel” Oliveri of Blast Realty, “By offering commissions as low as 3%, we can save our sellers thousands of dollars. Plus, there are no upfront fees for this full service.”
In addition to very low commissions for a full service listing, Blast Realty offers a guarantee to sell in 30 days (restrictions apply) or they sell your home for free (except for buyer’s agent fee).
Blast Realty is now the new standard in web-based, mobile friendly paperless real estate offices. Blast Realty is seeking to expand the brand throughout New Jersey and is pursuing opportunities to secure exclusive territories for new Blast Realty brokers.
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June 2014 - GRAND OPENING OF BLAST REALTY OFFICE
New residential brokerage offers lower commissions with paperless office
Bergen County, NJ – Blast Realty, an innovative new paperless 24/7 residential real estate brokerage in Paramus, New Jersey is now open as of June 2014.
Blast Realty – Lower but Better - offers quality service, with total commission rates for home sellers as low as 3% and first-ever rebates up to $1,500 for buyers. Blast Realty utilizes an environmentally friendly, paperless, web based office platform that couples on-demand customer service to connect agents, new customers, buyers, sellers, attorneys and more. However, Blast Realty remains a full service brokerage, offering buyer and sellers all the skills and expertise of fully licensed REALTORS® including the wide resources of the local NJMLS database.
Blast Realty ushers in a new trend of buyer rebates and reduced listing commissions while improving customer service in a streamlined, internet friendly environment. All services come in a smartphone mobile app to stay updated on-the-go. Blast Realty connects with clients via social media such as Facebook for the latest news, YouTube video property tours and LinkedIn to find agents.
According to Guido Kaelin of Blast Realty, “We offer a lower commission but still give all our listings full service. We even dare to advertise our Blast Realty 30 day sell by guarantee (restrictions apply) or we sell your home for free. Plus, buyers can receive attractive rebates on homes and we have a new Buy&Rehab program that bridges the gap for home buyers seeking to afford more home but that might need work.”
The new Buy&Rehab program is exclusive to Blast Realty. This program helps buyers who are seeking a home that needs work to coordinate the purchase and repairs with Blast Realty to ensure a smooth closing.
Blast Realty is now the new standard in web-based, mobile friendly offices. Blast Realty is seeking to expand the brand throughout New Jersey and is pursuing opportunities to secure territories for new Blast Realty brokers.
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