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131 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE 19970

9925 Stephen Decatur Hwy.
Suite E1
Ocean City, MD 21842

Choosing a REALTOR®

Following are answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding your choice of a REALTOR® in Sussex County, Delaware and Wicomico and Worcester counties in Maryland:

Q: Who is Layton Associates?

A: We are a firm with years of experience in the Sussex and Worcester County real estate market. Mearl Layton, as a division of CML Management Services, LTD, founded Layton Associates in 1996.

Q: What is your experience?

A: Layton Associates has the experience of Mearl Layton as the main driving force of the company. Mearl Layton is a real estate broker in Delaware and Maryland and a graduate of the REALTOR'S Institute. Mearl Layton has hundreds of real estate transactions in residential and commercial properties, since being licensed in 1983, to his credit. From agent to owner of his own firm was a natural progression.

Q: What is your firm's primary market?

A: Our primary market is right here in Sussex County, Delaware, and Worcester County, Maryland. Always has been and always will be. Layton Associates has consistently been one of the top independent firms in the area.

Q: What are your professional fees?

A: The most important thing to remember is that we do not collect our fee until your property sells. All the marketing, advertising, time and effort is at absolutely no cost to you. All the costs are absorbed by Layton Associates until your property is sold. With this in mind, our fees are as follows:

  • 7% of the selling price for homes, condos and mobile homes;
  • 10% of the selling price for unimproved lot, land or acreage;
  • 10% of the selling price for commercially zoned properties

Q: How many sales do you average per year?

A: Layton Associates handles hundreds of transactions per year, from oceanfront homes to inland farms.

Q: Are you a member of any real estate associations?

A: Yes, Layton Associates is a member of the following real estate services and organizations:

  • Sussex County Association of REALTORS®
  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • Sussex County Multiple Listing Service;
  • Maryland Coastal Association of REALTORS®
  • Coastal Multiple Listing Association
  • Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce
  • Ocean City Chamber of Commerce

Q: Why should I choose Layton Associates over some of the larger firms in the area?

A: Layton Associates is an aggressive firm that is able to compete in today's marketplace due to the fact that all of the decisions are made right here in Sussex County and are geared to the Sussex County market. We offer all of the services of the bigger firms without the big-firm hassles. When we market a property we do not rely on decisions made in Baltimore or Virginia to get your local property sold.

Q: OK, Layton Associates looks like the kind of firm I want to represent me. What do I do now?

A:Call Layton Associates today at 888-LAYTONS (Delaware) or 877-LAYTONS (Maryland) and get started with your no-obligation market analysis. This is the very first step in selling your property. After we get started, you will see why so many of your friends and neighbors have chosen Mearl Layton and... LAYTON ASSOCIATES -- Where Buyer and Seller Meet!

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