Take me home

Where members buy, sell and rent properties
For Sellers and Landlords simply click on the zip code of the property you are looking to sell or rent.

For Buyers, click on the zip code that is closest to where you are looking to buy.

What IF I TOLD YOU

Dorothy.com is a real estate company that assists members in the selling, buying and renting of real property.  But, we are so much more.

Travis Kalanicj
Travis Kalanick

What if I told you the month was March in 2009 and my name was either Travis Kalanick or Garrett Camp?
Would you listen to me?

Travis Kalanicj
Garret Camp

What if I told you that I was starting a company, a taxi company with no taxis?
Would you listen to me? 

What if I told you 7 years later that taxi-less company is now worth over 50 billion dollars?
Would you listen to me?

What if I told you the investment bankers and a handful of employees will be very wealthy?
Would you listen to me? 

Taxi-less Company
The world before Uber
Declining Number of REALTORS
The world after LEO®

What if I told you there are over 1 Million REALTORS® in the US?
Would you listen to me?

What if I told you the number of REALTORS needed in the US will be less than a couple hundred thousand within five to ten years, or less?
Would you listen to me? 

What if I told you through a cloud process called LEO®, Dorothy.com can execute more transactions more efficiently than traditional REALTORS; that results in more revenue and lower costs?
Would you listen to me? 

What if I told you a through a more efficient use of time; a larger share of member agent time is spent with members assisting in the buying, selling and renting of real property? 
Would you listen to me? 

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Yellow Brick Road
"Building Dorothy.com one brick at a time"

What if I told you Dorothy.com participates in the sharing economy by sharing profits annually with all members?
Would you listen to me?

What if I told you Members do not have to wait to be rewarded?  You can participate in annual profit sharing immediately.
Would you listen to me?

What if I told you just like the early participants in Uber; and all things being equal the early participants in Dorothy.com will accumulate more bricks®?
Would you listen to me?

What if I told you the 2016 proposed profit sharing plan can be viewed now?
Would you listen to me?

2016 Proposed Profit Sharing Plan

What if I told you the most important aspect of a succesful company is the customer experience?
Would you listen to me?

What if I told you a REALTOR® is not competing with another REALTOR® for a listing, the REALTOR® is competing with the experience the member just had at Airbnb, Starbucks or with Uber?
Would you listen to me?

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What if I told you it costs nothing to become a member?
Would you listen to me?

What if I told you members include all entities and individuals worldwide, that create an account on Dorothy.com including but not limited to real estate participants, vendors, employees, independent contractors, husbands, wifes, partners, brickfunders® etc?
Would you listen to me? 

Bottom line, what if I am right?  Should I have listened!

Cheers,
Bill Fox
President and Managing Broker

If you have been one of thousands of our clients over the past 20 years, then you will get an annoucement in June to validate the information we have about you. The roll out and acceptance of Real Estate Agents will begin in June. You will learn about the details in our monthly newsletter.  Each month the newsletter will explain in detail a new method to earn bricks®.  Yes, even REALTORS® from other real estate companies can participate and earn bricks®.

The world has changed

Incredible companies are being born overnight. Companies like Uber did not even exist a few years ago and they are already worth billions of dollars.  These companies are fundamentally transforming customer experiences in a variety of industries. 

Take a moment to hear what Keith Block, the COO, President, and Vice Chairman of Salesforce, has to say about industry disrupters like Dorothy.com.

Join other members (sellers, buyers, landlords, REALTORS® and vendors) in Über real estate and participate in patronage.

4 minutes, 4 seconds in length
Let us introduce you to a member agent who can explain how Dorothy.com is fundamentally transforming the real estate transaction.

OUR PRINCIPLE MISSION

We apply technology to the real property transaction process in order to drive down costs while increasing member satisfaction.

Through patronage, we provide the means and encouragement for members to mentor their family, friends, and neighbors by the giving of their time and or money.

Come join us.


Talk to a member agent about why they prefer serving members over selling a service.

Become a member

Similar to a farmer's co-op,  Dorothy.com shares profits with members on an annual basis.  Profits are distributed to members based on life time patronage. Patronage is earned through the process of buying, selling, and renting properties. In mathematical terms, the patronage received by a member is the numerator; the total patronage is the denominator.

Yes, we are REALTORS® like the over one million REALTORS® who belong to the National Association of REALTORS® "NAR".

Dorothy.com exists for the mutual benefit of our members with earnings returned on a patronage basis. Such patronage helps benefit our members directly by reducing the effective cost of the services provided.  Members include sellers, buyers, landlords, agents, employees, and investors.

By now you have strolled, brick by brick, down the Yellow Brick Road that makes Dorothy.com unique. We thank you for taking the stroll and want to answer the question that we hope will take you home. The profit sharing plan pays out once a year based upon company cash profits and your share of the bricks you have earned. The profit sharing pie is broken into 11 slices that can be reviewed below. The cash profits available at the end of the year will be allocated to these slices. Within each slice the profits will be allocated to each individual or entity that has earned bricks. For example, if you have earned bricks in the vendor slice you will be allocated profits by dividing the bricks you earned by the total number of bricks all vendors have earned. Members can earn bricks in more than one slice.
2016 Profit Share Paln
The managing brokers will earn bricks by managing agents within their state as well as by completing learning course work, keeping data up to date in LEO and by making purchases through the Dorothy store. Each broker’s profit sharing will be determined by the state within they perform their services.
Example 1:
A sale or purchase transaction is completed by one of the agents you manage. The transaction closes for $500,000. Dorothy.com percentage is 3% or $15,000. The managing broker receives 7,500 bricks.
Example 2:
You complete an 8-hour learning course. Once you complete the necessary documentation you receive 2 bricks per hour of learning, in this example 16 bricks.
Manging Broker
10% of state profits are shared with managing brokers.
Member agents accumulate most of their bricks by generating buy, sell or rent transactions. Each agent’s profit sharing will be determined by the state within they perform their services. If you operate in Florida, then you will share profits only with Florida agents. Agents also earn bricks by completing learning course work, keeping data up to date in LEO, purchasing advertising and by making purchases through the Dorothy store.
Example 1:
You complete a sale or purchase transaction. The transaction closes for $500,000. Dorothy.com’s percentage is 3% or $15,000. You receive 7,500 bricks.
Example 2:
As an agent you are an independent contractor. You are responsible for your own advertising. For each dollar you spend on advertising you will receive 1 brick after submitting supporting documentation.
Member Agent
50% of state profits are shared with member agents.
Vendors can earn bricks by providing goods and/or services as approved by Dororthy.com. Bricklayers can earn bricks by reviewing our bricklayer project list and submitting a bid on those projects. If approved, the vendor will earn bricks based on the approved bid. Agents can earn bricks by submitting proof of advertising dollars spent.
Example 1:
A vendor receives approval for a bricklayer project. The project is approved for $1,000. The vendor will receive 1,000 bricks upon completion and acceptance of the project.
Example 2:
Bricks are purchased to help fund a Dorothy.com project. For example, start-up costs are incurred for legal purposes and you want to help. Each dollar you contribute can go toward legal fees and earns 1 brick. You become a member and qualify for profit sharing.
Vendor
10% of profits are shared with member vendors, brickfunders, and advertisers.
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Vendor
10% of profits are shared with member vendors, brickfunders, and advertisers.
Brickfunding is the use of small amounts of capital from individuals to sponsor a person and or idea. Brickfunding makes use of the easy accessibility of vast networks of friends, family and colleagues through social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to get the word out about a new idea and attract sponsors. Brickfunding has the potential to increase entrepreneurship by expanding the pool of sponsors from whom funds can be raised beyond the traditional circle of owners, relatives and venture capitalists.
Example 1:
One person has very steady job with ample cash flow but they would like to be an entrepreneur. Another person has excess time and has a skill set (say legal) that could be used by Dorothy.com. Instead of the person with the excess time having to make the decision to leave one company for another and risking their career, they utilize a Brickfunder to sponsor their dream. In the evening or when available the person with the skill set puts time into Dorothy.com projects and the person with excess cash sponsors the budding entrepreneur.
Example 2:
Each agent is required to pay an annual LEO usage fee of $1,500 per year. The first year the agent may want one or more family members or friends to help fund the $1,500 through brick funding. Say there are 3 people who want to help by purchasing bricks. They could purchase 500 bricks each to fund the $1,500. The result is that each person would have 500 bricks and would be eligible to participate in profit sharing.
Vendor
10% of profits are shared with member vendors, brickfunders, and advertisers.
The agent and managing broker are closest to the member, so all advertising of Dorothy.com is left to local representatives. That means there is no corporate budget wasted on national golf tournaments, NASCAR etc. That means larger profits shared with you. You know how best to spend the money

The best advertising is local. Most important, our member agents who spend money adverting Dorothy.com are compensated with bricks. The bricks are part of the Vendor Slice.

Here are some examples that are brick worthy:
  • Set up online accounts on local business directories, such as Yelp and Yahoo! Local. The online guides help people find local businesses, restaurants, retailers and more. In addition, users post reviews of businesses, so ideally your Dorothy.com website will receive great word-of-mouth marketing from happy clients. Setting up a business account with Yelp is free, though you can buy sponsorship ads, too. A basic Yahoo! Local Listing is free, and you can upgrade for a small monthly fee. (See also: Getting on Google Maps)
  • Submit press releases to local newspapers and business magazines. Be sure the story is newsworthy, not simply an advertisement. Send press releases when you win an award, reach a milestone, host an open house or work with a charity.
  • Drive home your message -- literally. Make your car can an advertising vehicle: Put Dorothy.com on your license plate or license plate frame. Place a bumper sticker, decal or magnetic sign on your car.
  • Sign up for a free online phone directory, such as yellowpages.com and yellowpagecity.com. You can also purchase ads in the directories.
  • Post flyers about your business on message boards at libraries, community centers and grocery stores.
  • Donate a prize to local radio stations for giveaways or contests. You'll get on-air exposure and perhaps a mention on the station's website, too.
  • Place an ad on Craigslist.com in your city's edition under the appropriate business category.
  • Enter a parade float in your town's homecoming, Memorial Day or July 4th parades.
  • Sponsor your local chamber of commerce's website.
  • Try pay-per-click advertising: You can create an ad for search engines and specify the city or region where you'd like it to run. Two popular options include Google AdWords and Yahoo! Sponsored Search. Both allow you to set the click amount and daily maximum you're willing to pay, so you remain within your budget. For more information on pay-per-click options and reviews of more than 30 per click search engines, check out payperclickuniverse.com.
  • Volunteer at a community event wearing Dorothy.com shirts. You might hand out water at a 5K race or run a concession stand at a local art fair.
Advertising
10% of profits are shared with member vendor, brickfunding, and advertising.
Members can earn bricks in many ways. Our clients that have bought, sold or used our landlord services earn bricks. They will also earn bricks through learning, referral, suggestions, reading newsletters, making purchases through the Dorothy store, etc. These bricks may be earned in different slices and therefore will participate in the profits assigned to those slices.
Example 1:
You list a property for sale with Dorothy.com. The sale closes for $300,000 and Dorothy.com’s receives 3% of the sale proceeds or $9,000. You will receive 4,500 bricks and be eligible to participate in profit sharing.
Example 2:
As a landlord you list a rental property for $1,000 per month. A Dorothy.com agent rents the property for $1,000 per month. Dorothy.com receives 1 month’s rent for the fee. You will receive 500 bricks and be eligible to participate in profit sharing.
Member Agent
10% of profits are shared with buyers, sellers, and landlords.
Staff earn bricks based on the number of hours worked and an approved hourly rate. They can earn bricks in other slices by referring new members, reading our monthly newsletter, making suggestions, making purchases through the Dorothy store, and by participating in our learning programs.
Staff
10% of profits are shared with member staff.
The trust participates in the profits at a flat 5% rate. During the first two years the trust will not earn more than the highest agent or managing broker.
Trust
5% of profits are shared with trust.
How unhappy are friends going to be if they later find out you did not tell them about Dorothy.com.

Your friends need to know how they can earn bricks and participate in our joint success.

There are 3 types of referrals.
  1. Refer a new member, earn 1 brick.
  2. Refer someone who becomes a Dorothy.com Agent, earn 500 bricks.
  3. Refer someone who becomes a Dorothy.com Managing Broker, earn 5,000 bricks.
Example 1:
You refer your daughter and earn 1 brick. Your daughter then begins earning bricks.
Example 2:
You know an agent who is outstanding and you refer them to Dorothy.com. The agent transfers their real estate license to Dorothy.com. You earn 500 bricks. The agent starts earning bricks.
Example 3:
Your father is a Managing Broker who is licensed to hire sales agents in Nebraska. Your father transfers his license to Dorothy.com. You earn 5,000 bricks Your father begins earning bricks.
Note: A real estate Agent is a person with a state/provincial license to represent a buyer or a seller in a real estate transaction in exchange for commission. Agents work for a Managing Broker. A real estate Managing Broker has continued his or her education past the real estate agent level and passed the real estate broker license. Managing Brokers can have other agents working for them.
Referrals
1% of profits are shared with members.
Each month Dorothy.com publishes a newsletter that includes such features as Ask an Agent, history, recipes and more. The first time you read our newsletter and sign up as a member you earn 10 bricks. Each month thereafter you earn 1 brick for reading the newsletter. Each month includes tutorials on how to earn bricks.
Newsletter
1% of profits are shared with members who open the newsleter.
Our learning list is built by our members, from the best learning materials from thousands of sources. The following topics help Dorothy.com recommend content in the areas you want to grow. Recommend a learning experience and earn 2 bricks for each acceptance. Our members earn bricks for documenting their learning and completing the "Degree Completion Form". Each learning experience has the number of bricks earned after completing and providing a review of the experience.
Learning
1% of profits are shared with members who enter learning.
Yes, as a convenience and cost savings to our members we have an on-line store. You can purchase signs, business cards, clothing, marketing materials, license plate brackets, etc. When you purchase through our store you earn 1 brick for every dollar spent.
Store
1% of profits are shared with members who buy at the store.
Our learning list is built by our members, from the best learning materials from thousands of sources. The following topics help Dorothy.com recommend content in the areas you want to grow. Recommend a learning experience and earn 2 bricks for each acceptance. Our members earn bricks for documenting their learning and completing the "Degree Completion Form". Each learning experience has the number of bricks earned after completing and providing a review of the experience.
Learning
1% of profits are shared with members who enter learning.

Many REALTORS®
Many REALTORS
ONE REALTOR®
ONE REALTOR

MEMBER AGENT

There are over 1 million REALTORS® in the US in over 22,000 zip codes. Each zip code on average attempts to support 45 REALTORS®. All 45 sell the same service.

Dorothy.com provides the same services as the other agents plus the following:


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Each zip code has one member agent. For the most part, member agents provide services in the zip code in which the member agent lives.

Any member needing services (buying, selling, or renting) will work with their designated member agent.

However, this does not preclude member agents from serving a member for which the member agent is licensed and an MLS participant.


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Would you rather compete with hundreds of REALTORS for a listing or be a member agent that serves members?


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Dorothy.com is part of what Thomas Friedman called the sharing economy.

We share our success with you, our member agents.

Our member agents receive patronage based on the revenue produced by our members.

On an annual basis a certain percentage of profits are shared with our member agents, and patronage accumulates year after year.

Use of the term "member" or "membership" does not convey any eligibility rights for ownership rights in Dorothy.com. In the future, Dorothy.com may or may not convert the patronage and/or give our members the option to convert into ownership in a public offering. Governments and or REALTOR® Associations may or may not limit our ability to share with our members in any or all sharing methods. Dorothy.com reserves the right to modify and/or end membership.


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Listening to member feedback is paramount to success.  Through feedback on each engagenment, our members tell us how to get better. Members have a vested interest in improving the services provided by our member agents as this increases their patronage. Improved margins equate to higher patronage.

Members refer family, friends, and neighbors to member agents for real estate services because of the experience and patronage.


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The earned patronage stays with the member agent in retirement.

Member managing brokers participate in the same lifetime membership.


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In mathematical terms, the patronage received by a member agent is the numerator; the total patronage is the denominator. Member managing brokers participate in the same lifetime membership.



2016 Projected Profit Sharing Distribution


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Realtor Competition Would you like to compete with other neighborhood REALTORS® for a listing, possibly from the same office sharing the same desk?

Want to be 1 of 3000 REALTORS® in a company selling the same product?

Or, would you prefer to service members. We have one member agent per zip code and one member managing broker per state. Depending on the population, there can be more than one member managing broker per state.

Our cloud based LEO system provides a unique process to service our members.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation about being a managing member broker in a state or becoming a member agent, then click on "Lets Talk" and we will call you within 24 hours.


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LEO

Most organizations attempt to use a 2 legged stool to build their Customer Relationship Management system ("CRM"). The 2 legged CRM is mostly wobbly and has duplicate data with little hope to keep data accurate.

Dorothy.com utilizes LEO which is built on a three legged stool.  This elimnates data duplication, incentivizing members to keep data accurate. Like the definition of the astrological LEO; LEO is center stage to all members.


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PROGRAMS

The choice is yours


Selling a Property

Sell your home by choosing between 3 listing programs.

Gold Plan - Full Service, full commission. Silver Plan - Full Service, Buy-Down the commission by paying a small fee up front. Bronze Plan - Flat Fee, traditional flat fee.

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up to 12 months

Buying a Property

We can represent you in the purchase of any REALTOR® listed MLS property.

The Listing agent pays us a fee for representing you as a buyer's agent in the transaction.  The  Orange Plan is a full service buyer representation. Use the  Green Plan , if you are willing to do the leg work, then we actually pay you to allow us to represent you in the purchase of REALTOR® listed properties.

Feature

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Service Type

Full Service
Buyer Rebate
not applicable

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Renting a Property

Rent your property by choosing between 2 listing programs.

The  Blue Plan is our traditional full service rental offering.  The  Red Plan is our flat fee rental plan which saves between 50% and 100% of the commission while advertising your property on the REALTOR® MLS, REALTOR.com, C21, ReMax and hundreds of web sites.

Feature

Blue

Red

Service Type

Full Service
Flat Fee

Member Agent

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Landlord

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up to 12 months



Discuss with your member agent the amount of time you want to spend on an engagement.
Find your agent here.

Contact us and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

Naperville, IL US

800-936-5478

member@dorothy.com