Why would you list with us?
National Big Brand Real Estate Companies charge too much commission and the Discount Realty Companies do not offer enough money to the buyer’s agent.
What exactly do you provide with this service?
The basic package provides you the service of listing your property on MLS® and forwarding prospective buyers to you. Your property will also be promoted on the internet through our and other websites, blogs and MLS® and REALTOR®.ca. Upgraded packages offer you more options which will pass more responsibility over to us. Depending on the package, these services can include getting professional pictures taken, providing signage, negotiating, contractual work and conveyance.
Who is going to arrage the appointments to show my house?
If the package you selected includes this service, we will arrange all appointments and showings of your real estate listings or house for sale. Otherwise, it will be your responsibility to manage your showings.
Do I have to buy through you in order to get the discounted listing fee?
You DO NOT have to buy through us in order to get the flat fee listing service. You will be under no obligation of a buyer agency contract.
Who decides on the house price?
You will be provided with a market analysis report and will be suggested a selling price. Ultimately, however, the listing price will be determined by you.
What kind of advertising do you do to sell homes?
The strongest medium to advertise is the internet. Your property will be advertised via many different sources including MLS® and REALTOR®.ca, REW.ca, OneFlatFee.ca, Craigslist, Kijiji, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Youtube, realestatechanne.ca and various Lower Mainland real estate blogs. MLS® and REALTOR®.ca alone is the strongest medium of reaching potential buyers. The MLS® system receives 150-200 million hits per day!
Do you do open houses?
Based on experience, homes DO NOT sell by doing open houses. They sell when the price is right. In today’s market condition, a well priced home will sell no matter if you do any advertisement or not. Also we do not have any objections if you wish to do any Open House to show your property to your neighbours.
What differs you from a traditional broker/agent?
The difference is price. For a fraction of traditional fees, we provide full service, which means listing your property on MLS® and REALTOR®.ca, installing a “For Sale” sign on your property (if you have chosen this), taking professional pictures (if you have chosen this), receiving and organizing phone calls, completing necessary contracts and negotiation and handling the deposits.
How is the buyer's commission determined?
The seller determines this amount during the listing process. This amount is entirely up to the seller. Let’s say that you list your property for $500,000. For listing your property, you will pay us $499 (assuming you don’t want any other services). In the case a buyer were to contact you directly then you can sell your home to them and you have sold your property for $499. If, however, you are approached by a REALTOR® representing the buyer and you sell your home, then you will be obliged to pay the commission that you had pre-determined on your MLS® listing, although it is still negotiable and $995 is to be paid to our brokerage for processing the deal which includes Board fees and Brokerage fees.
What if I find my own buyer?
Finding your own buyer means you will NOT pay any commission to a REALTOR® or us. It’s that simple!
Can I be the only contact person?
Yes that is possible, although, your personal contact information cannot be publicly listed on MLS® and REALTOR®.ca as per the MLS® policy. Any enquiries in any form, be it a phone call or email will be forwarded directly to you. As an option, your contact information can be displayed on Pricelistsell.com and our other affiliate sites.
Can I post my own listings myself on MLS® or Realtor®.ca?
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) allows only licensed REALTORS® to post listings for numerous reasons including but not limited to liability, authenticity, legal and practical.