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How do you select your Realtor?

Moving across town or across the planet? It's a busy time!

You need to make decisions in an organized and timely manner. You need trustworthy, experienced and savvy professionals!

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) suggests "10 questions to ask when hiring a Realtor".

These are critical questions to keep in mind when you select your Realtor. After all not all real estate agents are created equal.

Of course we'd like you to consider our services and offer our answers to these important questions.

1. How long have you been in the business?
Our answer:

Since 1987. While working at a franchise brokerage we were #23rd in all of Canada and #97 Internationally.

A few past sales of happy home sellers...
A few homes we have helped our clients turn into ownership reality...

2. What is your average list-to-sales-price ratio?
Our answer:

Since 1987 it is 98%..

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3. How will your marketing plan meet my needs?
Specifically, how will you sell my home? Where and how often do you advertise? Will you show me a sample flier? How do you market online?
Our answer:
 
Since 1987 we have constantly worked on and developed our 140 Point Home Seller's Performance Campaign. We leave nothing to chance. We want to make you happy.

We fully co-operate with all other Realtors in getting your property sold. We put all our property listings on the MLS and market them on Realtor.ca using complete virtual tours.

We also market using social media:




This is our personal track record of properties sold.

We create Reality! Don't fall for perception!

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4. Will you provide references?
Ask if any of the references are related to the REALTORŽ. Ask if you can call their references with additional questions.
Our answer:

Past client recommendations.

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5. What separates you from your competition?
Key phrases to listen for: assertive, available by phone or e-mail, analytical, able to maintain a good sense of humour under trying circumstances.
Our answer:

Jim and Cathy Watson read more about us here Intensity, Commitment and Experience.

A few more past sales of happy home sellers...
A few more homes we have helped our clients turn into ownership reality...

6. May I review documents that I will be asked to sign?
A good REALTORŽ makes forms available to you before you are required to sign them. Ask to see agency disclosure, listing agreement, seller disclosure.
Our answer:

We offer a complete list of critical brochures and forms online for downloading (click here for buyers; click here sellers).

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7. Can you help me find other professionals?
Your REALTORŽ may be able to provide a list of service providers who can help with things such as home inspection, staging, renovations, legal and financial advice. Get an explanation if you see the term "affiliated". It could mean the REALTORŽ is getting compensation from vendors.
Our answer:

Yes we have a list of professionals we can recommend. And no we are not "affiliated" with those professionals.

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8. How much do you charge?
Real estate fees or commission are negotiable and may vary from broker to broker. Always make sure you negotiate your best deal with your REALTORŽ.
Our answer:

We offer good value and will be pleased to discuss our compensation.

We are paid by your lawyer your closing when you get paid!

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A few more homes we have helped our clients turn into ownership reality...

9. What if I’m unhappy with the service?
If you sign a listing agreement with the REALTORŽ and later find that you are unhappy with the arrangement, will the REALTORŽ let you cancel the agreement?
Our answer:

If another Realtor offers a selling advantage we can't match; YES WE WILL GLADLY CANCEL THE AGREEMENT!

We strive to get you the highest dollar, in the shortest time and with the fewest problems!

A few more past sales of happy home sellers...
A few more homes we have helped our clients turn into ownership reality...

10. What haven't I asked you that I need to know?
Pay close attention to how the REALTORŽ answers this question, because there is always something you need to know - always.
Our answer:

You got questions? We have the answers.

We are glad to help.

We'd like you to consider selecting us as your Realtors!

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A few more homes we have helped our clients turn into ownership reality...

Thank-you for your time!


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