ONE PERCENT REALTY LIMITED … THE FULL STORY
FINALLY ... AN ALTERNATIVE!
If you've ever sold a home before, you know what the typical sales commission costs are. Do you remember how you felt when you saw what you paid to the real estate company? Do you remember what you thought the cost should be for the work done? Well, I felt the same way, when my wife and I sold our past homes! That is, until we listed our last home with One Percent Realty Ltd!
We were so impressed by the One Percent Realty Ltd. "Full Service Discount Commission" concept, the way our home was marketed locally & worldwide (MLS® websites, hundreds of affiliated third party websites, One Percent Realty Ltd websites), that I decided to become a REALTOR® (specialized real estate agent) in the Central Okanagan (Kelowna, Westbank, West Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country, Winfield) and join their team of professionals.
I believe that if I can sell your home for the most money possible, at the lowest commission cost AND give you the best service that you have ever had, you'll tell all your family and friends! My MLS® "Full Service" package is focused to sell your home (professional signs & posts, great descriptions & pictures of your home, professionally run Open Houses where I allow only 1 visitor in your home at a time). All my listings get maximum internet exposure: all MLS® websites, hundreds of affiliated third party websites, One Percent Realty Ltd website & my own personal website.
Because I'm SERVICE motivated, I'll give you an UNCONDITIONAL release of the MLS® contract if I don't do what I say I'm going to!
SUPPORT FROM FULL COMMISSION REALTORS®
Please understand that a good home, well priced will sell! All REALTORS® (specialized real estate agents) know this. If your home is well kept and priced accurately, it will sell. It has no relationship to the amount of commission you pay. Most buyers also do their own searching on the internet MLS® website, the MLS® Review & the Real Estate Weekly, even when they have a buying agent!
If you've heard anything negative about why One Percent Realty Ltd. won't be able to sell your home as well as ANY "full commission agent" it just isn't so! Good REALTORS® (specialized real estate agents) find the right homes for their clients NOT homes where THEY make more commission. The name REALTOR® is a trademark for real estate licensees that represents a higher standard of professionalism in the real estate industry. REALTORS® function under a strict Code of Ethics and legally must NOT put their own best interests ahead of their clients! I have a proven track record with co-operating "full commission" REALTORS® and will gladly share that information with you!
I currently have over 1242 (and growing) co-operating professional REALTORS® that have shown (and or sold) my listings. Thanks to them and their professional support, every year since 2005, I have been the Number 1 discount commission listing Full Service REALTOR® based on OMREB MLS® sales results in the Central Okanagan & have maintained that position each and every year since, based on those results.
In 2011, I had more than TWICE as many of my single family residential listings sell than Re/Max's #1 Top Individual for the Central Okanagan based on their 2011 Awards results & OMREB statistics!!
EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE
If you are also confused why most REALTORS® (specialized real estate agents) won't discuss giving you a break on commission even when they list and sell your home for full commission and then help you buy your new home, ask me about my "EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE" philosophy!
Most of my listing clients want my "full service everything included" listing package which is outlined below however if you want a service package customized to meet your needs & commission budget, let's talk!!
WHAT WILL IT COST TO SELL YOUR HOME WITH FULL MLS® SERVICE?
Basically ... If your home or property is sold for *$600,000 or lower it will cost:
$6,000 in Commission + $900 in Disbursements + $345 GST (5%) =
For a Total Cost of: $7,245
Homes sold for $600,000 and over have a commission cost of 1% of the selling price + $900 in Disbursements + GST (5%).
The commission is usually split equally with ALL co-operating MLS® REALTORS® unless otherwise agreed upon through listing negotiations! Total commission can be reduced for less expensive homes well under $600,000 based on individual circumstances.
All MLS® Full Service listings contracts are a minimum 6 months in length (depending on the listing price, type of property, market conditions facing the type of property) due to the time it takes properties to sell & the financial risk I will incur if the property does not sell versus the reward of my business model.
The actual time it takes to sell will be determined by you & will depend on you & your willingness to not only price your home competitively with the market but also to negotiate to fair market value when an offer comes in.
This total cost includes (unless otherwise negotiated):
- Full MLS® exposure in the real estate system & 3rd party website permission
- Full MLS® coverage (All MLS® websites & MLS® Real Estate Review Bi-Weekly Publication)
- Full description & listing on 1% website & my own personal website
- Additional local newspaper advertising at my discretion
- Trusted, knowledgeable & experienced professional real estate service
- Full MLS® Service Brokerage at a fraction of the cost
- Professional signage, listing documents (title search, strata documents etc)
If your listing contract expires before the property is sold, you don't pay a cent!
It is understood that I cannot guarantee the amount of showings, buyers or offers. These are a direct reflection on the listing price and market competition and not on my service.
COMPARED TO THE TYPICAL COMMISSION
The typical real estate commission in the Okanagan Region is 7% on the first $100,000 and 3% on the balance. If you listed and sold a below average priced single family dwelling home at $400,000 with a typical full commission REALTOR® it would cost you:
$16,000 in Commission + $800 in GST (5%) on the Commission =
For a Total Cost of: $16,800 (Over twice as much!)
YOU DO THE MATH ... ON YOUR HOME!
AS THE SELLING PRICE OF YOUR HOME GOES UP YOU JUST SAVE MORE MONEY ON COMMISSION!
LISTING PRICE & TIME TO SELL
The length of time to sell and price are directly related to each other, so depending on my clients motivation (more money, faster time etc) we map out a pricing / time strategy.
REALTORS® do not get paid until a property sells, so some will price to sell faster. My goal is to achieve the highest price based on a time line that my clients give me. The market always lets us know if we are too high or priced right for that given time. The indicator is activity (or lack of it) and / or offers to buy.
My goal is to put the "saved" commission in your pocket. However, IF the market SOFTENS and you HAVE to sell, that "saved" commission amount could be used for reducing YOUR sale price. This means that your home SELLS ahead of others while still netting you more money than if you had listed with a typical full commission REALTOR®.
NEED A BUYER'S AGENT TOO?
While I am a "Full Service Discount Commission" listing REALTOR®, my FULL SERVICE "EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE" philosophy also applies to helping you find a new home or property, even when the listing is NOT my own!
I reward ALL my clients financially when helping them find "FULL COMMISSION" new homes based on the commission I earn, even though the seller is paying the commission not the buyer. So if you normally think of just using the listing agent for buying and they are full commission agents, they just think differently than I do. Use me and be GUARANTEED a financial advantage when signing a Buyer's Agency Agreement!
So if you are tired of talking to answering services and machines, never get timely responses from your email queries when looking to buy or sell a home, then call or email me.
SMART SELLERS ACT SMART & GET THE BEST FOR LESS!
TRUSTED! KNOWLEDGEABLE! EXPERIENCED!
This information is subject to change and/ or be modified due to individual contract negotiations.
Areas serviced in the Central Okanagan include all sub divisions of: Kelowna, Westbank, West Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country, Winfield.