ONE PERCENT REALTY LIMITED … THE FULL STORY
FINALLY ... AN ALTERNATIVE!
If you've ever sold a home before, you know what the traditional 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 (National & local real estate websites, hundreds of affiliated third party websites, One Percent Realty Ltd website), that I decided to join their team of professionals in the Central Okanagan (Kelowna, Westbank, West Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country, Winfield). My accreditation is REALTOR®, which is a licensed real estate professional who is a member of CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association)
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 & advice that you have ever had, you'll tell all your family and friends! My OMREB MLS® "Full Service" package is focused to attract the right buyer for your home with professional signs & posts, great descriptions & pictures of your home. All my listings get maximum internet exposure: all National & local websites, hundreds of affiliated third party websites & One Percent Realty Ltd website.
Because I'm SERVICE motivated, I'll give you an UNCONDITIONAL release of the OMREB MLS® contract if I don't do what I say I'm going to!
SUPPORT FROM FULL COMMISSION AGENTS
Please understand that a good home, well priced will sell! All 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, 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 real estate agents find the right homes for their clients NOT homes where THEY make more commission. The trademark name REALTOR® is a licensed real estate professional who is a member of CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association). The REALTOR® mark represents a higher standard of professionalism in the real estate industry & those agents function under a strict Code of Ethics and legally must NOT put their own interests ahead of their clients! I have a proven track record with co-operating "full commission" agents and will gladly share that information with you!
Since 2005 I have been supported by over 1547 (and growing) co-operating professional agents that have shown (and or help sell) my listings. Thanks to them and their professional support, I have been able to excel as one of the most trusted, knowledgeable & experienced licensed real estate professionals in the Okanagan!
I PROVIDE THE SAME GREAT SERVICE AS THE TOP FULL COMMISSION AGENTS BUT AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE!
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!!
WHAT AGENT LISTING TEAMS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW
The June 15, 2018 new BC Government laws & rules actually put agent teams at a disadvantage! With the banning of Limited Dual Agency (agents can no longer represent both seller & buyer in the same transaction) all agents of a team also represent the seller so they are ALL now banned from selling their own listing to one their buying clients.
PERFORMING AT THE HIGHEST COMPETENCY LEVEL IN PROTECTING CONSUMERS
The June 15, 2018 new BC Government laws & rules also made it MANDATORY for real estate agents to provide, discuss & get a response to the form "Know Your Options As A Real Estate Consumer" (Disclosure of Representation to Trading Services) PRIOR to providing ANY real estate services (eg: giving any real estate advice, doing a market evaluation to determine how much to list your home, giving advice on how to prepare to sell your home, show a home to a potential buyer, etc ). ALL COMPETENT PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE AGENTS WILL COMPLY WITH THESE RULES BEFORE GIVING YOU REAL ESTATE ADVICE & OR PROVIDING ANY REAL ESTATE SERVICES. Beware of those that do not!
EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE
If you are also confused why most 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 OMREB 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 brokerages & agents 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 OMREB MLS® Full Service listings contracts are usually 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 OMREB MLS® exposure in the real estate system & 3rd party website permission
- Full OMREB MLS® coverage (Downloaded to CREA national website & 3rd party websites)
- Full description & listing on 1% website
- Trusted, knowledgeable & experienced professional real estate service
- Full OMREB MLS® Service Brokerage at a fraction of the price
- Professional signage & title search document
Any mandatory listings documents that are required prior to activating the listing (eg property files / permits, strata documents) are to be supplied by the Seller. Any normal fees / cost (no rush fees) will be reimbursed / credited to the Seller when the property sells.
If your listing contract expires before the property is sold, I don't charge you 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 TRADITIONAL* FULL COMMISSION COSTS
*The traditional 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 traditional full commission brokerage or agent 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 listing price are directly related to each other, so depending on your motivation (more money, faster time etc) we work together to make sure the list price stays relevant to the end objective.
Agents 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 brokerage or agent.
NEED A BUYER'S AGENT TOO?
While I am a "Full Service Discount Commission" listing agent, 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!
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 may include all sub divisions of: Kelowna, Westbank, West Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country, Winfield.