RE/MAX CROSSROADS REALTY INC. Brokerage*

Phone:
905-305-0505
Fax:
416-756-1267
Contact Us

RE/MAX CROSSROADS REALTY INC. Brokerage*

Phone:
905-305-0505
Fax:
416-756-1267
Contact Us

Go it Alone, or Use a REALTOR?

Go it Alone, or Use a REALTOR®?

The fact is, most people who try to sell their own home end up using a REALTOR® in the end anyway. Before anybody decides to fly solo through this complex, time consuming and financially perilous process, they should consider these questions.

Will you really “save” the real estate commission?
When buyers see a home for sale ‘by the owner’, they see a bargain. They imagine the REALTORS® fee going into their pocket, not yours.

Are you familiar with real estate law?
Complicated and ever changing, real estate law governs nearly every phase of selling your home.
One wrong move and an entire deal can fall through, or worse, a lawsuit can ensue.

How many potential buyers will you reach?
Selling a home takes more than just hanging a “For Sale” sign. How will you promote your home? Will you write your own ads? How will you use the Internet, knowing that you’ll have no inside access to www.mls.ca and therefore will not be able to post your home on this service?

Do you have the time?
Promoting a home is a full time job, and you may already have one. Will you be able to take calls at any time? How about screening the callers to figure out if they’re qualified to buy your home?
Not everybody who calls is even suitable to walk through your home, but how do you tell?

Do you know the market well enough to get the most for your home?
Lacking years of experience, the average do-it-yourselfer is merely guessing at their listing price. Often they set the price too low and miss out on thousands of dollars, or they price their home too high and drive away willing buyers.

What about your selling skills?
If the personalities of prospective buyers rub you the wrong way, can you still deal with them effectively? What about your own defensiveness when you hear negative comments about your home? Best to keep it at arms length through a REALTOR®.

Do you have the negotiation skills to keep a deal on track?
When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line. This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster. REALTORS® keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers.

 

Source:  OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association) www.howrealtorshelp.ca

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About Us

At RE/MAX CROSSROADS REALTY INC. Brokerage we uphold an ongoing commitment to providing an elevated level of personal service. Our clients come first, and as a result, they are able to achieve more than they ever dreamed with their real estate investment.

Because we expect more from our associates, you can expect more from us when it comes to the important sale or purchase of your property. When it comes to your next move, we want you to experience the difference exceptional real estate service can make.

Our agents are diligent and many are Top Producers. Non-selling Broker of Record/Owner Barney Johnson is one of the pioneers of the Canadian RE/MAX success story.  We opened our doors in 1980 with just 2 REALTORS® and have expanded exponentially to almost 200 agents in our various GTA office locations.  We are a 3 time recipient of RE/MAX International’s Highest Net Growth in Canada Award.  

RE/MAX Crossroads Realty Inc. has a proven track record and is a reputable brokerage in the local GTA market. In 2018, our brokerage ranked 43rd for Total Number of Residential Sold Units and we ranked 48st for Total Residential Volume out of 1,479 offices with producing agents in the entire TorontoMLS area.  In the same year, our listings averaged only 23 days on the market and when sold, brought the sellers on an average 98.73% of their asking price.  Out of our 4 GTA Offices, each active RE/MAX Crossroads agent had an average of 6 resale residential deals sold (excluding new projects and commercial deals).

Contact us today, for free real estate advice, to find your a sales associate or to find your dream home!