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Are Low Commission Real Estate Agencies Worth It?

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Hey Ontario home sellers: Are you ready to maximize your profits while selling your home? Low commission real estate brokerages (including Parker Coulter Real Estate) can offer exceptional service at a fraction of the price. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of opting for a low commission brokerage in Ontario. Get ready to sell smarter, not harder, and keep more of your money for what matters.

1. Understanding the Traditional Real Estate Commission Structure

Now, here's where things get exciting! Low commission real estate brokerages offer a cost-effective alternative for sellers. With commission rates as low as 1% or in some transactions, you can save big while still receiving top-notch service. In the majority of home sales, a 1% commission fee would go to your selling agent while offering 2.5% to the co-operating brokerage (recommended but not required).

2. Discover the Low Commission Advantage

Now, here's where things get exciting! Low commission real estate brokerages offer a cost-effective alternative for sellers. With commission rates as low as 1% or in some transactions, you can save big while still receiving top-notch service. In the majority of home sales, a 1% commission fee would go to your selling agent while offering 2.5% to the co-operating brokerage (recommended but not required).

3. Crunching the Numbers

Let's crunch some numbers to see just how much you could save by opting for a low commission brokerage: For example, if your home sells for $500,000, a traditional Realtor®  might charge $25,000 in commission fees. In contrast, a low commission brokerage might charge just $17,500. That's $7,500 - a substantial difference!

Parker Coulter 1% Commission Calculator - $500,000

4. Researching Low Commission Brokerages

Do your research and explore the various low commission brokerages available in Ontario. Look for reputable companies with positive reviews and a proven track record of successful sales. Check their public reviews on Google and review their social media profiles on Instagram or Facebook. Often you will find the best Realtors® have built up strong social media channels showcasing their listings, services, and local market knowledge.

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5. Interviewing Potential Real Estate Agents

Once you've narrowed down your options, it's time to interview potential Realtors®. Ask about their experience, local market knowledge, marketing strategies, and how they can help you achieve your selling goals. Choose an agent you feel comfortable with and who understands your needs.  While speaking with your prospective realtor, also ask about the value their brokerage provides vs. other low commission brokerages - all low commission brokerages are not created equally.

6. Preparing Your Ontario Home for Sale

Now it's time to prepare your home for sale. Declutter, clean, and stage your space to make it as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Most Realtors® will offer staging and photography services in-house or direct you to a recommendation within your budget to make sure your home is showcased in its best light.

At Parker Coulter Real Estate, we pride ourselves on providing our sellers with 24/7 customer service, tailoring market plans for your property without cutting corners, and speed to market (most of our properties are online 1 business days after photos have been processed!). Our realtor team use their expertise to market your property effectively. From Realtor.ca MLS listings to social media videos and pictures, our team ensures your home gets maximum exposure to potential buyers. Sit back and let us do our marketing magic!

7. Negotiating the Offers

When offers start rolling in, it's time to negotiate. Your Realtor® will handle negotiations on your behalf, working with you to secure the best possible price and terms for your sale. Trust their expertise and stay confident throughout the process.

8. Closing the Deal

Now it's time to close the deal. Your real estate agent will guide you through the final paperwork and ensure a smooth transaction. Before you know it, you'll be celebrating a successful sale and counting your savings!

With the money you've saved on commission fees, you can treat yourself, and your family, to something special or invest in what matters most to you—a vacation, home improvements, a contribution to your childrens’ education fund or savings for your next property purchase, investment opportunity or retirement. By following these steps and choosing a low commission real estate brokerage like Parker Coulter Realty, you can sell your Ontario home with confidence, save money, and unlock your home's full potential. Get ready to embark on a rewarding selling journey and enjoy the fruits of your smart decision-making!

Ready to get started?

Parker Coulter Realty offers Low Commission Real Estate Services to Barrie, Ontario and the surrounding Simcoe-Muskoka Region. 

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