I like to help because I LOVE TO SAVE PEOPLE MONEY!!! Throughout my entire professional career, from IT to Real Estate, and including my personal life, I love finding ways to save cash. People work hard to earn a paycheque, and I believe it should be easy for them to keep as much of that as possible. Here is one example:
Did you know that “1%” Realtors actually result in less money in your pocket than if you work with FredHelps?
I’m not talking about the usual “Oh, I can get you more money when you sell, and the other guys will undersell your home” argument, since I don’t believe that’s a fair assumption to make 100% of the time.
Here is the truth:
Many 1% Discount Brokerages offer you a 1% listing IF you agree to use them as your buyer agent as well (where they will make 2.5% of the home you buy as well)… Last time I checked, the house you buy (and the commissions) are actually being paid by YOU and worked into your mortgage, so you’re out of pocket 1% for selling (plus buyer commissions if applicable), but are also covering the commissions on your home purchase, wrapped up into the purchase price.
***ALSO*** check the fine print — some of the biggest name “1% guys” actually charge 4.5%+HST. Please, make sure you read their “Schedule A” that outlines this in fine print detail before signing anything! I hate seeing people get taken advantage of.
Instead of advertising at 1% and using marketing tricks with a huge red “1” in all my marketing , I charge a slightly discounted rate to sell your home, without sacrificing on service – FULL service should mean exactly that. We include full STAGING with every home, not just staging consultation. I get up on a ladder and install drapes. My team will come shovel your driveway if you’re not around. Showing prep is INCLUDED since EVERY showing is important to us – you never know which appointment will yield the highest offer, so we take every showing very seriously and help you make sure the home looks its best!
I am happy to have all positive reviews written by my clients Not on my own website from fake people like “Brandon G.” and “Stephanie R.” — but ACTUAL clients posting on public forum so you can see their words exactly. Reviews are the absolute backbone of my business, and I truly believe are the most effective form of marketing, far superior than dumping junk mail on your porch and doorknob on a regular basis. Head over to www.HawthorneVillager.com/phpbb a public forum for Milton residents, and do a quick search on FredHelps to see all my great reviews (and a few comments from my competition as well… )
In addition to help saving you money, I love to help by:
- Saving people’s time
- Reducing Stress and anxiety through education
- Providing honest input, and
- Assisting with the dreaded MOVE – My ‘concierge’-type approach is designed to take as much stress out of your move as possible.