Whether buying or selling, choosing the right REALTOR® is a very important decision! Before you begin looking for the right fit, it’s a good idea to come up with a few questions to ask your prospective real estate professional; you want to feel confident that you’re working alongside someone with your best interest at heart. As REALTORS® in Edmonton ourselves, we are giving you a few great things to ask before you choose a real estate agent.
What is your brokerage fee, and what does it include?
While every brokerage has some form of a fee, each brokerage includes different services in its fee. For example, our brokerage fee at Realty Unleashed is 7% on the first $100,000 and 3% on the remaining balance of the sale price when we sell your home. Half of this fee is offered to the brokerage of the licensed Real Estate Agent in Edmonton representing the buyer. If we facilitate the transaction, which means we help on both sides of the transaction, our brokerage fee is 5% on the first $100,000 and 2% on the remaining balance of the sale price. This fee includes our excellent services: home staging, interior and exterior cleaning, seasonal yard maintenance, eco-station and donation center runs, and zero cancellation fee (before accepting an offer to purchase).
What neighbourhood do you work in?
This is one of the first questions you should ask your prospective REALTOR® in Edmonton. While most real estate professionals know the market overall, working with someone fluent in the area you are buying or selling in is always optimal. Many REALTORS® have communities they specialize in; if they sell or buy many homes in Inglewood, they become familiarized with the ins and outs of Inglewood. And if you are looking to buy a property in Inglewood, you will want to work with someone acquainted with the neighbourhood. Your REALTOR® should have a well-rounded knowledge of the city’s market stats and the community you are specifically interested in.
If I’m not satisfied with my service, can I cancel my listing with zero cancellation fees before accepting an offer to purchase?
Before signing with any real estate professional, you should have them thoroughly review your contract with you or at the least go over it yourself with a fine-tooth comb. Having a good understanding of your contract and what it entails is vital; you must know all the details before getting into any agreement with a REALTOR® in Edmonton. The unfortunate truth is that people are often dissatisfied with the services their real estate agent provided them, and if their house doesn’t sell, they may still have to pay fees to their REALTOR®. Confirming whether or not there is a cancellation fee should be at the top of your list. The excellent news is Realty Unleashed is so confident that you will be satisfied that we give you the power to cancel your listing with zero cancellation fees at any time during your listing prior to accepting an offer to purchase. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction, which means giving you the freedom to opt out.
Why choose Realty Unleashed?
Realty Unleashed offers free home staging when you list your house with us. We also provide free listing and move-out clean, free eco-station and donation centre runs, free seasonal yard care, free moving boxes, and more. All our services are included in our brokerage fee of 7% of the first $100,000 and 3% of the remaining balance of the sale price. Half of this fee is offered to the brokerage of the licensed Real Estate Agent in Edmonton representing the buyer. Realty Unleashed also does not believe in locked-in contracts; we don’t make any money until your house sells, which is why we offer a zero-cancellation fee before accepting an offer to purchase. The bottom line is that we don’t get paid a fee unless your house sells while we’re listing it. We’d love to talk to you about selling your home – fill out the form below to say hello!