Whether you are buying or selling, working with a REALTOR® will make the process smoother. Real estate agents are well-equipped to help guide you through the home-buying or home-selling journey, and it is their job to close a deal for you. While some people opt not to use a real estate professional, usually due to the cost, it is in your best interest to work with an agent to successfully buy or sell a home. Here are a few things you should know about working with an Edmonton REALTOR®!
A REALTOR® you feel confident in will make all the difference.
An excellent real estate agent will provide you with direction, support, and proper guidance. Your Edmonton real estate professional is an expert in the Edmonton market, negotiating deals and contracts. Your REALTOR® will also have a network of people that are important in closing a deal, as there are many moving parts to the selling and buying process. These networks of people include inspectors, lawyers, lenders, contractors, etc. Your real estate professional has a strong knowledge of the rules and regulations around buying and selling. Therefore they should always be consulted when you need professional advice and guidance to avoid missteps. Your REALTORS® job is to help you feel confident in your buying or selling journey.
Your REALTOR® knows the market best.
A great buying agent is like a matchmaker; they should know your needs so much that the houses they prepare to show you check your boxes. Edmonton REALTORS® are experts in the community, and they have a good understanding of the market value of homes. When buying a home, you want to ensure you’re working with an Edmonton real estate professional who always has their finger on the market’s pulse. They should have no problem assisting you in navigating the market effectively and finding you the home you want to call your own.
Every brokerage is different; ask about their fees and what they include.
While every brokerage has some form of fee, each includes different services. 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).
Determine if your REALTOR® is primarily a selling or buying agent, and ensure you choose what suits your needs.
Although most real estate professionals can help you on either side, consider working with someone specializing in your needs. For example, Realty Unleashed is primarily a listing brokerage. Of course, we help buyers too, but our services are most attractive to people listing their homes. Because we offer free home staging and cleaning services, we work with sellers a lot; clients preparing to list their property find that we are incredibly helpful in making their selling and moving process as smooth as possible. Narrow down your needs and ensure that you communicate what your needs are to your real estate professional.
Ask about your REALTORS® cancellation fees.
Before signing with REALTOR® in Edmonton, you should understand what kind of contract you’re signing. Having an awareness of your contract and what it entails is essential. Unfortunately, clients are often unsatisfied with the service their REALTOR® provides, and if their house doesn’t sell, they may still have to pay fees to them. For this reason, it’s good practice to inquire about cancellation fees. Realty Unleashed is so confident that you will be satisfied with our team and service that we give you the power to cancel your listing with zero cancellation fees at any time during your listing before accepting an offer to purchase.
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% on the first $100,000 and 3% of the remaining balance. 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, so 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 or helping you buy, so make sure to fill out the form below to say hello!