Q1. Can I post my own listing myself on MLS® or realtor.ca?
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) allows only licensed REALTORS® to post listings for numerous reasons including but not limited to liability, authenticity, legal and practical.
Q2. Can I be the only contact person?
Yes that is possible, although, your personal contact information cannot be publicly listed on MLS® and realtor.ca
as per the MLS® policy. Any enquiries will be forwarded directly to you. As an option, your contact information can be displayed on choicerealtysolutions.com
Q3. What if I am not in Owen Sound? Can I still use your service?
You can use our service anywhere in Grey/Bruce.
Q4. How much do you charge?
Please see the packages for pricing. There are three distinctive packages that you can choose from to best serve your individual needs.
Q5. What if I find my own buyer?
Finding your own buyer means you will NOT pay any commission to a REALTOR® . It’s that simple!
Q6. How is the buyer's commission determined?
The seller determines this amount during the listing process. This amount is entirely up to the seller. Let's say that you list your property for $200,000. For listing your property, you will pay us $695 (assuming you don’t want any other services). In the case a buyer were to contact you directly then you can sell your home to them and you have sold your property for $695. If, however, you are approached by a REALTOR® representing the buyer and you sell your home, then you will be obliged to pay the commission that you had pre-determined on your MLS® listing, although it is still negotiable and $950 is to be paid to our brokerage for processing the deal which includes Board fees and Brokerage fees.
Q7. What is the difference between choice from a traditional Brokerage?
The difference is price. For a fraction of traditional fees, we provide full service, which means listing your property on MLS® and realtor.ca, installing a “For Sale” sign on your property, taking professional pictures, receiving and organizing phone calls, completing necessary contracts and negotiation and handling the deposits.
Q9. What kind of advertising do you do to sell homes?
In today’s world, the most effective medium to advertise real estate is the internet. Your property will be advertised via many different sources including REALTOR.ca, choicerealtysolutions.com, Craigslist, Kijiji and various other real estate websites. MLS® and realtor.ca
alone has the greatest potential of reaching buyers. It receives 150-200 million hits per day!
Q10. Who decides on the house price?
We will provide you a listing range and a selling range for your property based on our experience and knowledge. Ultimately, however, the listing price will be determined by you.
Q11. Do I have to buy through you in order to get on of your Listing Packages?
You DO NOT have to buy through us in order to take advantage of one of our listing packages. You will be under no obligation to sign a Buyer Representation Agreement.
Q12. Who is going to arrange the appointments to show my house?
If the package you selected includes this service, we will arrange all appointments and showings. Otherwise, it will be your responsibility to manage your showings.
Q13. Can I cancel the agreement at anytime?
Yes, you can cancel at anytime. We offer a “no strings attached” service. We do, however, take pride in the fact that we work hard to make sure that your needs are being met and that you are completely satisfied.
Q14. Can I upgrade midcourse?
Yes! This is definitely an option if you would like us to handle more components of the sale. Depending on the package and how far along you are in it, you will be given a reasonable quote to upgrade to a different package.