Real Estate

Lies Agents Will Tell You

9 Lies Realtors Will Tell You

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And the Facts You Need to Know

Many realtors will use nine common lies or myths as a persuasion tactic to help sway home owners to use a realtor to sell their home rather than selling privately.  Below we have taken each of these common lies and illustrated the actual facts or truth to help you with your home selling decision.

Click on each lie below to learn the facts.

  • Truth: Selling privately saves you money. To illustrate just how much money you will save consider this:

    Just cutting out the sellers agent saves you:

    • 2.5% Seller’s Agent Commission
    • +HST

    If sale is completely private, meaning the buyers don’t use an agent, you save:

    • 2.5% Seller’s agent commission
    • 2.5 % Buyer’s agent commission
    • +HST

    Having an agent doesn’t guarantee higher selling prices but does include high commission costs to you.

  • Truth: Our clients sell privately all the time – just take a peak at some of our client’s testimonials! We provide you with all the tools you need, including an entire team of private sales experts, to help give your house the exposure, pricing and staging tips needed for successfully sale.

  • Neither the agent or private sale option impacts the speed that your house will sell. Ultimately, the speed that your house sells depends on pricing, market conditions, the state of your house, availability for showings & questions, and the buyers demand.

  • Appraisers offer the most comprehensive pricing information.  With no personal interest in your home, meaning they won’t make money off the sale of your house, an appraiser will give you an honest and realistic price point for your house.

Several factors affect the speed of your house sale.

“Neither the agent or private sale option impacts the speed that your house will sell. Ultimately, the speed that your house sells depends on pricing, market conditions, the state of your house, availability for showings & questions, and the buyers demand.”

  • Truth: Bottom line – agents are not lawyers. Only lawyers can protect you from legal pitfalls.

  • Truth: PropertyGuys.com offers more exposure at a fraction of the price! In fact, our clients often pay less for professional marketing than the HST they would be paying on an agents commission!

  • Truth: An increasing number of Canadians want to be more in control of negotiations to ensure only their objectives have an impact. Whether you have negotiation skills or not, PropertyGuys.com can help answer any questions you have and give you solid advice the negotiation process.

  • Truth: The best person to show a home is the owner. That is you!

  • Truth: A truly qualified buyer has seen the inside of the house, in person or online, and already has their financing approved from a recognized financial institutional. PropertyGuys.com is affiliated with mortgage broker Premiere Mortgage in order to provide you with a team of experts to help. Feel free to send any buyer who still need approval our way so your selling negotiations can move smoothly.

Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to our Blog!

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Welcome to our Blog!

Welcome to the new Canadian Homeowner blog by PropertyGuys of Stouffville and Durham Region! This blog will give us a unique opportunity to share news, helpful tips, and specific content for the future and current homeowner.

Why a blog?

With PropertyGuys, our community relationships extend well beyond the simple business transactions of buying and selling. Over the many years we have been helping community members both buy and sell homes/properties we have had the opportunity to obtain a wealth of information surrounding home décor, DIY projects, selling & buying tips, and more. We wanted to create a platform to share this knowledge with everyone.

We wanted to create a platform to share this knowledge with everyone.

What can you expect?

With this blog we will feature content to help you sell your house, home improvement pieces with DIY projects, décor idea’s, tips for buying a house, mortgage information, and real estate news. In addition, watch for our feature blogs where we will have our team of experts specifically answer your reader submitted questions.

We look forward to learning and growing with you as we continue to build our blog. Thanks for stopping by!

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