I know that real estate — whether you’re buying or selling — is the most expensive transaction we have in this country. When you buy, you have land transfer tax, moving expenses, lawyer fees and other miscellaneous costs to cover. When you sell, you have agent fees, house prep expenses, moving expenses, lawyer fees and even more miscellaneous costs. This means you’ll need to make roughly 10% appreciation just to cover the costs before seeing a profit.
On the flip side for sellers, another motivation behind the above offer comes from meeting many sellers who say, “I wish I had known before we bought into this neighbourhood .. if only I knew before we bought… but moving to X neighbourhood is expensive with transaction fees.”
Personally, I’ve rented a few places over the years and many of them I was so thankful I was only locked into for a year because they were not only expensive, but far from how they were initially sold to me. We know how important this transaction is, which is why we never pressure you to buy. We do our research on the neighbourhood and on the property’s investment potential before you pull the trigger and make the purchase.
Being in the industry for many years and sitting across many clients, I’ve seen how easy it would be to take advantage of a client when their emotions are running high. I know everyone has a horror story about how “Agent X” took advantage of “Person A.”
A lot of agents treat you like a number, looking to add another notch on the sales belt and move on. Short-sightedly, these agents are only looking at the transaction today and not the value in the relationship tomorrow.
They have a “There are plenty of fish in the sea” mentality. They think this way because 75% of the agents out there only do four to six transactions a year. They don’t have the budget to spend on marketing sellers’ homes to maximize exposure and provide high-level client services.
From day one, my philosophy has been, I’m in this industry for many reasons that are not just financial. I see my primary role as building relationships. In fact, if you look at my business model, my own financial gain is actually my lowest priority.
To you, this may be hard to believe and sound like a sales pitch, but it’s true because to me building a lasting, long-term relationship with your clients is much more important than the profits generated from a single transaction. In fact, I will always reinvest my own profits back into helping you find the perfect home.
With my team, you get people who work side-by-side with you every step of the way and then maintain that relationship even after you close.
Through it all, you have someone providing a full-service option that will not only use every resource at their disposal to track down listings that match your dream home, but will be there personally to make sure you understand all of the paperwork, refer you to mortgage brokers, explain the current homes comparable, what the current market value is, how I drew that conclusion and coach you through making and negotiating an offer on your behalf.
We do this because we understand for the average person, their home is their most valuable asset: their future line of credit to buy their kids their first car and teach them how to drive, their key to paying for their child’s education and most importantly, the main component for building their own retirement security.
If you’re still thinking there’s a catch, know that we stand by our Buyers Guarantee, it’s always in writing so there’s absolutely never any risk to you in going with our team.
We offer our Buyers Guarantee because we are so confident that our clients will be satisfied with their purchase that I’m willing to put my commission on the line to prove it.
But if you still feel like you’ve made the wrong decision, there is no need to have regret. The Buyers Guarantee is there to protect your interest and get you into the right home, right now!
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