For buyers and sellers, if their were ever a time to go on a spot-the-right-agent safari hunt, that time is now.
Where before all agents had stripes, now some have polka dots, paisley patterns and pollack-esque markings.
- One Percent Realty of BC charges a commission of just that, but with a $6000 minimum. They had 2000 sales last year, and 140 sales people.
- Ottawa Realtor Don Hewie charges three different commission levels, providing varying levels of service at each.
- Halifax-based ViewPoint Realty charges 3 percent for its full service, but with one catch; none of its realtors earn commission, they are all compensated via salary.
- Every realtor now seems to have a special hook or money saving deal; "I'll pay your legal fees" ; "I'll buy you a flat screen" ; "I'll provide free babysitting (jk)".
Within the reasoning for these untraditional brokers very existence, are arguments of customer empowerment, the unessential sales role of the sales person, and a need for a more simpler realty sales model.
We like the idea of innovation in the real estate sales industry. What do you think?
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