1) Do I have to pay another agent to sell or lease my property?
This is your option. In order to list your property on our Real Estate Board’s MLS® an amount does need to be offered even if it is a private For Sale By Owner listing. Your fee includes a minimum offering of $.01 in order that it may be posted. If your intention is to cooperate with other agents, than you should be prepared to offer more. Buyer’s agents are used to receiving approximately 2.5% of the selling price on most homes, 1/2 month rent for residential leases, or a percentage of commercial space leased. However, it is your choice how much you offer.
2) Will all agents see my listing ?
Your property will be listed on the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) MLS® and on REALTOR.ca (formerly MLS.ca) and visible world wide via the TREB listing.
You may also upgrade to list on your Local Real Estate Board in most municipalities on Ontario to expose your listing to local agents and offer them an optional commission.
3) I’m not interested in paying an agent, I only want to expose my property to buyers, how will my listing be accessible to buyers?
4) Do For Sale By Owner listings look different than other listings on Realtor.ca?
When potential buyers search on REALTOR.ca, your property will appear alongside all the other listings within the same search parameters. But your listing will interact differently when users click on your own property listing. Typically the Listing Brokerages and agents contact information is the only way for your buyer to find out more information about your property or make an appointment to view it. When your property is listed with us, we will direct buyers to contact you directly with our customized feature sheet designed specifically for your property. Check out our ACTIVE LISTINGS above to see real live examples of our Flat Fee Listings on REALTOR.ca (MLS.ca).
5) How will Buyers contact me?
We will create a website for you that will link directly to your contact information via REALTOR.ca as well as all of the details of your Listing. Alternatively we can link to your own website. Even if you are using another website we can link to that as well (Kijiji, Craigslist,Propertyguys.com, etc). In fact, it’s often less costly to use our listing service even in conjunction with these services.
6) How will Buyer’s Agents contact me if I choose to cooperate and am offering a commission?
You can direct Buyer’s Agents to contact you directly in the listing section reserved for Agents.
7) Is this service only available for home sellers, what type of properties can we list through you and advertise on REALTOR.ca”?
The following types of property can be listed on REALTOR.ca :
Residential Homes and Condos For Sale or For Lease
Commercial Buildings, Apartment Buildings, Investment Properties, Office Space , Vacant Land, Farms, Mobile Homes, Houseboat, Cottages, Vacation Properties, Time Shares For Sale or For Lease, Business or Franchise For Sale
8) What happens after I order my MLS® Listing ?
Once you make your purchase, you will be directed to our Forms Page where you will be able to begin creating and uploading your property information immediately.