Thanks a bunch. I chekced out Comfree but I don't think I will use them as I was told they don't list your home on the local MLS (they list it in Toronto MLS?) even though it shows up on realtor.com. I don't mind paying someone who has a buyer 2.5% which appears to be the standard and I'm told if it is not on the Ottawa MLS, Ottawa agents won't see it.JaneDil wrote: ↑Mar 8th, 2013 5:52 amIf you want to be on MLS and receive any emails or phone calls directly, then
comFree is a good way to go. Your phone number will be posted on your sign,
as well as on the comFree listing. You can include your email address in your
write-up. And it can be visible on the pamphlets they prepare for you.
Flat-fee service that includes amazing photos (the best in the biz, in my opinion).
Their cameras and finished pictures always make the rooms appear large and well lit.
Compare to any of the pictures you see on MLS from traditional realtors and you'll see what I mean. And good photos can make a huge difference.
You will also have access to a support team to answer any questions along the way.
Plus a real estate lawyer (no charge) to handle any questions or offers. You would
still need to pay a lawyer to handle the actual closing though (which is true if you
use a realtor as well...so no difference there).
Alternatively, you can look for a low-fee realtor in your area who will either provide full service
or simply post your listing on MLS - depending on your needs.
Best of luck!
And as others have mentioned, you will likely need to offer 2.5% (although 2.25% is quickly becoming popular) in order to bring agents through with potential buyers.
Thanks everyone for your insight. I'll keep investigating as there seems to be some good options out there. Great forum, BTW.