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Cheapest agent to sell my house

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[OP]
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Cheapest agent to sell my house

I’m looking for a cheap but good agent in Ottawa to sell my house. Please recommend. Thank you
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Sep 15, 2012
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Mississauga
Cheap
Good

Pick one lol
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Dec 19, 2010
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I get how an agent could be considered “cheap”
Cheap agent = 1% listing agent commission

Good agent = what do you define as a good listing agent...especially in this hot market where decent homes are selling very quickly often at or above listing price? Negotiation skills, throwing in staging services, market analysis to be well priced and not leave money on the table?
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Sep 13, 2007
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toronto
tempperm wrote: I’m looking for a cheap but good agent in Ottawa to sell my house. Please recommend. Thank you
I understand what you mean. Try to talk to a few agents and find out how they plan to work with you to exceed your expectations. I wouldn't start out with lowest or highest commission as a basis to negotiate. My focus would be to retain services that allow me to maximize my return while giving me a great experience along the way.
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Aug 22, 2016
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Ottawa RE is currently super hot. renovate, stage, list low, review no conditional offers only, sell it to highest bidder. With all the new builds happening in every part of the city, the first two steps are critical to sell way over asking in Ottawa and if you dont have experience in how to do them, you may need a good Realtor to guide.
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Oct 26, 2007
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i dont think quality / cheap come in one sentence often.
just like with anything in life you get what you pay for.
If i want a BMW and pay for a civic am i expecting the same type of car?

have realistic expectations, interview many agents and move forward from there.

good luck.
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Jun 7, 2017
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kesleaf wrote: Cheap
Good

Pick one lol
Haha, no, that's a myth propagated by RE agents.
[OP]
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kesleaf wrote: Cheap
Good

Pick one lol
Cheap. Give me one. Good. Give me another.
[OP]
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Mar 10, 2004
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bLuPhYrE wrote: i dont think quality / cheap come in one sentence often.
just like with anything in life you get what you pay for.
If i want a BMW and pay for a civic am i expecting the same type of car?

have realistic expectations, interview many agents and move forward from there.

good luck.
If i have to choose i ll pick cheap. No frills.
[OP]
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Mar 10, 2004
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Thanks... What is Purplebricks, how does it work?
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lol, a lot of RE agents in this thread
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2% is always firm for buyers agent so no way you can find one for 1% which will be like 0.5 for seller and 0.5 for buyer lmao
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mattdominic wrote: 2% is always firm for buyers agent so no way you can find one for 1% which will be like 0.5 for seller and 0.5 for buyer lmao
i think op looking for that ideal situation. 0.5 each side

im sure tons of realtors will be flocking to show the listing.

at least op is saving a ton of money.
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