Ken   Kirupa

Ken Kirupa

Sales Representative

RE/MAX Community Realty Inc, Brokerage *

Mobile:
416-830-8191
Office:
416-287-2222
Email Me
Ken   Kirupa

Ken Kirupa

Sales Representative

RE/MAX Community Realty Inc, Brokerage *

Mobile:
416-830-8191
Office:
416-287-2222
Email Me

Do it Alone, or Use a REALTOR?

Do it Alone, or Use a REALTOR®?

The fact is, most people who try to sell their own home end up using a REALTOR® in the end anyway. Before anybody decides to fly solo through this complex, time consuming and financially perilous process, they should consider these questions.

Will you really “save” the real estate commission?
When buyers see a home for sale ‘by the owner’, they see a bargain. They imagine the REALTORS® fee going into their pocket, not yours.

Are you familiar with real estate law?
Complicated and ever changing, real estate law governs nearly every phase of selling your home.
One wrong move and an entire deal can fall through, or worse, a lawsuit can ensue.

How many potential buyers will you reach?
Selling a home takes more than just hanging a “For Sale” sign. How will you promote your home? Will you write your own ads? How will you use the Internet, knowing that you’ll have no inside access to www.mls.ca and therefore will not be able to post your home on this service?

Do you have the time?
Promoting a home is a full time job, and you may already have one. Will you be able to take calls at any time? How about screening the callers to figure out if they’re qualified to buy your home?
Not everybody who calls is even suitable to walk through your home, but how do you tell?

Do you know the market well enough to get the most for your home?
Lacking years of experience, the average do-it-yourselfer is merely guessing at their listing price. Often they set the price too low and miss out on thousands of dollars, or they price their home too high and drive away willing buyers.

What about your selling skills?
If the personalities of prospective buyers rub you the wrong way, can you still deal with them effectively? What about your own defensiveness when you hear negative comments about your home? Best to keep it at arms length through a REALTOR®.

Do you have the negotiation skills to keep a deal on track?
When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line. This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster. REALTORS® keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers.

 

Source:  OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association) www.howrealtorshelp.ca

Have Questions?

There is a big difference between buying a home and selling a home. They require tailored duties and services at each stage of the process.

If you are selling a house I will:

 

  • Expertly market your home through channels like social media, websites, and multiple listing services
  • Conduct a comparative market analysis to demonstrate what other homes in your area have been sold for in the recent months
  • Secure the assistance of other professionals for completing the paperwork accurately and while meeting critical deadlines
  • Complete a property profile of your home, including current conditions, surroundings and special features
     

If you are buying a house I will:
 

  • Educate you about the current housing market conditions
  • Discuss and analyze best alternatives that best fit your budget and criteria
  • Resolve any challenges that may arise when purchasing a new home
  • Provide the highest quality of service so that you feel comfortable and confident in the process


Specialty: Residential, Commercial, Condos and Rentals.

Experience: 15 Years

Awards: Continues Award Winner, including the Re/Max Platinum Award and Re/Max Hall of Fame Award.

Area Covered: Greater Toronto Area

Languages Spoken: English