About 1% Realty

Q. What Do One Percent Realty Charge?

A. For homes listed under $350,000, we charge a flat rate of $7,950 plus GST. $9950 for homes between $350,000 to $900,000. For homes listed over $900,000, we charge 1% of the selling price + $950. All fees noted include listing and buyers agents commissions. See the chart below to see how much of your hard-earned money you can save while still receiving the full MLS® service you expect! All commissions are subject to GST.

Q. Can Sellers Choose Their Own Commissions to the Buyers agents?

A. One Percent Realty strongly believes that our Business model works! A successful sale is much more dependent upon setting a realistic price for a property than the amount of commission to be paid to buyer agents. However, we also respect our Sellers' viewpoint. YES. Sellers can choose their own Buyer's commissions.

Q. Are Your Listings on MLS® and www.realtor.ca?

A. Yes and yes!

Q. How Does an Agent for the Buyer Get Paid? Do I Have to Pay Them?

A. The $7,950 commission includes $3,500 of the commission to the Buyer agent. With a sale under $900,000, the 1% listing agent gets $4500, the Buyer agent $4500, and the remaining $950 is the office fee.

Q. Are There Any Upfront Fees to List Your Home with 1%?

A. No.

Q. Will Other Agents Show One Percent Listings?

A. Easily the most frequently asked question...Why would an agent show his/her client a One Percent listing when that agent can show a different listing and possibly earn more? There are several reasons that other agents do show One Percent listings. (1) Agents have an ethical duty to show all listings, regardless of the 0commission, unless they are authorized by their client to do otherwise, (2) agents still earn a commission (3) buyers can easily find One Percent listings on a number of websites including http://www.REALTOR.ca or http://www.onepercentrealty.com. What REALLY matters is "Does One Percent Realty Work?" In fact, in 2017 in Ontario, over 80% of our listing sales were sold by Cooperating agents.

Q. Does One Percent Realty Work?

A. Yes, One Percent Realty works! Clients can save many thousands of $$$ in real estate commission as thousands of other Canadians have! Your property will attract a buyer if priced realistically. Paying thousands more in commission is not what will sell your property, it will sell because of the exposure we provide to attract the right buyer for your home.

Q. How Does The $7950 Commission Break Down?

A. For homes under $350,000 we charge $7,950. $3500 is for me ("listing agent"), $3500 is for the buyer's agent ("selling agent"), $950 is allocated for expenses (includes the fee to my office when I sell your home, advertising costs & MLS® system fee). You pay absolutely nothing to me until your home is sold! One Percent Realty sells many properties. One Percent REALTORS® don't have the overhead costs other many other agents have and our low commission structure allows us to focus on serving our clients instead of wasting valuable time soliciting new business.

Q. What Do You Mean By "Full Real Estate Services"?

A. When I promise to provide Full Real Estate Services this includes listing your property on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) of our Board, http://www.REALTOR.ca , http://www.onepercentrealty.com , taking photos, advertising your property, holding open houses, for sale sign, lockbox, showings, all documentation and contracts, negotiations, keeping you informed, cooperating with brokerages representing buyers, responding to inquiries - THE WORKS!

Look at the difference!

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How can we afford to charge so little?

One Percent Realty has low overhead and no fancy boardrooms. Our agents work out of their home office and therefore are able to pass the savings onto our clients!

You wouldn’t spend more on hydro, or gasoline so why would pay thousands more for the largest transaction in your life? Call us now or email us for a free market evaluation!


Will Other agents show a One Percent Listing?


The Concept Behind One Percent Realty

One Percent Realty Ltd. was established in the spring of 1999. Market research suggested that the public recognized the value of a “middleman” for showing properties and negotiating a sale, but that they viewed prevailing commission rates as too high. The initial introduction of the One Percent real estate brokerage concept to the public was through a Remax franchise office which was initially approved but then revoked its approval shortly thereafter. As a result, One Percent Realty Ltd. was incorporated.

Realtors spend most of their time soliciting business. In fact, like it or not, most realtors feel that half of their job is done the night they list your home for sale. This is contrary to the seller’s belief that when their property is listed that is when the realtor’s job starts. By offering a lower commission rate, our realtors spend less time looking for business and more time doing our job, which is selling your property.

Real Estate fees are high for a number of reasons. The main reason is that many homes do not sell. Other real estate agencies assume the cost of advertising your home when it is listed for sale. However, if a property does not sell the realtor must somehow make up this expense. The expense is passed on to successful sellers by way of high real estate commissions. This means that the reasonable and successful seller must pay for the ad costs of the unsuccessful seller. This makes no sense. Our system rewards the successful seller with a much lower commission as well as giving the seller total control over where, when, and how his property is advertised. Instead of the traditional relationship of the seller wanting more advertising and the realtor wanting less (to keep his costs low), the One Percent Realty concept gets the agent and seller on the same “team” pursuing the same goal, which is to sell your property.

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