Anshu Arora LLM, MSc, PMP

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Know the Facts when Working With A Realtor

  • You can cancel the listing at any time, if you think you're realtor tricked you into signing the contract, if he mislead you or fraudulently represented himself.
  • Realtors are governed by the real estate act of BC and have to follow the Realtor code of ethics. If you think you're realtor is involved in unscrupulous activities, you can contact your local real estate board, the BC real estate association and the Real estate council of BC
  • There is no such thing as standard commission. It's Always Negotiable and depends on a case by case basis; it depends on the market, the location of the property, the condition of the property and the agent.
  • The cheapest realtor is never the best realtor. As the old adage goes - you get what you pay for. If you want a realtor who will push your house/property, who will advertise and send out flyers, who will negotiate skillfully - well then guess what - you'll have to pay for this high quality of service. Like it or not, realtors are businessmen; and even though they like helping people, at the end of the day, they still have to make money.
  • A lot of realtors sell real estate part time. If you want quality service, make sure your realtor is a full time realtor and not a part time one. This will ensure that he or she is available for potential buyers and their questions, at all times.