Frequently asked questions (Sellers)

Not at all! I am a full time, full service real estate agent that offers exceptional service at a discounted commission rate. Click here for complete details on what services are included in my low listing fee2.

The amount you offer is up to you, but the going rate being offered to cooperating brokerages (Buyer s agents) in the GTA is 2.5%, and that is the amount I strongly suggest.

Absolutely! My job is to expose your property to as many potential buyers as possible, and I will be notifying my cash back clientel as soon as your home is ready to show.

There is no best time, since properties do sell year round, but listing in a "sellers market" (When buyer demand exceeds supply) usually translates into a sucessful sale within a shorter period of time. In the GTA, weather conditions and holiday periods are often a consideration. Generally the slowest period is witnessed from mid November till early January as buyers and sellers turn their attention to the holidays. Ultimately, you will have the best results if your house is available to show to prospective buyers continuously until it sells.

Price is the number one factor which determines whether your home makes it on a buyers "homes to view list". Therefore, it is important to remember that your home’s value is determined by the buyer. The right price will attract buyers and allow you to get the most money within the shortest period of time possible.

This depends on your property's current condition, the condition of the local real estate market, and how it is priced. There are a number of steps you could take to spruce up a property before putting it on the market. These could range from a basic cleaning to a full renovation. The deciding factor will be the return on investment or ROI. One way to make a great ROI without breaking the bank is by giving your property a top-to-bottom makeover. This could include rearranging furniture, decluttering, purchasing new accessories, repairing minor flaws, cleaning the house thoroughly, and adding a fresh coat of paint where needed.

Showing a pre-sale inspection report to potential buyers will set you apart from other sellers. It signals that you're being upfront about your property and not trying to hide anything. This gives potential buyers peace of mind, and it will weed out the buyers who may not be prepared to do any small (or large) fixes if you decide to sell the property as is, and not fix any issues brought to your attention in the pre-sale home inspection report.

In Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto, where bidding wars have become commonplace. Providing a pre-sale home inspection report will often give potential buyers the assurances they need to confidently submit offers without a home inspection clause, which generally leads to more offers and a higher selling price, and a less stressful selling experience.

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Sales Commission Cash Back Rebate (Conditions and Limitations)
* Rebates are not available by all registrants of HomeLife Classic Realty Inc., Brokerage. Rebate guaranteed and paid personally by Robert Kirkwood and not HomeLife Classic Realty Inc., Brokerage. Rebate to be paid to buyer within 30 days of closing and requires buyer to enter into an exclusive Buyer Representation Agreement and purchase a home offering a minimum of 1.5% commission or dollar value equivalent to HomeLife Classic Realty Inc., Brokerage. The commission rebate percentage (%) is determined by a sliding scale from 20% to 50% based on the number of showings prior to purchasing a home. The Rebate is calculated on property purchase price NET of HST (if applicable) times (x) commission percentage (%) offered by seller or builder times (x) commission rebate percentage (%). Rebate is only paid to the name(s) registered on the agreement of purchase and sale. Rebates are not offered on pre-construction VIP condo sales or properties personally listed for sale by Robert Kirkwood, or on properties where a referral fee is being paid to another brokerage. Rebates are not valid with any other offers or promotions.

Listing Fee's (Conditions and Limitations)
1Advertised Rates are not available by all registrants of HomeLife Classic Realty Inc., Brokerage. 2Compared with hypothetical 2.5% listing fee commission rate. HST is applicable on all commission fees.

Not intended to solicit parties already under contract with a brokerage.