3 Positives to Selling a Home Yourself


~ One of the main reasons home sellers choose to sell their properties themselves is to save on the commission the real estate brokerages charge. The commission can range from 4-6% on residences. Or a flat rate on land. Commission has HST applied to it as well.

~ When selling your own home, you can be in charge of showings. Most buyers contact you to book a viewing at least a day or so in advance, but if the time that you are working or have company, you can work out a time with the buyer directly that works both for you both. Sometimes buyers are on house hunting trips and only have a certain period of time to view. You will also be showing the property yourself so you and your family members don’t have to vacate the property.

~ When showing your home to perspective buyers you will be able to express the reasons why you chose this home; what features you like about it. Give some details about the community and neighbourhood.