Commission-free is so hot right now

Commission-free is so hot right now

There’s a new way to sell real estate! Thousands of Albertans are forgoing high commission real estate models. They’re determined to sell their homes on their own in order to pocket thousands in commission. Can we blame them for wanting to keep what’s rightfully theirs?

This summer, CBC News reported that, “More Calgarians are trying to save money by selling their home without the help of traditional realtors.”

Calgarians and other southern Albertans have now caught on to something that Edmontonians and northern Albertans have known for a while: You can save thousands in commission when you sell with a flat-fee brokerage!

According to the CBC News poll, 80%* of Alberta homeowners would consider selling their home on their own.

Read the article and take the poll here

This comes as no surprise for ComFree Commonsense Network brokerage. In the first 6 months of 2014, the company saw the number of listings in Alberta increase 28.6%** over the same period last year. In Calgary alone, the increase was a whopping 70 per cent!

CBC News attributed the dramatic increase to Calgary’s strong real estate market and to customers’ demand for different options when it comes to selling their homes.

As explained by Greg Kinloch, a client who sold the ComFree® way, “If I can keep money in my pocket for my family versus shelling out the dollars to somebody else, I’m going to keep the money.”

As a result, CBC News asked readers the following question: “Would you consider selling your home on your own, without the help of a realtor (sic)?”

1,302 (or 79.99% of homeowners) answered yes on the basis that the market is strong, or that they would be willing to use a for-sale-by-owner service.

Eager to find out how you can sell your home and save thousands like Greg Kinloch? Sign up for our free upcoming info session in Edmonton or in Calgary.

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*Number calculated as follows at 16:00 on 07/29/2014: Of 1,629 homeowners, 1,302 would consider selling on their own without the help of a REALTOR®. 1,302 divided by 1,629 equals 0.7999, or 79.99% of homeowners.

**Numbers based on ComFree Commonsense Network listings in Alberta from January 2013 to June 2013, and January 2014 to June 2014.

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