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Forum: Canada
Aug 14th 2009, 3:27 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Sam-in-Okotoks

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

Do you know, when I worked for a conventional brokerage charging the normal fees I used to give my clients flowers, wine, gifts and all that sort of stuff, they said thank you and that was that.
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Forum: Canada
Aug 14th 2009, 3:19 am
Forum: Canada
Aug 14th 2009, 3:18 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Sam-in-Okotoks

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

Thanks Butch, I don't want to be seen as the majority. I like to think that what I offer is slightly unique and is not matched by many other Realtors. I put my reputation way ahead of my bank account.
Forum: Canada
Aug 14th 2009, 1:19 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Sam-in-Okotoks

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

It is always difficult justifying your fees no matter what job you do. I am surprised that more realtors that use this site have not spoken up though. I have tried to be open with what I do but you...
Forum: Canada
Aug 14th 2009, 12:00 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Sam-in-Okotoks

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

As the above comment is directed at Realtors who work with newbies to Canada I'll speak for myself here, about 30% of my work is with newbies the remainder is with the Canadian market. I personally...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 4:58 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Sam-in-Okotoks

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

Now I see where this is going, my fee for selling is a fixed rate I don't charge the traditional commission on my part of the sale. However we still have to offer the other side 3 1/2 on the first...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 2:25 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Sam-in-Okotoks

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

When selling houses my fees are not calculated in the normal way. On my side of the deal I charge a fixed rate of 3,000 4,000 or 5,000 dollars depending on the value of the home. If you are asking me...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 5:43 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Sam-in-Okotoks

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

The selling fees on my side of the deal are fixed and the fee is dependent of the value of the home you are selling. There is a selling fee calculator on my website and it breaks down the costs.
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 1:34 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Sam-in-Okotoks

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

Thanks MB,

I really believe in my company and i'm very passionate about what I do. Person to Person is important but money and costs are also very important to people.

If I can provide the...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 12:45 am
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Sam-in-Okotoks

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

Person to Person business is very important to me and although I give my clients 25% of commission back this does not stop me going the extra mile every time I deal with somebody.

It's not just a...
Forum: Canada
Aug 13th 2009, 12:18 am
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 11:43 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Sam-in-Okotoks

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Stop it you are making me wet myself and only Butch normally makes me do that
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 11:28 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Sam-in-Okotoks

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

I think is a great deal, thats why I choose to work for a reduced fee real estate brokerage. Not all Realtors like it because lots of clients jump ship and deal with me. I still offer all the usual...
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 11:22 pm
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2009, 11:19 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 10,998
Posted By Sam-in-Okotoks

Re: realtors......would a British estate agent system do well here

Not all Realtors charge the same fee's in Calgary / Okotoks.

When I act as the buying agent, I actually give every buyer 25% of my commission in cash the day they move into their new home. This...
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