ANDREA  MENDES

ANDREA MENDES

REALTOR®

FOREST HILL REAL ESTATE INC. Brokerage*

Mobile:
905-806-4969
Email Me
ANDREA  MENDES

ANDREA MENDES

REALTOR®

FOREST HILL REAL ESTATE INC. Brokerage*

Mobile:
905-806-4969
Email Me

Go it Alone, or Use a REALTOR?

Go it Alone, or Use a REALTOR®?

The fact is, most people who try to sell their own home end up using a REALTOR® in the end anyway. Before anybody decides to fly solo through this complex, time consuming and financially perilous process, they should consider these questions.

Will you really “save” the real estate commission?
When buyers see a home for sale ‘by the owner’, they see a bargain. They imagine the REALTORS® fee going into their pocket, not yours.

Are you familiar with real estate law?
Complicated and ever changing, real estate law governs nearly every phase of selling your home.
One wrong move and an entire deal can fall through, or worse, a lawsuit can ensue.

How many potential buyers will you reach?
Selling a home takes more than just hanging a “For Sale” sign. How will you promote your home? Will you write your own ads? How will you use the Internet, knowing that you’ll have no inside access to www.mls.ca and therefore will not be able to post your home on this service?

Do you have the time?
Promoting a home is a full time job, and you may already have one. Will you be able to take calls at any time? How about screening the callers to figure out if they’re qualified to buy your home?
Not everybody who calls is even suitable to walk through your home, but how do you tell?

Do you know the market well enough to get the most for your home?
Lacking years of experience, the average do-it-yourselfer is merely guessing at their listing price. Often they set the price too low and miss out on thousands of dollars, or they price their home too high and drive away willing buyers.

What about your selling skills?
If the personalities of prospective buyers rub you the wrong way, can you still deal with them effectively? What about your own defensiveness when you hear negative comments about your home? Best to keep it at arms length through a REALTOR®.

Do you have the negotiation skills to keep a deal on track?
When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line. This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster. REALTORS® keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers.

 

Source:  OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association) www.howrealtorshelp.ca

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As a Collingwood REALTOR® at Forest Hill Real Estate Brokerage, I am dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service possible. My personal knowledge of the Simcoe real estate market combined with the power of the Forest Hill real estate brand, provides you with a dynamic edge when buying or selling a home.

Let me assist you in finding your dream home, in a neighbourhood that is right for you, and in the price range you want. Or if you are interested in selling a property, I provide premium marketing services at all price points, and a global platform for international exposure. My expertise of cutting edge marketing tools available to me makes for a rewarding buying or selling experience.

Contact me with any questions regarding the current real estate market or my services. I look forward to working with you!

Andrea Mendes, Realtor

Direct: 905.806.4969

Email: andrea@andreamendes.ca

Forest Hill Real Estate Brokerage

14 Ontario Street | Collingwood | Ontario | L9Y 1M3
 



Specialty: Single Family Homes, Condos, 4 Season Waterfront Homes, First-Time Home Buyer, Investor, Caribbean Real Estate

Awards: 2020 - 2023 Chairman's Circle Award

Area Covered: Simcoe County & Surrounding Areas

Languages Spoken: English