One Percent Realty

What do you charge?

For homes listed under $900,000 we charge a flat rate of $9,000 + disbursements. If your home is $250,000 or $799,000 we charge the same $9,000 commission. For homes listed over $900,000, we charge 1% of the selling price + disbursements.  Real estate fees and or commissions are subject to GST.

What are the disbursements?

The disbursements are to cover the expenses for listing property which include professional photos, matterport virtual tour, floor plans, aerial photos (restrictions apply based on local bylaws, no-fly zones, etc), ordering of strata documents, title searches, non-financial charges on title, online advertising, facebook and social media promotion, office fees, deal fee, MLS fees and signage (restrictions apply based on strata properties or local rules/ bylaws regarding signage)

Are your listings on MLS® and www.realtor.ca?

Yes and yes!

How does an agent for the buyer get paid? Do I have to pay them?

The $9,000 commission includes $4,500 of commission to the Buyer's representative. With a sale under $900,000 with 1% representing the Seller and the Buyer being represented by a Cooperating Brokerage: the 1% listing agent earns $4500, the cooperating Brokerage earns $4500, and the disbursements pays for the 1% agent's expenses incurred in selling your home.

Will other agents show One Percent listings?

Easily the most frequently asked question...Why would an agent show his/her client a One Percent listing when that agent can show a different listing and possibly earn more? There are several reasons that other agents do show One Percent listings. (1) Agents have an ethical duty to show all listings, regardless of commission, unless they are authorized by their client to do otherwise, (2) agents still earn a commission (3) buyers can easily find One Percent listings on a number of websites including http://www.REALTOR.ca or http://www.onepercentrealty.com. What REALLY matters is "Does One Percent Realty Work?" In fact, in 2022 in British Columbia over 96.3% of our listing sales were sold by cooperating agent from other brokerages!

Does One Percent realty work?

Yes One Percent Realty works! Clients can save many thousands of $$$ in real estate commission as thousands of other Canadians have! Your property will attract a buyer if priced realistically. Paying thousands more in commission is not what will sell your property, it will sell because of the exposure we provide to attract the right buyer for your home.

How does the $9,000 commission break down?

For homes under $900,000 we charge $9,000 + disbursements. $4,500 + disbursements goes to the listing agent, the other $4,500 goes to the buyer's agent ("selling agent"). The dibursements is allocated for expenses (includes the fee to my office when I sell your home, advertising costs & MLS® system fee, photos, floor plans, title charges, other documents, etc). No commission is paid until the home sells. One Percent Realty sells many properties. One Percent REALTORS® don't have the overhead costs other many other agents have and our low commission structure allows us to focus on serving our clients instead of wasting valuable time soliciting new business.

What do you mean by "Full Real Estate Services"?

When I promise to provide Full Real Estate Services this includes listing your property on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) of our Board, http://www.REALTOR.ca , http://www.onepercentrealty.com , taking photos, advertising your property, holding open houses, for sale sign, lock box, showings, all documentation and contracts, negotiations, keeping you informed, cooperating with brokerages representing buyers, responding to inquiries - THE WORKS!

How can we afford to charge so little?

One Percent Realty has low overhead and no fancy boardrooms. Our agents work out of their home office and therefore are able to pass the savings onto our clients! We charge $9,000 (minimum) + disbursements or 1% on any home over $900,000 + disbursements. All fees and or commissions are subject to GST.

You wouldn’t spend more on hydro, or gasoline so why would pay thousands more for the largest transaction in your life? Call us now or email us for a free market evaluation!

A picture is worth a 1000 words!

Not only do I provide you with quality service, but I also put extra care in making sure your home is advertised professionally. I use wide angle lenses, professional lighting and the latest in technological advancements to photograph and advertise your home. Not only do I shoot pictures but I now offer video tours! I believe making the best first impression is the most important part in advertising your home.

The Concept Behind One Percent Realty

One Percent Realty Ltd. was established in the spring of 1999. Market research suggested that the public recognized the value of a “middle man” for showing properties and negotiating a sale, but that they viewed prevailing commission rates as too high. The initial introduction of the One Percent real estate brokerage concept to the public was through a Remax franchise office which was initially approved, but then revoked it’s approval shortly thereafter. As a result One Percent Realty Ltd. was incorporated.

Realtors spend most of their time soliciting business. In fact, like it or not , most realtors feel that half of their job is done the night they list your home for sale. This is contrary to the seller’s belief that when their property is listed that is when the realtor’s job starts. By offering a lower commission rate, our realtors spend less time looking for business and more time doing our job, which is selling your property.

Real Estate fees are high for a number of reasons. The main reason is because many homes do not sell. Other real estate agencies assume the cost of advertising your home when it is listed for sale. However if a property does not sell the realtor must somehow make up this expense. The expense is passed on to successful sellers by way of high real estate commissions. This means that the reasonable and successful seller must pay for the ad costs of the unsuccessful seller. This makes no sense. Our system rewards the successful seller with a much lower commission as well as giving the seller total control over where, when, and how his property is advertised. Instead of the traditional relationship of seller wanting more advertising and the realtor wanting less (to keep his costs low), the One Percent Realty concept gets the agent and seller on the same “team” pursuing the same goal, which is to sell your property.

List your Home in Parksville or Qualicum Beach

James offers a deep knowledge of the local market. He has over 12 years of experience, earned multiple sales achievement awards as a REALTOR®, over 16 years of experience in customer service, sales and marketing. In addition to his experience, James is also a certified and licensed advance drone pilot, professional photographer and a board member for Alberni Low Energy Housing Society. This background has made James a strong resource and negotiator in this industry.

James has saved his clients thousands of dollars in commissions. He has the skills needed to deliver the results you expect and more!

James' amazing customer service standards are unmatched. He is straightforward and upfront in all he does. Professional, energetic & bursting with creative (and proven) marketing strategies, James offers you Superb Service at Unbeatable Rates!

With a solid history of happy clients, the results speak for themselves!

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