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US VS A REAL ESTATE AGENT

A property is very likely to be your most valuable asset. As such the smart thing to do is your homework to see which option will be the best for you to sell your home. You due diligence will find the following:

SELLING COMMISSION / FEES

Estate Agent

6% average, paid by you

Hummingbird

0% – No commission

OUTSTANDING RATES & LEVIES

Estate Agent

Paid by you in full

Hummingbird

We pay in full

REPAIRS

Estate Agent

Usually you the seller – Negotiated during an inspection

Hummingbird

We pay in full

INSPECTION CONTINGENCY

Estate Agent

Yes! – Up to 15% of sales fail due to the sale depending on an inspection

Hummingbird

None

FINANCE CONTIGENCY

Estate Agent

Yes! – Many agent sourced buyers do not get pre-qualified, only finding out after the offer is made that they do no qualify for a bond

Hummingbird

None

APPRAISEL REQUIREMENT

Estate Agent

Yes – a sale often subject to

Hummingbird

Not required by you

NUMBER OF SHOWINGS REQUIRED

Estate Agent

Many! – each new buyer requires multiple showing and confirmations in addition to show days, taking you out your home on those days

Hummingbird

Only a single (1) viewing required

AVERAGE DAYS TILL SOLD

Estate Agent

+/- 99 days

Hummingbird

Immediate cash offer within 72 hours

CLOSING DATE

Estate Agent

+/- 30 – 60 days after OTP signed

Hummingbird

Flexible and negotiable

But my agent says they already have a pre-qualified list of buyers waiting for a sale?!

More often than not this is pure marketing used to get a “foot in the door”, much like a “free property valuation”.

If an agent does not approach you and states clearly that they have a buyer right now and if they can arrange a viewing. But instead states that they have a list of buyers and can they list your property for sale to show to those buyers. Then they do not actually have a buyer for your specific property and are just saying whats needed to work their way towards a sole mandate (sole rights to sell your property).

Be sure to first get proof from an estate agent that there is a specific buyer and ask exactly when that viewing will be with the potencial buyer before accepting that there is an actual buyers list for you and go into an agreement/relationship based on that list.

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