Darren Chamish is the Broker of Record for One Percent Realty Ltd. in Ontario. A graduate of the Simon Fraser University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, Darren has been a professional REALTOR® since 1995, with the Sutton Group and Royal Pacific. Darren also spent numerous years marketing and selling real estate in pre-sale high rise developments.
In 2002 Darren joined 1% in the Vancouver area where he quickly learnt 1% was just what he was looking for. Within no time he was busy carrying a large listing inventory and sellings lots of homes. In 2005, Darren moved to Vancouver Island to open up 1%'s Vancouver Island Offices where he successfully grew the operation. In 2010, he partnered to open up 1% in Alberta and was the Broker for that operation. In 2011 Darren and his family moved to Toronto to to bring the 1% business model to Ontario consumers.
Darren prides himself on being professional, honest, and empathetic to his client's needs and their real estate goals. Darren believes in the One Percent model because One Percent Realty WORKS! Thousands of sellers have saved thousands of dollars each. Why Shouldn't you? Skeptical? Heard Otherwise? Give Darren a call, he would be pleased to show you how you can save REALLY BIG $$$ on the sale of your home! Full MLS®, Full Service REALTOR®, Discount Commission... what else could you want? You can Contact Darren at 647.462.9500 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q. What Do You Charge?
A. For homes listed under $600,000 we charge a flat rate of $6,900 plus HST. If your home is $350,000 or $599,000 we charge the same $6900. For homes listed over $600,000, we charge 1.9% on the first $100,000 and 1% on the balance of the selling price. So homes under $600,000 are just $6,900, a home priced at $700,000 is $7,900, $800,000 is $8,900 and so forth. See the chart below to see how much of your hard earned money you can save while still receiving the full MLS® service you expect!
LISTING OTHER 1% YOUR
PRICE GUYS* REALTY SAVINGS
$ 200,000 $10,000 $ 6,900 $ 3,100
$ 300,000 $15,000 $ 6,900 $ 8,100
$ 400,000 $20,000 $ 6,900 $13,100
$ 500,000 $25,000 $ 6,900 $18,100
$ 600,000 $30,000 $ 6,900 $23,100
$ 700,000 $35,000 $ 7,900 $27,100
$1,000,000 $50,000 $10,900 $39,100
*compared with a broker charging 5%, not all brokers charge the same.
Q. Are Your Listings on MLS® and www.realtor.ca?
A. Yes and yes!
Q. How Does an Agent for the Buyer Get Paid? Do I Have to Pay Them?
A. The $6,900 commission includes $3,000 of commission to the Buyer's representative. With a sale under $600,000 with 1% representing the Seller and the Buyer being represented by a Cooperating Brokerage: the 1% listing agent earns $3000, the cooperating Brokerage earns $3000, and the remaining $900 pays for the 1% agent's expenses incurred in selling your home.
Q. Are There Any Upfront Fees to List Your Home with 1%?
Q. Will Other Agents Show One Percent Listings?
A. 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 2011/2012 in Ontario over 89% of our listing sales were sold by Cooperating agents.
Q. Does One Percent Realty Work?
A. 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.
Q. How Does The $6900 Commission Break Down?
A. For homes under $600,000 we charge $6,900. $3000 is for me ("listing agent"), $3000 is for the buyer's agent ("selling agent"), $900 is allocated for expenses (includes the fee to my office when I sell your home, advertising costs & MLS® system fee). You pay absolutely nothing to me until your home is sold! 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.
Q. What Do You Mean By "Full Real Estate Services"?
A. 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!
Q. Darren, What's The Best Way To Contact You?
A. Please feel free to call me directly on my cell at (647) 462-9500 or by
email at email@example.com.
REALTOR® Broker of Record
ONE PERCENT REALTY LTD. Brokerage
Not intended to induce a breach of an existing buyer or seller contract.