MY COMMITMENT TO YOU-HONESTY, LOYALTY and INTEGRITY
2017 was a busy year. I had the pleasure of personally being involved in over 22 million dollars of Real Estate transactions. This adds up to thousands of dollars in savings for my buyers and sellers alike. I look forward to helping you do the same, sometime soon.
A Brief History- I was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario.
My young adulthood was spent living and working in various parts of the world, finally settling in Burlington, Ontario.
My husband and I have lived in Burlington for 25 years, raised our 3 children, and watched Burlington grow and change over the years. Voted 2nd best place to live by Money Sense magazine again in 2012 , I am proud to be part of this community.
One Percent Realty has been strong on the West Coast for several years and began it’s expansion into Ontario in 2011. It is a concept I strongly believe in!
I joined One Percent Realty Ltd in the summer of 2012 after working with a well known Brokerage in the area and have not looked back.
Whether buying or selling, entering the world of Real Estate can be an overwhelming experience, BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE. I offer my clients FULL REAL ESTATE SEVICE at a fraction of the price that is charged by many full service brokerages.
Prudent, smart sellers recognize the immeasurable value of receiving professional and complete services at a fraction of the cost.
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, a For Sale sign on your lawn, a lock box, organizing all showings, all documentation and contracts, negotiations, keeping you informed, cooperating with brokerages representing buyers, responding to inquiries - THE WORKS!
~~We are so glad that we chose Lena from One Percent Realty for the sale of our home! Our house was listed for over $700, 000 in October and sold in two weeks! We see absolutely no advantage to going with any other real estate company and paying upwards of 5% for the same services that One Percent Realty provides. Lena is friendly, professional, enthusiastic, and very reliable. Our first open house was an absolute success thanks to Lena, which is what ultimately sold our home. We could not be happier with the level of service provided to us by Lena and One Percent Realty!
Tanya and Jason Pew
Lena was incredibly helpful in selling our old house and finding our new home. She really went out of her way to explain the process, gave us helpful suggestions and even helped stage our house to sell. She was quick to book viewing appointments so we always got to see a house we were interested in and never complained during our marathon viewings! We always felt that she had our best interests in mind.- Jeff and Stephanie
~~We would like to take this opportunity at this time to sincerely thank you for all your guidance advice, and patience in dealing with the selling of our house this past month.
You made the selling of our home effortless and without any stress at all.. You were always available to answer any of our questions, no matter what time of day it was or how stupid they may have been. You took the time to sit down and explain things to us. We found you extremely knowledgeable and very comfortable to talk to. Not many people, we doubt, can say that they “had a few laughs” with their realtor.
Lena, we would definitely recommend your services to anyone that is seeking a top notch real estate agent that can get the job done! Please consider us new found friends. We will miss you when we go out west, but will keep in touch for sure!
Dave and Penny Melnick
~~I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your work and guidance. Believe it or not you have redeemed my faith in real estate brokers as you exemplified honesty, integrity and ethics, which is greatly lacking in the field. You will be given as any reference should ANYONE ask, and I rarely if ever do that. Again, thanks for your work and obviously, the excellent results. Brenda B
~~When I decided to sell my home I did my research and looked at a few options around non-traditional commission rates. I decided to go with One Percent Realty after I met Lena. Lena was energetic, friendly, and professional. Lena worked hard to help me prepare and stage my home for the market. My home was sold, and Lena helped me purchase my new home. My son and I are very happy in our new home and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lena Ross for your real estate needs.
~~I had the best experience with One Percent Realty. Lena helped me sell my house in record time. She gave me suggestions on how to best stage my home and I believe this is why it sold so quickly.
When I was ready to buy more than a year later Lena was there to help me again. She was patient and helpful with tips on location as well as what I could do to improve on homes when we went through them. I never felt pressured to buy, she wanted to find the right home for me and we did.
I would recommend One Percent Realty as well Lena to any of my friends or family!
I can honestly say I only have positive things to say about Lena Ross and One Percent Realty. They provide the same service as any other Real Estate Company, for a much more reasonable fee.
Lena is a kind, generous, and very honest person with a lot of integrity. She sold our townhouse in Stoney Creek within a few days, for a decent price.
Lena most definitely goes beyond her call of duty. I told her I wish I had put a back splash in the kitchen, but unfortunately never got around to it. Well guess what.......Lena offered to do it!! Bless her heart, I only had to pay for the tiles and be her assistant while she did the work. It looked amazing, and I'm sure made a difference with the quick sale.
I highly recommend Lena if you plan to purchase or sell a house.
Lena is one of the Most Nicest and Super Professional Realtor that you could find. She was brutally honest and fair with us all the time. She sold our property fast for top market value.
My husband and I decided to go with One Percent Realty Ltd because we knew our house would pretty much sell itself, especially in the Burlington housing market. Lena Ross is an excellent agent and she represented us well. She has many years of experience in real estate and her pleasant demeanor never made us feel rushed or pressured when we were on the search for our next place. Lena enjoyed taking us to see many houses in order to get to know exactly what we were looking for. In fact, the house we finally bought was one of her recommendations and we couldn't be happier. One Percent Realty Ltd offers the EXACT same services as their competitors, but without the expensive commissions. To all of the hardworking families out there looking for the perfect family home, we recommend One Percent Realty Ltd. You will not be disappointed! Don't hesitate - keep the remaining 4% in your pocket!
~Eric & Meredith
Our experience with Lena Ross and One Percent Realty was absolutely positive. From start to finish Lena was professional, knowledgeable, and reliable. Lena proved her total commitment to us by going above and beyond her duties as an agent. She personally helped us stage our home and was there for us with advice and encouragement throughout the entire process. Through Lena's dedication to us as clients, our home was listed and sold within 10 days. We definitely received quality service by a quality agent. We couldn't be happier!
Much thanks and appreciation,
The Bernard Family
~~Lena listened to my questions and concerns, was friendly and professional, extremely accommodating and well informed.! She put in 110 percent into selling my house!
~~I was once advised that I shouldn't use 1% Realty but I'm glad I followed my gut & dialed Lena Ross' number. She was professional, enthusiastic & positive that my house would sell. Lena was prepared when she first came to my home, with her portfolio of her staging pictures & accomplishments in sales. When she left my home after our very 1st consultation, I felt confident & excited about putting my home up on the selling market. My house went on the market & sold in exactly 1 week. Thank you Lena for all your help, I would recommend you & 1% Realty to any of my family or friends.
We worked with Lena on selling our house, and chose her after our neighbours worked with her. My wife and I were most impressed with her prompt service, follow-up to our queries, and she kept us continuously updated on the showings; best of all, we're now able to downsize and MOVE onto the next chapter.
We would highly recommend Lena for her diligence and wonderful service.
Ian & Andrea, Burlington, Ontario
Choosing One Percent Realty was not a difficult choice for the obvious reason that the agents’ commission is just that – 1%. The great thing is that One Percent provides total and full services, just like any other real estate agency – a listing on MLS, marketing, showings and Open Houses. I was doubly lucky in finding One Percent agent Lena Ross because she was great to work with, friendly, personable and a straight shooter. She was completely honest about the current real estate market, conducted her own research into comparable properties in our area, and was spot-on with the listing price. There was plenty of traffic on the MLS website for our property, which showed us that our property was fully exposed to potential buyers. We had plenty of showings, and the Open House produced considerable traffic of potential buyers through the house. We were very satisfied with this process. We were very happy with the final sale price. Lena presented herself as a true professional in handling the offers, and she was pleasant, easy to work with, and she made us feel very comfortable in making crucial decisions. I would highly recommend One Percent Realty and especially agent Lena Ross.
C. Carstens, Oakville
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Are Your Listings on MLS® and www.realtor.ca?
A. Yes and yes!
Q. Are There Any Upfront Fees to List Your Home with 1%?
A. No. You only pay when your home sells, just like the other large real estate companies.
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 numerous websites including http://www.realtor.ca or http://www.onepercentrealty.com. What REALLY matters is "Does One Percent Realty Work?"
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 $7950 Or 1% Plus $900 Break Down?
A. For Homes selling for under $700,000, $3500 or 0.5% for me ("listing agent"), $3500 or 0.5% for buyer's agent ("selling agent"), $950 disbursements (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.
The same Integrity and Honesty that I provide to my Selling clients are also provided to my Buying clients. I am committed to helping you find a home that you love for a price you will love. Call me today.
I look forward to helping you with ALL your Real Estate needs.
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