PUTTING MY CLIENT'S FIRST!
OPEN COMMUNICATION, TRUST AND HONESTY are at the core of my business with you. I don't take it lightly that your home is probably your largest investment and when you finally decide to buy or sell - it can be very exciting but also overwhelming! Let me help you move through the process of buying or selling your home. There are many moving parts in the real estate process - from Realtors, financing experts, home inspectors and lawyers to name a few. I can help you manage it all! With over 18 years sales experience I have learned a few things about customer service and satisfaction and in these unprecedented times ensuring my clients are safe and comfortable throughout the real estate transaction is top priority for me.
I pride myself in RESPONSIVENESS - not only to you but to other agents and their clients. Real estate moves quickly and ongoing communication is crucial to getting houses sold. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes and I make sure I am available to field questions on your behalf from customers and agents who enquire about your home when you list with me.
As a past member of the MLS Committee at the Real Estate Board of Hamilton/Burlington I am able to provide valuable insight into how our most important marketing tool works!
A little bit about me! Born and raised in Hamilton and a graduate of both Mohawk College and McMaster University, I am very much enjoying everything this city has to offer! When I'm not working for my clients, I am out walking Hamilton's many trails or enjoying all the great new restaurants and festivals! I love golfing and enjoying time with my family and friends.
Call me or email me today and let's start working together!
I offer my clients FULL REAL ESTATE SERVICE at a fraction of the price charged by other brokerages.
What does FULL SERVICE look like at One Percent Realty?
On average, my properties sell at 99.96% of the asking price*
Average days on the market for my listings is 12 Days which is below the overall average of days on the market in the Hamilton/Burlington area.*
I have sold over $28,500,000 in real estate in 2020!*
JOIN THE MANY HAPPY CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE SOLD AND SAVED!
Like you, our clients still see the value in the service of a Realtor® but would like to keep more of their hard earned equity in their pocket. Below are some testimonials from just a few of my clients I have had the honour of working with: (for more reviews check out my Google Reviews!)
"We recently sold our home with One Percent Realty Ltd. Brokerage. Our agent, Melanie Cunningham was extremely professional, easy to work with and always responded promptly to any questions we had.This was not our first selling of a home but was the first time we really felt the agent knew her business. She came to our initial meeting with very helpful information and explained her process in a way that definitely showed her expertise in real estate. I would highly recommend her over any conventional 6% real estate agencies, as you will save thousands, as well as receive the best service any agent can provide. We can’t thank her enough for all the hard work, dedication and the time she spent in selling our home in only two days. As snowbirds, we were a little tentative about selling our home while away, but Melanie reassured us and even set up the electronic signings, which made the whole process seamless. and we very much appreciated it. We most definitely will suggest her to anyone we know who is selling or wanting to purchase a home, she is an expert in her field and we were lucky to have Melanie and One Percent Realty Ltd. Brokerage as our Realtor." (Paula and Dave - Waterdown)
We want to thank you for the very positive experience my wife and I recently had with you and One Percent Realty in selling our home in Burlington. It was a pleasure to deal with you and we appreciated your straight forward professional approach to the sale process. It was the first home we bought, which was over 35 years ago, and its the only home we have ever sold. It sold in 4 days unconditionally and $5K over a CRA appraisal report we had originally commissioned. I calculate our savings in real estate commissions at close to $20K, and add another couple thousand more in savings on the HST calculated on this. No corners were cut in the marketing of the house; your services and communication along with the MLS photography were first class all the way. (Chris- Burlington)
Professional from start to finish. Always accessible. Knows the current market conditions. Excellent negotiating skills. Exceeded all of our expectations. She’s everything you want in a realtor. Full service but at a 1/3 of the cost. Why pay 4%+ commission when much of the work by buyers today is done on-line thru Realtor.ca. Would definitely recommend Melanie to anyone looking for a highly qualified agent. Thank you Melanie. (Tom & Judy-Anne – Hamilton)
If you are reading this you are probably like me... you understand that you need professional assistance in selling your home, but don't want to give away an unreasonable amount of your home's selling price. I can say without a doubt that Melanie will exceed your expectations every step of the way. Melanie provides extraordinary value, the required expertise, and a high level of integrity. From the time of setting the price of our home to signing the final documents she was able to answer every question we had to satisfaction. She handled everything for us that we needed a realtor to do, she hired an amazing photographer, communicated all appointments clearly, negotiated with potential buyers... and helped us get our asking price! Don't hesitate, give Melanie a call. - Gerry (Grimsby)
Don’t debate any further, book a consultation with Melanie and you will receive a full service realtor and keep more money in your pocket.
Being conscientious sellers we did our research. We knew what houses in the neighborhood had sold for and investigated a few realtor options. We decided to move forward with Melanie and the team at One Percent realty and we could not be happier.
Melanie worked with us on timing, a marketing plan and arranged a quick turnaround and had our house up on the market . a professional photographer came to take the pictures that would show off our house, and we were live on MLS.
The bookings for showings came fast, and our strategy was to receive offers night after the open house. Melanie expertly guided us through the paperwork and helped us to understand the process.We could not be more pleased with the service we received. Melanie was always quick to respond with any questions either with text, email or by phone, and her expertise helped us sell our house for more than we were asking, with less commission which means more money in our pockets compared to working with other realtors. - Kris and Sara (Ancaster)
"It is very encouraging to find a Real Estate agency that offers a fair service fee, such as One Percent Inc. It was just as comforting having an agent as Melanie Cunningham receiving a lower commission than most who works just as hard. She is very professional, pleasant and Knowledgeable. Always doing her due diligence in every way to best serve her clients. Melanie helped in the sale and purchase for me and I am very grateful for all her hard earned efforts. I would highly recommend her!"
- Frank C (Hamilton)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Are Your Listings on MLS® / www.realtor.ca?
A. Yes! And through the Multiple Listing Service your property is then fed through at least 8 other feeds to ensure anyone looking online for your property will find it. Sites such as Kijiji, Point2Homes, Zoocasa will all carry our listings. All major Real Estate companies will also provide your listing through their websites.
Q. Are There Any Upfront Fees to List Your Home with 1%?
A. No. You only pay when your home sells.
Q. Will Other Agents Show One Percent Listings?
A. Easily the most frequently asked question...
(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! We are currently celebrating over 20 years in business in Canada and going strong! The business model is simple - if you price your house properly - it will sell! Buyers are more savvy than ever and have a lot of information at their finger tips. They know a house is priced right when they see it. Overpricing will only make the process frustrating and stressful!
WILL YOU BE ONE OF THE MANY WHO SELL AND SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS? CALL ME TODAY FOR YOUR FREE MARKET EVALUATION!
*as per Matrix data 2020