Specialize in Buying
My specialty is buying/renovating. I started a development company (www.checkoutthishouse.ca) to buy, renovate and deliver design-forward homes. I research the market on a daily basis, and can use this insight and expertise to help you.
If you sign up with a realtor with a common commission of 5% (commission rates vary in the marketplace) and sell for $700,000, you will pay $35,000 + HST in commissions. Ask yourself, what are you really getting for this fee?: your home listed on MLS; digital photos; maybe an open house; a printout spec sheet. Then the market does the rest. Save your money.
Advice on Asking Price
I can provide you my assessment of what your asking price should be, with the market analysis to back it up. Your property will attract a buyer if priced right. Paying thousands more in commissions is not what sells your property.