Combined Hons B.A., Sales Representative

THE COMMISSION QUESTION

Clients incorrectly assume that all Realtors provide the exact same service for different fees.  This is completely incorrect. Clients should be asking “what services will be included in the commission that I will be paying?”

The listing agent who collects the commission from the seller usually shares a minimum of half the total amount with the salesperson that provides the buyer.

No commission is paid unless the seller receives an offer that is acceptable to them and the salespeople are only paid when the property closes.


Here are the services that I provide for my half of the commission

  • I pay for and provide a written consultation report by a professional stager

  • I pay for professionally created floor plans

  • I provide professionally taken property photos in colour

  • I provide a virtual tour of the property

  • These floor plans, colour photos and virtual tour will be attached to the listing for both clients and realtors to see on the internet

  • They will all be featured on my personal web site, MLS.CA, Realtor.ca, and harveykalles.com

  • Colour feature sheets of your home will be professionally prepared by our in house marketing department

  • I will have a catered agent open house to encourage Realtors to spend more time, look around and engage with each other

  • Announcements of new listings and their agent open houses are broadcast to all Harvey Kalles salespeople and local realtors from other offices that may have clients for your home

  • I send out just listed cards and open house invitation cards to the surrounding area of  your home

  • 90% of buyers are using the internet to look for homes.  Your home will be featured on MLS.CA, Realtor.ca, my web site, harveykalles.com. The sites are search engine optimized for better placement on the top search engines

  • I am available always for all appointments, showings, showing follow up and offers

  • I will do public open houses as often as we see fit for the home

  • I work successfully with other agents in facilitating offers on your home and negotiating the best price and terms for your home 

  • Your home will be featured in Collections magazine; this is a colour magazine with current articles that has a distribution of 45,000 every three months in the Globe and Mail.  Harvey Kalles is the only real estate firm with their own magazine

  • Colour pictures of your home and all pertinent information will be available to anyone with a cell phone through a service called 123411.  Cell phones will take over all computers in terms of internet downloads by 2014

  • Your home will be featured on luxuryrealesate.com, ranked the #1 internet site for high end listings by Forbes magazine. Harvey Kalles is the exclusive Board of Regents member of luxuryrealestate.com in Ontario

  • Your home will be featured on christiesgreatestates.com.  Harvey Kalles is the exclusive Toronto affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates.  100 billion in annual sales by network members

  • A separate youtube video (streamed from colour images of your home)with its own url will be created for your property

  • The feature sheet of your home will be displayed in two centrally Royal Bank branches in Toronto

  • Harvey Kalles was recently awarded as the “Best Real Estate Agency in Canada.’’  Recognized by Bloomberg News and New York Times

  • Harvey Kalles was recently awarded as Business of the year by the Toronto Board of Trade

  • Harvey Kalles is the #1 Broker office in all of Toronto in the last 12 months in the total dollar value of real estate sold. Source TREB

When shopping for a realtor, it is best to ask them to list the services they provide for their half of the commission.  When you know what is involved and included you are in a better position to decide whether the value is there to commit to that realtor.




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