WHY SELL WITH EQUITY ONE?
Here are 8 reasons why you should hire Equity One to sell your home.
Lower Fees Through Cost Savings.
We are a cloud brokerage - and have been since 2008. Moving away from the traditional brick and mortar model reduces overhead - significantly. Technology, from Internet and social media marketing, to digital contract signing has further reduced the costs associated with trading and marketing real estate. Combined, these costs play a huge role in being able to offer world-class real estate services for less.
Did you know? REALTORS® from national branded brokerages pay their employer up to 40% of the commission they earn on each deal. Others pay their brokerage rent, some pay desk fees, many pay transaction fees. All these fees add up, contributing to high real estate commissions.
We Are Local, and Independent.
We are a proud and local boutique real estate brokerage that puts people before commission. Sure, that sounds good on paper, but we were founded on the principle of combining real savings with the delivery of exceptional services. Our goal has never been to be the biggest; our goal has always been to be the best.
Being independent from franchising systems has its benefits. Our policies are not written to improve the bottom line, and our business is positioned to put you first.
Experienced and Accessible.
Since 2008, our small team at Equity One has completed over 750 transactions at a value of over $400,000,000 in real estate. There is nothing we haven't seen. With that experience comes the confidence to deal with any situation or scenario that may arise during the sale of your home.
Despite that experience, our clients can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call us, email us, text us, fax us, dispatch a messenger pigeon. Whatever your preferred method of communication, we are committed to being accessible to you when you need us.
Honesty. Integrity. Loyalty.
Three words that form the hallmark of our business. We never forget who we work for, and where our allegiances lie.
We promise to always shoot straight, even if what we have to tell you isn't favourable - and especially when it isn't favourable. We will never use pressure, mind games, or scare tactics to influence your home buying or selling decision. Rather we focus on providing you with information and data, coupled with experience and advice to help you make informed choices when it comes to your largest asset, your home.
Stunning Photos & Virtual Tours.
We provide exceptional photography, and a 3D immersive virtual tour for each and every listing. Your address gets its own web address. We want your property to remain solely in focus when we market your property online, free from the distraction of other similar homes.
But we won't limit ourselves to photos and virtual tours. Drone, custom sign printing, video - anything it takes to showcase your home in the best possible light is included in our service, at no additional cost.
We list your home just about everywhere. Starting with the MLS® System and REALTOR.ca, we syndicate your listing to over 30 major real estate websites. In fact, your listing will appear on the websites of the largest real estate brands in Canada. We also invest heavily in social media advertising, both in building brand awareness and in the promotion of our clients real estate listings.
Real estate is one of the few industries where small boutique brokerages compete on equal footing with larger franchise systems, given the collaborative nature of the MLS® System.
Only Our Fee Is Discounted.
Lower fees? Yes. Cheaper? No.
Discount brokerages are often viewed by REALTORS® in the industry as offering inferior service, largely as a result of the unbundling of services in order to slash fees. That stigma remains today. Unlike some discount brokerages, we never cut corners to offer lower commission. We are a full service brokerage offering personalized service at a discounted rate, and are highly respected amongst other brokerages and REALTORS®.
Supporting Our Community.
Whether hosting neighbourhood E-waste recycling days in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the City of Ottawa, raising funds and goods for the Ottawa Food Bank, or donating Ottawa Senator tickets to deserving individuals and organizations, we understand the importance of giving back to the city we call home.