Flat-fee alternative saves $1 billion in commissions
TORONTO, Sept. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Today marks the launch of Canada's
largest commission-free real estate network, listing more than 12,000
properties for sale in all regions of the country. The new network
combines five commission-free Canadian real estate companies.
"We recently finished standardizing and optimizing the websites," says
Martin Rygiel, General Manager of ByTheOwner.com in Ontario. "That was
our first step in creating the network. The second step involves
analyzing our ways of doing business, as we would like to implement the
best practices in each of these companies."
Across Canada, the phenomenon of selling real estate without a realtor
is growing more popular each year. "When we combine the transactions
done through the five companies that now make up our network," Rygiel
explains, "we've helped people sell more than 85,000 properties. For our
customers, this means they've saved more than $1 billion in commissions."
"We intend to continue offering guidance and assistance to homeowners
every step of the way, so they can sell their property successfully at a
low cost," says Rygiel. "This is what we call assisted sale, where
homeowners don't feel as though they're completely on their own. Our
large network offers us the means to promote the unique positioning of
our service across Canada".
The five companies now included in the network are ComFree in Alberta,
Skhomes4sale.com in Saskatchewan,
ComFree in Manitoba and PrivateRealEstate in Ontario, under the ownership of
ByTheOwner.com/Duproprio.com in Quebec.
"We offer a genuine alternative to the services of real estate agents at
a lower cost. This is a growing trend which we see as the wave of the
future for real estate," Rygiel concluded.
The mission of ByTheOwner.com and its
dedicated team is to guide and assist homeowners at each step of the
process, so they can sell their property without paying a commission.
Since it began in 1997, more than 85,000 Canadians have sold a home
through our network, which lists more than 12,000 properties for sale
and receives 2.5 million visits monthly. The ByTheOwner.com network now
employs 190 people across Canada.
To learn more, visit cr="true" href="http://www.bytheowner.com">www.bytheowner.com
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