For-sale-by-owner pioneer becomes broker - now offers expanded service, support, MLS listings to Manitobans
WINNIPEG, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Manitoba home buyers and sellers have a powerful new alternative today, as ComFree, the leading for-sale-by-owner company, announced it has converted to a licensed real estate broker.
The newly-licensed ComFree Commonsense Network broker now offers unparalleled listing exposure on both ComFree.com and REALTOR.ca, two of Canada's largest real estate websites. Their licensed representatives will be able to provide customers with pricing support and guidance, a comparative market analysis, assistance with the legal document process and more, all for a flat fee.
"Clients told us that they loved the ComFree model but that they'd like the option of having their homes advertised on the MLS® system for the added visibility. So we listened. Manitoba is a smart, entrepreneurial province that's perfect for this kind of model," said Kim Ewchuk, Licensed Sales Representative and General Manager of Manitoba's ComFree Commonsense Network.
"With our help and with this added market exposure, we think homeowners will have the best possible chance at selling their homes, while saving thousands of dollars instead of spending it on real estate commissions."
ComFree Commonsense Network's customers have direct contact with potential buyers, because the broker believes sellers are best-positioned to show their own homes and reveal its most attractive features. Meanwhile, sellers get the best of both worlds: all of the support and visibility needed to achieve a successful sale, plus life-changing savings.
''Moving to a broker is a natural evolution for us. We'll now have the freedom to have candid discussions around pricing and advice, and our flat-fee packages will still save our clients thousands in commissions," Ewchuk said.
Comfree Commonsense Network continues to offer the services that prompted thousands of satisfied customer testimonials, including free information sessions, free in-home consultations, and low flat-fee rates.
The Manitoba Securities Commission recently approved the broker license. Manitoba is the third province, after Alberta and Ontario, that welcomes ComFree Commonsense Network broker.
About ComFree Commonsense Network broker:
ComFree Commonsense Network is part of the ComFree family, Canada's commission-free network that spans across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Since its creation in 1997, more than 170,000 Canadians have sold their homes with the help of the ComFree network, which welcomes more than 5 million online visits every month. With a dedicated team of more than 400 individuals, the ComFree network is transforming the way real estate is being traded across the country.
ComFree Commonsense Network broker is part of the Power Corporation corporate family, which includes Winnipeg-based Great West Life.
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