Frequently Asked Questions:
Learn About Your REALTOR®

1. How does my Realtor® get paid, will it cost me for using a REALTOR®?
A. In almost all instances you do not pay your Realtor. The Buyers Real Estate Brokerage is paid by the Seller's Real Estate Brokerage from the proceeds of the sale.

2. Does my REALTOR® help me get financing?
A. As REALTORs® we have access to financing options through Mortgage Brokers, Banks and Financial Institutions. We will refer you to recommended professionals to assist you with your real estate financing needs.

3. My REALTOR® told me I need to be pre-qualified prior to making an offer, is this true?
A. Although it is not required by law, most sellers and/or their Agent would prefer to see a letter from your bank or mortgage broker stating you are able to purchase the property.

4. How many homes will my REALTOR® show me?
A. We will show you as many homes that meet your criteria until you find the right one. We don't rush our clients finding the right home for you is our goal.

5. Will my REALTOR® show me other REALTOR's® listings?
A. Yes, we are asked this question frequently. Any REALTOR® can show any MLS Listing and as part of our VIP Home Buyer's Program we will also scour the market for non MLS listings and For Sale By Owner Listings to show you. As your REALTOR®  we work for you and your interests come first and foremost.

6. Can my Realtor show me For Sale by Owner homes (FSBO)?
A. If you drive by a FSBO just should jot down the address and the telephone number and give us a call. We will then speak to the home owner and arrange the showing. Most For Sale by Owners will work with REALTORs®

Remember, as your REALTOR®, we are working to protect you when buying your home. Most of the problem transactions we see are when a consumer buys a home without any Realtors involved. We work with buyers every single day. Why would you not want to be represented in one of the biggest investment you are going to make in your lifetime?

7. What if I want to see a home and my REALTOR®  is unavailable?
A. We always do our best to accommodate your requests, in the event there is a conflict we have a large team of Agents that we can call in should the need arise.

8. Should I call the listing Agent when I drive by a home I want to see?
A.  It is always in your best interests to contact your REALTOR®,  the listing REALTOR is contractually obligated to look out for the Seller’s best interests as they work for the seller. As mentioned above, as your REALTOR®, we represent you during the property search and closing. We are required by law to represent your best interests. The best representation will come from your  own personal REALTOR®.

9. I know in this market, that builders are giving many incentives to buyers. If I go without a REALTOR® will I get a better deal?
A. REALTOR’s® work in conjunction with almost every new home developer. The developers appreciate Realtors bringing them their clients and usually offer the buyer the same incentives or upgrades with or without a REALTOR®.  With all types of Real Estate transactions, your REALTOR® is going to represent your interests when buying a new construction home. Not only will we assist you every step of the way, often we can get you additional upgrades or a better deal than you could get on your own.

10. I have a home to sell; should I still be looking at homes?
A. Of course you can still look at homes. We would strongly suggest you have your home on the market while we are looking for the next home for you.

We work with Real Estate Agents all over Canada and the U.S. If you need help finding a good Agent in your area don’t hesitate to ask. If your home to sell is located here locally we will be glad to give you a market analysis of your property.

In Closing:
Our REALTOR’s ® are dedicated to ensuring you are completely satisfied in with Real Estate home purchase. Your goals are our goals. We won’t rest until we have earned your business for life. We pledge that each and every one of our clients will receive 110% effort from every team member at Your Choice Realty.   We ask only 1 thing in return your loyalty. Most of our clients we count as friends and we would like to include you also!