HomeWorks Realty Ltd.
Our unique marketing program makes us a little different!
Facts About Assist 2 Sell • • • • • • •
We will sell your home for as low as $2995! This low flat fee stays the same regardless of the selling price. We advertise your home--Free! We show your home to buyers. We arrange for other agents to show your home. We arrange all inspections. We pre-qualify Buyers
We do everything! "FULL SERVICE WITH $AVINGS!"®
Frequently Asked Questions Are There Any Up-Front Fees or Hidden Charges? NO! You pay only if we sell your home. If we don't sell your home, you owe NOTHING! How Can You Charge So Much Less? We discovered that by charging less, more sellers choose our company. This gives us the opportunity to offer more homes for sale, which of course helps to attract more buyers. We can afford to make less per sale since we sell so many more homes. In other words, VOLUME! Everyone benefits. Does Assist-2-Sell Show My Home To Buyer? YES! We have licensed agents available every day ready to show your home to interested buyers. Do Other Agents Show My Home? YES! We cooperate with all real estate professionals. Agents from other offices frequently show and sell Assist-2-Sell listings.
Do You Work With Buyers? YES! Our agents provide full service for buyers as well as sellers. In addition to our own fine selection of homes, we can also assist buyers in viewing homes for sale through the MLS and new homes offered by local builders. The best part for buyers is that they get this professional assistance at no cost. How Do I Know What My Home Is Worth? We help you! We prepare a free comprehensive Comparative Market Analysis(CMA) using the same technique as appraisers. This will assist YOU in determining the correct price for your home. This approach takes into consideration the current competition of similar homes. We also review sales for the past year or so to compare market times and selling prices.
If you would like a free CMA, please call our office at 446-3113 Or visit our website at: www.AsLowAs2995.com You can also e-mail us at: HRMOffice@assist2sell.com
Our offices are open 7 days a week. Our Agents are licensed full time Real Estate Professionals
Our Service Makes the Difference Increased awareness of "non-traditional" business models, like that of Assist-2-Sell, has spawned a national debate about the differences between "traditional" real estate companies and "discount" real estate companies. People involved in the discussion try to characterize real estate companies as being either "traditional" or "discount." It would be more accurate to differentiate using three categories: • • •
Full-Service/High Commission – So-called "Traditional" real estate companies Full-Service/Discounted Commission – Assist-2-Sell Limited Service/Discounted Commission – Real estate companies that offer a "menu of services" or limited service. Fees are charged for the services that are selected, usually, but not always, at a discounted commission.
As a "discounter," Assist-2-Sell is often inaccurately lumped in with the third category, "Limited Service/Discounted Commission." A key difference between Assist-2-Sell and others in the "discount" real estate space is the level of service. Assist-2-Sell discovered early on that while sellers love the discounted commission, they still need and want full-service. Assist-2-Sell franchise offices are full service real estate brokerages staffed by experienced, licensed real estate professionals who are members of the Canadian Real Estate Association as well as the Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS®. They take care of everything home sellers need from a real estate company, but charge a lower commission.
How is Assist-2-Sell different from "traditional" real estate companies? The most obvious difference between Assist-2-Sell and "traditional" real estate companies lies in the commission structure. Traditional firms typically charge home sellers a high commission that is a percentage of the sale price. (Example: Six percent). Assist-2-Sell offices charge a low, flat fee commission. (Example: As low as $2,995!) With Assist-2-Sell, home sellers are also given a choice as to how their home is marketed.
Direct-to-Buyer Program With our “Direct-to-Buyer” marketing program, you pay just a low flat fee to sell your home. Under this program, Assist 2 Sell's experienced FULL TIME agents provide full service and market your home directly to home buyers, handling everything throughout the entire home selling process. We call it "Full Service with $avings!"® This “Direct-to-Buyer” program offers homeowners all of the services they might find at a "traditional" real estate company, but for a low, flat fee as low as only $2,995*. You only pay us when the Home Sells! If we don't sell your home, you don't owe us anything. We have confidence and a proven success record. We don't charge up-front fees, and there are no hidden costs.
How does it work? In order for a buyer to purchase your home, they first need to know it is available. We call this exposure. We expose your home to buyers through our aggressive marketing campaigns. We Show Your Home Our Licensed Agents show your home by appointment. We receive all buyers calls from our advertising and sign. and one of our agents will set up an appointment to show your home to the buyer. We arrange for other agents to show your home. We pre-qualify home buyers. Customized Pricing Plan: We meet with you to create a customized CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) for your home. We review prices of active, pending, expired (unsold), and sold homes in your area. We review market conditions and prepare pricing strategies for gaining the best price. We Promote Your Home: We implement an aggressive marketing campaign designed to reach active home buyers.
Web - 94% of Home Buyers start their search online. Therefore, we implement an aggressive web strategy for attracting home buyers to our listings. We distribute your listing information, along with photographs, to a massive array of premier
consumer Websites, we make sure that we maximize every opportunity to attract qualified buyers. We place your home on the MLS® advertise your property on REALTOR.CA and on the right are just a few of the websites your home will be listed on. We advertise on over 20 Canadian sites. Youtube – We advertise on Youtube to encourage buyers to visit our site. Social Media – We automatically integrate your home listing into relevant Social Network Megasites like Facebook and Twitter. Mobile Media – the fastest growing segment of home searches and web searches is now mobile through mobile devices like iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices. Our web home search is mobile friendly and we focus a significant amount of our marketing budget on capturing the mobile surfer. We Post an attractive “for sale” sign at your home with our phone number, we also install a brochure box and fill it with Custom Feature Sheets. We Prepare ALL of the Paper Work. When the buyer is interested in buying your home, we will handle the negotiating, prepare the purchase contract and all the paperwork. There are also many details involved that require expert attention once the purchase agreement is accepted. Our agents work the same as traditional agents to assure that everything that needs to be done, gets done. This includes working with the lender, appraiser, inspectors, attorneys, and title companies.
The MLS for Less® Program: This program adds the benefits of the MLS®, while still offering home sellers the opportunity to pay only the low, flat fee should the home buyer purchase directly through Assist-2-Sell. Under this program, a low commission is typically added to the cost. (Example: Three percent) If an MLS® agent brings the home buyer, they receive the three percent—Assist-2-Sell receives only their low, flat fee. If the buyer comes directly to Assist-2-Sell, the seller pays only the low, flat fee, and not the additional three percent. Both programs are designed to offer home sellers choices and to save them money. Regardless of which program a seller chooses, they still enjoy full- service. How is Assist-2-Sell different from other "discount" real estate companies? Assist-2-Sell is a full service discount real estate company. Other companies that discount their commission usually do so by taking away services. If they charge less, they are going to do less. Some "Limited Service/Discounted Commission" companies charge upfront fees. Others are Internet-based and may only offer placement of the house in the MLS® and rely on the MLS®-selling broker to handle the entire transaction. While these models do have some appeal, Assist-2-Sell has found they are not a solution for the majority of home sellers who want and need full-service but don’t want to pay a high commission.
How is Assist-2-Sell different from "For Sale by Owner" real estate companies? Many homeowners decide to sell their home without the assistance of a real estate broker. Most "For Sale by Owner" (FSBO) real estate companies simply help these homeowners advertise their house on the Internet. Assist-2-Sell is not a "For Sale by Owner" solution; it is a full-service real estate brokerage. Assist-2-Sell understands why many people decide to sell their home by themselves, and it is ready to assist with its "Paperwork Only" program. Assist-2Sell can help with the sales contract and the closing for an even lower, flat fee.
History of Assist-2-Sell In the late 1980s, Mary LaMeres-Pomin and Lyle Martin had a small, successful residential real estate office in Reno, Nevada; mostly working referrals and repeat customers. Around that time, large franchise offices and "mega-brokers" started to emerge and increase in popularity. Consumers believed that bigger meant better. Mary and Lyle realized they needed a competitive advantage if they were going to compete successfully with the "big boys." After witnessing the success of discount companies in other industries, they came up with a premise: If you charge home sellers less, you should be able to do enough volume to make up for the lower fees. They were right! And Assist-2-Sell was born.
Business took off as they began targeting "For Sale by Owners" (FSBOs) with their discounted commission. Mary and Lyle soon realized home sellers needed and wanted full- service, but they wanted to pay a more reasonable fee. So, they made some adjustments and Assist-2-Sell evolved into a "full service discount commission" model.
No one else was offering full service discount rate real estate, which meant Mary and Lyle had to write the book. They refined the "Assist-2-Sell System" based on their experiences and became experts at adaptation.
The "low fee" commission structure wasnâ€™t the only thing that was different about Assist-2-Sell. Sellers were paying high commissions and still ending up with agents who spent less time marketing their home and more time trying to find their next listing. Mary and Lyle understood that if agents didnâ€™t need to market themselves they would have more time to provide customer service. The Assist2-Sell low fee real estate concept attracts the listings and Assist-2-Sell agents focus on servicing that business.
The "old way," where home sellers typically depended on agents for the marketing of their home, also invited problems. Did the agent know how to effectively market their home? Did they have adequate funds for marketing their listings? Typically, marketing was limited to placing the home in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and running an occasional newspaper ad. The Assist-2- Sell model removes the burden of marketing the home from the individual agents because all marketing is handled by the office. As Mary and Lyle continued to grow their business and experience increased success, they began receiving calls from brokers and agents wanting to know if they could buy a franchise. Mary and Lyle knew the Assist-2-Sell low fee real estate concept would work in other markets and they wanted to expand, so in 1993 they became franchisors of the Assist-2-Sell concept. The first Assist-2-Sell franchise office opened in April 1994, and by the end of that year, the fifth office had opened. Since then, Assist-2-Sell has become one of the fastest-growing realty franchises and has been recognized as one of the top real estate franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Wall Street Journalâ€™s StartupJournal.com. Currently, there are hundreds of Assist-2-Sell offices throughout the United States and Canada. With the Internet, consumers have become much more sophisticated and more knowledgeable about the real estate process. This increased consumer awareness has helped "non-traditional" real estate companies gain traction in recent years, adding to the pressure on "traditional" real estate sales commissions. Assist-2-Sell is well-equipped to satisfy consumersâ€™ increased thirst for knowledge.
About Our Office Personal Assist-2-Sell, HomeWorks Realty Ltd. is owned and operated by Michael and Lisa Doyle FRI CRES ABR of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Michael has been a licensed REALTOR since 1985 and Lisa licensed as a REALTOR since 1993 and as a Broker since 2000. Together they opened Assist-2-Sell, HomeWorks Realty in August 2001 with the hope that consumers would finally have a choice in the marketing and sale of their homes and property. They felt that the Assist-2Sell program would empower homeowners with choices. The Company has been extremely successful and has currently saved metro home sellers well over 13.5 Million dollars in savings since opening. Professional Assist-2-Sell, HomeWorks Realty Ltd. is a full service Real Estate Brokerage, providing a superior level of informed, professional Real Estate services to Buyers and Sellers in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Our office is open 7 days a week to service our clients. Only full time agents are licensed with Assist 2 Sell, HomeWorks Realty Ltd. Our Agents have committed themselves to a professional career in Real Estate Sales and Marketing and endeavour to provide our clients with the highest level of professional service, expertise and care. Certifications and Recognitions • • • •
REALTOR® Members of the Canadian Real Estate Association FRI - Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Canada CRES - Certified Real Estate Specialist of the Real Estate Institute of Canada ABR -Accredited Buyer Representative
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advertised on REALTOR.CA? If you are considering selling your home we have had outstanding success with our FLAT FEE PROGRAM for the past 13 years. Assist 2 Sell would love the opportunity to explain our program to you and show you how we can exceed your expectations with our Results with $avings! Our offices are open 7 days a week. Our team of agents are full time licensed professional agents ready to assist you in selling or buying a home. Michael Doyle Owner has been licensed for over 29 years and has sold thousands of homes in the HRM. Lisa Doyle Broker/Owner has been licensed for over 20 years and together with their team have achieved national recognition as a leading Top 10 Assist 2 Sell office in North America consistently for over 13 years. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Are There Any Up-Front Fees or Hidden Charges? NO! You pay only the FLAT FEE paid at closing if we sell your home. If we don't sell your home, you owe NOTHING! How Can You Charge So Much Less? We discovered that by charging less, more sellers choose our company. This gives us the opportunity to offer more homes for sale, which of course helps to attract more buyers. We can afford to make less per sale since we sell so many more homes. In other words,VOLUME! Everyone benefits.
Assist 2 Sell, HomeWorks Realty Ltd. Is a Full Service Discount Real Estate Brokerage. We charge a Low Flat Fee, paid at closing. We have sold THOUSANDS of homes and have saved metro home sellers over PLACE PHOTO HERE, in commissions since opening in 15.6 Million dollars OTHERWISE DELETE BOX 2001!
Does Assist-2-Sell Show My Home To Buyer? YES! We have licensed agents available every day ready to show your home to interested buyers
Do Other Agents Show My Home? YES! We cooperate with all real estate professionals. Agents from other offices frequently show and sell Assist-2-Sell listings.
Do You Work With Buyers? YES! Our agents provide full service for buyers as well as sellers. In fact we have a team of FULL TIME BUYER AGENTS ready 7 days a week to show you any property. Call one our buyer agents to learn how the Assist 2 Sell program can save you money. How Do I Know What My Home Is Worth? We help you! We prepare a free comprehensive Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) using the same technique as appraisers. This will assist YOU in determining the correct price for your home. This approach takes into consideration the current competition of similar homes. We also review sales for the past year or so to compare market times and selling prices. If you would like a free CMA, please call or email us today.
We will sell your home on the MLS® for as low as $2995 We will advertise your home on Realtor.ca and all major real estate related sites No Upfront Fees or hidden admin feeswe only get paid on closing. This low flat fee stays the same regardless of the selling price We aggressively advertise your home on numerous social media sites We show your home to buyers We arrange for other agents to show your home. We arrange all inspections We prepare all the paperwork. We prequalify Buyers. We handle the closing
HomeWorks Realty Ltd. 202 Brownlow Ave. Suite 108 Dartmouth NS B3B 1T5
Assist 2 Sell, HomeWorks Realty Ltd. is a full service real estate brokerage servicing the Halifax Regional Municipality. We charge a low fl...