You have got to shake your head and laugh at all these gimmicky FSBO (for sale by owner) sites on Facebook, Twitter and the internet encouraging sellers to not use the professional services of a real estate agent. For one, these sites are run by people who ARE NOT licensed to trade in real estate, will not provide you with one ounce of valuable advice or expertise material that will aid and assist you to sell your home properly for full value. Some do NOT have access to the same resources we have paid for and are authorized to use as licensed agents while some others 'piggy back' on some of those resources as permitted by the Competition Bureau of Canada. Lastly, would you trust your most prized and valuable retirement asset to a Facebook page or website run by individuals who are trying to prey on the desperation or personal circumstances of people? Or, who would rather save money on commission by taking a very highly serious risk by using something that is NOT overseen by real estate regulators such as CREB (Calgary Real Estate Board), RECA (Real Estate Council of Alberta) and CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association)? All of these groups of professional regulators all work and function collectively to set out the laws, rules and regulations to make sure that YOU, the consumer are protected by people like these individuals who operate these sites and set bait for vulnerable consumers who can easily be persuaded to make serious and costly mistakes.
ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS, CONSULT WITH A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL WHO IS LICENSED, BONDED, INSURED AND PROPERLY TRAINED TO SPECIALIZE IN REAL ESTATE SALES WITH YOUR BEST INTERESTS IN MIND. DON'T TAKE RISKS WITH YOUR INVESTMENT.
Please feel free to contact me directly to allow me to sit down with you in person to discuss the importance and benefits of using me as your real estate professional. I will provide you with the references from existing and past clients who's real estate needs and expectations were met with the depth of experience from years of service in the industry.
Deryck Ostashek, Agent Real Estate Professionals Inc. P. 403.660.7686