Jose Goncalves &   Maria Domingues

Jose Goncalves & Maria Domingues

Sales Representatives

iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage

Mobile:
416-918-9920
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Jose Goncalves &   Maria Domingues

Jose Goncalves & Maria Domingues

Sales Representatives

iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage

Mobile:
416-918-9920
Email Me

Do it Alone, or Use a REALTOR?

Do it Alone, or Use a REALTOR®?

The fact is, most people who try to sell their own home end up using a REALTOR® in the end anyway. Before anybody decides to fly solo through this complex, time consuming and financially perilous process, they should consider these questions.

Will you really “save” the real estate commission?
When buyers see a home for sale ‘by the owner’, they see a bargain. They imagine the REALTORS® fee going into their pocket, not yours.

Are you familiar with real estate law?
Complicated and ever changing, real estate law governs nearly every phase of selling your home.
One wrong move and an entire deal can fall through, or worse, a lawsuit can ensue.

How many potential buyers will you reach?
Selling a home takes more than just hanging a “For Sale” sign. How will you promote your home? Will you write your own ads? How will you use the Internet, knowing that you’ll have no inside access to www.mls.ca and therefore will not be able to post your home on this service?

Do you have the time?
Promoting a home is a full time job, and you may already have one. Will you be able to take calls at any time? How about screening the callers to figure out if they’re qualified to buy your home?
Not everybody who calls is even suitable to walk through your home, but how do you tell?

Do you know the market well enough to get the most for your home?
Lacking years of experience, the average do-it-yourselfer is merely guessing at their listing price. Often they set the price too low and miss out on thousands of dollars, or they price their home too high and drive away willing buyers.

What about your selling skills?
If the personalities of prospective buyers rub you the wrong way, can you still deal with them effectively? What about your own defensiveness when you hear negative comments about your home? Best to keep it at arms length through a REALTOR®.

Do you have the negotiation skills to keep a deal on track?
When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line. This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster. REALTORS® keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers.

 

Source:  OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association) www.howrealtorshelp.ca

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We are a husband and wife team who have been in the real estate field for over 30 years. We have lived in the High Park area since the late 1980's and thus are well acquainted with this great part of Toronto.

 

We were sales agents with Sutton Group Old Mill since 2005 and we joined iPro Realty in 2020.  We wanted to leverage iPro's multiple office structure to grow our business in Dufferin County where we also own a country property.  We are working in the area from our country home in Mulmur Township and using the Shelbourne and Orangeville offices as our bases of operation.

 

Our love of Real Estate started in our early 20's when we bought and renovated our first home in the Dufferin/Bloor area.  We then caught the renovation bug and have since extensively renovated many homes, doing allot of the work ourselves. Our experience in these renovations has given us knowledge and expertise which we share with our clients.  We also have extensive knowledge and experience in property management, being successful landlords for over 30 years before becoming real estate agents.  Maria was a law clerk  in a real estate law firm, this background has given her extensive knowledge and understanding of all of the legal aspects in real estate transactions.

 

Over the years Joe has acquired great computer knowledge and skill which allows him to use modern day technology to aggressively market your home. In today's techno savy world, a strong web presence is essential in the successful marketing of your property.  We were one of the first agents in the West End to create custom websites for all our listings.  They are designed to showcase each individual property, giving much detail and information to potential buyers.  These custom websites are a very successful part of our marketing campaign and are designed for each and every listing, regardless of price.



Area Covered: Toronto West, Dufferin County

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