A few days ago, I posted about the changes to the MLS and how this will affect Kitchener Waterloo realtors. It will allow us to unbundle our services and offer only what you need. It will allow us to place your home on MLS for a flat fee. It will take some of the stress and mystery out of the home selling process for you and for us.
The changes are good, I think, for good realtors, bad for bad realtors, but more importantly, the changes are good for home sellers as it will give them more choice about how involved they want to be in the process. It will likely save private home sellers money too.
Of course if you’re going to sell your home yourself and just use an agent to put in up on MLS, the place where 90% of home buyers shop, you’ll have to face reality, and be prepared for the hard work selling a house or condo can be. It can be difficult and often we make it more difficult than it has to be. There is a wonderful article in the Toronto Sun today that might help you get ready if you’re thinking of taking this on.