So I just wanted to let everyone know that I have made a switch in companies…..yes, again!! But before you start rolling your eyes, let me explain.

As you know, I re-joined one of the big name brokerages a few months ago. Great office, great people – horrible fees!! With the fees being so high, it made it difficult to do what I love to do most – help people make their dreams a reality! As a big brand Salesperson, there was little wiggle room by the time you paid all of your expenses to be able to offer lower fees at those times when you knew the seller really needed it.

That’s just not who I am! I like knowing I have the flexibility to be able to truly help someone else when they need it. Make no mistake, I want to make a decent living just like everyone else, but I knew there was a better way to do this thing we call Real Estate. So I started looking around for a brokerage that would let me do business the way I want to do business. Yes commissions are always negotiable no matter what brokerage you are with, but often the fees for Realtors attached to some of the offices makes it very difficult to pass savings along to our client.

So as I said I started to search for a company. I found one! It’s called Assist2Sell 1st Options Realty. It is what is referred to in the business as a “discount brokerage”. Many Realtors frown upon this type of office….and don’t get me wrong – if it was an office that just threw your listing on MLS and left the rest to you, I would be against it too!

440-B  FSW$ colorBut here is the beauty of it – Assist2Sell is a FULL SERVICE brokerage! We just charge less for the same services you would get elsewhere. How is that possible you ask? Easy – lower fees with good service for clients tends to increase business. This gives us more buyers and sellers to work with. So what it comes down to is the volume of business we can do while saving you money! Sound too good to be true? It’s not! It really is just great service at a lower cost to sellers. And of course buyers still pay nothing!

There will be those out there who will try to convince you that a discount brokerage can’t possibly provide the same level of service as “traditional” brokerages. I’ve done the traditional brokerage route. It was alright, but a lot of the money I was spending was on the big fees – not servicing my client’s needs!

Let’s face it, times have changed. In today’s market it is a lot different than years ago when there was no internet and limited technology and Realtors were driving all over the place to complete offers, get listing information and take buyers from one house to another. Sure we still do some of that, but not to the same degree.

47% of buyers come from open houses 63% come from driving around neighbourhoods (According to NAR (National Association of Realtors®)

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that Realtors don’t work hard – we do….all of us! It’s just that for me, I feel like I can afford to take a little less, which means you get to save like never before!

Sound interesting? Well if you live in Lanark County or the surrounding area and would like more information, give me a call, text (613-812-1444) or email soldwithkim@gmail.com. Or visit my website at www.kimmays.com and click the home button for the dropdown menu which offers further explanation. I look forward to hearing from you!


About Kim Mays

I live and work in beautiful Lanark County, just 45 mins west of Ottawa, the nation's capital. My family and I love it here, surrounded by all the best this community has to offer - abundant lakes, wildlife & nature, fabulous shops, great schools, and plenty more. As a REALTOR with Details Realty, feel free to give me a call if you are interested in relocating to the area, or if you have a home your are thinking of selling. I offer full real estate service for as low as 2.5% and never more than 3.5%. You can contact me at 613-812-1444. I would love to help you out!
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