Sheila  Zanussi

Sheila Zanussi

Sales Representative

RE/MAX Jazz Inc., Brokerage *

Mobile:
905-391-4614
Office:
905-728-1600
Email Me
Sheila  Zanussi

Sheila Zanussi

Sales Representative

RE/MAX Jazz Inc., Brokerage *

Mobile:
905-391-4614
Office:
905-728-1600
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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Real Estate has always been my passion! My previous formal education is Social Work but I have been in sales for the past 20 years, the last 8 working full time as a Realtor. I’m proud to be in the top office in Durham Region and amongst the top 20 of over 170 Realtors in our office on a consistent basis!
 
I work full-time and have resided in Durham most of my life, over 30 of them in the Masson/Connaught neighbourhood! I am relationship driven, not transactional; you are a name to me, not an address. All my clients enjoy access to VIP passes to the International Home Show & Canada Blooms each year, invitations to client appreciation events and just keeping in touch via emails, text, calls or a pop by! I also have a lot of contacts so am a good source if you’re looking for trades people etc. I am proud to donate to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Sick Kids Children's Miracle Network Miracle Home Program, and RE/MAX Jazz's very own WEE/MAX charity supporting Lakeridge Health Oshawa's neonatal dept from every commission cheque I earn.
 
As a seller client you should also know that I will book all your home’s showings so you will never hear from our busy front desk; I personally will ensure every showing request is confirmed by you and any showing instructions are passed on to the other Realtor. I work with you and for you, selling your home is stressful and I will do whatever needs to be done to make this process as smooth and painless as possible!
 
I am enthusiastic and cheerful, diligent and reliable. You will always be able to reach me at anytime with any questions, concerns or ideas. Helping you buy or sell your home is a privilege and honor that I do not take lightly! My goal is to not only be your Realtor for life but the name you recommend to all your family, friends and neighbours! 
 
 
Changing lives, one home at a time!


 
 
Ms Rhymer and me! Yes, she really is this big!!