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Discount Realtor® FAQ: The Advantages of a Flat Fee Realtor®

Buying and selling a home in the lower mainland area can be daunting; particularly because there are so many desirable sub-areas to choose from, each with their own set of advantages and features and each with their real estate specialists. Because One Flat Fee is a discount, flat-fee Realtor®, we deal in higher volumes than traditional Realtors®, allowing us to provide expert advice for whichever area in which you want to buy or sell in BC.

Province-Wide Specialization

Whether you’re interested in buying or selling in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, or anywhere else in the lower mainland, we’ve got you covered. We even specialize in island and interior BC real estate, including Victoria, Nanaimo, and the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, and Kamloops and Kelowna in the interior – and we even go all the way up to Prince George and Prince Rupert for you Northern dwellers!

Higher Volume Sales

The structure of One Flat Fee allows Realtors® to close so many more sales than a traditional Realtor® while also offering the same services, except with more flexibility on what the home buyer or seller can pick and choose. Home sellers have alternatives to the old traditional Realtor® commission structure, while retaining the ability to experience a high level of service.

One Flat Fee is a member of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and as a result has all the same benefits of a traditional Realtor® (MLS® postings, MLXchange®,, etc…); however, because of the structure of discount Realtors® like One Flat Fee, many times more sales can be closed, costing the home seller much less.

Services A la Carte

While traditional Realtors® typically charge a high commission encompassing all their services, One Flat Fee portions out services as home sellers and buyers need them and providing a Flat Fee MLS® listing service as an alternative to the traditional way of selling For Sale by Owner home. This is an innovative approach that allows sellers to list their property without being locked in a contract with a traditional Realtor®. Because the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) allows only licensed Realtors® to post listings for numerous reasons, including liability, authenticity, legal, and practical, Flat Fee Realtors are able to provide that licensed Realtor® service that For Sale by Owner home sellers require.

Higher Visibility in MLS® Listings

One Flat Fee further differentiates ourselves from other discount Realtors® by offering listings for Realtors® to see on MLXchange®, which is a critical step if you want Realtors® to show your property. Not including this vital step will eliminate 75% of potential buyers who you absolutely need to see your property to complete a successful sale.

Pricing Flexibility

Discount Realtors® allow for more flexibility on pricing than traditional Realtor®, because there is so much less money going to the Realtor® that it permits more room to play with in the price.

One Flat Fee specializes in providing Flat Fee MLS listings for homes for sale by owner in Vancouver, BC, throughout the lower mainland and the remote regions of British Columbia.