A Vancouver sales rep is launching One Flat Fee, described in a company news release as “a ground-breaking website to provide Realtor services to homeowners at heavily discounted prices, in light of the recent MLS changes by the Canadian real estate industry.” Sellers in British Columbia can list their property on the MLS system for $649 per listing.
“This is an extremely exciting and historic period for home sellers,” says One Flat Fee founder Mayur Arora, who is licensed with Century 21 Coastal Realty in Surrey. “There are huge savings to be had from using a service such as One Flat Fee rather than using the old and traditional Realtor selling model. The savings, combined with the added transparency and control that sellers have when conducting transactions themselves, will significantly affect the future of property exchange in the coming years. We hope to expand across the country shortly after our launch.”
The four packages available at OneFlatFee.ca provide a range of options. The basic service for $649 includes a listing of the home on MLS, promotion of the property on other listing websites such as Kijiji, and the forwarding of all prospective buyer details to the customer. For $4,999, the most comprehensive package includes MLS and other website advertising, the handling of all paperwork and negotiations, a buying and selling consultation, legal co-ordination and sale completion.