Get Your OWN Agent!

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The recently aired  CBC Marketplace show entitled “How Some Agents Break The Rules” highlights the perils of buying a home through the listing agent particularly in multiple offer situations.  It’s worth watching if you haven’t seen it.
Here are just a few reasons why you need to get your own agent.

1) You won’t save any money by working directly through the Listing Agent. The Seller and the Listing Agent are the ones who benefit, not you.

2) There are huge liability issues – are you interested in getting into a court case?  A Listing Agent must disclose all factors which might affect a Buyer’s decision to buy. Motivated by money, an unethical Listing Agent may withhold information which could cause you thousands of dollars and umpteen headaches down the road. And then of course there’s the court case…

3) If the Listing Agent isn’t willing to be honest with the Seller whose interests they are supposed to be protecting, then do you really think they’ll be honest and fair with you on the most expensive purchase you’ll likely ever make? The world is small and a Seller will find out that there may have been higher offers from other agents.

Not all agents are unethical. In fact, most are not. Remember – a good agent with a good reputation will refer you to another agent to represent you and will keep the entire transaction at arms length so as not to taint the offer process.

Kimmé Myles
Matching her knowledge of Toronto's eclectic mix of downtown neighbourhoods and impassioned by her diverse mix of buyers and sellers, Kimmé is naturally motivated to create a positive and professional experience. Kimmé does her homework and knows her inventory. She is genuine, honest and a straight shooter. Nor is she afraid to think "outside the box" as she employs creative strategies to make dreams become reality. Born and raised in Toronto and coming from a successful fashion background in design and management, Kimmé could not have met a better match for her entrepreneurial skills than by working in Real Estate. Inspired by her father, well known Toronto clothier "Lou Myles", she learned from a very young age to work hard and strive for excellence. In a competitive industry where customer service is paramount, she has received numerous sales awards over a relatively short time in the business. Entrusted with the life choices of her clients, Kimmé is truly honoured to have the opportunity to serve and assist others. Licensed as a full time Sales Representative since 2005 with Royal Lepage Real Estate Services, Ltd., she is proud to be affiliated with the Johnston & Daniel (J&D) Division of Royal Lepage, Toronto's highly respected boutique brokerage and by far Royal Lepage's # 1 producing brokerage across the country.

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