Fernando (Fern)  Frias

Fernando (Fern) Frias

Broker

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc., Brokerage*

Mobile:
519-654-8710
Office:
519-740-3690
Email Me
Fernando (Fern)  Frias

Fernando (Fern) Frias

Broker

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc., Brokerage*

Mobile:
519-654-8710
Office:
519-740-3690
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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Let Me Open The Door To Your Next Home!

 

"My goal is to make you a happy, satisfied client - I reach my goal by ensuring you meet yours."

It gives me great pleasure to work in the real estate industry in Cambridge. I grew up in Cambridge and real estate has always interested me. I became a licensed REALTOR® in 1991 and have had the benefit of working with many clients with many different needs and interests.

Without exception, I provide the best service and advice possible knowing that home buying and selling can sometimes be a stressful and confusing process. With expertise, integrity, honesty, and a dedication to listening to clients' needs, buyers and sellers can be confident that I will make their experience a pleasant and successful one.

Successful real estate transactions and solid relationships with clients have resulted in many repeat customers and referrals. Your happiness and satisfaction are important to me and I look forward to meeting your real estate needs.

Professional Background

  • Over 27 years of full-time experience
  • Attained my Real Estate Brokers designation in 2008
  • Licensed to sell Real Estate in 1991
  • A graduate of Seneca College and George Brown College
  • Able to serve clients in English and Portuguese
  • I am a member in good standings with the following Associations:
  • CANADIAN REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION
  • ONTARIO REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION
  • CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATION OF REALTOR® INC.
  • REAL ESTATE COUNCIL OF ONTARIO

Education
A graduate of the following schools:

  • Diploma - Glenview Park Secondary School, Cambridge, Ontario
  • Diploma - Property Management (Residential) - George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Diploma - Real Property Administration - Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

I have furthered my real estate education with the following courses:

  • Real Property Law
  • Principles of Appraisals
  • Residential Financing
  • Property Management
  • Professional Real Estate Brokerage


Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese