Want another ‘heard that before’ realtor bio, Bus ad or advertising flyer? I didn’t think so.. Why? Simply because Real Estate needs to change…
In fact, Real Estate IS changing, and we're proud to say the FredHelps Team is one of the drivers of this change. Fair rates, flawless customer reviews online, and FULL service – not the “FULL SERVICE” you see on flyers and door knockers that go straight in to the recycling bin, ACTUAL Full service… (we pump our money into home improvements to help sell, as opposed to self-promoting newspaper or print ads)… Installing lavish drapery, modern light fixtures, and if we see some spots on your mirror before a showing, we’ll track down your Windex and take care of that too. (of COURSE we stage every home we list). Full concierge-level service to keep your stress levels as low as possible, all while not charging anywhere near ‘full price’ – That’s “Full Service”.
Real Estate is sometimes one of the top hated professions in the world – I recognize that, I don’t deny it — and that’s one of my biggest drivers for change. Real Estate services are expensive, so we should strive to provide the BEST service possible, regardless of whether the listing is $200,000 or $2 million.
We built the FredHelps Team and network or professionals with people that agree that you are paying GOOD money to a Realtor, so we should do everything we can to prepare, market, and sell your property for the most money to positively impact on your bottom line, AND make you feel that you got very good value for your money once the transaction is complete.
There are many good options out there, and you have the right to choose any Realtor you’d like. We don’t want to fight that and try to trick you into signing with us, using pressure sales tactics – we prefer to have a casual conversation about the services we offer, and if we both feel there’s a good fit, we’d LOVE the privilege of working our butts off for you. IN FACT, we do the exact opposite of pressure sales. When you sign on with FredHelps, you’re never stuck – you get a blank cancellation form and can cancel at anytime, to make SURE we stick to our word and continue to work hard every step of the way. You’re never trapped, and that means we’re ALWAYS on the ball every day we’re working together.
Just because we’ve won the top awards and continue to get positive online reviews (thanks to our clients for those!), that will never make us believe we should charge more for the services the FredHelps Team provides. Some brokerages try to push the old school sales tactics and make us believe as a Realtor we are worth 5, 6, 7% – to that I laugh and see it in the eyes of the client – what is a fair price for the services we provide, AND what type of value-add is most important and most effective in the current marketplace?
We did trade in private real estate as well (For Sale By Owner), which sets us apart from most agents, as we can bring our unique experiences on both sides of the Real Estate world together for the ultimate client experience. Were not afraid to share information and ‘insider tips’ to help your bottom line, and to make sure you’re protected and well taken care of every step of the way.
This industry is changing; throw the 1980s sales tactics out the window – a lot changes in 40 yrs, and we are constantly adapting – it also helps that I’m proudly an IT nerd – using the latest online marketing tools, Facebook ad campaigns, remarketing with Instagram, Google Adwords, maximizing SEO results, and ALL for selling our clients homes instead of promoting ourselves as a service provider.
FredHelps.com — Proudly Revolutionizing Real Estate in Ontario – it’s not just a tag line, it’s the way we run our business. After all, you are our prospective clients, and your happiness and satisfaction is of utmost importance! If we don’t have happy customers, then we don’t have referrals, and no long term business. We aren't the type of realtors that mass mail thousands of flyers hoping that we get work from them -- we rely on word of mouth, and for that to keep workin, you KNOW we're going to to a fantastic job for you our clients, every time!
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