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The 1% Deal & Solution
For Home Buyers

  • I do not charge Buyers. I receive the actual Buyer agent’s commission, subtract my fee which is 0.5% commission + $700 Administration Fee on the sale price, and pay the remainder to the Buyer.

  • No upfront fees

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The 1% Deal & Solution
For Home Buyers

  • I do not charge Buyers. I receive the actual Buyer agent’s commission, subtract my fee which is 0.5% commission + $700 Administration Fee on the sale price, and pay the remainder to the Buyer.

  • No upfront fees

Check how 1% provides you with 100% service for less commission

There’s a common misconception out there that Buyer’s don’t have to worry about their agent’s commission because the Seller pays it.  Unfortunately, it’s like the “free” whistle in your box of cereal. Do you really think it’s free? Of course you don’t, you know it’s costed in to the product along with everything else and that cost determines the selling price.  You paid for it in full.

It’s the same with commission.  Most agents in BC charge a Seller 7% on the first $100,000 and 2.5% on the balance.  On the sale of a one million dollar home, for instance, that works out to $29,500 (forgetting GST for the moment).  The Seller’s agent then splits the commission (roughly 50/50) with the Buyer’s agent.

Now here’s the thing.  Sticking with our million dollar home, the seller has calculated that commission in to what his bottom line is.  If he needs to get $950,000 out of the deal to buy his new home then he has calculated that he can’t accept anything less than around $980,000 in order to pay their agent’s commission.  Therefore, a home you could have got for $950,000 you are paying $980,000 for. In other words, you paid the commission.  At the very least, you both paid the commission.

Now I’m the last person to say that Realtor’s shouldn’t get paid but if I’m willing to sell a home for 1% (.5% for me and .5% for the Buyer’s Realtor) why wouldn’t I be willing to help a Buyer for the same?

My deal is simple.  I charge Buyer’s a .5% commission (minimum $3,500 just like I do Sellers) plus a $700 administration fee.  Instead of a charge to you though, any surplus commission earned is refunded back to you when the sale is completed and I am paid my commission by the listing agent.  Something that happens automatically on the completion date.

Going back to our million dollar home that means you would get back $12,180!!! (half of the agents commission of $29,500 – my .5% plus $700 fee)

Where Full Service
Meets Savings!

You want a full service professional real estate agent whose job is to help you buy the property that works for you the best, but at a low commission? That’s what I offer – Full service real estate at a fraction of the price.

I provide you with a full REALTOR’S® service on your property purchase BUT REFUND TO YOU all of the commission paid to me, in excess of .5% of the sale price plus a $700 administration fee.  SAVE THOUSANDS!

* There is no “commission standard” in the industry but most agents are “typically” charging their sellers a commission of 3.255% on the first $100,000 and 1.1625% on the balance for the Buyer’s agent.

All normal Realtor’s services are the same including:

  • Researching the home and determining fair market value for the calculation  of your offer.
  • Obtaining and analyzing any documents such as Tax Information, Title Search, Property Disclosure Statements and/or Strata forms
  • Contacting Seller’s agent to view the home and attending with you
  • Negotiating with Seller’s agent
  • Making sure all documents pertaining to the purchase are filed and handled properly
  • Working with your lawyer or notary to complete the sale
  • Obtaining keys on Possession and making sure the home is as is when viewed by you and all is in place
  • GIVING YOU YOUR CHEQUE!

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WALTER EKINS

Your Tri-Cities & Greater Vancouver REALTOR®

I am a fully licensed real estate agent, a REALTOR® & a member of the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board. This enables me to provide the best visibility for your property, both on REALTOR.CA and MLS®. This local marketing strategy provides for maximum exposure to potential Buyers in your property’s trading area. I provide the same full real estate services they would if they charged you a higher commission. The only difference is I charge you less, way less, than the more typical commission rates. Why pay more to sell your home?

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WALTER EKINS

Your Tri-Cities & Greater Vancouver Realtor®

I am a fully licensed real estate agent, a REALTOR® & a member of the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board. This enables me to provide the best visibility for your property, both on REALTOR.CA and MLS®. This local marketing strategy provides for maximum exposure to potential Buyers in your property’s trading area. I provide the same full real estate services they would if they charged you a higher commission. The only difference is I charge you less, way less, than the more typical commission rates. Why pay more to sell your home?

Work with Walter

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Real Estate Agent Serving Tri-Cities and Greater Vancouver

Meet Walter

An experienced builder with 30 years of property development experience

Renovation Forum

One Percent Reality – Across Canada we SOLD over 1 billion in real estate last year. Millions saved, thousands served.

About One Percent

Dog lover. Every Saturday, from May to September, One Percent sponsors the Poco Pooch Performers, total fun for the whole family.

Learn More

Real Estate Agent Serving Tri-Cities and Greater Vancouver

Meet Walter

An experienced builder with 30 years of property development experience

Renovation Forum

One Percent Reality – Across Canada we SOLD over 1 billion in real estate last year. Millions saved, thousands served.

About One Percent

Dog lover. Every Saturday, from May to September, One Percent sponsors the Poco Pooch Performers, total fun for the whole family.

Learn More

Comments from Clients

I appreciate your service … your frequent contact and hard work were very much appreciated, and made things easier for us all.

Daniel O, Seller, Port Coquitlam, BC

You’re not only a professional realtor but you’ve become a good friend as well.  I appreciate your support both before and after the sale and I will always look forward to asking for your help and advice.

Azita S, Buyer, Maple Ridge, BC

I’ve worked with Walter on a number of listings now.  In fact, when I went away on holidays for three weeks, I picked Walter to look after my entire book of business and my clients were thrilled with the service they received.

Betty Fricker PREC, REALTOR, member Medallion and President’s Club
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