Deborah     Malcolm

Deborah Malcolm

Sale Representative

RE/MAX RISE EXECUTIVES, BROKERAGE*

Mobile:
613-373-0008
Email Me
Deborah     Malcolm

Deborah Malcolm

Sale Representative

RE/MAX RISE EXECUTIVES, BROKERAGE*

Mobile:
613-373-0008
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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Professional Background

Clients choose to work with Deb, for her full-service commitment.  Deb is dedicated to serving you with savvy negotiations and cutting-edge marketing strategies, joining uncompromising integrity as the hallmarks of her service. She is exceptionally well-respected in the Greater Kingston and Napanee area, not only for her unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards, but also for being honest, hard-working and doing absolutely everything in her power, to ensure her clients’ success and satisfaction, in the buying and selling of their homes. As a restaurant owner in Kingston and Napanee for over twenty-five years, Deb's customers always came first.  She truly believed, that this is the only path to having a loyal and satisfied clientele. Many of her friends and business associates already know her as the agent/manager of the popular music group "A Bit of Nostalgia" , featuring her husband John, and sons Reagan and Ryan (Canada's first "Canadian Idol"), and her highly successful debut production at the Grand Theatre in Kingston, of "It Was a Very Good Year, Sinatra, the man, his fans, his music". 

Community Involvement: As a family we have been involved in many community fund-raising ventures including Children's Wish Foundation, Lennox & Addington Seniors Association, Walk For Vets, Ontario SPCA, The Royal Canadian Legion, Morningstar Mission, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Canadian Diabetes Association and many more charitable events.

Education: Real Estate as a Professional Career, Land,Structures and Real Estate Trading, The Real Estate Transaction - General, The Residential Real Estate Transaction, Interior Decorating and Design - Course accredited by the IAO, Law Clerk Diploma, Computer Programming, Chef's Diploma at George Brown College. 

Specialty: Residential, first time buyers, duplex, condominiums, rural properties, farms, recreational property, waterfront properties.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Education: Real Estate as a Professional Career, Land,Structures and Real Estate Trading, The Real Estate Transaction - General, The Residential Real Estate Transaction, Interior Decorating and Design - Course accredited by the IAO, Law Clerk Diploma, Computer Programming, Chef's Diploma at George Brown College.

Specialty: Residential, first time buyers, duplex, condominiums, rural properties, farms, recreational property, waterfront properties.

Experience: Thirty-five years of combined experience!

Area Covered: Greater Kingston, Greater Napanee, Tamworth, Stone Mills, Gananoque, CFB Kingston, Amherstview, Bath, Loyalist Township, Quinte West, Picton, Belleville and Hastings.

Languages Spoken: English