John  Dow

John Dow

Sales Representative

John E. Smith Realty Sudbury Limited, Brokerage

Mobile:
705-988-1850
Office:
705-674-5261
Toll Free:
1-888-836-5261
Email Me
John  Dow

John Dow

Sales Representative

John E. Smith Realty Sudbury Limited, Brokerage

Mobile:
705-988-1850
Office:
705-674-5261
Toll Free:
1-888-836-5261
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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Love Where You Live Sudbury

John Dow's experience in the luxury market stems started with 15 years fully immersed in the global world of selling and delivering private jets.  And for the past 11 years, John has been involved with the Sudbury and Montreal luxury real estate markets.

John’s passion for real estate coupled with his focus on client outcomes is obvious upon meeting him.  Having worked with some of the world's most discerning clientele he knows how to listen and provide input and guidance as a trusted consultant.

John continually strives to provide an enlightened customer experience by thoroughly understanding both the client’s specific needs and emerging trends in the real estate market.  John Dow is continually ahead of the curve. 

John Dow is always seeking for professional improvement, continuously learning more about all legal aspects of real estate and life.  Learning is a passion for him.  John is constantly innovating when it comes to image building and marketing strategies. Proof of his avant-gardism is his strong presence in the social media.  Put this passion to work for you.

Having recently moved back to Sudbury after 25+ years, John is excited to re-engage with his community and enjoy this city he knew and loved as a child; this includes the lakes, bright stars, snow banks & potholes, and of course - the people. 

These are the primary reasons for John’s motto…Love Where You Live.

 



Education: | UWO | Laurentian University | LSSU |

Specialty: Luxury Real Estate | Single Family Homes (Residential) & Unique Properties

Experience: 11 years Real Estate 15 years Private Jets

Area Covered: Greater Sudbury

Languages Spoken: English