September 21, 2019  

How It Works

How CHOICES™ works for SELLERS …

The traditional real estate listing package contains many services essential to selling your house, some things that may or may not help, and many extra things you pay for  – whether you want them or not.

CHOICES™ puts you in control, giving you freedom to choose the services you need and want.

Tristram Realty “unbundles” the traditional package separating its contents into essential and discretionary parts. Among the effective, high value components are price counselling, top market exposure through MLS®, sale negotiation skills and contract management through to an “unconditional” Agreement of Purchase and Sale – through to your closing date.

Discretionary services are the widely used, but less effective, items such as public advertising and Open Houses. Some of these are more about the salesperson’s personal style and acquiring new prospects, rather than the priority of selling your house quickly!

With CHOICES™ Tristram Realty will help you choose the essential and effective services that get your property SOLD, and help you avoid the unnecessary things that waste your money!

How CHOICES™ works for BUYERS …

CHOICES™ makes available to buyers everything they might expect of a REALTOR® except sales pressure. You’ll enjoy working together in a framework of guidance, coaching and good advice. By selecting the services most effective and efficient for your purpose, you will enjoy a broader selection of properties and in some cases a financial advantage.

A broader selection of properties comes from CHOICES™ clients being encouraged to consider all available properties, not just those listed on the MLS®. Traditional commission sales can motivate agents to avoid showing unregistered properties, exclusive listings, etc.

CHOICES™ clients may choose a payment arrangement that allows them to recover a portion of their agent’s commission which exceeds their consulting fees.

Tristram’s CHOICES™… refreshingly different from traditional real estate brokerages!

Tristram’s CHOICES™ offers everything you need to sell your house at full market value using MLSâ (Multiple Listing Serviceâ), only you keep more money for yourself.

Clients in Waterloo Region and beyond benefit from Tristram’s CHOICES™, particularly as they relate to the costs associated with buying and selling a home.

Choose from:

  • Flat fee service
  • Hourly fees
  • Percentage-based commission

Discover the ease and flexibility of CHOICES™ – buy or sell your home on your terms, with Tristram Realty.


The trademarks MLS®, Multiple Listing Service® and the associated logos are owned by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify the quality of services provided by real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license. The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS®, and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA.

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