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We left southern Ontario last year at this time for sunny White Rock, BC. We interviewed a lot of agents and found the best for us was also low cost. We used GO WEST, in Streetsville/Mississauga. I believe they have an office in downtown Toronto as well. We paid 1% to the listing agent. For that we got professional photos listed online with virtual tours, mailers sent out to the neighbourhood, and a double open house on the first weekend listed. They also daily listed the home on Craigslist, Kijii, etc. We insisted on only a 90 day contract which they had no issue with, but several other agents we interviewed balked at. They spent a few hours going through our house giving us things to do to make our home as sellable as possible. We followed their direction to a tee.

We sold in 7 days for 26k over asking on a home listed for 345k. Sold in March 2008) We were very pleased with their service. We have also used Remax, and one other company but the service couldn't compare to what we received for the price. I would consider interviewing them along with other agents.
 

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or...if you think you can manage the 10% with a credit line, hold on but be prepared for 5-10 years to recover the price plus fees and taxes if you bought at the peak of the market. Interest rates are very low, so your carrying costs should be reduced mitigating a bit of the loss. Its tough to decide these days.:cool:
 
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