"Your choice of agent in today's market matters" blah blah blah, you've heard the generic "About" pages before. I try to make my approach to real estate different, enjoyable, and most importantly; effective for you. If you're interested to get to know me and my "why" a bit better - read on!
I'm a born and raised Edmontonian and I started my real estate career in 2015 just after graduating from MacEwan University. Ultimately I got into real estate because I, for one, have always found homes and real estate of all shapes and sizes very interesting - chalk that up to being the generation raised on HGTV. Also, at the time, I was searching for an investment property and after getting a feel for agents and the industry I thought I could bring a lot to the table both in service and modernizing the industry.
I wanted a career where my results and performance were up to me entirely. Sink or swim, 100% of it is my responsibility or my fault. I started off at a big team at a "big box" real estate brokerage. I definitely learned a lot and this was a fantastic experience, however, it also gave me front row seats to see how dated many of the industry practices were.
Shortly thereafter I switched to a low commission brokerage - this was great and changed the trajectory of my real estate career - but it still left a bit to be desired. Fast forward to late 2019 and I was recruited to join REVERE. A local boutique start up brokerage, aiming to combine the low commission side of the business with a more tech and start up approach.
Technology moves fast and real estate moves notoriously slow, so we are excited to bring a ton of new and lasting changes to the business. We have some very exciting developments that are being implemented now and in the future that will make the process much smoother for both buyers and sellers.
If you've read this far and happen to care, yes I do have normal interests and hobbies like a (relatively) normal human being. My hobbies & interests include podcasting, hockey, skiing, stand-up comedy, collecting sneakers & sports cards, exercising, and longboarding & skateboarding. I also love Edmonton and try to explore as many local spots, restaurants, and the river valley as much as possible. I do my best to support local businesses, and encourage other people to explore what our great city has to offer, I personally think Edmonton is the city of hidden gems if you ask me. (If you've never heard of it, I'd highly recommend checking out Explore Edmonton).
That's me in a nutshell, if you want to chat real estate my door is always open (that joke was as painful for me to write as it probably was for you to read) you can find my contact info at the bottom of this page.
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Hi! I'm Thomas and I'm your Low Fee Edmonton Real Estate Professional. Early in my career I realized that the methods of much of the realty industry were extremely dated and charged outrageous commissions. I chose to make a move that allows me to better serve clients at a much more reasonable rate. I am committed to saving every client thousands on fees in every transaction, buy or sell. You can see what my past clients have to say about selling with me below!
At REVERE, our process is a little different. We integrate technology with a low fee focus.
Our listing packages range from a 1% to a 1.5% listing side commission which offer thousands in savings when compared to traditional fee models.
We also offer cash back to home buyers ranging from $500 to $1000.
Keep an eye out for our various tech releases coming in 2021 and beyond!
If you're looking for an agent who will send flyers to the neighbourhood, put their face on every bus bench, and charge an outdated commission amount - I'm probably not your guy.
BUT, if you feel the real estate industry has changed and agents should adjust their business to
My team and I are excited and ready to help you with your next move. Get in touch today to see how we can help you.
© 2020 Thomas Harrington - REVERE Real Estate
Information Courtesy of Thomas Harrington, Associate Broker/REALTOR® at Revere. Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers under contract REALTOR® , MLS® , and REALTOR.ca are property of the Canadian Real Estate Association. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Commission savings are based on a commission of 7% on the first $100,000 and 3% on the balance. "Saving thousands on commissions" is based on our 1% lising fee comparaed to the traditional costs of 7/3 or 3.5/1.5. All commissions may be subject to a minimum fee. Our packages are only for REVERE as the listing brokerage and do not include renumeration to be paid to a buyers agent, if any.
Average savings of $4800 is calculated by comparing actual listing commissions paid on 1% or flat fee packages to a traditional commission of 3.5% on the first $100,000 and 1.5% on the remaining balance of the sale price + GST
Trademarks are owned or controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and indentify real estate professionals who are members of CREA (REALTOR®) and/or the quality of services they provide (MLS®). Our 1% listing commissions are subject to minimum charges for homes under $300,000. 1% fee may not be available in all regions and may vary, ask us for details.