The Benefits of Working a Real Estate Agent

If you're seller

It’s true that in some cases someone might choose to sell their home independently, however, it’s most beneficial to list your home with an agent. There are a number of advantages to having a real estate agent, whether you are the buyer or seller.

When you’ve decided to list your home the real estate agent will have many roles. They’ll have access to information that can help sell your home faster and at a higher price.
It’s common for agents to have many clients at the same time, this means often more than one listing. Your agent might even work in an office with other agents with clients of their own as well. It’s an integral part of their job is to be aware of their clients' needs so they are always on the look out for their clients' perfect home. This means that due to this environment your listing will get more exposure when you use an agent.

Statistically your listing will sell faster when you use an agent. This is because your agent has a variety of methods to advertise your home such as, their website, their Brokerage Website and Realtor.ca.

If you're a buyer

If you're purchasing a home for the first time you would also benefit from using a real estate agent. The agent has many resources and will be helpful to first time buyers by:  

  • Assessing your needs for your first home, this may be done by asking you questions, and making you aware of areas you may not have considered.
  • Directing you to a mortgage consultant to take steps to get a pre-approved mortgage.
  • Providing you with information about a home you are interested in.

As you begin to take steps in making a major decision in your life leave the details to a qualified professional who is there to assist you.

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Our agent gave us all the resources available to her to help sell our home. Our Burlington home sold in 2 weeks and we couldn't be happier with our association with Ms. VanDinther

David Harkness, Burlington, ON

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Advantages of Listing with a REALTOR

  • Your time is valuable! Let me save you TIME!
  • I'm likely to sell your home for MORE MONEY due to the greater exposure I offer (many sellers even NET more after our fee)!
  • A 3rd party (REALTOR®) can obtain the prospect's TRUE OPINIONS of your home and relay those comments to you!
  • You'll know the buyer is a QUALIFIED one, not just a looker!
  • You don't need to personally open up your home to STRANGERS!
  • You don't need to spend YOUR VALUABLE FREE TIME showing your home to potential buyers, nosey neighbours, and tire kickers!
  • You can SAVE YOUR MONEY by not having to advertise your own home!
  • You can be professionally represented by someone that can be held ACCOUNTABLE for all the details!

What will My Real Estate Agent do for Me?

There are many steps involved in the process of buying and selling real estate. Although we may not see each one, here is an idea of how your agent is working for you to meet your needs.

  • The agent is responsible to arrange advertising. This may involve in a local newspaper, or their website. Usually this is done in many places to ensure your home is seen by as many people as possible
  • Enter new listing into the MLS system so your home officially becomes recognized as on the market
  • Arrange photos (interior and exterior) for advertising. These photos may be for a feature sheet, or for the website or both
  • Add your Home to their "Featured Listings" and "Just Listed" section of their Website (Tip: Always use a REALTOR with a top-notch professional and up-to-date website)
  • Put "for sale" lawn sign up
  • Respond to ad call inquires
  • Arrange a REALTORS® open house - This is where your REALTOR® will show the new listing to all other interested REALTORS®
  • Arrange several open house dates (usually on Sunday afternoons)
  • Set up appointments for viewing. Your real estate agent makes themselves available to view your home as soon as possible
  • Respond to feedback from showings. The buyer's agent will inform your selling agent how the showing went, and whether the potential buyer is interested in seeing your home again
  • Negotiate offers
  • Qualify prospective buyers
  • Arrange home inspection
  • Ensures the conditional time frame placed on an offer is recorded and met
  • Present offer to lawyers
  • Change lawn sign to "sold"


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F C
  February 20, 2024

Thank you Lori VanDinther - Burlington Realtor for leading us to an amazing outcome! Our first meeting you asked us what we needed and we said “a leader and strong communicator who is proactive on their approached”. You delivered 100%! We couldn’t be happier with this outcome and look forward to the next step - buying! One million thank yous to you and your team.

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Julie Koch
  October 30, 2023

Kim did a fantastic job of helping me sell my home on a time crunch. She made sure to always keep me updated which really helped during my first time selling. I also highly recommend the team she used to stage my home. They were very professional and made my home look straight out of a magazine! All together, I am happy with my experience and would recommend the VanDinther team to my friends.

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Nicole Di Rado
  October 24, 2023

We worked with Kim to buy our first home and to say it was a fantastic experience is an understatement! Kim is so helpful, knowledgeable and responsive. We felt so supported and reassured throughout the entire process. She truly goes above and beyond. We cannot recommend this team enough!!

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Carolyn Hill
  August 13, 2023

We had the pleasure of working with Lori and Kim in selling our current home and finding our new home. It was all done very quickly and easily with the help of this great team! Response time from them was always immediate. Negations through the entire process were handled extremely well and a lot of hard work was put in by both Lori and Kim. We would highly recommend them to all our friends and family. Thanks to both of you for a job well done! We are so happy!

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