A guide for your House Sale or Purchase

how it works

How to list a property for sale

1) Create your listing

After signing in, visit the comparables page (which analyzes data from surrounding properties) to help set your price. Then move through the simple five steps of entering property details and uploading photos of the property.
If you choice, Stream will partner you with a Licensed Preferred Partner Realtor (PPR) in your area. This Real Estate Advisor will be on hand to help throughout the sales process. 

2) PROMOTE YOUR HOME

a) Your new 'For Sale By Owner' listing will be displayed on Stream beside Canadian wide MLS® listings. You will be sent a 'For Sale' yard sign (or a hanging condo/apartment style sign as required) to be placed outside the property. This sign will display your phone number.  

b) If you wish to list your property on the MLS® System you may do so with the assistance of Stream. We will connect you with a licensed Preferred Partner Real Estate Agent in your area

3) SCHEDULE OPEN HOUSE VIEWINGS

Open houses has long been a staple of the real estate process. By simply setting the 'Open House' time and date as part of your Stream listing, you are able to show your property to multiple potential buyers at one time.
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4) Receive offers

You will be notified the moment an offer is received, then it will be for you to decide if you would like to accept, reject, or negotiate it. Remember, your Real Estate Advisor is always on hand if you need help. 

5) Finalize the deal

The Letter of Intent is an agreement between buyer and seller which outlines the following: names of the parties involved, the date of the contract, a specific description of the land involved, the price, and any conditions. When conditions are removed, all the information is ready for your lawyers to complete the sale.

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How to find a place called home

1) Search listings

With thousands of Canadian wide listings including both MLS and ‘For Sale by Owner’ displayed in the same search, you're sure to find a place called home.

2) Utilize ‘What’s Near Me’ feature

Discover properties in your area or where you just happen to be, by clicking the ‘See What’s Near Me” button. You may be pleasantly surprised by what there is to discover.

3) Sign up for your free account

Once signed in, you are able to save your favourite listings by clicking on the heart icon. This allows them to be viewed together under 'My Saved Properties' page. Also custom searches, including your desired search filters settings, can be saved.    

4) Visit Open Houses

Check the ‘Open House’ times on the listing and visit the property to get the full sense of the property.

6) Make an offer

Securely submit your offer directly through Stream.

7) Finalize the deal

The Letter of Intent is an agreement between buyer and seller which outlines the following: names of the parties involved, the date of the contract, a specific description of the land involved, the price, and any conditions. When conditions are removed, all the information is ready for your lawyers to complete the sale.

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In case you miss any information or just want to give us feedback, please feel free to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH DOES A LISTING COST?

A For Sale By Owner can list their home for sale for a 1 time fee of $299 plus tax. Unlike other FSBO sites, Stream does not force you to renew every few months at another fee. When you list your home on Stream for $299 (plus tax), it’s one time and your property stays listed on Stream until either 1. It sells or 2. You take it down.

If you’re listing a rental property, it’s $15.00. That’s a 1 time fee, not per month.

If you’re listing your property on the Board’s MLS® System and using Stream for additional marketing tools and exposure, the fee you pay is negotiated separately with your brokerage of choice.

HOW MUCH MONEY WILL I SAVE BY SELLING MY HOME BY FSBO?

This is very much a “it depends” question. Real Estate fees are negotiated between the brokerage and the seller. Those fees can very from a few hundred dollars to a significant percentage of the sale price. With Stream you only pay a 1 time fixed fee of $299 (plus tax).

WHY SHOULD I SELL MY HOUSE ON STREAM?

Stream is a national service that allows buyers to find your home whether you are selling FSBO or are listed on MLS. Stream is a very cost effective way to sell your property. Unlike most other services, Stream is a one-time fee that you don’t have to regularly renew. When you list your property on Stream, your house stays on Stream until it sells or you remove it.

IS IT RISKY TO SELL YOUR HOUSE WITHOUT A REAL ESTATE AGENT?

Again, the answer is “it depends”. An agent may be able to help screen out certain things, but if you refer to our section on open houses and showing your home, you should be able to safeguard yourself and your property.

If you encounter a buyer that is trying to defraud you of your property, remember these 2 cliches:

  1. There’s no free lunch
  2. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Any real estate lawyer is aware of all the money-laundering and fraudulent possibilities that may come to you.

WHAT IF I AM ALREADY WORKING WITH AN AGENT?

Sit down with your agent and explain what you are doing. If you are in a brokerage agreement (listing contract) there may be stiff penalties if you breach your contract.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT HOW MUCH TO SELL MY HOUSE FOR?

Click on his link: Pricing Your Property

WHY WILL A REAL ESTATE ADVISER BE ASSIGNED TO ME IF I WANT TO DO “FOR SALE BY OWNER”?

This service may be the most valuable one Stream offers. Although Stream is trying to make selling your home as easy as possible, sometimes there are questions that only an industry expert can answer. Your assigned advisor can be looked on as a real estate Coach.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SELL MY HOUSE?

Your advisor should be able to give you an estimate of average days on market or DOM. That’s usually a pretty good indicator. Really, though it all depends on pricing.

WILL I STILL NEED TO USE A LAWYER?

The short answer is yes. There are a lot of things that can go wrong if not handled correctly. Consult with a lawyer early on and be prepared to do what he or she tells you to do. It might look easy to sell your own house but there’s a lot going on in the background and most of it is legal in nature.