With consumers increasingly making purchases through digital marketplaces, Bōde meets the modern buyer’s desire for convenience, self-service and the ability to source the best value for their hard-earned money.
Like other online shopping and e-commerce pursuits, 92% of Canadians start their search for their home online. Saving searches, sharing listings and creating favorite lists are all a part of the market research and organization phase of your home selection. In many countries around the world, including Australia and Denmark, the next step of requesting a showing, communicating with the seller and making an offer is done by the buyer without an agent. In fact, in each of these countries, there is no buyer agent service offering at all.
Today, any Bōde user can communicate, schedule showings and make offers to any Realtor.ca listing or Bōde listing without any fees from Bōde. The service collects a 1% fee from the seller only when the deal is closed.
Lindsay Skabar, Bōde’s Chief Marketing Officer, said:
“We are really excited about providing buyers with the ability to go from search to keys starting with 6,500 Calgary listings on Bōde at no cost to the buyer. This instantly cuts the cost of all transactions in half with even more savings when it is an offer on a Bōde listing. We’ve seen international buyers successfully purchase homes themselves for many years, and we’re taking that trend to the next level by automating and digitizing the transaction.”
Bōde launched in September of 2019 and successfully sold all four high-end properties for list price in just 21 days, well below the average time on market. The innovative real estate model is gaining popularity with both property developers and homebuilders across Alberta and was recently selected as the sole listing provider of 49 lots for the luxury Springbank development, River Edge.
“People who have utilized our system are overjoyed with the savings and ease of use. We’re really looking forward to the spring months when the market heats up. People have become very comfortable with our simple and intuitive customer experience, motivating them to buy their next house with us,” says Skabar.
In keeping with its non-traditional approach to real estate, Bōde gives every seller an Augmented Reality “for sale” sign that interested buyers can scan with their phone to receive detailed information about the home.
SOURCE Bōde Canada