Calgary company Bōde has introduced what it said is the real estate industry’s first digital marketplace for real estate transactions.
This, the company explained, means Calgary buyers can now use one of the world’s most “sophisticated and advanced systems” for making real estate transactions.
“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,” said Chief Marketing Officer Lindsay Skabar. “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.”
As with other online shopping and e-commerce pursuits, “92% of Canadians start their search for their home online,” the company noted. “Saving searches, sharing listings and creating favourite lists are all a part of the market research and organization phase of your home selection.”
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.
“People who have utilized our system are overjoyed with the savings and ease of use,” furthered Skabar. “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.”
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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.
Bōde is a licensed real estate brokerage and follows the guidelines set out by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA).
More information is available on Bōde’s website.