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|Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan|
|Marco Dodier (President & CEO), Jean-Bruno Lessard (Sr VP), Lukas Lhotsky (VP Corporate Development & Operational Strategy), Marie-Christine Blain (VP Legal Affairs & Compliance)|
|Services||online home listings, customer support, marketing materials, mere postings in Alberta and Ontario|
Number of employees
ByTheOwner, composed of PrivateRealEstate in Ontario, ComFree in Alberta, ComFree in Manitoba, and Skhomes4sale in Saskatchewan, was acquired by DuProprio in 2009. After the acquisition, the company was rebranded as the ComFree network.
In January 2012, the two ComFree Commonsense Network brokerages were launched in Ontario and Alberta.
In July 2013, WeList.com joined the ComFree network.
The ComFree network offers different flat-fee service packages to help homeowners sell their homes. Basic packages include exposure on ComFree.com, lawn signs, and a personalized consultation with a sales rep (depending on location). The more premium packages offer additional advertising support. Depending on location, a competitive market analysis may also be available. In Alberta and Ontario, the ComFree Commonsense Network brokerages enable homeowners to list their homes on REALTOR.ca through a board's MLS system, and allow them to access owner-directed services such as advice on appraisals, and legal and administrative aspects of the home sale in addition to marketing support.
In Saskatchewan, ComFree provides flat-fee services via a "for-sale-by-owner" model to homeowners who want to sell without a real estate agent. In Alberta and Ontario, the services to homeowners are provided by ComFree Commonsense Network brokerage, a brokerage duly registered in each of those two provinces under the applicable real estate/brokerage act. In Manitoba, the services to homeowners are provided by ComFree Commonsense Network broker, a brokerage duly registered in this province under the applicable real estate/brokerage act.
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