Legal Services for Private Sales

Close your real estate transaction with confidence. Available for virtual and in-person closing, we bring legal expertise to you in the most convenient and affordable way.

Make Your Private Sale a Success

Save thousands in commissions with a private sale. Axess Law’s licensed real estate lawyers work with you to make your private sale a success. We prepare offers to purchase real estate forms for private sales while you wait.

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How It Works


Request Quote

Click on ‘Get Started’ button to receive a quote from us. If you decide to proceed, our customer care team will reach out to you within minutes to discuss the next steps.


Upload Files

You will receive a secure intake link in your inbox to submit your closing documents. After receiving your documents, we will work with the lender to prepare for closing while keeping you informed at all times.


Sign Agreement

Once your closing documents are ready, we will book an appointment to review and sign the documents with you. Depending upon your convenience and location, you can meet your lawyer in person or virtually. 

Documents We Need

Hiring real estate lawyers in Ontario is more affordable than you expect. Axess Law’s licensed Ontario lawyers can close your real estate transaction quickly and efficiently, on time and on budget. Our flat rate legal services are the perfect match for budget conscious private home buyers and sellers.
  • Driver’s license
  • Canadian passport
  • Ontario photo card
  • Canadian citizenship card with photo
  • PR card with photo

Sell Your Home Privately in Ontario

  • Zero commission sites like For Sale by Owner ( give you a MLS listing, custom lawn signs and social media shares. You pay a low flat fee and get basic services that reach more potential buyers.

  • Fixed-fee services like Purplebricks’ licensed Ontario real estate agents charge a small upfront fee when you sign on and a modest flat fee when your home sells. You pay about a third of the cost of a traditional realtor.

  • If you’re really determined to sell yourself, using social media, lawn signs and word of mouth can help you find potential buyers.

No One Knows Your Home Better

It’s true that you and your family know your home inside and out. You likely know where all the defects are and all the quirks that make your neighbourhood (and home) a best seller. With some practice, you could become a skilled negotiator at pointing out features that make your home desirable and well worth the price you are asking. About the price — attending a few open houses and looking online on the MLS can help you get a realistic idea of what your home is worth.

What to Watch Out For

Private sales may save commission fees, but they have their trade-offs. Watch out for these signs you may need a realtor:
Hosting open houses yourself is becoming a drag
Buyers are reluctant to approach you or don't realize your home is for sale
You lack advice on the finer points of writing a contract
You over-priced your home for the market

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Convenient Appointments

Make an appointment by calling +1.877.402.4207 or fill out our online booking form. Axess Law gives you the choice of booking an online or in-person appointment. Our lawyers are available 7 days a week, at times convenient for you. We can meet in person, by phone, email, or via a remote video call. In addition to these, there are 5 Axess Law offices located across the Greater Toronto Area – all with onsite parking or easily accessible by public transit.

Some FAQs

Selling your own home is perfectly legal in Ontario. You can do all the work yourself or pay for only those services you need when you market your home for sale by the owner. Any registered Ontario real estate agent can put your home on local Multiple Listing Services (MLS). Using the MLS to list, the properties for sale advertise your property to home buyers throughout Ontario.
  • As a home seller, you can charge what you think your home is worth, all while working around your busy schedule and family demands.
  • When you list a private sale by the owner, you control every part of the sales process except the legal requirements. While you may still have to pay buyer’s agents incentives to show your home, you keep the money you would have paid for most realtor services.

Real estate attorneys are the inexpensive way to get professional legal help to complete private sale real estate firms in Ontario. Legal advice from a licensed lawyer protects you if a buyer changes their mind.

At Axess Law Ontario we help you settle out of court, file small claims court applications or take legal action on real estate transactions.

You already know that private sales eliminate most real estate fees. You can save three ways when you list your own home:

  • By listing with zero commission services like For Sale by Owner.
  • By hiring a fixed-fee GTA realty service like Purplebricks.
  • By posting a sign on your lawn to sell it yourself.
A mortgage can make sense if you have years left to go or can offer your own attractive interest rates to potential buyers. Be aware, transferring your mortgage debt to a buyer makes you liable for the first 12 months if a buyer defaults. Our real estate law professionals work with your bank to confirm buyers are approved for mortgage financing before discharging mortgage obligations.