5 Reasons to Team Up With a Broker
Are you thinking of buying or selling a property? Have you thought of doing business with a real estate broker? Here are 5 good reasons to team up with a real estate professional.
1. To buy or sell at a fair price
Brokers have access to the latest market statistics and advanced tools that allow them to perform a comparative market analysis. As a buyer or seller, this means that you are buying or selling your property at a fair price.
2. To benefit from the broker's understanding of legal documents and procedures
Your broker will help you fill in the seller’s declaration, prepare and explain all of the clauses in the promise to purchase and sales contract, and help organize all the documents you need for the signing at the notary’s office. Your broker will also inform you of the steps to take to buy or sell a home and can guide you to competent professionals who you may need to consult with.
3. To maximize your property's visibility and traffic
Your broker will list your property in the real estate brokers’ Centris system, which contains the largest selection of properties on the market. Your home will therefore be available to Québec’s 13,000 real estate brokers and their buying clients. It will also be present on Centris.ca, the most visited real estate website in Québec.
4. To ensure you obtain accurate information about the property
In accordance with the Real Estate Brokerage Act, a real estate broker is required to verify all of the information that is used to promote a property they are selling. Among other things, they must ensure that the property description is correct and that all measurements are accurate.
5. To benefit from the broker's many skills
A broker provides a complete and accurate description of the property, performs a comparative market analysis, proposes a marketing strategy, verifies the specifications of the desired property, prepares and submits the promise to purchase to the seller and negotiates in the best interest of his or her client. A real estate broker is a valuable ally: they will clearly explain the steps you need to take, and will accompany you throughout the entire transaction, from your first meeting to the signing of the notarial act. You will therefore have more time to focus on the things that matter the most to you.
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