June 21, 2021

Selling your home with a real estate broker

Selling your home is a big decision that involves a considerable amount of money. The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB) reminds you that it’s important to be well advised and guided at all stages of your transaction.

Thanks to their in-depth knowledge of the real estate market, brokers are the professionals to consult for a successful real estate transaction, with complete peace of mind.

In today’s complex market where pressure is growing due to multiple offers, bidding wars, negotiations, etc., the role of the broker is crucial in helping you sell your property. Here are some good reasons to use the services of a broker who will support you from the time you put your home on the market until the sale is finalized at the notary’s office:

1. Enjoy increased security and protection

Real estate brokers are subject to the Real Estate Brokerage Act, bylaws and a strict code of ethics that allow you to benefit from various protection mechanisms throughout your real estate transaction.

2. Get advice from a trained professional

Brokers must undergo a recognized training program that is supervised by the Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ). It is the OACIQ who issues a licence to practice following the successful completion of an exam. Many institutions recognized by the OACIQ offer real estate brokerage training across the province, including the Collège de l'Immobilier du Québec.

3. Be supported at every step of your transaction

Your broker will explain the steps you need to take and will accompany you throughout the transaction. They prepare all of the necessary documents and explain them to you: the seller's declaration, the promise to purchase, etc., right up until the notarial act is signed.

4. Benefit from a broker's multiple skills

The broker provides a complete and accurate description of the property for sale, analyzes the market, proposes a marketing strategy, verifies the property’s specifications, drafts and submits the promise to purchase to the seller. They also negotiate in the best interest of their client and ensure that all conditions are met in time for the signing of the notarial act.

5. Maximize visibility and traffic to your property

Your property will enjoy unparalleled visibility by being displayed to more than 13,000 real estate brokers in the Centris system (and to their thousands of buying clients) and it will appear on Centris.ca, the most visited real estate website in Quebec.

6. Save time, effort and energy

Your broker will manage calls, organize visits, promote the property, establish the right price, recommend competent professionals to consult, and regularly inform you of current developments and steps to be taken. In short, your broker saves you precious time!

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