May 11, 2020

Technology tools used during the sale of a property

What technology tools do real estate brokers use when selling a property in a virtual context?  

In-person property visits are allowed. Open-houses are not recommended 

Throughout the real estate transaction, real estate brokers may use various technology tools without you having to pay any additional fees. Your real estate broker will be able to guide you in determining which tools and strategies are best suited to your situation for the sale of your property.

Real estate brokers already have several technology tools for the remote filling in and signing of documents, including brokerage contracts, promises to purchase and seller's declarations. For the signing of documents in a social distancing context, brokers have software (Authentisign) that allows them to affix a legal electronic signature on all your documents and forms and control the signing process remotely. For document sharing, email exchanges are recommended. For meetings, videoconferences and virtual visits, several tools and platforms can be used such as Zoom, FaceTime, Google Meet, Facebook Messenger, Teams and Skype. 

Sources: Government of Québec, QPAREB, Centris, OACIQ
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