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Our priority: your safety
Real estate brokers respect the instructions and measures announced by government authorities and public health agencies in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and adapt to their recommendations in order to prevent its spread.
The vigilance, professionalism and collaboration demonstrated by brokers has allowed for the continuation of professional activities and, above all, has allowed real estate brokerage to be recognized as an essential service.
The main health measures that are in effect:
- Due to the implementation of the curfew (depending on the region), property visits are prohibited during this period.
- Open houses are not recommended.
- Real estate agency offices must remain closed and administrative staff must continue to work remotely.
Second Lockdown: How Brokers are Adapting
The vigilance, professionalism and collaboration demonstrated by brokers has allowed for the continuation of professional activities and, above all, has allowed real estate brokerage to be recognized as an essential service.I would like to sell my property. Can I work with a real estate broker in this current situation
Yes, absolutely, while respecting the health measures.
What technology tools do real estate brokers use when selling a property in a virtual context?
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.
What about other stakeholders in the real estate industry and/or those associated with real estate transactions (notaries, building inspectors, land surveyors and appraisers)?
The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB), which represents more than 13,000 real estate brokers, is in regular contact with the government and various industry partners associated with real estate transactions.Read more
Why a Certificate of Location?
The QPAREB points out that when you sell your property, your real estate broker will ask you for an up-to-date certificate of location as required in the real estate brokerage forms.
The QPAREB representing more than 13,000 real estate brokers and real estate agencies stresses the fact that a pre-purchase inspection is a vital step in all real estate transactions, even in the context of a complex and high-pressure real estate market.
In-person property visits are allowed while respecting the health measures. Open-houses are not recommended.
What technology tools do real estate brokers use in a transaction when working in a virtual context for the purchase of a property?
Real estate brokerage use several techonology tools throughout transaction: electronic signature, virtual tours etc.
TIPS TO HELP YOU
How can I prepare my property for in-person property visits and virtual visits?
Put things away, organize and tidy your home to make it as attractive as possible. Now is the perfect time for those who are handy can do some value-added renovations around the house.
- Depersonalizing Your Home to Sell It
- Renovations that increase value
- Refresh your melamine kitchen cabinets
- Modernize your kitchen cabinets
- Clean your home without using chemical products
What options are available for visiting properties remotely?
Your broker is the best person to help organize a virtual visit with the sellers of the property you’re interested in.
- Second Lockdown: How Brokers are Adapting
- Request an Interactive Showing on Centris.ca
- The “Lifestyle” feature simplifies your searches
Tips and decor to improve the organization of my home during this period?
Since working from home has become part of our daily routine, it’s important to be properly set up with an adequate workspace. It can also be an opportunity to organize the house.
- Setting up a home office
- Tips for organizing your kitchen
- Decorate your home with a photo gallery wall
REAL ESTATE MARKET
Press releases issued by the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
[2021.01.08] The Real Estate Industry Continues its Activities and Adjusts to the New Health Measures
[2021.01.05] Strong End to the Year on the Quebec City Real Estate Market With Another Record Increase in Sales and Prices