Selling

Welcome to the Selling section where you will find tons of content about selling your home, home staging, setting your home selling price, and more.

Filling out the “Declaration of the Seller” in Complete Transparency

The “Declaration of the Seller” form is a tool owners use to give an overview of their house and property upon selling it. This document gives potential buyers important information about the property’s condition. “It only takes a few minutes … Continue reading

Establishing the value of a house without a municipal assessment

It may be tempting—for buyers and sellers—to use the municipal assessment to judge a property’s asking price. But in reality, this information is only useful to determine the amount of municipal tax that the future owner will have to pay. … Continue reading

Who pays for what at the notary’s?

The final, compulsory step in every real estate transaction in Quebec takes place at the notary’s office. This is when the buyer and the seller formally confirm the bill of sale. And often during this appointment, the house keys are … Continue reading

3 reasons for organizing an open house

An open house is an absolute must when you’re putting your home on the market, because it lets you meet multiple potential buyers within a short time. Nowadays, buyers do their own research and show up when they’re interested in … Continue reading

5 facts you should know about protection

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that doing business with a real estate broker will protect them from any number of situations. But in fact, all real estate transactions get exactly the same legal protection. There is a lot of confusion about … Continue reading

Should you start by buying or selling?

When planning to move, many owners wonder: is it better to sell your current home before looking for a new one, or to find a new place before selling? Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It’s tricky, because both options involve … Continue reading

5 things to know to make an informed decision

Thinking of selling your property but reluctant to pay thousands in commission? Should you hire a real estate broker or get help from a company like DuProprio? Here are 5 facts to help you make an informed decision. 1.Sellers are … Continue reading

4 photo tips to attract buyers

In real estate, photography is the starting point, where potential buyers become interested in a property. If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine how much information a whole album can convey! Because they’re so important, the photos of … Continue reading

What is the notary’s role when you buy a house?

In Quebec, all real estate transactions have to go through a notary. The buyer usually chooses which one to go to. The notary makes sure that the amount equivalent to the sales price (down payment and mortgage) is deposited in … Continue reading

3 hints for negotiating with a buyer’s broker

You’ve decided to sell your home without an agent. You don’t need to restrict your pool of potential buyers by refusing to deal with real estate brokers. It’s quite possible that the future owners of your home have opted to … Continue reading