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3 reasons to sell your home commission-free in 2021

The real estate market has been ideal for sellers for over a year now. More buyers are vying for a smaller number of properties for sale, creating a very hot market for those interested in selling.

In these market conditions, nearly 2 out of 3 Quebecers surveyed1 believe that selling their property without a real estate agent has never been so easy!

That said, the buying frenzy is making some sellers feel a little uncertain and nervous. Hence the advantage of working with a professional team like DuProprio's, which helps Quebec homeowners sell their home in the best possible conditions, with complete confidence.

1. A seller’s market

"Competition among buyers is so fierce that we are seeing overbidding throughout the province,” revealed Martin Desfossés, real estate coach at DuProprio. “At the beginning of the year, more than 1 in 3 properties2 was declared sold for higher than the price listed on our site."

Selling price and selling time are influenced by market conditions, not by whether a property is sold with or without an agent. It is not the real estate agent who sells your house for more than asking. It’s the buyer who decides how much they’re willing or able to pay for your property.

When you sell without an intermediary, you save thousands of dollars that you could put toward your next home purchase or use to fund personal projects you’ve had in mind.

2. A team by your side until you sell

Overbidding often occurs when a seller receives several offers to purchase, which changes how the transaction is negotiated. The best way to confidently invite this type of offer is to be well-prepared—a process that holds no secrets for our real estate coaches.

"Whether a seller receives one offer or more, they are always entitled to take a certain amount of time to respond, which they can use to carefully read through each offer,” explains Martin Desfossés. “If the seller receives multiple offers, they can even ask the buyers if they’re interested in raising their offer."

DuProprio's clients have access to a team of notaries, who can answer their questions about the transaction and the documents required. A simple phone call helps sellers conclude an agreement with peace of mind!

3. A transaction with a more personal touch, at your own pace

In a market where everything seems to be moving very fast, having the opportunity to develop a relationship of trust with the buyer is one big advantage of selling without a go-between. This direct contact with the buyer simplifies the conversation and the purchasing process. And, best of all, you will not be influenced one way or the other or feel pressed to make a decision.

In addition, you will have full control over who enters your home and the freedom to choose how you would like to conduct the negotiations.

"Unlike a real estate broker, a DuProprio client, or any homeowner who decides to sell without an intermediary, is free to disclose, or not, the amounts of the offers they've received—unless, of course, a buyer requests that their offer remain confidential," explained Me Elena Maria Bejan, notary at DuProprio.

The best sales strategy is the one that best meets your needs. To find out how we can help you sell your property and save thousands in commission, call us at 1-866-387-7677 or let us know the best time to contact you.

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1. According to a web survey of 600 respondents from across Quebec, conducted by Ad Hoc Research from March 12 to 18, 2021. 2. DuProprio.com, from January 1 to March 31, 2021.