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COVID-19 : Our team is at your side to help you market your property

The measures taken by the government authorities to flatten the curve in the COVID-19 crisis have forced a number of industries to adapt quickly to a changing reality.

At DuProprio, our actions have been guided by two questions:

  1. What will happen to Quebeckers who have to keep putting properties on the market or shopping around during this crisis?

There are all sorts of reasons why some Quebecers do not have the choice to move forward in their buying or selling process: people have accepted an offer to purchase on another property, they expect delivery of a new build shortly, they did not renew their lease, etc.

  1. Thus, how can we meet this need while respecting government guidelines and while ensuring our employees’ and customers’ safety?

The answer to this one was simply to get to work.

There for you, from our homes

“In line with the government’s approach for its deconfinement plan, which asks that businesses prioritize telework, our offices remain closed and our employees are working from home,” explains Marco Dodier, DuProprio president. “This includes our service teams and our experts who support our clients on a day-to-day basis. Rest assured that our clients have always continued to have access to our appraisers, coaches, notaries and advisors and that they have maintained the same level of high-quality service as before, and with the same dedication.”

Safe initial meetings

The resumption of real estate activities means that our representatives are back on the road. This is good news, and they have received very clear guidelines on the hygiene measures to follow during their visits to our clients’ homes.

In accordance with the guidelines issued by the public health department, all our representatives will have the supplies needed to limit the risk of spreading COVID-19. They will be equipped with visors; their devices and work tools will be disinfected before and after every meeting; they will have hand sanitizer with them; and they will maintain a distance of 6 feet (2 metres) from our clients at all times.

Photo shoots and the creation of virtual tours can now start up again. This is excellent news for our new clients and for our current clients who were waiting for activity to resume for a representative’s visit.

Our watchword: Follow the guidelines

Since the start of the crisis, DuProprio has made it its duty to understand the instructions issued by the authorities and to take the necessary measures to follow them.

For the time being, DuProprio has prohibited posting open houses on its website. “We recommend that our clients talk to buyers by phone, email or video call, before even considering holding a visit,” says Marco Dodier. “The 5,000 virtual tours available on our website are extremely helpful right now. Our priority is to keep respecting the guidelines and to take full advantage of technology to benefit everyone—as we’ve always done!”

Our financial benefits: More timely than ever

We’re also conscious that many Quebec families will face financial issues in the coming months. We’re convinced that DuProprio can, more than ever, make a real difference in the lives of these families.

“A real estate broker’s commission can mean tens of thousands of dollars that don’t end up in homeowners’ pockets, concludes Marco Dodier. “Selling with DuProprio means there’s no commission to pay. And that’s a very important benefit in the current context, when every dollar counts. We are also pleased to offer payment facilities for those who wish to use our services in these more difficult times.”

Do you have any questions? Contact a member of our team at 1-866-387-7677 or learn more about our services by watching this informative video.