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Selling during COVID-19: DuProprio or a broker?

Since spring 2020, buyers have taken the real estate market by storm in Quebec. In this context, this is a great opportunity for owners who wish to put their property up for sale. Now, what's their best option: DuProprio or a broker?

The COVID-19 crisis has forced us to reconsider our habits in all kinds of ways. Many Quebecers are now realizing the importance of making wiser choices when it comes to finances or health.

No-commission is the best option

In the current circumstances, we are all being more careful about how we invest our money. It goes without saying that the costs involved in selling a property—often the largest asset we own—deserves serious consideration. The services of a real estate broker can cost up to $10,000, $20,000 or even $30,000 for a single transaction. Imagine the financial impact for a person who sells a home four or five times during their life. It’s staggering!

Now more than ever, it’s easy to see why services like DuProprio make sense. For nearly 25 years, the company has allowed Quebec homeowners to sell successfully, with the support of experts, at a fraction of the cost of a broker (our prices start at $699). In this day and age, it’s even more clearly the right choice to make.

No go-between, less physical contact

All the experts say COVID-19 will be with us for a while, so we need to learn to live with it. Public health authorities recommend that we keep physical contacts to a minimum, to limit the virus’ spread.

If we want to apply these recommendations to selling a home, adding a go-between into the mix may not be the best way to go about it, since this involves an extra person in the process. With DuProprio, you talk to the buyer directly. You have complete control over who enters your home and how the visits and negotiations take place. 

But that doesn’t mean you’re left on your own! Our team of appraisers, advisors, coaches and notaries are there to offer support over the phone. DuProprio’s assisted selling service lets you respect social distancing while also benefiting from expert guidance.

The 3D virtual tour: an essential tool

To reduce physical contact, DuProprio gives all its clients access to the 3D virtual tour. This is a very effective tool to prevent needless visits. In fact, we are the only real estate company in Quebec that makes this service available from the start, in every region where our teams are located.

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To find out how DuProprio can help you sell your property safely, call us at 1-866-387-7677 or watch our information video »

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