Selling with DuProprio vs. a Real Estate Agent
DuProprio vs. a Real Estate Agent
Are you thinking of selling your property, but trying to decide between DuProprio and a real estate agent?
Keep reading, and make an informed decision!
Get the support you need
Selling without a real estate agent doesn’t mean selling on your own. With DuProprio’s services, you’ll get support from the right person at each step in the sale of your property.
Instead of having to rely on only one agent, you’ll have a whole team of representatives, customer service advisors, real estate coaches, appraisers and notaries.
Invest the same amount of time
Whether you sell your property with an agent or without, you’ll have to invest an average of 30 hours of your time.*
Since the average commission is $15,000 plus tax, this works out to a salary of $566/hour.
*Survey conducted by Harris/Decima of 1004 Canadians, between August 25 and 29, 2011. Its margin of error is +/-3.1%, 19 times out of 20.
Sell within the same timeframe
Owners who sell with DuProprio sell on average within 16 weeks, whereas owners who work with a real estate agent sell within... 16 weeks.*
*Source : Centris and DuProprio, January to October 2017.
Reach more buyers
DuProprio.com is Quebec’s most-visited real estate website.*
So you’ll be getting the best exposure.
*comScore Media Metrix® Key Measures Report, monthly average (January 2017–October 2017), desktop data, unique visitors, CA.
Save thousands of dollars
People who have sold with the help of DuProprio have saved an average of $15,000.1
See how much you could save
1 Amount corresponding to the average sale price of properties sold using DuProprio in 2015, based on sale prices disclosed by our clients.
31,000 happy customers are proof!
With DuProprio, you get the best support services, the best online exposure and thousands of dollars in savings, while investing the same amount of time and selling within the same timeframe as with a real estate agent.
According to a recent survey of DuProprio’s clients, 95% of them say that our services met their expectations. No wonder we have so many positive testimonials!
DuProprio vs. Proprio Direct
Only DuProprio helps owners sell without a commission. Proprio Direct is a brokerage business, with real estate agents and with a commission.
The truth about Proprio Direct
With Proprio Direct, an owner that finds his buyer himself still needs to pay a 2% commission to the real estate agent. This percentage can rise to 7% when the agent finds the buyer. But in practice, did you know that only 10% of transactions closed through Proprio Direct had a commission of 2%?
DuProprio reaches more buyers
Proprio Direct claims to reach 100% of buyers but it doesn’t even rank among the top 10 most-visited real estate sites in Quebec.
Are you better protected with an agent?
Many owners mistakenly think that doing business with a real estate agent protects them in a range of situations, when in actual fact, selling with an agent:
- Does not protect you from hidden defects
- Does not protect you from a withdrawal by the buyer
- Does not replace a professional home inspection
- Does not preclude the need to close the transaction with a notary
Selling with a real estate agent protects you only from damages resulting from a professional error committed by the agent, and only if the FARCIQ (Fonds d’assurance responsabilité professionnelle du courtage immobilier du Québec) agrees that a fault was committed and that it resulted in the damages
The legal implications are the same whether you sell with an agent or with the help of DuProprio. Your transaction is not more protected with an agent. This is because the Civil Code of Quebec applies to all transactions, regardless of whether they’re done with an agent or without.Radio-Canada report on the OACIQ →