10 questions about DuProprio
Selling a home commission-free can bring up a lot of questions, because selling a property isn’t something you do every day. But our team does!Over the years, we’ve helped and supported over 309,000 homeowners like you sell successfully. Here are the 10 questions we’re asked most often.
- 1 - How do your services work?
- 2 - What is the success rate for selling with DuProprio vs. a broker?
- 3 - How long does it take to sell with DuProprio vs. with a broker?
- 4 - How much time will I have to put in to sell my property?
- 5 - Am I better protected with DuProprio or a real estate broker?
- 6 - With DuProprio, am I left on my own?
- 7 - Will the selling price be higher or lower with DuProprio than with a broker?
- 8 - Are DuProprio and Proprio Direct the same thing?
- 9 - What type of visibility with potential buyers does DuProprio offer?
- 10 - If people don’t pay a commission, how does DuProprio make money?
1 How do your services work?
It’s simple. DuProprio offers the two essential ingredients you need to sell a property: support and visibility. You get access to an experienced, professional team of photographers, appraisers, coaches and notaries, who guide you throughout the sale1, and you also gain access to the most liked real estate site in Quebec2. The big difference from selling with a real estate broker is that, with us, you don’t pay a commission at the end of the transaction. This can mean thousands more dollars in your pocket. 1. Support services vary, depending on the package selected.2. According to a web survey of 1,246 respondents conducted by the firm Ad hoc from February 12 to 25, 2019.
2 What is the success rate for selling with DuProprio vs. a broker?
Owners choosing DuProprio have no reason to envy real estate agents. In 2018, the number of properties sold with DuProprio increased by 8%1 compared to the previous year, and the success rate of sellers supported by DuProprio (calculated as the ratio of properties sold compared to those put up for sale) was 80%2 while the success rate of owners who went with a broker was 61%3. 1. DuProprio, January 1 to December 31, 2018.2. DuProprio, January 1 to December 31, 2018. Calculation based on the ratio of the number of properties declared sold versus the number of properties put up for sale on DuProprio.com during the year 2018.3. Quebec’s professional real estate broker association (Association professionnelle des courtiers immobiliers du Québec—APCIQ). Calculation based on the ratio of the number of properties declared sold versus the number of properties put up for sale by real estate agents during the year 2018.
3 How long does it take to sell with DuProprio vs. with a broker?
In Quebec in 2018, the average selling time for a property was about 110 days, regardless of whether it was with DuProprio or with a real estate broker1. What does influence selling time are the location, the asking price, how the property is presented and how many potential buyers the listing reaches Our team can support you on all these aspects—except, of course, your home’s location. 1. Centris and DuProprio, January 1 to December 31, 2018.
4 How much time will I have to put in to sell my property?
A study conducted by Harris/Decima shows that the amount of time the owner puts in is, on average, 30 hours, regardless of whether or not a real estate broker is involved in the sale1.It makes sense: Who gathers all the important papers for the notary? Who has to clean the house before visits? Who answers important questions about your home (whether it’s the potential buyer or the broker asking them)? You do. You’re the best person to sell your property, because after all, you know it inside out and have lived there. 1. Survey of 1,004 Canadians conducted by Harris/Decima between August 25 and 29, 2011. The margin of error is +/-3.1%, 19 times out of 20.
5 Am I better protected with DuProprio or a real estate broker?
It’s false that sellers are better protected with a real estate broker. In fact, choosing a broker only protects the seller in case of fraud or damage that are the result of a professional error made by the broker. Thus, a broker’s work doesn’t offer any additional legal protection in case of hidden defects or if buyers change their mind. In these unfortunate situations, regardless of whether or not you chose to sell with a broker, you will need a lawyer: only they are qualified to provide legal advice and to manage these situations.
6 With DuProprio, am I left on my own?
Not at all. We support you at every important step, with the right type of advice given by the right person. Our customer service advisors are available 7 days a week, always cheerfully ready to answer your questions and guide you to the right resource person. While a real estate broker has to divide their attention between several clients, DuProprio gives you access to a large team, exactly when you need it.
7 Will the selling price be higher or lower with DuProprio than with a broker?
No. A property’s value and what buyers are ready to pay are not influenced by the colour of the sign out front, but by the reality of supply and demand. Value increases when a property is in great condition and is located in a high-demand area. To help you set your price, DuProprio puts the most highly qualified people at your disposal: appraisers.
8 Are DuProprio and Proprio Direct the same thing?
No. DuProprio and Proprio Direct are two completely separate companies that offer different services. They are unrelated. DuProprio helps homeowners sell their property commission-free with the help of the right resource person at every key point in the selling process. With Proprio Direct, you work with a real estate broker and must pay a commission.
9 What type of visibility with potential buyers does DuProprio offer?
With over 7 million visits per month, DuProprio.com has earned the title of most liked real estate website in Quebec1! And there are some 360,000 people subscribed to our alerts to find their future property. DuProprio.com is a must for all property-seekers in Quebec. In 2019, for the 23st year in a row, DuProprio helped a record number of homeowners sell their property: 22,000 properties were declared sold just that year. 1. According to a web survey of 1,246 respondents conducted by the firm Ad hoc from February 12 to 25, 2019.
10 If people don’t pay a commission, how does DuProprio make money?
It’s simple. You buy one of our packages before you start the selling process. These packages give you access to different levels of service, depending on what you need. Our rates starts from $699 plus tax and you have no commission to pay when you sell. Our mission is to help you sell your property successfully, in a way that lets you keep the maximum benefit from your sale.