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Tips for Choosing Your Real Estate Broker

Tips for Choosing Your Real Estate Broker

To succeed in any large project, it’s important that you surround yourself with the right people. When it comes time to buy or sell a home, it’s important that you have a real estate broker on your side, as someone who can help you navigate this complex transaction. If you’re selling your home, your real […]

Open House: What You Should Look For

Open House: What You Should Look For

Did you spot a property that appears to meet your needs, and the broker is holding an open house this weekend? Here are a few things to verify during your visit. The neighbourhood Take the time to explore the neighbourhood. How do the other properties look? Are they well-maintained? What services and shops are within […]

Your Broker, a Gateway to a Network of Specialists

Your Broker, a Gateway to a Network of Specialists

Buying or selling a home is a complex transaction and it’s essential that you surround yourself with professionals who will guide you through all the steps. Did you know that your real estate broker has access to a wide range of specialists who can help ensure the success of your transaction? Here’s an overview of […]

Has Your House Become Too Big?

Has Your House Become Too Big?

Have your kids grown up and left the house? Are you approaching retirement age? Perhaps your home has now become too big, and is starting to have more disadvantages than advantages. If so, it’s time to consider your options. Recognizing the signs Some of the reasons that are often given for wanting to move to […]

The Home Inspection: An Obvious Choice!

The Home Inspection: An Obvious Choice!

Before buying a home, it is strongly recommended that you have it inspected. Beyond the elements that can be easily seen, is the building “healthy”? For a proper diagnosis and accurate facts about elements such as the roof, the foundation, the heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing, electricity, exterior cladding, as well as doors and […]

You Cannot Act as a Real Estate Broker…

You Cannot Act as a Real Estate Broker…

If you’re selling a property, it’s only natural that you want to promote it. But be careful, as it is illegal for consumers to sell a home in exchange for a reward. In fact, in Québec, the Real Estate Brokerage Act is clear. Anyone who acts as an intermediary between a buyer and a seller […]

Condo: Buy New or Used?

Condo: Buy New or Used?

Normally, buying something new rather than old is psychologically more comforting. However, when it comes to real estate, condos that have already had occupants often have an edge over those that still smell like plaster. Perfect walls, floors free of scratches, closet doors that close with ease, the latest fixtures … being the first to […]

The Ten Most Expensive Cities in Canada

The Ten Most Expensive Cities in Canada

According to data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), the average price of a residential property in Canada, all categories combined, increased from $408,209 in 2014 to $442,857 in 2015, an 8.5% increase in the span of one year. But of course, there are large price differences between cities. Topping the list of most […]

Why DuProprio Denigrates the Value of Brokers

Why DuProprio Denigrates the Value of Brokers

The fact that homeowners can choose to sell their property by themselves is a fundamental right that the real estate brokerage industry respects. However, DuProprio’s ads make malicious remarks and systematically denigrate the work of brokers and their commission. The ads treat consumers like they are crazy for choosing to be accompanied by a professional […]

Buying a Cottage: What You Need to Know

Buying a Cottage: What You Need to Know

Each year, thousands of Quebecers buy a cottage or country house. The reasons why are diverse: to have a peaceful oasis and refuge on the weekends and holidays, to enjoy their retirement away from the bustle of the city, or to purchase a property which will provide rental income. Purchasing a country home requires as […]