Why do business with a real estate broker?
Doing business with a real estate broker will provide many advantages and protections, which you will not obtain with an online sales company or when representing yourself.
A broker takes charge of all the stages of your transaction. You will benefit from his or her network of professionals, skills and expertise – both in the evaluation of your property, and with the negotiation aspect. A broker is a wise advisor.
Learn more about the benefits of doing business with a real estate broker by contacting L’Équipe Sandra-Lee Marquis at 450-455-3909.
I want to do business with a real estate broker, how should I proceed?
Start by selecting a broker who has experience in your sector and who will meet your expectations. Consult your acquaintances, family members, colleagues, or your neighbors: they could be a precious source of reference.
Next, contact a few brokers to find the one that meets your expectations. Are you comfortable with him or her? Does he or she have a team or does he or she work alone? What type of visibility can he or she offer you? What is his or her plan of action to help with your transaction? Before signing the contract, may we suggest you take a few days to think it over.
How to choose the best real estate broker?
Here are a few tips to find the best real estate broker, one we are most comfortable with and who suits our personality type:
- References: First of all, advocate all the brokers who were referenced by family members, colleagues or friends.
- Experience: Take into account a broker who has several years of experience in the industry; solid experience, based upon expertise of the real estate market, as well as the targeted district or region.
- National banners: Choose a broker who works under a national banner. Agency management and training are definitely favorable assets.
- Performance: Look for a successful broker. How many listings does he or she have? How many sales have been closed in your sector in the past year? What is the average sales time? Did he or she receive any performance awards
- Availability: You want the best available broker. Even if he or she has all the above qualities and qualifications, you will not be well-served if they don’t manage their time well.
Learn more about choosing the best real estate broker by contacting L’Équipe Sandra-Lee Marquis at 450-455-3909.
What is the difference between an offer to purchase and a promise to purchase?
There is no difference between an offer to purchase and a promise to purchase.
The expression “offer to purchase” is often used in everyday parlance. However, once the written form is completed, it becomes the “promise to purchase”, which commits the future buyer to purchase the seller’s property under certain conditions.
Learn more about a “promise to purchase” by contacting L’Équipe Sandra-Lee Marquis at 450-455-3909.
If I receive several promises to purchase at the same time, can I choose between them?
Yes, you can choose the person or persons you wish to sell to, as it’s your real estate broker’s duty to present all the promises to purchase that he or she has received to you. He or she can help you make the right decision, because no two promises to purchase are the same, strictly speaking. You could be tempted by the one offering the highest price, however, certain conditions, i.e. the sale of the buyer’s house, the inspection deadline, the date of possession, as well as any exclusions or inclusions, may also play an important role in your final decision.
Learn more about the impact of all the possible terms of a promise to purchase, by contacting L’Équipe Sandra-Lee Marquis at 450-455-3909.
Is it better to invest in new or old real estate?
Is it better to invest in old or new real estate? To achieve the best real estate investment, here are some of the advantages to consider:
The advantages of investing in new real estate: manufacturers’ guarantees, energy performance, etc. The advantages of new real estate are numerous. By investing in a new real estate purchase, you benefit from new materials, as well as current regulations.
The advantages of investing in old real estate: location, reduced prices, availability… Investing in old real estate generally costs less.
Learn more about investing in new or old real estate by contacting L’Équipe Sandra-Lee Marquis at 450-455-3909.
Should I renovate my house or condo before selling?
When selling your property, imagine you are the buyer. If you choose not to renovate, you could lose several offers or buyers, which could lead to your home being more difficult to sell. Furthermore, if your property is not in perfect condition, you will probably have to negotiate your selling price down.
To find out if you should renovate your house or condo before selling, contact L’Équipe Sandra-Lee Marquis at 450-455-3909.
Can I refuse an offer to purchase my house or condo at the listed price?
Yes, you can refuse an offer to purchase your house or condo at the listed price. The seller is not obligated to accept, even if a buyer makes an offer at the listed price.
This answer may seem strange, but in the first place, it is with the real estate agency that the seller signed the contract, and not with the potential buyer.
Furthermore, considering that the assignment of the real estate broker has been met, he is entitled to claim his commission.
If I find a house on my own, can I still be represented by a broker?
Yes, you can use the services of a broker to represent you in your transaction
Please note: If you are showing up for an open house and you are represented by a broker or intend to hire a particular broker, share this fact with the broker who represents the seller.
If I don’t do business with a real estate broker, can I still list my property on Centris®?
Unfortunately, you cannot list your property on Centris® if you are not dealing with a real estate broker. Centris® is an information publishing service for real estate professionals; therefore, you must hire the services of a broker in order to have your property listed on this site.
Learn more about the visibility a real estate broker can offer by contacting L’Équipe Sandra-Lee Marquis team at (514) 621-4105.