Working with Brokers

First Time Home Buyer 101

First Time Home Buyer 101

Buying your first home is such an exciting event in your life! It's a reflection of how far you've come and it's the biggest investment you can make in your future. Just the thought of walking into your very own ...

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Be Extremely Cautious Buying Repossessions

Be Extremely Cautious Buying Repossessions

My Fools Mistake of Buying Without a Broker
This is a funny story, in the sense that it's ironic. This is my story, my learning lesson and the jokes on me.

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How to Buy a Home

How to Buy a Home

Looking for a home for sale? Planning on buying a home in the Canada? Here are some new home buying tips for the first time home buyer.

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Negotiating

Negotiating

If you think successful salespeople "wing it" when it comes to negotiation, think again. In truth, they prepare for every negotiation with the same rigor as a student preparing for an upcoming exam.

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Who’s involved in a Real Estate Transaction?

Who’s involved in a Real Estate Transaction?

In the course of buying or selling a property, aside from your agent, you will get to know a number of professionals working in the real estate industry. Since real estate agents are central to any real estate transaction, they ...

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Well-Deserved Compensation

Well-Deserved Compensation

When the time comes to sell your house, you have two ways of going about it: selling it yourself or hiring a professional to represent you. If you decide to sell it yourself, you will be responsible for all the steps involved.

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Go it alone, or use a Realtor?

Go it alone, or use a Realtor?

Selling and Buyingrealestate is a time consuming and financially perilous process. The fact is most people who try to sell their own home end up using a Realtor in the end anyway.

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Marketing your Home

Marketing your Home

How great is your real estate agent at marketing? I’m not talking about advertising in the paper or flyers; I’m talking about the simple stuff: putting your house on MLS.ca. Is there a good way? A bad way?

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Agent Answering Your Calls, How important is it?

Agent Answering Your Calls, How important is it?

Speedy Reply From AgentsHow important is a speedy reply from real estate agents?
Will it cost you a buyer for your home?

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Listing Not Correct

Listing Not Correct

I recently was in a situation where my clients were given the wrong information about the condo that they were going to buy. The promise to purchase was agreed upon and we were just waiting to meet at the notary ...

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No realtor fee in Montreal

No realtor fee in Montreal

No realty fee in Montreal? I say now, why would you want that? If someone can't even negotiate their own worth, how do you think they are going to stand up and have the power to negotiate your deal and ...

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Are you driving your realtor mad?

Are you driving your realtor mad?

Are you all confused as to where to buy, what you want and where to begin? It can be daunting to start looking for a home. It' s hard to know what to focus on.

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The greater montreal realestate board

The greater montreal realestate board

Created in 1954, the Greater Montréal Real Estate Board (GMREB) is a not-for-profit association that represents almost all of the 10,000 real estate brokers in the Montréal Metropolitan Area.

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How to Know a House Sold in Montreal

How to Know a House Sold in Montreal

How to know a house sold in Montreal?
There is one easy way to find out, ask your local realtor. A realtor has in their database all the information of active, sold and expired listings.

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Visibility on MLS

Visibility on MLS

That when an agent lists your house, it’s visible to 8,500 agents on MLS. You want to sell your property and you have just signed an exclusive brokerage contract with a real estate agent

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Getting the Best Service

Getting the Best Service

If you are planning to purchase a home, you will be faced with many decisions. What comes first buying the next home or selling your present home? What is your price range? What will be the location, size and style of your next home?

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Am I Really Saving Money?

Am I Really Saving Money?

If you decide to not work with an agent, are you really saving money?

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Compulsory Certificate of Practice

Compulsory Certificate of Practice

All real estate brokers and agents in Québec must hold a certificate of practice issued by the Association. Candidates to the profession must first take a college-level course in real estate brokerage

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OACIQ

OACIQ

Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec(OACIQ) is the body responsible for overseeing real estate brokerage in Québec.

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The Brokerage Contract

The Brokerage Contract

When the seller of a residential immovable with less than five dwellings chooses to deal through a real estate broker or agent, he must sign a brokerage contract.

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Legal Obligations of Fairness to the Customer

Legal Obligations of Fairness to the Customer

The real estate broker or agent is bound by a strict obligation of fairness and faithfulness to his customers, whose rights he is bound to promote and protect. Thus, any compensation agreement to the benefit of a broker or an ...

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Beware of Illegal Agents

Beware of Illegal Agents

All real estate brokers and agents practicing in Québec must hold a certificate issued by the Association des courtiers et agents immobiliers du Québec (ACAIQ)

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Illegal Practice- Agent MUST carry a certificate

Illegal Practice- Agent MUST carry a certificate

In Quebec, any real estate brokerage transaction must be carried out by a certified real estate broker or agent (one who holds a certificate to practice issued by the ACAIQ).

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Why a Realtor?

Why a Realtor?

Because real estate is complex and considerable amounts of money are involved. Thanks to professional status of agents, they can guide you throughout this important transaction and prevent you from making costly mistakes.

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By hiring a real estate agent or broker, you will…

By hiring a real estate agent or broker, you will…

The Greater Montréal Real Estate Board members are there to give you a hand!
Selling a property often rhymes with legal, financial and commercial complexities.

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Etiquette With A Realtor

Etiquette With A Realtor

What is the protocol? Most people don't seem to know. I must admit it to be very frustrating on my part sometimes. I am a committed professional doing my utmost best and it is challenging to teach new buyers. These ...

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