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So, you have decided that you are ready to sell your home. But where do you start? There are so many factors that will inform your decision such how much money you want to sell your property for, how are you going to market your property to the widest audience of potential buyers, and who you should hire to facilitate the transaction. This guide will walk you through the selling process and provide you with resources to help you make an informed decision that is best for you.
This guide will follow the natural progression of a real estate transaction beginning with outlining how to determine what your home is worth and ending with information on dealing with offers from potential buyers, dealing with deposits, and final transfer of the property title. It will include resources to use as you begin your journey and provide contact information for the BCFSA Practice Standards Advisors who can answer questions specific to your situation, should you have any concerns.
If a concern develops for a consumer as a result of real estate services provided by a real estate licensee, the following steps should be considered:
- Discuss the concern with the real estate licensee.
- If the matter is still not resolved, discuss the concern with the managing broker in charge of the brokerage. Most concerns are settled by these two means.
- If satisfaction is still not forthcoming, the concern can be raised with a BCFSA Practice Standards Advisor who can assist with information or provide guidance on filing a complaint. They can be reached at (604) 660-3555, toll-free in British Columbia 1 (866) 206-3030 or at [email protected].
BCFSA can investigate any complaint about the conduct of a real estate licensee in his or her handling of your real estate transaction. BCFSA is authorized to discipline a real estate licensee found guilty of professional misconduct.
BCFSA does not have the authority to require a real estate licensee to perform under the terms of a contract, nor does BCFSA have any jurisdiction over sellers who have not performed under the contract. BCFSA cannot award damages to a complainant from a real estate licensee. Those matters may require legal action.