Common Questions

I’m selling my home

Selling your home is one of the biggest financial transactions of your life. It is one that may include a number of legal aspects, such as an agreement with the realtor listing your home, a contract with the eventual purchaser of your home, and mortgage arrangements.

Good starting points include:

  • Selling Your House, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, has basic information about listing arrangements, agent commissions, issues if you have a mortgage, and what is included in the sale.
  • Selling a Home in British Columbia, from the Real Estate Council of BC, describes the process of selling a home, including your relationship with the real estate licensee, listing contracts, offers to purchase, and completing the sale.

Need more help?

  • Lawyer Referral Service, from CBA BC, helps you connect with a lawyer for an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes for $25 plus taxes. You can ask for a lawyer who specializes in real estate.

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Last reviewed October 2018

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