Common BGRS Real Estate Questions & Answers
When Buying and Selling with IRP Brookfield Global Relocation Program
Question: I have my posting message but I haven't met with my Brookfield representative yet. Can I still list my house?
Answer: If you have received your posting message, the answer is yes! Sellers usually sell their homes at a higher price when they have more time. There is no problem listing or even selling your property before you meet with your Brookfield representative. Contact an approved IRP REALTOR® for more details.
Question: I haven't sold my current house. Can I still go on my House Hunting Trip?
Answer: Maybe. If you are in a position to afford dual house payments, your current home has enough equity or your commanding officer has directed you too due to time factors. YES! If your current home is pending (has a conditional offer), it is best to wait until all of the conditions have been met. IRP Global Brookfield Relocation only pays for your first House Hunting Trip. A second one would be a personal expense.
Question: Can I use any Real Estate Agent to sell my house?
Answer: You can choose any REALTOR® from any Real Estate Company to list your home if they are registered as a 3rd party supplier. If you choose to use a real estate agent who is not familiar with the DND-RCMP Relocation Program, it may end up costing you money that is not allotted in one of your pockets.
Question: How much are and How do I pay for my real estate services?
Answer: All 3rd party suppliers have a written agreement with Brookfield Global Relocation Services outlying their fees which are paid for by Brookfield Global Relocation Services and have agreed to that fee. Each province varies in how much is allotted for a real estate agents fees. If you choose not to use a Real Estate Agent in the Brookfield TPSP directory, who charges a higher rate, the difference will be paid by you personally and this can be several thousand dollars more.
Question: How do I pay for my property inspection and legal fees?
Answer: All 3rd party suppliers including some lawyers and specific property inspectors have a written agreement with Brookfield Global Relocation Services outlying their fees which are paid for by BGRS. If you choose not to use a professional in the Brookfield TPSP directory, who charges a higher rate, the difference will be paid by you personally.
Question: How many homes can I see on my House Hunting Trip(HHT)?
Answer: When buying a property, everyone house shops differently. With our Canadian Armed Forced clients, we will show you as many homes as you like until you find one! Start your house shopping here!