DuProprio

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DuProprio
Private Company
Industry Real estate
Founded Charny, QC (1997)
Headquarters Charny, Quebec
Key people
Nicolas Bouchard, Founder, Marco Dodier, President and CEO
Number of employees
400[1]
Parent Yellow Pages Group
Website DuProprio.com

DuProprio is a Canadian real estate service.

Activities[edit]

DuProprio and its Anglophone siblings, ComFree and ComFree Commonsense Network brokerage, make up Canada's largest commission-free real estate network.[2] Its website, duproprio.com, lists over 17,000 properties for sale and gets 5 million visitors every month.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Nicolas Bouchard founded the company in 1997, in Quebec.[3] The company, which was originally called directduproprio, became DuProprio.com in 2004, and finally became DuProprio in 2011.[citation needed]

In 2009, it acquired Private Real Estate, SKhomes4sale and ComFree;[4] other Canadian companies specialized in commission-free real estate sales. After the acquisition, DuProprio's brand image was revamped.[5]

By 2011, the company said that 100,000 properties had sold through the DuProprio network.[6]

In 2015, the company was purchased by Yellow Pages Group for $50 million.[7]

In 2016, the Quebec Superior Court certified a class action lawsuit by the Quebec Federation of Real Estate Boards against DuProprio alleging that its advertisements had unfairly denigrated real estate agents.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ComFree. "The ComFree Team". Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  2. ^ LesAffaries.com. "Immobilier : DuProprio.com dévoile son plan d'expansion". Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  3. ^ DuProprio.com. "Simple Comme DuProprio.com" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  4. ^ Radio-Canada.ca. "DuProprio.com élargit ses horizons". Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  5. ^ LesAffaires.com. "Duproprio.com change de couleurs". Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  6. ^ JournaldeQuebec.com. "DuProprio atteint 100 000 propriétés vendues". Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  7. ^ "Yellow Pages to buy DuProprio real-estate network for $50M". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-04-20. 
  8. ^ "Court gives go-ahead to class action lawsuit against DuProprio". CTV News Montreal. Retrieved 2016-04-20.