Published on: April 06, 2017
Reference number: 203221

For a worry-free transaction

That’s it! You are now ready to carry out one of the most important transactions in your life. Among all the questions you will ask and all the decisions you will make, determining the method of proceeding you prefer is one of the first things to do.

Indeed, many options are available to you when selling, buying, leasing or financing a property. You may do business with a real estate or mortgage broker, enlist the services of a real estate company or carry out the transaction on your own.

The OACIQ respects your freedom to choose the model that suits you. The important thing is to know when you are protected by the Real Estate Brokerage Act and when you are not.

Under its public protection mission, the OACIQ enforces this Act whose aim is to regulate the real estate and mortgage broker profession and provide protection mechanisms during a real estate transaction carried out by a broker.

If you elect to do business with a broker, you will therefore be dealing with a professional who is duly authorized and supervised by the OACIQ and will benefit from protection mechanisms.

Residential purchase

Ready to make an offer to purchase on your new home?  See how the OACIQ can offer you maximum protection.

Prepare to buy your home

Residential sale

Making the most of your transaction is possible when you are properly equipped. The OACIQ provides you with a wealth of information to help you sell your property.

Prepare to sell your home

Residential leasing

The Real Estate Brokerage Act and its regulations also apply to leasing. The professional authorized by the OACIQ must fulfil his duty to verify, inform and advise.

Prepare to lease your home


Commercial brokerage is a world all of its own which requires specific knowledge. The steps of a commercial transaction are not the same as those of a residential transaction. The OACIQ helps you see your way clear.

Learn about the particularities of commercial real estate brokerage


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