OACIQ podcasts

Important notice

The content of OACIQ podcasts is not exhaustive and is not meant to present all professional practice obligations of a licensee. It is the licensee’s responsibility to know and comply with all  his or her obligations under the Real Estate Brokerage Act and its regulations and to follow their development.


 

Buyer support and BCP or NOTICE-BCP forms (available in French only)

There are two ways to support a buyer. First of all, there is buyer’s representation which consists in providing personalized advice and a purchase strategy, with 100% expertise that leads to the signing of an exclusive brokerage contract to purchase (BCP).

Then there is fair treatment which consists in giving objective information. This information can be provided by the seller's broker or by a collaborating broker without any contract or advice. It is essential that this information be clear and transparent to the buyer. This is why it is necessary to explain to him the NOTICE-BCP form and have him sign it. You will find all the important information on this topic in this episode on buyer support and BCP or NOTICE-BCP forms.

Host: Sandra Barrette
Guest: Nicolas Rioux, Director – Legal Affairs


Episode 14

 

Double representation ban – Teamwork and conflict of interest risks (available in French only)

The advantages of real estate brokers’ teamwork are undeniable, but there are also risks of potential conflicts of interest. Real estate professionals and buyers and sellers alike must identify these pitfalls to ensure that the transaction goes smoothly and securely. This podcast explores, among other things, the strictly defined exceptions to the double representation ban rule. See how loyalty is the most powerful tool in teamwork!

Host: Sandra Barrette
Guests: Caroline Champagne, Vice-President – Enforcement of Practices  |  Claudie Tremblay, Vice-President – Corporate Affairs


Episode 13


Double representation ban – What does this mean for a buyer or seller? (available in French only)

As of June 2022, real estate brokers can no longer represent both a seller and a buyer for the same property. In this podcast, we explain the practical implications of this rule. We also clarify the crucial distinction between representing a buyer and treating him fairly.

Host: Alexandre Molinier
Guest: Sandra Barrette, Director – Info OACIQ and Certification


Episode 12


Selling a property with confidence (available in French only)

Selling a property is a major undertaking, and you do well to want to ensure you have all the information you need. These episodes explain the main steps involved in selling your property with the help of a broker and contain many practical tips to bring your real estate transaction to fruition to your entire satisfaction. What elements does the brokerage contract to sell contain? What is the difference between an exclusive and a non-exclusive contract? Is the Declarations by the seller of the immovable form mandatory? Get answers to these questions and much more in this series dealing specifically with this topic.

Host: Catherine Pommet
Guests: Sandra Barrette, Director – Info OACIQ and Certification  |  Marie-Claude Benoît, Coordinator – Info OACIQ
 


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Buying a property with confidence (available in French only)

Ready to buy a property? Even if this is not your first purchase, you do well to want to ensure you have all the information you need. How to be well prepared before, during and after this real estate transaction, which is the most important transaction in a person's life. What elements should not be overlooked? How can the Real Estate Brokerage Act protect you? Get answers to all these questions and much more in these episodes dealing specifically with this topic.

Host: Catherine Pommet
Guests: Sandra Barrette, Director – Info OACIQ and Certification  |  Guylaine Turgeon, Agent – Info OACIQ


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Conflict of interest – Real estate broker (available in French only)

As part of a real estate transaction, a real estate broker may find himself in a conflict-of-interest position. The Real Estate Brokerage Act prohibits licensees from placing themselves in such a situation, in accordance with their ethical duties and obligations. What about the prohibition of double representation and what does it mean to provide fair treatment to a buyer or seller? Finally, how should a broker act if he finds himself in a direct or indirect interest situation in a transaction? Find answers to all these questions and much more in these episodes dealing specifically with this topic.

Host: Catherine Pommet
Guest: Caroline Champagne, Vice-President – Enforcement of Practices


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Preventing money laundering and real estate fraud (available in French only)

Given the nature and rapidity of transactions, the real estate industry is at risk of being targeted by money launderers. What mechanisms are implemented to prevent money laundering and what role must real estate brokers play to ensure the legality of transactions? Find answers to these questions and much more in this series dealing specifically with this topic.

Host: Alexandre Molinier
Guest: Caroline Champagne, Vice-President – Enforcement of Practices


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Last updated on: June 12, 2024
Reference number: 226248