Useful information

Here is an overview of recent content produced by the OACIQ

15 February 2019

How can I compensate my residential real estate broker?

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a property, the real estate broker’s compensation can be negotiated–commission or percentage, lump sum, h...

Compensation
08 February 2019

Building inspection: the OACIQ calls on consumers to be cautious and reiterates the importance of overseeing this industry

As a regulator, the OACIQ reiterates its position in favour of stricter supervision of building inspection and calls on consumers to be cautious...

Building inspection
24 January 2019

The agency executive officer, a key resource to be more acquainted with

The agency executive officer is responsible for ensuring that the agency brokers meet their duties and obligations. If you experience a pro...

Protections (Assistance-FARCIQ-FICI)
23 January 2019

Publication of sold price

The OACIQ’s position is the following: as long as the deed of sale has not been published in the land register, the price indicated in the deed ...

Broker duties
08 January 2019

Have your fireplaces, stoves and chimneys inspected!

When selling an immovable, whether you're a seller or buyer, you should not take for granted that the stove, fireplace or chimney of the immovab...

Building inspection
20 December 2018

Contaminated soil, dry rot, radon, cannabis, etc.: How to protect yourself

During a real estate transaction, whether you're a seller or buyer, how can you be sure you are giving or getting a clear picture about the poss...

Environment, Building inspection

Your protections

OUR MISSION

The Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) ensures the protection of members of the public who enlist the services of real estate and mortgage brokerage professionals governed by the Real Estate Brokerage Act.

Our vision

The OACIQ is the authority of real estate and mortgage brokerage in Québec. It protects and assists the public by ensuring sound broker practices.

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You want to buy?

Are you a bit nervous to buy a new home? Get sound advice for every step of your transaction (coordination of visits, promise to purchase, transfer of ownership, etc.) and see how the Real Estate Brokerage Act protects you if you choose to do business with a broker.

Explore the major steps

You want to sell or lease?

Making the most out of your transaction is possible when you are properly equipped! The OACIQ puts a wealth of information at your disposal and protects you if you choose to enlist the services of a broker to represent you in the sale of your home.

Explore the major steps

Are you looking for a mortgage?

Navigating through different types of mortgage loans makes you feel dizzy? To make your process easier, discover the OACIQ’s recommendations regarding the calculation of your monthly budget, the estimation of your loan, the choice of your loan term, etc.

Explore the major steps