Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions, please contact Info OACIQ by email at, or by telephone at 450-462-9800 or 1-800-440-7170.

What is the OACIQ?

What is the difference between a real estate agent and a real estate broker?

Why should I do business with a real estate broker?

I would like to do business with a real estate broker. What should I do?

I have a problem with my transaction. Can the OACIQ help?

I am not satisfied with my broker's services, what can I do?

What are the requirements to become a real estate broker?

Is a real estate broker allowed to solicit me if I am selling my home myself?

What are MLS and Centris?

May I use OACIQ forms even if I am not dealing with a broker?

How is a broker's remuneration – also called commission – determined?

Can I terminate my brokerage contract? (purchase or sale)

May I use the services of a real estate broker to purchase a property? If so, how does that work?

What is the difference between an offer to purchase and a promise to purchase?

If I find a house myself, can I get a broker to represent me?

If I receive several promises to purchases at the same time, can I choose the one I want?

I want to sell my house; do I have to complete the form Declarations by the seller of the immovable?

How can I make sure the buyer is serious?

Can I list my property on Centris® even if I am not doing business with a real estate broker?

May I sell my home myself even if I am doing business with a real estate broker?

How can I find out if my broker has received ethical or disciplinary sanctions in the past?

Is my broker obligated to use OACIQ forms to sell my commercial property?

Can I do business with any real estate broker to sell my commercial immovable?

In what situations must I do business with a broker authorized to act in commercial transactions?

Last updated on: October 06, 2022
Reference number: 200455