By retaining my services as a professional real estate broker, you’ll be protected under the Real Estate Brokerage Act. The work of real estate brokers is regulated under the Act and by various other organizations, ensuring that consumers receive fair and competent service.
What forms of protection can you count on?
- Real Estate Brokerage Act
The Act protects members of the public by regulating brokerage contracts for the sale of their home. The rules in the Act are related to other consumer protection regulations.
- Written QSC Quality Service Commitment
All QSC certified real estate brokers guarantee that they will provide customer service according to the proper guidelines by presenting each client with a written “Quality Service Commitment.” This document specifies all of the services that a broker is required to deliver to the client during a real estate transaction.
- The Organisme d’autoréglementation du Québec
Under the Real Estate Brokerage Act, the primary mission of the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) is to protect consumers by supervising the activities of the province’s real estate brokerage specialists, ensuring that its members follow the Act and all other applicable regulations.
- Real Estate Indemnity Fund
All real estate agents are required to contribute to the Real Estate Indemnity Fund. This fund is used to provide compensation, free of charge, to any victims of fraud, dishonest transactions or misappropriation of funds (or other property that, under the Act, should be deposited in a trust account).
- Professional Liability Insurance
All real estate brokers must have this type of insurance, which provides an extra level of protection for consumers in case of unintentional error, negligence, fault or omission.
- Cancellation Guarantee
In the case that you decide not to sell, note that all of our clients have the option of taking their home off the market free of charge, even before the end of their brokerage contract. We will accommodate your decision by making any necessary changes to your file.
We look forward to working with you!