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Before selling

Selling your property, step by step

Selling a property is a major undertaking, and you do well to want to ensure you have all the information you need. This guide explains the main steps involved in selling your property with the help of a broker, and contains many tips to bring your real estate transaction to fruition to your entire satisfaction.

Rest assured
Whether you are selling a single-family home, a co-ownership property (condo) or an income property, you’ve come to the right place! The Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) is your ally for a successful transaction. Our role, entrusted to us by the Government of Quebec, is to enforce the Real Estate Brokerage Act, thereby protecting you when you engage in a real estate or mortgage transaction using the services of a broker. We do this by ensuring that all brokers constantly perfect their knowledge, by inspecting them and by giving them the tools they need to fulfil their role effectively and with integrity.

Overview of the guide
This guide, the result of many years of experience in answering your questions, is intended to be concrete and practical. It summarizes what you need to know at each step and in the most common situations when selling a residential property, in the form of clear, simple and direct answers.

The guide is divided into three clearly identified sections:


  • BEFORE you sell;
  • DURING the selling process; and
  • AFTER the transaction.

In each of these sections, take the time to read:

The content provided in hyperlinks: To help you find out everything you need to know about a form or a step, the OACIQ provides a wealth of content on its website. Do not hesitate to click on a link to learn more!


Karine Matteau

Residential Real Estate Broker

450 692-9999