Quebec City, May 8, 2020 – The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB) is pleased with the provincial government’s May 7 announcement allowing the resumption of residential and commercial real estate brokerage activities. The decree orders the lifting of the suspension applicable to real estate brokers, land surveyors, building inspectors and appraisers, and chartered appraisers as of Monday, May 11.
“The QPAREB and its 13,000 real estate broker members were eagerly awaiting this news and welcome it with enthusiasm. Being included in this order is a testament to the added value of real estate brokers and the importance that our sector brings to the Quebec economy,” said Julie Saucier, president and chief executive officer of the Association. “Brokers are ready to support their clients in their real estate transactions after this pause imposed by the pandemic. Health rules are already in place for responsible collaboration.”
The QPAREB would like to highlight the efforts made by the Legault government, which enabled this relaunch of residential and commercial real estate brokerage activities by licensed real estate brokers, in the current context of COVID-19. “Teaming up with a real estate broker allows you to sell or buy your property with peace of mind. Brokers are there to support their clients from the beginning to the end of the real estate transaction,” added Ms. Saucier.
The Association recalls that the restrictions due to the pandemic have had the effect of slowing the number of new properties available on the market. The announcement authorizing the unrestricted marketing of properties by brokers will help reduce the number of households facing urgent housing problems.
The QPAREB stresses that its 13,000 members are complying with the guidelines and measures announced by government authorities and public health organizations to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and are adapting to their recommendations to prevent its spread. They have the technology tools to ensure proper follow-up and will know how to safely support their clients throughout the process of selling and/or buying their property.
About the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers
The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB) is a non-profit association that brings together more than 13,000 real estate brokers and agencies. It is responsible for promoting and defending their interests while taking into account the issues facing the profession and the various professional and regional realities of its members. The QPAREB is also an important player in many real estate dossiers, including the implementation of measures that promote homeownership. The Association reports on Quebec’s residential real estate market statistics, provides training, tools and services relating to real estate, and facilitates the collection, dissemination and exchange of information. The QPAREB is headquartered in Quebec City and has its administrative offices in Montreal. It has two subsidiaries: Centris Inc. and the Collège de l’immobilier du Québec. Follow its activities at qpareb.ca or via its social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter et Instagram.
Centris.ca is Quebec’s real estate industry website for consumers, grouping all properties for sale by a real estate broker under the same address. Société Centris provides real estate industry stakeholders with access to real estate data and a wide range of technology tools. Centris also manages the collaboration system used by more than 13,000 real estate brokers in Quebec.
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