The OACIQ's flooding and real estate seminar: Meeting the challenges of real estate transactions of damaged properties

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QC, Nov. 30, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 200 real estate brokers are registered for the very first seminar about flooding and real estate, organized by the Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ). The initiative, put in place following the floods which affected the Eastern region of Monteregie last spring, is intended to provide brokers with tools to meet the challenges inherent in real estate transactions of damaged properties. Gathered at the Relais Gouverneurs de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, many experts in marketing and assessment of damaged properties have presented workshops to enable real estate brokers to hone their skills

"The skills of 17,000 real estate and mortgage brokers in Quebec have a direct impact on the security of public, hence the importance given to continuing education activities, says Mr. Robert Nadeau, President and Chief Executive Officer and Spokesman of the OACIQ. Real estate brokers have a fundamental role to play in the purchase or sale of a property. By their rigor and professionalism, they help create optimal conditions of a real estate transaction."

The flooding and real estate seminar is added to some 80 trainings offered annually to brokers, and is part of one of the mandates of the OACIQ, which is the protection of the public.

"We wanted to support real estate brokers so they can better help their clients in buying or selling a property damaged by water or located in flood-prone areas. This seminar will provide them with tools to do so", states Mr. Serge Brousseau, Real Estate Broker and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the OACIQ.

Lecturers and topics

Marie-Alix d'Halewyn
Scientific Advisor, Biorisk Management
Mould contamination in flooded buildings
Patrick Gautreau
Technical Director, NIVOEX Building Expert
The work required and the documents to be obtained following a flood
Harold Vachon
Damage Insurance Broker, Lefebvre et Payette assurances
Water damage
Giovanni Castiglia
Syndic, OACIQ
Flooding and the ethical obligations of real estate brokers
Linda Bonneau
Assistant Manager, Service d'urbanisme de la Ville de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Portrait of the regulations
Yves Tourangeau
Lawyer, Gilbert Simard Tremblay 
Hidden and visible defects
Josée Mallette
Claims Manager, FARCIQ
FARCIQ's Insurance policy

About the OACIQ
The OACIQ's main mission is to ensure public protection by supervising and overseeing the professional activities of real estate brokers in accordance with the Real Estate Brokerage Act. In this regard, it is responsible for applying the rules of professional conduct and conducting inspection of licence holders. The OACIQ also helps promoting brokers' skills and professionalism among public, particularly by the quality of its trainings. In addition, The Organization ensures the development of best practices in real estate and mortgage brokerage in Quebec.

SOURCE ORGANISME D'AUTOREGLEMENTATION DU COURTAGE IMMOBILIER DU QUEBEC (OACIQ)

For further information:

To arrange an interview with Robert Nadeau, President and Chief Executive Officer and Spokesman of the OACIQ, to receive photos of the event or for any other information, please contact:

Simon Deslauriers / Maude Bolduc
Massy-Forget Public Relations
514-842-2455, ext. 22 / ext. 28
sdeslauriers@mfrp.commbolduc@mfrp.com

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