Ces transactions, qu'elles concernent des biens neuf ou d'occasion, font intervenir des intermédiaires, tels que des entreprises (diagnostic immobilier, agence immobilière, société civile de placement immobilier, société civile immobilière, société foncière, etc.) ou des corps de métier (agent immobilier, expert, géomètre-expert, marchand de biens, négociateur immobilier, notaire, etc.).
Centris.ca is Québec'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 Québec.
A broker provides a complete and accurate description of the property, performs a comparative market analysis, proposes a marketing strategy, verifies the specifications of the desired property, prepares and submits the promise to purchase to the seller, negotiates in the best interest of his or her client, and ensures that all conditions are met on time for the signing of the notarial act.