New Policy for 'Coming Soon' Advertisments

October 28, 2016

New Policy for 'Coming Soon' Advertisments

The use of ‘Coming Soon’ advertisements by licensees for properties pending placement on the MLS system has noticeably increased over the past few months.

The next time you take to Instagram or Facebook to highlight an anticipated future listing, take a moment to ensure what you are displaying meets the Commission’s Board of Director’s recently approved policy setting minimum standards for ‘Coming Soon’ advertising.

Trust Deposits and Disbursements

October 26, 2016

Trust Deposits and Disbursements

The Real Estate Trading Act requires every brokerage in the province to maintain an interest-bearing trust account where all money received by consumers is held. The broker of the brokerage is responsible for maintaining their trust account, and as a consumer protection mechanism, the Commission inspects each brokerage’s trust account record keeping annually.  

Common errors when using electronic signatures

October 13, 2016

Common errors when using electronic signatures

Electronic signature services have simplified the process of obtaining signatures from consumers on agreements and offers. While electronic signatures change how a document is signed, your obligations to real estate consumers remain the same. 

2016/17 Continuing Professional Education Requirements

September 7, 2016

2016/17 Continuing Professional Education Requirements

We are pleased to announce the Continuing Professional Education requirements for the 2016/17 licensing cycle.

A reminder to licensees that a recent Bylaw change moved the deadline for completing Continuing Professional Education from June 30th to June 15th, 2017.

Changes to broker licensing requirements and brokerage inspections for newly licensed brokers

July 20, 2016

Changes to broker licensing requirements and brokerage inspections for newly licensed brokers

The Commission's Board of Directors have approved bylaw amendments presented by the Licensing Committee. These amendments are new licensing requirements for broker-level licensees, as well as increased frequency of brokerage inspections (formerly audits) for newly licensed brokers. This decision was made after various inspections revealed that many newly licensed brokers were not meeting the minimum passing requirements.



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