A new Salesperson Licensing Course is starting August 1, 2024.
For more information, click HERE.

View Our 2024 Election Candidates

March 28, 2024
The Commission would like to thank the three licensees who put their name forward for the 2024 election for a seat on the Board of Directors:
  • Peter Fraser, salesperson, Viewpoint Realty Services Inc. 
  • Ryan Hartlen, broker, RE/MAX Nova
  • Gary Mailman, salesperson, Exit Realty Inter Lake
The Commission's mission statement is to protect the public interest through effective regulation that promotes professionalism, ethical conduct, and integrity, which strengthens consumer trust and confidence in the real estate profession. All board members, regardless of how they were nominated to the board, must always place the interests of the Commission and its mandate of protecting the public interest ahead of all other interests.

The election will be held online, opening on Monday, April 22nd at 9am and closing on Wednesday, April 24th at 4pm. The successful candidate will be announced at the AGM on April 25th.


Time Licensed

19 years

About Me

Real Estate is my third, and most loved career. I have been a full time Realtor in good standing since Feb of 2005, with over 1000 sales. I have spent the last nine years with ViewPoint. Some related service includes:

  • Serving as member of NSREC Complaint review committee for two terms
  • Currently serving as member of NSREC Licensing Committee
  • Served as an initial member of NSAR mentoring program
  • Served as member of NSAR forms committee

Previous to Real estate I taught Xerox basic sales school for several years.

And previous to that I was in management with a mortgage lending company for several years.

However, my wish is that I had gotten into Real Estate sooner as it is where I belong.

I would welcome the privilege to be able to give back to our industry by serving and contributing to this board.


Time Licensed

20 years 

About Me

With a career spanning back to 2004 when I became licensed as a Salesperson, my journey in real estate has been both extensive and diverse - sometimes maybe even “exciting”. In 2010 I obtained my Broker’s license, and since then have overseen thousands of transactions across residential, multi-unit, commercial, and leasing domains. As much as sometimes I feel I’ve seen it all, I know now that this will never be the case. In light of that I feel I have a very well rounded understanding of our industry and the challenges we face daily.

While I have actively contributed to numerous industry-related committees and topics over the years, the people I’ve met and relationships I have established are what keeps me interested. I have a large respect for my peers in the industry and genuinely enjoy working with others to address challenges within our industry – also recognizing the work there isn’t done :) Our industry is great but it’s not perfect.

Outside of my real estate life, I enjoy spending time with my 9 year old son – coaching hockey with BDMHA, and baseball with LWF. I enjoy the outdoors, whether that is camping, cycling, backpacking, or canoeing—any activity that promises fresh air and serenity captivates my spirit, anywhere that does not have cell service is relaxing to me.

This Board position with NSREC is important to me. It’s something I’ve intended on doing for quite some time (thanks for the nudges over the years) and look forward to listening and contributing.



Time Licensed

21 years


BEd, CRA, and P.App.

About Me

Thank you for taking the time to read my bio. For those of you who may not know me, I have been a licensed salesperson for 21 years. I have volunteered on a number of committees with both NSAR and NSREC, including chairing or serving on Licensing, Education, and Discipline Committees, and am a past president of NSAR. 

I am seeking a second term for the Board of Directors. I am very passionate about the Industry and am always seeking ideas and ways to improve our Industry.

I have been an advocate for the need of a new salesperson licensing course and finally this year a new course will be rolled out. For years I have expressed concerns regarding the brokerage audit process and was happy when it was changed, however it quickly became clear that the new process was flawed and needed revisions. These revisions should be rolled out shortly. I have been advocating that once these revisions are in place that not only brokers need to be advised, but so should all salespeople. Having this information should allow salespeople to be better able to serve the consumer, instead of spending time worrying about if the paperwork is compliant for the audit process. Finally there is a review of forms taking place and one particular form, Form 408, needs to be looked at. Although I support the concept of this form, there are a lot of questions and discrepancies within the Industry which has caused a lot of stress which is not good for the consumer. I believe that because NSREC introduced Form 408 and because of the significant ramifications that can result from this form, it’s there responsibility to make sure the Form and it’s use is clear and I will promise as long as I am on the Board I will continue to advocate for this.



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