Managing brokers can tune in each month to a Professional Matters webinar and familiarize themselves with regulatory requirements and best practices, to help ensure they maintain the expertise and awareness that real estate licensees rely upon. It’s all part of our commitment to support managing brokers in fulfilling their important role in training and supervising their licensees, providing competent services to consumers, and upholding standards of ethical behaviour.

Stay Up-To-Date About Changes in Laws, Regulations and Policies

Throughout 2019, the Professional Matters webinar series will be tackling timely issues and offering guidance on:

  • best practices for real estate licensees
  • avoiding conflicts of interest and working in the best interests of your clients
  • reviewing issues such as records management, supervision, training and more

Each webinar features a presentation followed by a question and answer period. You can find recorded versions of all the Professional Matters webinars on our website, along with answers to additional questions, and supplementary resources, including handouts and powerpoints suitable for presentation to licensees at your brokerage.

October 9, 2019 10:00 AM PDT - Rental Disclosure Form

Rental Disclosure Form

October 9, 2019 10:00 AM PDT

Watch RECBC’s Professional Standards Advisor Alex Longson provide an introduction to the newly introduced Disclosure for Residential Tenancies form. This new form is specifically for use with prospective tenants for residential rental properties and fulfills the requirements for disclosures under both sections 5-10 and 5-10.1 of the Rules.

Alex will provide an overview of the form and new resources from RECBC to support licensees in understanding and using the form. In addition he will review the disclosure requirements and their application to rental property management. In this webinar, you will learn more about how to support licensees at your brokerage to make the required disclosures effectively with consumers.

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October 3, 2019 10:00 AM PDT - Disclosure Form Updates

Disclosure Form Updates

October 3, 2019 10:00 AM PDT

On September 30, RECBC released revised, streamlined versions of the following mandatory consumer disclosure forms:

• Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services

• Disclosure of Risks to Unrepresented Parties

• Disclosure to Sellers of Expected Remuneration

In this webinar, Professional Standards Advisor Alex Longson provides an overview of the changes to the forms, the consultation process behind the changes, and new resources from RECBC to support licensees in understanding and using the revised forms.

For a three-month transition period, from September 30 until December 31, 2019, licensees may use either the original forms or the revised versions to make the mandatory disclosures to consumers. Following the three-month transition, the revised forms must be used exclusively. In this webinar, you will learn more about how to support licensees at your brokerage to use the revised forms effectively with real estate clients.

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April 25, 2019 10:00 AM PDT - Rental and Trading Services – what you can and cannot do

Rental and Trading Services – what you can and cannot do

April 25, 2019 10:00 AM PDT

In this webinar with Professional Standards Advisor Alex Longson, discusses the different services that can be provided to tenants and landlords by trading services and rental property management licensees. In addition we’ll look at the requirements for brokerages providing licensed rental property management services, with particular reference to the recent changes by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver allowing posting of rental properties on MLS.

During the webinar we will be reviewing a powerpoint presentation developed by RECBC that managing brokers can use to educate licensees at their brokerage about this topic.

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March 21, 2019 10:00 AM PDT - Teams, Advertising & Agency

Teams, Advertising & Agency

March 21, 2019 10:00 AM PDT

Teams are a popular way for licensees to market and deliver services to clients. So it’s important for managing brokers to understand how legislative requirements apply to teams, so you can ensure that any teams operating at your brokerage are fully compliant.

This webinar presents an informative discussion about what you need to know if any of your licensees are currently operating in a team or thinking of registering one in the future.

During this engaging webinar with Professional Standards Advisors Marty Douglas and Bruce McCoubrey you’ll learn about:

  • when, why and how to register a team
  • how to follow team-specific advertising requirements
  • how to sign contracts and other documents as a team
  • how teams are affected by the agency and disclosure rules

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February 20, 2019 10:00 AM PDT -Do's and Don'ts of Real Estate Advertising Requirements

Do's and Don'ts of Real Estate Advertising Requirements

February 20, 2019 10:00 AM PDT

In this webinar, RECBC's Professional Standards Advisors introduce a PowerPoint presentation on the advertising requirements that has been developed specifically by RECBC for managing brokers to use with licensees at their brokerage. We'll walk you through the new RECBC Advertising Requirements PowerPoint presentation, answering your questions along the way.

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • how to present the RECBC Advertising Requirements presentation to your licensees
  • checklists, examples & other tools to help you stay compliant
  • requirements for personal real estate corporations & teams
  • internet and social media advertising
  • specific considerations for co-listing
  • requirements for suspended licensees

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January 17, 2019 10:00 AM PDT - ​The Impact of Cannabis Legalization on Commercial Trading Services

The Impact of Cannabis Legalization on Commercial Trading Services

January 17, 2019 10:00 AM PDT

This webinar will focus on what managing brokers need to know about how cannabis legalization will affect commercial property transactions. Topics covered will include:

  • the process for licensing a cannabis retail store
  • the jurisdictional interplay in cannabis regulation with the role of municipalities and First Nations
  • suitability assessments of commercial space for cannabis retail stores
  • unique concerns for strata developments
  • the nature of land for the purposes of cannabis production

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January 17, 2019 2:00 PM PDT - ​ The Impact of Cannabis Legalization on Rental and Residential Trading Services

The Impact of Cannabis Legalization on Rental and Residential Trading Services

January 17, 2019 2:00 PM PDT

Do you have concerns about what the legalization of cannabis may mean for residential sales? Looking for clarity on the differences between illegal grow-ups and the limit for cultivating plants? This webinar will focus on what you need to know to familiarize yourself with the new cannabis regime. Topics covered will include:

  • the differences between illegal grow-ops and the new limits on growing cannabis plants at home
  • the real estate licensee’s professional obligations to disclose a property’s history of use for cannabis cultivation
  • where a person can and cannot use cannabis
  • unique concerns for tenants and strata lot owners who want to use or cultivate cannabis in their residence

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