Office Meetings 2015

Previously held office meetings in 2015:

 

December 2015

Meeting holiday

November 30, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Coquitlam market activity – the last 20 years
  • Mortgage market update
  • Office update (Q & A)
  • RECBC Discipline Decision – licence suspension
  • RECBC Discipline Publication Policy
  • REBGV Professional Conduct Case – membership suspension
  • Legally Speaking – Timing is Everything
  • Developing habits with rewards
  • Evergreen West Realty Christmas Luncheon

Date: Friday, December 11, 2015

Location: Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club, 3251 Plateau Blvd, Coquitlam.

Time: noon to 2:30 PM

Cost: FREE

November 10, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Housing and real estate – what the Liberals promised
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision – suspension
  • RECBC New Listing Checklist!
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision – large penalty
  • What’s staying behind: the issue of Inclusions
  • PTT calculation and exemptions
  • REALTORS® Care Blanket Drive (Nov 16 to Nov 23)

October 27, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Use Fintrac to grow your business
  • Legally Speaking 481, Liability for Commission
  • Title Search issue – outstanding duplicate
  • Are you familiar with Strata ‘Sections’?
  • Focus on enforceable contracts!!!
  • BNT Member Breakfast session – November 2, 2015

October 13, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Report your sales in a timely manner
  • Recent Paragon Upgrades
  • Anticipatory repudiation acknowledgement
  • Another disclosure decision
  • Review of court case: Soboczynski v. Beauchamp
  • BCREA Forms name changes
  • Events – dates, locations and times!!!

September 29, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Professional Conduct Case C14-18 (Multiple Offers)
  • Professional Conduct Case C14-16 (Multiple Offers)
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision 11-411 (Fake Multiple Offers & More)
  • Council Updates: Changes to Estate Sales Information
  • No HOG on investment properties
  • Coquitlam developers, and RATS!
  • Paragon – top 5 calls to help desk & tips.

September 16, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Morris Marketing – Phil Hollander
  • Steering Clear of Hazards in Today’s Hot Property Markets
  • Professional Conduct Case C14-18 (Multiple Offers)
  • Professional Conduct Case C14-16 (Multiple Offers)
  • Council Updates: Changes to Estate Sales Information
  • No HOG on investment properties
  • Coquitlam developers, and RATS!
  • LEARNING: PARAGON PRESENTATION by Roloff!

August 24, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Assignments – three cases… be informed.
  • Assignment Contracts, who, how and why!
  • RECBC Two disciplinary decisions
  • Lessons to learn, forms to know
  • Learn Paragon!!! MLXchange/Fusion shut down, Aug 31st!
  • Ways to sign in to Paragon.
  • Ways to sign in to Webforms

August 4, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • ‘Caveat Emptor’ does not always protect the Seller
  • Actual court case: Sahamis v. Lenz, 2014 BCSC 2305
  • PDS, Latent vs. Patent, Loss of deposit… and more!
  • WorkSafeBC – asbestos removal issues
  • Poly B piping - what to look out for
  • Unauthorized Accommodation – truth in advertising
  • Inclusions MUST be on Contract of Purchase and Sale
  • Keep your signs attractive, nice and shiny!

July 13, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Legally Speaking – Environmental Liability
  • Oil tanks and other environmental issues
  • Environmental Clauses – standard and approved custom
  • RECBC – Outside of your Comfort Zone?
  • RECBC – Three Disciplinary Decisions
  • Be prompt, precise and consistent.
  • Transition to Paragon Residential - Webinar
  • Transition to Paragon Residential - Hands-on

June 22, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Paragon transition guide
  • Agency issues and divorce
  • Good practices (group brain storm)
  • Timing of providing Contract of Purchase and Sale to brokerage
  • How to properly remove subject clauses
  • Standard clauses & approved custom clauses
  • Property Taxes Special Edition

June 9, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Crown at Burquitlam Station presentation
  • E&O article - Who do I act for?
  • RECBC Recent changes to the Real Estate Services Act
  • RECBC Recent Disciplinary Decisions
  • Council Rules… Your licence depends on it!
  • CREA Code of Ethics – articles
  • Education Update, overview of courses
  • Form changes coming soon!

May 26, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Paragon presentation (by Duane)
  • Magic Plan smartphone application
  • Paragon – One stop information site
  • Journey of Discovery findings released
  • Discussion of Professional Conduct Case
  • The Condominium Manual
  • Wiki-style pages on rebgv.ca

May 11, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Exclusive Buyer’s Agency Contract – when & why
  • REBGV Mediation / Arbitration guidelines
  • Arbitration of three cases – you get to decide!
  • The importance of keeping good notes
  • RECBC Alert – Fraudsters are targeting Real Estate Licensees
  • Reporting a sale / data required & clear copies please
  • Did you get your .REALTOR domain yet?

April 28, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Media story - Sale of a property in Port Coquitlam
  • The REALTOR Code ® about pricing and more
  • Legally Speaking: Limited Dual Agency issue
  • RECBC You must get it in Writing!
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision – Same person x 2
  • How Strata Savvy Are You? Find out!
  • Ethics Guy – Questions and answers
  • Offer Preparation Worksheet

April 13, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • RECBC Offer Presentation Procedures
  • REBGV Rules of Cooperation – Multiple Offers
  • Presenting Offers – Practical Tips
  • The Confidentiality of Terms Clause
  • Understanding Strata Parking Stall arrangements

-    Limited Common Property (LCP)

-    Short term exclusive use (assigned by the strata corporation)

-    Long term leasehold interest (developer)

-    Long term sub-assignment (developer)

-    Rented from strata corporation

  • Legally Speaking: Leasehold Strata Parking and Storage
  • Questions, questions, questions

March 23, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Introduction David Sui, Mortgage Specialist RBC
  • Ground-breaking Supreme Court decision
  • Legal duties of good faith and honesty
  • Continued focus on Listings
  • Great photos are key to faster sales
  • New website (replaces realtorlink.ca)
  • Evergreen West Realty Awards invitation
  • REBGV event – Keep it on the Download

March 2, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Good habit: Get your information from the Source!
  • RECBC, The Rules of Engagement
  • RECBC, Some disciplinary decisions
  • Legal Issues: Forfeiture of deposit (be careful)
  • When is the deposit due (be careful)
  • Busy market: How to protect yourself as a Buyer’s agent
  • Listings is the key
  • The Schedule A (MLS® Listing, Exclusive Listing, Commercial Lease)
  • Facebook for Business 101

February 16, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  •   The HPO: Protect your clients and yourself! 
  • New Construction Clauses & GST addendum
  • o   When should a Buyer’s Agent Measure the property?
  • o   REM: Latent Defect, be careful what you sign
  • o   RECBC: Disclosure of Material Latent Defects
  • o   Evergreen West Realty form to use for above Disclosure
  • o   Examples of Material Latent Defects
  • o   RECBC: Example of Continuing Duty of Confidentiality
  • o   New access code for REBGV parking

February 2, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Real Estate Weekly presentation
  • Why clients should give us a hug
  • RECBC – Fraud alert
  • RECBC rules re. Referrals to Non-licensees
  • The Commission Agreement
  • CRA receipt for Referrals
  • Training Modules 1 to 12

January 19, 2015

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Getting clients to price a property accurately
  • BCA’s assessment and a REALTOR’S® evaluation— why the difference?
  • New Applied Licensing courses starting 2015 (a BIG change!)
  • Rule 6.03 Title Searches – when can a Buyer’s agent request it?
  • Rule 6.04 Strata Documents – when can a Buyer’s agent request it?
  • How does Designated Agency affect your co-listing agreement?
  • New Year, new MLS® (Paragon®)
  • A few free tickets to Richard Robbins event