Office Meetings 2016

Previously held office meetings in 2016:

 

December 2016

 Meeting holiday

November 29, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Legally Speaking No 490 – When disaster strikes
  • RECBC Fintrac’s New Operational Brief
  • Paragon’s Collaboration Center
  • Custom forms from Evergreen West Realty
  • Plan your work – Rest – then Work your plan
  • Evergreen West Realty Christmas Luncheon

Date: Friday, December 2, 2016

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

Time: noon to 2:30 PM

Cost: FREE

 November 15, 2016

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Real Estate Council of BC changes
  • Increase of Deposit clause & Foreign Entities clause
  • MLS® updates: Changes to standard forms
  • Holdback clause resale – Kim Spencer article
  • REM Article: Why sales reps get sued
  • Email/text questions re. situations to Roloff
  • REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive

October 25, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Understanding the market, Week 43, the last 30 years
  • The Ethics Guy® - The times, they are a changin’
  • Nine new members of Council appointed
  • RECBC New Discipline Penalties Now in Force
  • Legally Speaking number 489, Owner Builders
  • PCI compliance – REBGV credit card info
  • REALTORS® of BC vote coming up

October 11, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Federal government changes mortgage insurance rules
  • Professional Conduct cases – offer presentations
  • Changing market dynamics
  • Video: How to motivate buyers to buy
  • Open house thieves active in REBGV area
  • Kim Spencer article & bouquet

September 27, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • New Superintendent of Real Estate
  • Actions Against Unlicensed Real Estate Services in BC
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision –  Reprimand & Fine
  • Time is of the essence!!!
  • Coquitlam – Secondary Suite Enforcement Program
  • Mindsets for success and productivity

September 14, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Be wise… take deposits of 5% or more please!
  • Legally Speaking, Boo You Really Want To Know?
  • CRA hunting for tax evaders
  • New HomeSpotter app
  • AUTOPROP presentation
  • Vancouver Home + Design Show
  • Office building alarm code

August 31, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Property Transfer Tax for Foreign Entity buyers
  • Foreign Entity clause & approved custom clause
  • Legally Speaking 488, recent regulation, Assignments
  • Notice to Seller regarding Assignment Terms
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision – 1 year suspension
  • RESA Rules - Unlicensed Lead Generation
  • How to price property in a more balanced market?

August 2016

Summer meeting holiday

July 20, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • BC Government: Ending self-regulation
  • RECBC: Disciplinary case 1 - deposit handling
  • RECBC: Disciplinary case 2 - deceptive behaviour
  • Highly important deposit reminders
  • Fintrac forms – why, when, who and how!
  • Getting ready for the changes to come
  • What happens next to home prices?

June 29, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • On screen: RECBC Video Resource (recbc.ca)
  • On screen: Strata parking stalls allocation types
  • Know the source of strata rental restrictions info, for strata buyers
  • On screen: Your guide to property taxes for 2016 (Brokers email June 24, 2016)
  • On screen: REBGV, Fraudster Alert – Derek Johnson (newsletter article)
  • Kim Spencer, Grumpy at the door (newsletter article)
  • Category B, new PDP Course, Contract Bootcamp

June 15, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • On screen: Coquitlam real estate market, 1995 to 2016
  • On screen: Notice to Seller form (when and how)
  • On screen: Two RECBC Disciplinary Decisions
  • On screen: Taxation (Local, Provincial, Federal)
  • Listings - REALTOR® Remarks & Public Remarks
  • Rules of Cooperation - Listings
  • Mycondoplans on Paragon
  • Third World Eye Care Society – by Estrella

May 31, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • On screen: Disciplinary decision – divorce
  • On screen: PSM, searching for clauses
  • On screen: Municipal Sign Bylaws
  • On screen: Municipal Secondary Suite Bylaws
  • Custom Clause listing agent: Unauthorized Suites
  • Three cases, Professional Conduct Committee
  • Disclosure of Remuneration reminder

May 17, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • On screen: Important changes to CPS
  • On screen: Review of RECBC website
  • On screen: HPO website / new homes
  • Stay Safe – fellow REALTOR® assaulted in Surrey
  • CREA – Safety Tips for REALTORS®
  • Keep your real estate honeymoon alive.
  • Continued focus on listings!!!

May 3, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Consumer Awareness Campaign
  • Please be specific on the Identity of the Buyer
  • RECBC Professional Conduct Cases!!!
  • Buying or Selling an Owner-Built Home
  • Real Estate Board Arbitration Case #148
  • REBGV Arbitration Guidelines
  • From Procrastination to Productivity

April 18, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • RECBC progress reports, Independent Advisory Group
  • RECBC licence conditions issued for local brokerage
  • Media breaches of MLS® system
  • Got the news blues? Arm yourself with knowledge.
  • New changes to Contract of Purchase and Sale
  • Tenant’s rights – can you take listing photos?
  • Sleep well. Acceptance time & subject removal time
  • Keep your focus on listings!

April 6, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • REW, Rebecca Bookham
  • The Ethics Guy®: Five top tips
  • Five ways to avoid closing problems
  • REBGV Increases in penalties
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision – strata parking issue
  • RECBC New measures to strengthen public protection

March 23, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Using DocuSign (by Keith Brady)
  • PDP courses – Becoming a Paperless REALTOR®
  • Selling a tenanted residential property / notices to tenants
  • Residential tenancy clauses (standard and custom)
  • BC Government – new rules coming re. Assignments
  • RECBC website re-design showing the Latest News

March 9, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Home Inspector presentation
  • PTT Newly Built Home Exemption
  • BCREA changes to standard forms
  • Professional Conduct Case C15-03
  • PDP credits, attending industry events
  • 2016 REALTOR® Xchange

February 17, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Vancouver real estate in the news / The Province!!!
  • Vancouver real estate in the news / Globe and Mail!!!
  • More controversy in the BC Legislature!!
  • Accusations and criticism towards the real estate industry
  • Responses from authorities
  • Understanding agency duties of listing agents
  • What about disclosure of interest in trade?
  • What is it about all these assignments?
  • Financial issues, and questionable practices?
  • About RECBC and industry self-regulation
  • Questions and Answers

February 3, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Home Inspector Presentation
  • Legally Speaking, Property Disclosure Statement
  • Dealing with marijuana businesses
  • How to revoke an offer/counter offer
  • Three new Category C Courses ready for you!
  • BC Home + Garden Show tickets

January 20, 2016

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • The year 2015 enters record book
  • Mortgage market update
  • Property Assessment Notices are here
  • Home owner grant threshold increases in 2016
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision, Mazhari
  • Council Rules to remember
  • Updated Touchbase and Sentrilock Apps
  • Paragon - Evergreen West Realty logo
  • Listings, Listings, Listings!!!