Office Meetings 2017

Previously held office meetings in 2017:

 

December 2017

December meeting holiday

November 28, 2017

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update 
  • Legally Speaking No. 498
  • RECBC New Rules March 15, 2018
  • The Bulleting, distributing strate documents
  • Three Professional Conduct Cases!!!
  • Register for a ShowingTime webinar!
  • Office Christmas Luncheon, Friday December 8,2017!

November 14, 2017

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • BCREA Housing Market Update (October 2017)
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision – photo of deposit cheque
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision – non-refundable bank draft
  • Deposit arrangement issues & clauses
  • Custom clause – seller allowing access for appraisal
  • Investigation into MLS® data breach
  • REBGV member breakfast meetings
  • Register for a ShowingTime webinar
  • REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive starts today!

October 31, 2017

General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • New mortgage regulations effective Jan 1, 2018
  • New legal update courses effective Jan 1, 2018
  • Legally Speaking, number 497
  • Professional Conduct Case C17-09
  • Professional Conduct Case C17-11
  • Ending residential tenancies (if, when, how)
  • The Ethics Guy® article  (just BE NICE)

October 17, 2017

General meeting subjects 

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Do you know clause 9 on CPS?
  • Subject clauses issues – it’s important!
  • Showing Time starts on December 4
  • Office logo for Paragon
  • Keeping transactions alive
  • Kim Spencer article – Buyer said he was on drugs

October 3, 2017

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • A leaky lawn sign - Oops!
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision – Fine
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision – Suspension & Fine
  • Disclosure of receiving/paying a referral fee
  • Make your contracts enforceable please!
  • REBGV Professional Conduct Case C17-06
  • Important pre-sale reminders! Stay Safe!
  • Be careful with cancelling/restarting listings

September 19, 2017

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • RECBC report & proposed rule changes
  • REBGV Limited Dual Agency article
  • Legally Speaking No. 496
  • Our new Schedule A for MLS® listings
  • Our new Release Form
  • Making changes to existing contracts
  • What's new in WEBforms 5

August 2017

 Summer meeting holiday

July 25, 2017

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Legally Speaking 495, Vacant Possession
  • REBGV, Professional Conduct Case C16-32
  • REBGV, Professional Conduct Case C16-41
  • Open House safety
  • The Ethics Guy® article
  • About our new office
  • Fireworks Night at the REBGV

 July 2017

Brokerage move to new office

June 27, 2017

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision 15-103, penalty
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision 15-459, suspension & penalty
  • Disclosure of Interest in Trade and E & O issues
  • Subject to sale with time clause
  • Ethics Guy® article - Closing on Friday, Possession on Monday
  • Office closed Saturday July 8, 2017, for our move.

June 6, 2017

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • The Bulletin - what’s next for housing affordability
  • Legally Speaking 494 - seller’s remorse case
  • Interface Express - listings in other B.C. Boards
  • PDP/REP course fees increases coming soon
  • Paragon emails on mobile devices
  • The Ethics Guy® - The four-pot grow-op

May 16, 2017

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Selling homes under 10 years of age
  • Homeowner Protection – new website
  • See examples for your review (from MLS® listings on Paragon)
  • Bidding war buyer’s remorse
  • Negotiating your professional real estate fee
  • The Ethics Guy® - When is an offer not an offer

April 25, 2017

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Real Estate Weekly promo
  • Legally Speaking, Non-Resident Status
  • REBGV Professional Conduct Case - Discrediting
  • REBGV Arbitration Case 159
  • REBGV Scholarship Program
  • CREA 2017 ad campaign
  • Evergreen West Realty Awards luncheon

April 4, 2017

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision – suspension & fine
  • RECBC Making a Complaint
  • Professional Conduct Case – lockbox, one day code
  • Changes to 15% additional PTT
  • New version of WEBForms available now
  • BCREA News Releases
  • Kim Spencer – what we say and write matters

March 21, 2017

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • City of Coquitlam – unauthorized suites                   
  • Disclosure requirements, stigmatized properties
  • Report from Council newsletter                                   
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision – penalty
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision – suspension
  • Discussion re. above decisions
  • REBGV AGM March 30, 2017

March 7, 2017

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Legally Speaking No. 492, Effective Cause
  • Review of fine print in MLS® listing contract
  • Important subject removal reminders
  • REBGV Arbitration Case #155, Intrusion
  • Keep safe at Open Houses
  • The Ethics Guy® latest article

February 21, 2017 

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Home inspector presentation, site drainage issues
  • FINTRAC Policy Interpretations, ongoing monitoring
  • RECBC Disciplinary Decision (measurements)
  • Measuring companies
  • New WEBForms® coming soon!
  • What’s trending in real estate technology
  • BC Home + Garden Show  (Feb 22 to Feb 26)

January 31, 2017

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • RECBC Licensing Fee changes
  • RECBC Searching Professional Standards Manual
  • Legally Speaking – Consequences for breach of fiduciary duties
  • The top 5 secrets to more listings
  • Plan your work, get ready… and just do it!!!
  • The Ethics Guy® - article January 2017
  • REBGV election - final date February 5, 2017

January 17, 2017

 General meeting subjects

  • Real estate market update
  • Mortgage market update
  • Our agents were promoted in REW
  • BC Assessment Authority – tax assessments
  • Home Owner Grant – threshold change to 1.6M
  • Down payment loans for first time buyers
  • RECBC – Deposit Releases (Council Report)
  • BCREA Housing Market Update (January 2017)
  • REBGV Notice of 2017 Election