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REALTIPS: The suite deal

From "mother-in-law," to "income opportunity," we’ve seen it all with secondary suites. But these code words are no shortcut to properly identify a legal or illegal suite.

Are your residential listings RMS ready in Matrix™? Check out our FAQ to ensure you’re ready for the mandatory implementation of measurement supplements. 

The mandatory implementation for measurement supplements is just around the corner (Thursday, Feb.1). To upload your RMS measurements to listings, follow these five easy steps. 

New supplements and naming features have launched in Matrix™. Now, you'll be able to better organize documents in your listings, including Residential Measurement Standards (RMS).

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NEED TO KNOW: Cannabis countdown

Legislative changes will soon usher in a new era of cannabis legalization across Canada.

How does this affect REALTORS®? What do you need to know? How can you support and protect your clients with the right information?

In accordance with AREA, an update to the harmonized Provincial MLS® System Listing and Practice Rules will take effect Sept. 1. 
Damage reputation, investigations and a criminal offence; real estate fraud happens and the consequences can be dreadful. This week our members participated in a REALTips presentation by RECA’s Senior Professional Conduct Review Officer, Tricia Hickey.

You've planned your summer getaway, but have you mapped out coverage for your clients? Here’s a quick guide on how to prepare your business for vacations.

It’s true, we have all kinds of prizes in the hopper, 375 to be exact, including an iPhone X! Eligibility is easy, you just need to take CREB®’s member needs assessment survey coming Thursday, Feb. 22.

Yard signs, property showings, ghostly enclaves and secondary suites—what do they all have in common? They are all featured topics in our latest installment of REALTips for real estate agents. 

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NEED TO KNOW: The RMS journey

Thanks to your valuable input, CREB® has been able to take action on how RECA's Residential Measurement Standards (RMS) affects our membership.

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SPOTLIGHT: You ask, we answer

With less than 60 days before Canada legalizes marijuana, some REALTORS® are still a little hazy about how it will affect the home buying and selling process.
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REALTIPS: Show like a pro

As a general business practice, members are always expected to act with consideration and courtesy when showing a home to clients. It’s a topic that we assume you’re tuned into as a REALTOR®, but important to brush up on.

The City of Calgary (and other municipalities in surrounding areas) recently distributed annual property assessments to homeowners. Find out how these estimates can affect your business. 

Due to widespread demand, we’re bringing REALTips into the classroom!

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RULE CHANGE: A quick note on rules

In an effort to elevate the Inquiry Committee Tribunal and ensure CREB® remains a leader in administrative justice processes, a number of CREB® Rules have been amended.

The difference between being a REALTOR® and a real estate professional.

Watch as Ryan DeLuca, supervisor of Training and Compliance at CREB®, discusses disclosure laws, the importance of inspections and the potential issues with financing and insurance.

The needs assessment survey will close on March 12. This is your last chance to complete the survey and be entered to win one of 375 prizes.

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REALTIPS: On the record

Individual privacy rights are an important point of law, but so is your freedom to take a picture. Here are a few tips to protect yourself, your business and your clients when taking a picture during home showings and inspections.

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