Consumer Resources

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  • This information will explain what an agency relationship is and how one is created and terminated.

  • This information will assist you in understanding how money laundering impacts you as a consumer.

  • This information will explain how your information is kept confidential once an agency relationship has been created.

  • This information will explain the obligations of a real estate professional when it comes to identifying, avoiding and/or disclosing conflicts of interest.

  • This information explains what you need to know about paying and/or receiving deposits connected to a real estate purchase or sale.

  • This information will outline the various disclosures a real estate professional may make to you during a real estate transaction, and the forms those disclosures will take.

  • This information will explain the fiduciary duties and duties outlined in the Real Estate Services Act that all real estate professionals must provide to consumers and their clients.

  • This information will explain the difference between they types of defects found in a property and which must be disclosed to potential buyers.

  • This information will help you understand your privacy rights as a consumer.

  • This information will explain the importance of a property inspection and the rights of buyers and sellers when it comes addressing deficiencies noted in the inspection report.

  • This FAQ answers questions about who can measure a property for you as a seller, and how to address differences in property measurements results obtained by different people.

  • This information will explain what radon gas is, and when high levels create a defect in the home.

  • In British Columbia, purchasers of development units are protected by the Real Estate Development Marketing Act. A purchase agreement is not enforceable against a purchaser by a developer who has breached the Act.

  • This information outlines how referrals are handled when they are paid to or by your real estate agent’s brokerage and when disclosures must be made to you.

  • This information will assist you in understanding how agents earn commission and other fees, and the required disclosures they must make to you when earning money from other sources connected to your real estate transactions.

  • This information explains the varying types of service agreements you may enter into as part of your agency relationship and what must be included in those agreements.

  • This information will outline the benefits of using a rental property manager, and what your obligations are to a tenant should you decide to sell your home.