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Join the Conversation: Self-Regulation and You


We’ve heard it time and time again. Industry professionals want to raise professionalism within Alberta’s real estate industry. The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) has been talking about putting the “self” back in “self-regulation,” but in order to do so, we need an understanding of what self-regulation is, what it requires and why it is so critical to our industry.

To that end, the Real Estate Council of Alberta has drafted a Statement on Self-Regulation, which will form the basis for a one-day symposium on self-regulation in March 2012. Industry stakeholders from across Canada will come together at the symposium to talk about self-regulation, what it means in our industry and how we can continually strengthen and enhance it.

Before that, though, RECA wants to talk about self-regulation with Alberta industry professionals and will be hosting a Twitter chat to do so on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 10-11 a.m. MST. The hashtag for the discussion is #RECAchat and we encourage you to follow along and join the conversation.

Some other things to think about leading up to the Twitter chat:

  • What does self-regulation mean to you and why is it important to you?
  • What do you see as the major challenges and opportunities for RECA as it works towards even more effective self-regulation for Alberta’s real estate industry?
  • What role do individual industry professionals, brokerages and industry associations have when it comes to self-regulation?
  • What advice do you have for the Real Estate Council of Alberta regarding “right touch” regulation and effective self-regulation?

If you’re not available to take part in the Twitter chat, or if you want to provide additional feedback to Council, we encourage you to complete the online survey.