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News Bytes – August 2021


Remembering John Fraser

It is with great sadness we announce that John Fraser, former Chair of Council, has passed away.

John was involved in Alberta’s real estate industry for 6 decades. He was one of RECA’s original Council members, serving from 1996-2001, and was a true pioneer in setting a strong foundation for self-regulation in Alberta. He served as Chair for two terms, from 1999-2001. He was also past President of the Calgary Real Estate Board, and past Chair of the Real Estate Assurance Fund of Alberta.

John also participated in the Agency Task Force which resulted in Alberta’s current agency framework for real estate representation relationships. This was a significant undertaking that John navigated with integrity and professionalism.

RECA and licensees who worked with him will remember the skill and passion he brought to the industry, as well as the congeniality he brought to everything he was involved in—many have fond memories of him singing and playing guitar in post Council meetings.

Our hearts and condolences go out to his family and loved ones.

Renew Your Licence by September 30, 2021

This year no re-licensing education is necessary to renew your licence.

Brokers started their renewal process on August 16, and all other licensees may start renewing their licenses on August 23, provided their brokerage has already renewed its brokerage licence.

This year, in lieu of suitability questions, you’ll be asked to sign off on a Section 40 Declaration.

The deadline to renew your licence is September 30, 2021.