Calgary, Alberta—on March 28, 2023, the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) cancelled the real estate associate licence of Caren Sylvia Kelley. Kelley cannot reapply for a licence until June 28, 2023.
Under s.43(1)(a) of the Real Estate Act, if a Hearing Panel finds the conduct of a licensee is deserving of sanction, they may make an order cancelling any licence.
Kelley cannot trade in real estate in Alberta at this time. If any consumer has transactions in progress or existing client relationships with Kelley, please contact Kelley’s brokerage, Twin Oakes Real Estate 1993 Inc. o/a REMAX House of Real Estate.
Kelley was found by the Hearing Panel to have breached the following Real Estate Act Rules:
s.41 Licensees must:
(c) disclose to their clients, at the earliest practical opportunity, how they will be paid for their services
(d) fulfill their fiduciary obligations to their clients
(g) practice in strict accordance with the Real Estate Act, Regulations, Rules, Bylaws and any other laws that govern trading in real estate, mortgage transactions or property management in Alberta
s.42 (b) Licensees must not participate in fraudulent or unlawful activities in connection with the provision of services or in any dealings
s.43(3) a licensee must deliver to the client a true copy of a service agreement and of any amendment or addition, immediately upon its signature
s.57(a) the basic obligations of a licensee who is in a sole agency relationship with a seller are to use best efforts to market the property and to promote the interests of the seller
Kelley was also ordered to pay $20,000 in fines and $7,642 in costs.
Kelley was last registered as a real estate associate with Twin Oakes Real Estate 1993 Inc. o/a REMAX House of Real Estate.
See the full details of the Hearing Panel decision here.
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