Jody L. Ring - Lifetime Withdrawal from Industry

Calgary, October 16, 2003 - On October 14, 2003, Jody L. Ring, who was licensed as a real estate agent with Pro Real Estate Ltd., applied to the Real Estate Council of Alberta to withdraw from industry membership in accordance with section 54 of the Real Estate Act. Ms. Ring was formerly licensed as a real estate agent with Century 21 Double D Realty (1996) Ltd.

At the time of the application and since September 18, 2003, Ms. Ring's authorization to trade in real estate as a real estate agent has been suspended by the Real Estate Council of Alberta pending the outcome of conduct proceedings under Part 3 of the Real Estate Act.

Ms. Ring was facing many serious allegations of misconduct related to her property management activities in the Brooks area. Ms. Ring would have been required to appear before a Hearing Panel of the Real Estate Council of Alberta at a future date to respond to misconduct allegations.

Ms. Ring requested to withdraw for life from industry membership and offered to pay costs in the amount of $1,000 to the Real Estate Council of Alberta.

Considering the nature of the misconduct allegations and the fact there is likely no greater disciplinary penalty that not being licensed to act as an industry member again in Ms. Ring's life, the Real Estate Council of Alberta approved Ms. Ring's application. The lifetime ban on industry membership is effective immediately.

As a result of the approval of Ms. Ring's application to withdraw from the industry, the allegations and conduct proceedings initiated will be discontinued. Ms. Ring's application does not constitute an admission of the allegations in these proceedings.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-governmental agency, responsible for the regulation of the real estate industry which includes real estate brokers, business brokers, property managers, and mortgage brokers. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry members.

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