Information Bulletins

Below are Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) Information Bulletins on topics of interest to industry professionals.

To print a single Information Bulletin from the list below, please click on "pdf" following the title of the chosen Information Bulletin.

Accepted Offers and Backup Offers (pdf) Material Latent Defects (pdf)
Access to Property (pdf)  
Access to Property - Home Inspections (pdf)  
Advertising - Brokerage Internet Policies (pdf) Mere Postings (pdf)
Advertising - Clearly Indicated (pdf) Mortgage Brokerage - Agent for Borrower (pdf)
Advertising - False and Misleading (pdf) Mortgage Brokerage - Agent for Lender (pdf)
Advertising - Internet Guidelines - Social Media - Mortgage Professionals (pdf) Mortgage Brokerage - Avoid Misrepresentations (pdf)
  Mortgage Brokerage - File Review and Commission Payment Processes by Franchisor (pdf)
Advertising - Internet Guidelines - Social Media - Real Estate Appraisal Professionals (pdf) Mortgage Brokerage Relationship Options (pdf)
Advertising - Internet Guidelines - Social Media - Real Estate Professionals (pdf) Mortgage Brokerage - When is a Licence Required (pdf)
Advertising - Licensed Name (pdf) Mortgage Fraud Red Flags (pdf)
Advertising- Properties Not Located in Alberta (pdf) Mortgage Fraud Red Flags - Mortgage Brokerage Professionals (pdf)
  Mortgage Fraud Red Flags - Real Estate Appraisal Professionals (pdf)
Assistants - Mortgage Brokerage (pdf) Mortgage Fraud Red Flags - Real Estate Professionals (pdf)
Assistants - Real Estate Brokerage (pdf)
Attached and Unattached Goods (pdf) Multiple Offers (pdf)
Auctioneers (pdf)  
B Notice to Executive Director - Real Estate Appraisers (pdf)
Brokers - Accountability (pdf) Notice to Executive Director - Real Estate and Mortgage Brokerage Professionals (pdf)
Brokers - Active in Management (pdf)  
Brokers - Delegation (pdf)  
Building Cost Replacement - Licence not Required (pdf)  
Business Brokerage (pdf)  
  Offers and Counter Offers - Expiries (pdf)
Client - Real Estate Brokerage (pdf) Personal Mortgage Deals (pdf)
Commissions - Payment from Trust (pdf) Personal Trades in Real Estate (pdf)
Competent Service (pdf) Prohibition - Discourage Legal Advice (pdf)
Comply with Legislation (pdf) Prohibition - Fraudulent Unlawful Activity (pdf)
Conduct Deserving of Sanction (pdf) Prohibitions - Mortgage Brokers and Associates (pdf)
Conflict - Buying Client's Property (pdf) Prohibitions - Real Estate Appraisers (pdf)
Conflict - Representing Competing Buyers (pdf) Prohibitions - Real Estate Industry Professionals (pdf)
Conflict - Representing Seller and Buyer (pdf) Protection of Client Information (pdf)
Conflict of Interest (pdf)  
Cooperate with RECA (pdf)  
Cost of Credit Disclosure - Mortgage Brokerage (pdf) Q
Customer - Real Estate Brokerage (pdf)  
  Radon (pdf)
  Real Estate Act and Board Rules (pdf)
  Real Estate Appraisers - Client and Intended User (pdf)
  Real Property Reports (pdf)
  Real Property Reports - Rules of Practice for Lawyers (pdf)
  Recommending Service Providers (pdf)
  Records - Release File to Client (pdf)
  Records - Transfer of File (pdf)
D Referrals - Industry Member Requirements (pdf)
Dealing in Mortgages as a Mortgage Broker (pdf) Referrals - Payment to Unlicensed Persons (pdf)
  Residential Measurement Standard (RMS) (pdf)
  Residential Measurement Standard - Documentation (pdf)
Dealing in Mortgages - Jurisdiction and the Real Estate Act (pdf) Responsibilities - Mortgage Associate (pdf)
Dealing with Unrepresented Sellers - Real Estate (pdf) Responsibilities - Mortgage Broker (pdf)
Delivery of Documents - Mortgage Brokerage (pdf) Responsibilities - Real Estate Appraisers (pdf)
Delivery of Documents - Real Estate Brokerage (pdf) Responsibilities - Real Estate Associate Brokers and Associates (pdf)
Deposits and the Purchase Contract - Residential Real Estate (pdf) Responsibilities - Real Estate Broker (pdf)
Disclose - Conflicts of Interest (pdf) Responsibilities and Prohibitions - Mortgage Brokerage (pdf)
Disclose - Cost of Services (pdf) Responsibilities and Prohibitions - Real Estate Brokerage (pdf)
E Service Agreement - Buyers Working with Common Law Brokerages (pdf)
Education Code of Conduct for Learners (pdf) Service Agreement - Buyers Working with Designated Brokerages (pdf)
Electronic Agreements (pdf) Service Agreements - Real Estate Brokerage (pdf)
Electronic Records (pdf) Stigmatized Properties (pdf)
Employees (pdf)  
Enforcement of the Residential Measurement Standard (RMS) (pdf)  
Ensure Role is Understood - Real Estate (pdf)  
Estimating Market Value - Real Estate Brokerage (pdf) T
  Teams in the Real Estate Industry (pdf)
  Title Insurance (pdf)
  Trading in Real Estate as a Real Estate Broker (pdf)
F Trading in Real Estate - Commercial Real Estate (pdf)
Facilitation Services (pdf) Trading in Real Estate - Jurisdiction and the Real Estate Act (pdf)
Failure to Waive Conditions on Time (pdf) Trading in Real Estate - Property Management (pdf)
  Trading in Real Estate - Residential Real Estate (pdf)
  Trading in Real Estate - Rural Real Estate (pdf)
  Transaction Brokerage - Not Always Appropriate (pdf)
  Transaction Brokerage - Parties Do Not Agree (pdf)
  Trust Money Disputes and Disbursements (pdf)
Good Character - Licensing (pdf)  
Good Character - Professional Conduct Review (pdf)  
Guaranteed Sales Representations (pdf)  
  Unrepresented Sellers - What They Need to Know (pdf)
  Use of RECA's Logo (pdf)
Holding Oneself Out (pdf) W
  When Your Real Estate Brokerage Shuts Down (pdf)
Incentives (pdf) Y
Inducements (pdf)  
Industry Member Interference May Be Conduct Deserving of Sanction (pdf)