Real Estate Council of Alberta Wins Two International Awards

Calgary, Alberta - The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is this year’s recipient of two awards from the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO®). ARELLO® is an international association of real estate regulators. It has 63 jurisdictions, from 11 countries, as members.

RECA won an Education Award for its pre-licensing education course, the Practice of Rural Real Estate, and a Communications Award for the 2016 edition of the Advertising Guidelines.

ARELLO® presents Education and Communication Awards each year in recognition of outstanding systems and programs that contribute to the real estate industry, promote public protection, and might be adapted to benefit licensees and consumers in other ARELLO® member jurisdictions.

ARELLO® recognized that the engaging design and work-ready focus of RECA’s Practice of Rural Real Estate course will lead to professional licensees who are able to practice real estate in compliance with legislation, and competently serve the real estate needs of rural buyers and sellers.

ARELLO® selected the most recent edition of RECA’s Advertising Guidelines as an example of regulatory communication that enhances consumer protection, while improving the industry and helping RECA achieve its mandate. The Advertising Guidelines are a resource for licensees that helps them do their jobs better while increasing their compliance with legislation and raising the professionalism of the industry; that, in turn, protects consumers.

ARELLO® presented RECA with both awards at the Award Winning Ideas session as part of its Annual Conference last week in Vancouver.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, property management, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA’s mandate is to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.