Unlicensed Activity
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Unlicensed Activity

Unlicensed Activity Calgary, Alberta – The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is warning consumers against hiring John Doe who is not licensed to provide real estate and mortgage services in Calgary. John was formerly licensed with RECA, but his licenses were suspended by RECA on November 30, 2020, pending the result of an investigation into…

Administrative Penalties  (December 21 – February 17, 2022)
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Administrative Penalties (December 21 – February 17, 2022)

Not licensed • Instance 1 – $25,000• Instance 2 – $25,000• Instance 3 – $25,000• Instance 4 – $25,000• Instance 5 – $25,000• Instance 6 – $25,000 Total Fines: $150,000 On November 30, 2020, John’s license was suspended by order of the Administrator of the Real Estate Council of Alberta Between April–September 2021, John represented…

Administrative Penalties (August 24 – September 21, 2021)
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Administrative Penalties (August 24 – September 21, 2021)

Real estate broker registered with Best Step Real Estate Services Ltd. Best Step Real Estate Services Ltd.’s fiscal year end was on March 31, 2021. RECA sent numerous email reminders to John to file the appropriate forms by June 30, 2021. RECA received the appropriate forms on August 4, 2021. $1,500 Real estate broker registered…

No person shall trade in real estate unless that person has proper authorization (Real Estate Act s.17(a))
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No person shall trade in real estate unless that person has proper authorization (Real Estate Act s.17(a))

Real estate associate registered with Northern Lights Realty Ltd. o/a Royal Lepage Northern Lights Realty• In January 2020, John contacted a buyer client to arrange to show them a commercial property• John drove the buyer and their assistant to a commercial property• John contacted an agent via telephone in the property parking lot, which they…

Mortgage brokers must ensure the business of the brokerage is carried out competently (Real Estate Act Rules s.67(1)(e))
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Mortgage brokers must ensure the business of the brokerage is carried out competently (Real Estate Act Rules s.67(1)(e))

Mortgage broker registered at the time with 1318749 Alberta Ltd. o/a Dominion Lending Centres House, now called 1318749 Alberta Ltd. o/a Harman deep Arora Group Mortgage Alliance.• From July 1, 2019 to June 22, 2020, John’s mortgage brokerage failed to have insurance in place• John was the broker at the time• During the period of…

Real estate licensees must provide competent service (Real Estate Act Rules s.41-b)
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Real estate licensees must provide competent service (Real Estate Act Rules s.41-b)

Real estate associate registered with Sterling Realty (Alberta) Ltd. o/a Sterling Real Estate• John was representing buyers interested in viewing a property • John’s brokerage adopted a brokerage policy that individuals present for showings must wear a mask• On March 29, 2021, John had permission to bring their buyer clients to view a property• The…