News Bulletin - December 7, 2016

Buyer Brokerage Agreements are becoming mandatory for common law licensees
Help us Help Souls Harbour Rescue Mission!
The Audit Task Force wants your feedback
New Policy for Coming Soon Advertising

Buyer Brokerage Agreements are becoming mandatory for common law licensees
Starting January 1, 2017, brokerage agreements will be mandatory for all buyer clients of brokerages in Nova Scotia.

We have put together some reference material to help licensees and consumers when completing these agreements. Everything you need is conveniently located on our website.

Buyer Brokerage Agreement courses ending soon!
A reminder for all common law licensees that the Commission has been providing mandatory information sessions in communities across the province to common law licensees free of charge. These seminars focus directly on using the new Buyer Brokerage Agreement and are available to licensees up until the end of the month.

For more information on these sessions, read our August bulletin.

Click here to view the scheduled course dates

Help us Help Souls Harbour Rescue Mission!
The Commission is proud to be supporting Halifax's Souls Harbour Rescue Mission’s Operation Christmas Stocking program once again this year.

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The Audit Task Force wants your feedback
First announced in September, the Commission’s new Audit Task Force is reviewing the entire audit/inspection program and they want your thoughts on the current system. What works? What doesn't? Let them know.

Office Closure Notice
The Commission's office will close at noon on Friday, December 23rd, 2016, and will remain closed until Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.

If you require assistance during this closure, contact Brad Chisholm at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Carolin MacDonald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Policy for Coming Soon Advertising
The use of ‘Coming Soon’ advertisements by licensees for properties pending placement on the MLS system has noticeably increased over the past few months. The next time you take to Instagram or Facebook to highlight an anticipated future listing, take a moment to ensure what you are displaying meets the Commission’s Board of Director’s recently approved policy setting minimum standards for ‘Coming Soon’ advertising and promotions.

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