News Bulletin - February 16, 2017

Annual General Meeting 2017
Put the Self in Self-Regulation!
Buyer Brokerage Agreement Resources

Annual General Meeting 2017
The Commission invites all licensees to join us for our Annual General Meeting on
Thursday, April 20th, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at 7 Scarfe Court in Dartmouth.
Join us to discuss the progress and achievements made in 2016 and what is ahead for us in 2017. RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Put the Self in Self-Regulation!
The Commission invites interested licensees to nominate themselves to fill one three-year
term with the Commission’s Board of Directors.

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Buyer Brokerage Agreement Resources
A reminder to licensees that the Commission has put together a one-stop shop of resources on the new Buyer Brokerage Agreement for both consumers and licensees. Included are answers to questions such as:

  • Why now?
  • What is the purpose of buyer brokerage agreements?
  • When should a buyer brokerage agreement be signed?
  • What should consumers know when given a buyer brokerage agreement?
  • What are the Do's and Don'ts for licensees?

If you have questions that are not answered here, please contact our compliance team at
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Article: What is Considered Trading in Real Estate?
Your real estate licence authorizes you to trade in real estate in Nova Scotia as it is defined in the Real Estate Trading Act.

Simply put, trading in real estate is acting on behalf of a consumer to buy or sell real property, which includes land and any dwellings attached to or included with the land, such as houses, apartment buildings, condominiums, commercial space and mobile homes. Trading also includes commercial leasing and commercial property management.

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