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Regulatory Decisions And Disclosures

Disciplinary Decisions and Licence Suspensions

Disciplinary Suspensions

The Registrar hereby gives notice the real estate salesperson’s licence for Jun Espino, formerly licensed with Keller Williams Select Realty, is suspended effective August 1, 2022, for violating the following section of the Real Estate Trading Act:

  • Real Estate Trading Act, Section 22 (1) (a)
The violation resulted from an investigation of a complaint initiated by the Registrar. The evidence supports that Mr. Espino committed a very serious breach of trust. Mr. Espino attended a property viewing and was videotaped by the seller breaching the seller’s privacy. Specifically, Mr. Espino accessed personal items of the seller in several dresser drawers, without permission on two separate occasions.

Mr. Espino’s eligibility to apply for a licence is suspended for five (5) years. After the five-year period, the Commission will not consider a licence application from Mr. Espino until he has recompleted and passed the NSREC’s Salesperson Licensing Course and examination.

This notice has been distributed to licensees in accordance with Commission By-law 839. Released on August 18th, 2022.

List of CPE Licence Suspensions

The following individuals' real estate licences are immediately suspended for failure to complete continuing education requirements, in accordance with Commission by-law 839.

  • Robert Ghosn, former salesperson with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Atlantic
  • Adam Olson, former salesperson with Colliers International (Nova Scotia) Inc.

Released on July 4, 2022

Expired Licence Advisory

The following individuals' real estate licences are immediately suspended for failure to renew or terminate their licence by midnight on June 30th, in accordance with Commission by-law 839.

  • Joshua Fredric, former associate broker with Harbourside Realty Ltd.
  • Mark Lee, former salesperson with Exit Realty Inter Lake
  • Troy Burke, former salesperson with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Atlantic

Released on July 4, 2022

List of E&O Licence Suspensions

The following individuals' real estate licences are immediately suspended for failure to pay for their errors and omissions insurance, in accordance with Commission by-law 323(b)(i).

  • Jessica Morrison, former salesperson with Coldwell Banker Supercity Realty
  • Ryan Foley, former salesperson with Coldwell Banker Tri-Key Realty
  • David Hulshof, former salesperson with Keller Williams Select Realty
  • Blair Armstrong, former associate broker with RE/MAX Banner Real Estate
  • Abhishake Bhuchar, former salesperson Sutton Group Professional Realty

This suspension is published in accordance with Commission by-law 839.

Released on February 2, 2022

The Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission has the authority, pursuant to the Real Estate Trading Act and the Commission By-law, to publish licensing and disciplinary decisions and disclosures. In addition to notices of licence suspensions and terminations, the Commission publishes Discipline Newsletters, which serve as an educational tool for licensees and is available to the public in accordance with the following:

  • Investigations that result in fines of $500 or less are summarized along with the sanction. Neither the licensee nor the brokerage are named in this summary.
  • Investigations that result in fines greater than $500 include the licensee’s name, the brokerage name, a summary of the circumstances that led to the investigation, the sanctions and any costs the licensee is ordered to pay.

When a licence is suspended, the Registrar may also notify the public by publishing the information in the provincial newspaper, in accordance with Commission By-law 839.

Disciplinary Newsletters

The Nova Scotia Real Estate
Commission
is the regulator of the
Nova Scotia real estate industry.

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Bedford, NS
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