A new resource for brokerage admin staff: MCE Inspections Course

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A new resource for brokerage admin staff: MCE Inspections Course

Administrative staff play an important role in the day-to-day operations of many brokerages. While the Broker of Record is ultimately responsible for ensuring their brokerage is complying with the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA), administrative staff need to understand these requirements as well, to better support brokerage compliance.

 

Previously, RECO’s Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) course on brokerage inspections was available only to registrants. In response to requests from Brokers of Record across Ontario, you can now share the course content with your non-registrant administrative staff, in a version that may be viewed outside of the MCE portal.

 

As before, only registrants can obtain an MCE credit by taking the course. RECO is committed to providing improved tools and guidance to help registrants comply with the legislation, and we agree that this course provides valuable information that can be shared more broadly.

 

Your non-registrant staff can access A Guide to Brokerage Inspections using this link, at any time. Registrants should continue to use the MCE portal on MyWeb to access the course, so that they will obtain credit for completing it.

 

Are your staff receiving emails from RECO? Ask them to check their spam folder

In recent weeks, some registrants have informed RECO staff they have missed important notifications from RECO because certain emails were mistakenly sent to “spam” folders. Registrants with gmail.com email addresses are especially at risk.

 

As the regulator of real estate salespeople, brokers and brokerages, RECO regularly communicates with its registrants for many reasons. Email notifications are critical for keeping registrants up to date on their education, registration, insurance and regulatory compliance requirements, and to communicate with registrants regarding inspections and disciplinary matters.

 

RECO is reaching out to Brokers of Record and Executive Officers to address this issue at the brokerage level. Please ask your employees if they are receiving emails from RECO, and to check their spam folders to be sure RECO emails haven’t been misdirected.

 

Should they find an email from RECO in their gmail.com spam folder, instruct them to open the email and use the “Report not spam” command. They should also create a filter for @reco.on.ca in Gmail and select the “Never send it to Spam” option.

 

RECO’s IT Department is working with Google and other email providers to ensure RECO’s email are delivered correctly.

RECO’s report card on education courses – For the RECOrd – May 2019

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REM Online: RECO’s report card on education courses
Registrar Joe Richer writes about the review of RECO’s Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) program.

 

After a thorough review process that included consultation with the industry, RECO has an MCE action plan that includes new course-delivery options, improved technology, enhanced feedback mechanisms, and more.

 

Read about it

 

Missed RECO’s Annual General Meeting? Check out the video!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend RECO’s AGM in person, or via webcast. A recording of the meeting is now available.

 

This includes remarks from RECO’s Chair, CEO and Registrar, and the Q&A period.

 

Watch it now

 

To learn more about RECO’s year in review, and the years ahead, check out these resources:

2019-2023 Strategic Plan

 

 

4 “Ask Joe” columns with helpful advice for the spring buying season

 

  1. I recently bought a house that has a spacious basement that I intended to use for storage, but I just discovered there’s a long-term tenant living there. What can I do?
  2. My real estate salesperson wants to host an open house in my home, but I’m undecided. What happens if something gets broken or stolen?

 

  1. My family is interested in buying a cottage; are there any special considerations we should know about before we get started?
  2. My salesperson suggested I should make my offer conditional on it passing a home inspection. Do I really need to do that?

 

Are you receiving every email RECO sends you? Check your spam folder

 

In recent weeks, some registrants have informed RECO staff they have missed important notifications from RECO because certain emails were mistakenly sent to “spam” folders. Registrants with gmail.com email addresses are especially at risk.

 

As the regulator of real estate salespeople, brokers and brokerages, RECO regularly communicates with its registrants for many reasons. Email notifications are critical for keeping registrants up to date on their education, registration, insurance and regulatory compliance requirements, and to communicate with registrants regarding inspections and disciplinary matters.

 

RECO is working with Google and other email providers to address this issue. In the meantime, RECO asks you to do a few things:

  • Check your spam folder just to be sure RECO emails haven’t been redirected; and
  • Ask your colleagues if they have also received this email and advise them to check their spam folders if they haven’t.

Should you find an email from RECO in your gmail.com spam folder, open the email and use the “Report not spam” command. You should also create a filter for @reco.on.ca in Gmail and select the “Never send it to Spam” option.