With support from the Alberta Real Estate Foundation, the Pembina Institute has published the Landowner’s primer: what you need to know about unreclaimed oil and gas wells to help those who are most impacted. Designed as a complementary follow up to our 2016 publication, the Landowners’ Guide to Oil and Gas Development , this primer addresses questions and examines problems landowners face when dealing with operators who are under financial strain and still have unreclaimed oil and gas infrastructure on landowners’ property.
More than 90 per cent of Alberta consumers intend to employ a REALTOR® in their next real estate transaction. Three quarters of buyers and two-thirds of sellers plan to return to their same REALTOR® the next time they are considering a real estate transaction. But only one in two are likely to recommend that REALTOR® to friends and family, and younger consumers are significantly more critical of their experiences than baby boomers.
In Winter 2016-17, AREA conducted qualitative and quantitative market research on consumer and REALTOR® perceptions of REALTORS®, with funding support from the Alberta Real Estate Foundation. This research identified areas where REALTORS® are excelling, as well as areas REALTORS® can improve their service to clients.
In 2016 Realtors
The government of Alberta is about to institute a major change in its condominium laws. Along with changes to the law itself, this provides an opportunity to review the mechanism through which Alberta consumers are educated regarding this complex legislation.
This document is the result of a study funded by the Alberta Real Estate Foundation in which the program in Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Alberta School of Business, scanned and examined best practices around the world regarding communicating key aspects of condominium legislation and services to industry participants with a specific focus on condominium buyers and owners.In 2013 Condos, Homeowners, Policy, Publication, Realtors
Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA)’s Service Excellence Program is a comprehensive professional development opportunity helping to align the services Alberta REALTORS® provide with what today’s consumers expect. Using extensive consumer research, the program provides REALTORS® the knowledge of how those expectations have changed, and then provides the tools to help ensure the REALTOR®’s service meets or exceeds clients’ expectations.
Also read the 2010 Summary Consumer Focus Groups ReportIn 2009 Publication, Realtors
An educational program offering presentations geared to teaching Alberta communities about how to manage growth in a way that promotes sustainability, supports a robust economy, encourages collaboration, and improves the quality of life of its citizens.
The intent of the recommendations in this report is to ensure that properties used as illegal drug operations produce no adverse health effects or building code implications that will hinder their resale or habitation. This report describes particular contaminants and hazards of marijuana grow operations and methamphetamine labs. Recommendations for education, communication, organization, roles and responsibilities, and reporting are also included in this report.
In 2009 Healthy Homes, Homeowners, Policy, Publication, Realtors
Taking the laws that apply to renters in Alberta and presenting them in a useful, quick-reference format, this booklet can be used as a convenient ready-reference source for students and first-time renters. This is the latest publication resulting from Phase V of the Legal Resource Centre’s Residential Tenancies Legal Information Program.
In 2008 Landlords, Primer/brochure, Realtors, Renters
DVD on Transaction Brokerage for the Industry members. Hard cope is available in the AREF office.In 2007 Convening, Realtors
Given the recent surge of media attention and consumer interest in “green” opportunities and challenges, the Alberta Real Estate Association and the Alberta Real Estate Foundation commissioned research to better understand the implications for Alberta REALTOR®S®. Seven key trends were identified that make the business case for enhanced attention to green issues by Alberta REALTOR®S®.In 2006 Convening, Environment, Realtors
The study explores the feasibility of a reciprocal insurance exchange for the provision of professional liability insurance for members of the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association (AMBA). The study was undertaken as a component of its mission to provide the general public and other stakeholders with the highest possible standards of transparency, integrity, professional conduct, customer service, customer protection by compliance with a common code of ethics and business practices. A hard copy of this resource is available in the AREF office.
In 2006 Publication, Realtors
An evaluation of the impact of the HOME program on its participants and to ascertain what, if any, improvements can be made to the program. This resource is available in hard copy format on the AREF office.
In 2005 Community, Housing, Publication, Realtors
On The Living Edge contains information specifically for lakefront and streamside properties in Alberta. REALTOR®S® use this publication as a gift for waterfront purchasers, information for consumers and for pre-purchase support. The publication includes information on erosion, septic systems, building by water and purchasing tips.
In 2003 Community, Homeowners, Realtors, Water
The guide is a resource to inform prospective home buyers about the area’s environmental and lifestyle assets. It encourages environmentally responsible choices and stewardship actions relating to living in close proximity to wildlife and habitat corridors.In 2003 Community, Environment, Homeowners, Land Stewardship, Primer/brochure, Realtors
The real estate industry is changing and so are technologies and consumer attitudes. The report offers a comprehensive summary of real estate buyers, sellers and strategies for the industry in Alberta .In 2003 Homeowners, Publication, Realtors
The purpose of the project is to enhance commercial REALTOR®S® understanding of the development potential around LRT stations for mixed use development/redevelopment and to enhance residential REALTOR®S® understanding of affordable housing strategies for first time buyers (starters) and mature buyers (finishers). This resource is available in hard copy format at the AREF office.In 2003 Community, Environment, Homeowners, Realtors
The fact sheets and report provide answers to common questions that land owners, real estate professionals, developers and community residents have about brownfields.
Grant #: 2002-33
Author: Jodie Hierlmeier for Environmental Law Centre
Format: Fact Sheet 1 Fact Sheet 2
A package of REALTOR® safety educational materials to educate the real estate industry about the personal safety risks involved with being a REALTOR®, while at the same time assist brokers in complying with provincial legislation. This resource is available in hard copy format in the AREF office.In 2002 Policy, Publication, Realtors
Various vignettes of experiences of developmentally challenged people in a variety of living situations. This resource is available in hard copy format in the AREF office.In 2002 Accessibility, Affordability, Community, Homeowners, Housing, Publication, Realtors
Development of a classroom-based, continuing education, mandatory course on ethics and codes of conduct. This course manual is available in hard copy format in the AREF office.In 1999 Convening, Realtors
A CD containing the manual, lesson plans and exam for a Property Managers Course. This resource is available in hard copy format in the AREF office.In 1998 Landlords, Realtors, Renters, Video/podcast
Course material workbook for professional development course on the on-going risk management program being promoted by Real Estate Insurance Exchange. This resource is available in hard copy format in the AREF office.In 1996 Publication, Realtors
Instructor’s Plan for seminar, including a VHS tape on sexual assault prevention in real estate – industry and community perspectives, meant as supporting information for the seminar. This resource is available in hard copy format in the AREF office.
In 1995 Publication, Realtors
An examination of the potential legal liability facing the REALTOR® with regard to the new environmental regulation. This resource is available in hard copy format in the AREF office.In 1994 Environment, Policy, Publication, Realtors
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