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FINTRAC

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REM has reported on major real estate industry stories during the last 30 years. But the entity that has had the most coverage in REM and touched on many of the big issues has been the federal Competition Bureau

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Realtors live in a results-oriented environment every day of their careers: if we don’t get results, we don’t get paid, it’s that simple.

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Five organizations representing key professions in the B.C. real estate sector have submitted joint recommendations to the provincial and federal governments to help protect B.C.’s housing market from money laundering.

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A recent study focussed on how buyers are using nameless corporations to attempt to launder money when purchasing real estate.

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Real estate laws change and you need to be up to date in order to practice in a manner that protects both agents and clients. Here are five tips to assist you with what I hope will be a successful 2019.

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With media reports and international policy-making bodies pointing to Canadian real estate as a high-risk area for money laundering, it may be time for real estate brokers to ensure they’re prepared.

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Canadian businesses, FINTRAC and police and national security agencies all have a role to play in creating a hostile environment for those who seek to abuse our financial system or threaten the safety of Canadians.

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I’m writing this letter hoping that some people from FINTRAC can help me (and maybe other Realtors) understand why we are still filling forms and collecting private information from our clients.

Drew Keddy

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Sutton Group president and CEO Drew Keddy says the long-term goal is to increase Sutton’s market penetration in key markets "because there’s a direct correlation between market share and broker profitability."

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Large fines have been levied against brokerage firms that have not been in compliance at the time of the audit. Here are some questions to ask to see if you are ready in case the FINTRAC auditors come calling.