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College

Registrants who are not able to complete the courses required for their registration renewal due to the COVID-19 crisis will be permitted to submit their RECO renewal application on an…

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The OREA Real Estate College is currently scheduled to close at the end of the year. We understand, though, that this timeline is an area of concern for some students….

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Online e-Learning courses are readily available for students to enrol in. Students who are enrolled in a classroom course that has been cancelled may transfer to the e-Learning version of…

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The College will offer additional classroom course sessions when we can, to meet demand. Self-study options are always available, and students whose classroom courses were interrupted may transfer to a…

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Students whose exam has been cancelled may reschedule at their convenience from within their My Portfolio account if their existing date is in the future. As a temporary measure, we…

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Exams are not available to be taken online at this time. However, the College is exploring this option as part of a solution to help students resume their programs of…

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In light of recent announcements by government and public health officials, OREA will not be resuming its regular  in-person exam schedule on April 4, 2020, as originally planned. In-person exams cannot begin…

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If you unsubscribed from all electronic communications from OREA in the past, please contact OREA Customer Service Centre at 1-866-411-6732 to re-subscribe. Otherwise, please log into www.orea.com and go to My Portfolio>Manage…

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The OREA office at 99 Duncan Mill Road is now closed to all students and external visitors until further notice. …

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Member Services

We strongly recommend that no face-to-face business is conducted and that you work with your clients to find technological alternatives. As an independent contractor, you should be making decisions about which services you are…

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No REALTOR® should, during this State of Emergency, participate in a face-to-face showing, especially of a tenant occupied property. While landlords who may decide to host private showings during this…

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We strongly recommend that no face-to-face business is conducted and that you work with your clients to find technological alternatives. There are many digital resources available to help REALTORS® and…

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We understand that REALTORS® will continue to receive requests from clients for open houses or showings. However, to protect the health and safety of our communities and to limit the spread of…

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Currently there is no law that prevents in-person showings, however, OREA urges that all in-person showings be stopped and replaced with virtual showings during Ontario’s State of Emergency. As community…

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The Ontario Government has made changes to limit short-term rental accommodations significantly.  Specifically, “every person who provides short term rentals in rental accommodations shall ensure that any rentals booked after April 4, 2020, are only…

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Yes. On April 4th, the Ontario Government issued an order that directly prohibits open houses during the provincial State of Emergency.  Specifically, the order states that “every person who is responsible for a…

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As an independent contractor, you decide which services you are prepared to offer your clients. However, you should make those decisions based on the most current guidance and direction of…

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There is no clear alternative to certain in-person aspects of a real estate trade, such as home inspections or capturing video footage of a home. While “real estate services” remain…

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Delivering real estate services during Ontario’s State of Emergency requires Ontario REALTORS® to think of their services in two ways: “essential” and “non-essential”. The Government’s simple definition of “essential” thus…

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