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Oct. 24, 2018 | Kathleen Renne

Pop the question: Tom Westcott

In 2018, CREB® welcomes longtime Calgary REALTOR® and industry veteran Tom Westcott as the organization's new president. Westcott sat down with Kathleen Renne for CREB®Now to talk about his career in the industry, his passion for real estate and his thoughts on the Calgary housing market in 2018.

“Subject to a satisfactory home inspection” is a condition of sale that frequently appears in purchase contracts.
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Sept. 13, 2017 | Geoff Geddes

Read the fine print

Conditions of sale are a fact of life for homebuyers and sellers alike

During any real estate transaction, buyers and sellers need to understand what conditions of sale are all about and how they can impact both parties.

"It's important to note that conditions of sale are for the buyer's benefit," said CREB® president David P. Brown.

"Often a seller will try to influence the conditions by requiring financing in four days instead of 10 or something like that, but a well-educated REALTOR® shouldn't allow it."

While there are no standard conditions of sale, two of the most common are "subject to financing approval" and "subject to a satisfactory home inspection."

Ellyn Mendham recalls her year as president of CREB®’s board of directors in 1993 as one 
of positive change following years of transition in the 1980s. Photo by Michelle Hofer/For CREB®Now
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June 02, 2016 | Cailynn Klingbeil

55 Years of Real Estate: 1993 CREB® president Ellyn Mendham

Ellyn Mendham credits teaching background to industry leadership

Ellyn Mendham describes her entry into real estate as a "fluke."

Originally an elementary school teacher in Philadelphia, then Nova Scotia, Mendham's credentials did not immediately transfer when she moved to Alberta.

"I needed to work and produce an income, and at the time I thought I would go back to teaching later," said Mendham. "By fluke, I got into real estate."

But after making her first sale – a home that went for $42,000 in 1975 – she quickly realized she loved the industry.

Diane Scott remembers 2010 as the year real estate faced increased pressure from the Competition Bureau. Photo by Michelle Hofer/For CREB®Now
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May 24, 2016 | Cailynn Klingbeil

55 Years of Real Estate: 2010 CREB® president Diane Scott

Over the past five decades, Calgary's real estate industry has been bare to it all – from double-digit interest rates to densification. Continuing until the end of 2016, CREB®Now will weave together an incredible narrative of how the local housing industry has evolved through the unique perspectives of CREB®'s 30 remaining past presidents.

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Diane Scott's recalls her year as CREB® president in 2010 as one of contention, highlighted by a very public battle between the federal competition watchdog and the country's national real estate association.

Dubbed the "Competition Bureau years," Scott said the debate around what the bureau deemed "anti-competitive real estate rules," which it said limited consumer choice and prevented innovation, shook up the industry then, and its results have reverberated even to today.

"It had everyone pretty riled up," she remembered. "It was a very, very tough year for REALTORS® to understand the models were to be accepted, regardless of what model it was."


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