When we represent Buyers or Sellers we are required to have all of our Privacy and Consent Documents signed and distributed to our clients. Any information we ask for is only to serve the client in their real estate transaction and nothing further than this.
We do not share this information with anyone.
The Privacy and Consent Document for real estate in BC was introduced as part of the 2018 changes to the the Real Estate Services Act. This document replaces the old Working with a Realtor used previously by BC real estate professionals.
Your personal information may be collected, used, and disclosed for any of the following purposes:
To allow members of real estate boards to appraise your property.
To list/market your property on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
To market your property through print and electronic media.
To help you locate a suitable property to buy or lease.
To facilitate the real estate transaction by government departments and agencies.
To allow the boards and their members to compile statistics on sales, property prices, and lease rates and to conduct comparative market analyses. Information about your property will be retained in the MLS system indefinitely.
To enforce codes of professional conduct & ethics for Realtors by co-operating with real estate boards and regulatory bodies.
To comply with legal requirements and to act pursuant to legal authorizations.
For further information about your privacy: please read the
Your Realtor will collect most of your personal information through the various documents you fill out or provide to them and in discussions with you.
Some information may be collected from secondary sources, such as financial institutions, government departments, and mortgage brokers.
To whom may your information be disclosed to?
When you buy, sell, or lease real estate in B.C., your personal information may be disclosed or available to:
real estate boards, their staff, and members
government departments and agencies
legal advisors and other service providers
the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA)
the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC)
the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)
members of the public
Will your personal information be collected for any other purposes?
Your personal information may also be collected, used, and disclosed if you wish to have:
your Realtor contact you in the future about additional real estate services.
your Realtor inform you about other products or services that may interest you.
other Realtors communicate with you to determine whether you require additional real estate services.
Realtors, Real Estate Boards or Brokerages contact you to participate in surveys.
Before receiving any trading services from a Realtor, they must provide you with the Privacy & Consent form along with the Disclosure of Representation form. Once you have reviewed the documents, you have the option of signing this form(s) to confirm that you have received this consumer protections information. Your agent must submit these forms to their Brokerage immediately upon signing. This is mandated by law that all BC Realtors must abide to and is not a contract that binds you in any way.