New seminars and tutorials deal with standard forms

If you want to learn more about the standard forms that are often used in real estate, sign up for a seminar or tutorial offered by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA).

Beginning in March, a series of web seminars (“webinars”) and tutorials will cover a variety of topics related to real estate forms. These 30-minute webinars are free and available to OREA members. All you need is a computer with working speakers and internet access.

“Forms are a key part of every real estate transaction, and it is vital to understand the complexities of forms and to use and fill them out correctly in order to provide excellent service to your buyers and sellers,” says Cassandra Agnew Walker, who is the senior manager, standard forms at OREA. She will be leading each of the monthly webinars.

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“These seminars are aimed at helping you grasp the many details related to real estate forms. This will enable you to fulfill your legal obligations, comply with regulations and serve your clients and customers better.”

The format will be interactive, enabling you to submit questions, listen to information, and watch slides related to the topic. Those who cannot participate in the seminar on the date it is offered can watch a recorded version of the webinar at a later date and time convenient to them.

Seminars will be held once a month, on the third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. OREA members can register at any time in order to obtain a login link for the webinar. On the day of the webinar members can log in up to 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. Participation in the live webinars will be on a first-come-first-served basis. The login registration pages are posted below.

Dates, months and topics are as follows:

March 15
 Forms – Revisions and Update for 2016 – Register now

April 19
 Handling Offers

May 17
 Assignment Agreements

June 21
 Creation and Use of Standard Clauses

July 19
 Highlights of Commercial Standard Forms

August 16
 Adding Integrity with Standard Forms

September 20
 Condominium Agreement and Relevant Clauses

October 18
 Electronic Document Integrity

November 15
 Forms and Clauses When Leasing

January 17, 2017
 Forms – Revisions and Update for 2017


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New seminars and tutorials deal with standard forms