An Ethics Q&A: Assistants – does a real estate license make a difference?

Q:  I have an unlicensed assistant.  Can he do cold calls for me?

A:   RECO has been consistent in its advice regarding sales representatives and brokers hiring unlicensed assistants: these assistants cannot undertake any activity that falls into the category of “trade”. “Trading” would include activities such as being on-site at open houses, door knocking in a farming area, phone solicitation, showing properties, or being a participant at an offer or listing presentation – this is only a partial list.

If you want to read the full version of what the Registrar has to say about it, click here.

(Information taken from RECO’s Registrar’s Bulletin, March 7, 2012)