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Do you have clause-trophobia? Join seminar

June 2016

Do you have clause-trophobia? Join seminar

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Writing clauses in real estate can be frustrating and stressful. However, this is a key skill for many transactions and it can be an exciting part of your work in the field. Learn more about creating and using standard clauses by taking part in an upcoming web seminar (webinar) offered by the Ontario Real Estate Association.

This live webinar is free to all OREA members. It will take place on Tuesday, June 21 at 1:00 p.m. “Creating and Using Standard Clauses” will start with the basics to help you gain confidence in writing a clause, a condition, a warranty, or simply an agreed-upon statement between buyer and seller in an Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS) or an Agreement to Lease.

“Clauses are a crucial part of real estate forms and so it’s vital for REALTORS® to be comfortable with them,” says Cassandra Agnew Walker, senior manager, standard forms at OREA. “This webinar will help members become more adept at creating and using standard clauses so they can in turn explain these clauses to consumers and help them understand what they’re signing.” 

The webinar will help you to:

  • Avoid common errors in clause writing
  • Work with consumers to understand pre-printed clauses in a listing agreement or an APS
  • Identify frequently-used clauses
  • Explain the significance of terms and conditions in clauses to consumers
  • Take corrective action if a clause contains an error
  • Avoid potential liabilities and risks in clauses.

Participants will also have an opportunity to submit questions and to share their own experiences with clauses. This webinar is just one in a series related to standard forms that is being presented by OREA this year. All you need to participate is a computer with working speakers and internet access.

Like all of the webinars, the format for this topic will be interactive. You can submit questions, listen to speakers and watch slides related to the topic. If you can’t participate in the seminar on the date offered, you can watch a recorded version at a later date and time convenient to you. 

OREA members can register in advance 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 this and other webinars will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For more details on all these resources, visit the Standard Forms section.

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