Professional Standards Manual Now Available in Improved Online Format
The Real Estate Council is pleased to advise that it has re-built the online version of the Professional Standards Manual ("PSM") with a new search mechanism that makes it quicker and easier than ever to find relevant information. The PSM is available on the Council's website at www.recbc.ca/licensee/psm.html and licensees are encouraged to bookmark this link in their web browser.
The new search mechanism ranks search results in a similar manner to Google so that the most relevant results appear at the top of the search results page. Try searching for the word "Advertising". By clicking on the first result (Advertising Requirements) you will see the start of the main section on Advertising Requirements and, if you want to see the entire section, click on "View Entire Section" to bring up the whole Advertising Requirements section.
The Council also advises that it is no longer distributing printed copies of the PSM. The decision to no longer print the PSM was not made lightly and only made after careful consideration by the Council. The decision was made, in part, because of the universal use of the internet by real estate licensees, the frequency and number of changes being made to the PSM, and the high cost to print and mail the manuals.
Licensees also have the option of downloading a PDF version of the PSM so that they can have it on their electronic device, even if internet access is not available.
The Council requests that licensees please recycle their copy of the 2010 PSM (and any earlier editions if licensees still have them).