Wed, 18 May
Leader Post May 17, 2016
Our provincial association, ASR – the Association of Saskatchewan Realtors, is asking for a registry of former marijuana grow ops and meth labs so that agents and their buyers can be aware of these places.
There could be damage or the buyers could have other inspections done that would eliminate any or most of their concerns.
Moldy drywall and insulation because of moisture intensive growing practices are the most common problems from grow ops. Electrical systems that are rigged and chemical damage are other issues that could be there.
This information is currently held by the RCMP and the municipal police but not available to real estate agents or the general public. No exact number of former grow ops is known but estimates are at 200+.
For the complete article, click here.
Wed, 13 Apr
And it’s probably not what you think.
See below the note we just received from our local real estate association.
MEMBER CAUTION Apr 13/16
The Association of Regina REALTORS® Inc. has received notice from a number of members regarding a potential buyer by the name of Greg. Members report that when speaking with this individual his behaviour is erratic and unpredictable. He has reportedly contacted multiple members asking them to show him properties. The ARR would like to remind members to always exercise safe business practises when working with potential new clients. For more information regarding REALTOR® safety, members can view CREA’s resources here.
It’s a sad day when people have to be careful when working at their job. I know that police officers, firefighters, etc. have more risks that real estate agents, but it’s sad that more and more occupations face these situations in their every day lives.