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MAY 2021

Hello, members!


As the days get longer we start to see a promising outlook with respect to a return to more regular operations. While real estate has become busier, we have all worked hard to keep everyone involved in the real estate transaction safe during the pandemic, and we need to keep it going. As BCREA points out, REALTORS® should continue to prioritize health and safety and follow the guidelines outlined here.


Separately, we are happy to report that our new member orientation program launched successfully, and it was a pleasure to welcome the newest members from KAR and KADREA over Zoom a few weeks back. Check out our new section in the newsletter to help us welcome our newbies.


Before I sign off I’d like to ask for your help: I know you’re all very busy but we would really appreciate your feedback on a proposed initiative spearheaded by KAR and KADREA. A survey link will be emailed to you within the next few days and we need feedback to determine the viability of this project.

Keep reading to learn more about what’s going for KAR members this month. 

Stay safe!

Chuck Bennett
2021 KAR President

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Lots of great learning opportunities are currently available for registration, including Multiple Offers with Richard Collins (live webinar) and self-paced courses via BCREA's Hub such as Radon for REALTORS® and Know Your Product: House Structures.

Visit the KAR Member Portal to register for the Multiple Offers course, and visit BCREA's Hub directly to register for the self-paced online courses.


Don't forget: if you acquire PDP hours outside of what is facilitated by KAR, you'll need to upload your proof of completion via the KAR Member Portal

Feel free to contact Jodi at the KAR office with your education questions. 



Autoprop has released some new enhancements.

What's new:

  1.  Floodplain Layer

  2.  Userflow

  3.  Editable Address in Full Report

  4.  Creston OCP

  5.  Castlegar Zoning Links

  6.  Trail Zoning Links

  7.  Disclaimer on Summary Sheet

Coming soon:

  1.  Search for Comparable Listings by Zone

  2.  Rossland Zoning

Still don't know what Autoprop is? Login through Xposure and visit the "Skills Centre" in the top right-hand corner.

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MLS® Department


Need to make changes to your listing's square footage? 

Don't forget to change the fields on both tabs in Autoload:

     1. Under the "Measurements" tab; and
     2. Under "Data Entry".




Check out this quarter's new members, those who left and those who moved.

NEW: Val Ketel (Cherry Creek Property Services), Nathan Dautovich (PG Direct Realty), Julie Pollard (PG Direct Realty)


ON THE MOVE: Larry Peitzsche (RE/MAX RHC), Sara Malyk (Malyk Realty)

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From the

KAR Office


There have been some changes at the KAR office:

we moved, but not far! Our new location is at 

102-247 Baker Street. During the pandemic, access is by appointment only as staff members are mainly working from home. Call 250-352-5477 to set up your appointment.

Here is how to get a hold of KAR staff:

Main phone line: 250-352-5477

Fax (please note new number): 855-281-3609

Linda Hamelin

MLS®, SentriLock, Membership Services

Jodi Dergousoff

Education, Professional Standard, Subscribers, MLS®

Joelle Lavack 

Director of Continuity and Member Excellence

Trevor Koot

Executive Officer


Coming Up

June 2: Understanding the June 1 FINTRAC  Changes webinar (self-directed PDP)


June 3 and 10: Setting up PCS Clients webinar (self-directed PDP)

June 15: Multiple Offers (PDP)