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Ontario licensed real estate agent and maternity leave

2019-04-10 Real Estate No comment

Most Ontario real estate agents work strictly in accordance with their responsibilities. These agents are usually in the status of independent contractors, making them self-employed. Ontario's “employment” rules and regulations are largely unsuitable for self-employed real estate salespeople who decide to take maternity leave.

When a real estate agent, real estate agent, sales representative or broker, her maternity leave situation, she will consider her income loss, current and ongoing monthly expenses, and may choose not to return real estate sales for a longer period of time Time

The following are typical examples of Ontario real estate agents taking maternity leave:

Most likely, she is a registered real estate agent in Ontario with a franchise. Brokerage is a member of the Toronto Real Estate Board or depends on their location in Ontario, their own local board of directors. As a board member, the brokerage company pays its membership fees, including associations such as OREA and CREA. Therefore, all agents of the brokerage company will also be responsible for those companies that are active in sales. Then, as long as she is still registered with this broker, the maternity agent will also pay these dues.

Not all chartered brokers are equal, but most of them will have some common fees or fees that their registered sales agents must pay as part of their agreement. These fees can be desktop fees, advertising fees, franchise and transaction fees, fixed monthly or management fees, and so on. Although the real estate committee's fees and membership fees are mandatory regardless of whether you are on maternity leave or active sales, some agents may not allow payment or waive part of the listing fee when the agent is on maternity leave.

The agent of maternity leave may have some reasonable concerns that she must pay the same amount she has done in the sales field. Another problem may be the loss of income due to vacation. Another idea may be a temporary feeling. While taking care of her children and family, returning to real estate sales will not be something she wants to do earlier, but long after.

Ontario has a lot of flexibility and real estate agents are ready to take maternity leave. If the fee becomes a problem, the licensing agent can choose to resign from her current brokerage firm and register with a non-board member real estate agent. She can hold a business license to hold a broker who will not receive any of the above fees and dues. This alone can save the agent a lot of money, especially if her maternity leave is extended for an indefinite period of time.

Maternity leave agents are still entitled to maternity leave income when they are still registered with a board member broker or a non-member broker. She can refer the business to a real estate agent or broker and agree to accept the referral fee. As long as her real estate license is registered with a broker who has a good reputation with RECO, she can continue to receive a referral contract paid to her through her agent.

Although maternity leave is not a choice for many agents, it is a pleasure to know that in Ontario, real estate agents who choose to take maternity leave can relax a bit. These agents can ensure that these agents can significantly reduce expenses and still earn income by transferring sales to other licensed agents, which is of course an important consideration when they decide to stay at home.

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