The Real Estate Council of BC recently announced a new rule to be effective June 15, 2018. The new rule (in a nutshell) prohibits Real Estate Agents to partake in “dual agency”. Dual Agency means the representation of both the Buyer and Seller in a real estate trade. This protects the consumers since the interests of the Buyer and Seller, by nature, are a conflict. Many experienced and cautious real estate agents have already implemented this practise as a personal policy. It also protects the agent in a way where it minimizes the potential for legal suits based on non-disclosure or not acting in the client’s best interest. In June of this year, it will no longer be an option.