Yukon's Real Estate Team

Josie Martin

REALTOR®
867-334-3216

Greg Benoit

REALTOR®
867-689-1717

Vendors

When working with a real estate agent in buying or selling real estate, it is important that you understand who the agent is representing in the transaction.

Agency Disclosure Acknowledgement

Canadian Real Estate Association

The questions to ask are: Is the agent representing the seller, the buyer, or both? Who is the agent’s client? Who is the customer?

The difference between RECEIVING INFORMATION AND SERVICES FROM AN AGENT AND BEING REPRESENTED BY AN AGENT is the difference between being a CUSTOMER and being a CLIENT.

The person who is represented by an agent is a CLIENT. The agent owes the client the duties of the utmost care, integrity, confidentiality and loyalty. This is not the case for a CUSTOMER.

Yukon’s Current System

The Yukon is currently using a Vendor Agency system. This means that all Realtors, regardless of working with buyers or sellers, are, in actual fact, exclusively representing the Vendor (seller). In Vendor Agency Realtors represent the seller, either as a Listing Agent, under a listing agreement, or as a Sub-Agent, by cooperating with buyers – typically through the Multiple Listing Service.

What does this mean for you as the vendor?

When working with a Realtor as your Listing Agent, it means that all other agents in the Yukon become Sub-Agents for you, the Vendor. When agents refer a buyer to you, they do so with the understanding that they ultimately work for you. With that said, all agents can certainly assist a buyer through the process of purchase, however, under the current regulation of Yukon’s Vendor Agency protocol of representation, there are rules of disclosure and limits to what agents can do for a buyer.

Yukon’s Future System

The Yukon is moving to adopt what is referred to as a Designated Agency system. In the near future under this system, agents will be able to wholly represent a Buyer, in which case, the buyer then becomes a CLIENT rather than remaining a CUSTOMER. Because this method of representation will align us with what most Buyers expect when working with an agent and with the way Buyers are represented in most of Canada, Designated Agency will better serve the public. Watch our web site and local news for information as this new system comes to the Yukon.

Useful Contacts List

Lawyers
Austring Fendrick & Fairman 867-668-4405
Carrie Burbidge 867-332-6988
Lamarche & Lang 867-456-3300
Macdonald & Co 867-667-7885
Murrin Professional Corp 867-456-2227
Morris & Sova 867-456-2326
Davis & Co 867-393-5100
Tucker & Co 867-667-2099
Lackowicz & Hoffman 867-668-5252
Jocelyn Barrett 867-456-7775
Anne Marie McColman 867-667-7457
Appraisers
Jim Yamada 867-667-6774
Shaske & Zeiner
(Commercial Only)
780-483-6605
Gerry Gerein
(Commercial Only)
867-633-6887
CDC Inc.
(Martin Meyer)
866-479-7922
Home Heating and Heating Systems Inspections
ACS Oil Burner Services 867-633-4006
Certified Heating 867-668-4328
Griffiths Heating & Sheet Metal 867-667-2214
Fireweed Home Comfort 867-322-2646
Fred’s Plumbing and Heating 867-667-6441
Mammoth Heating & Sheet Metal 867-336-2112
Midnight Sun Sheet Metal & Heating 867-668-2956
Milligan Sheet Metal 867-633-2901
Superior Plumbing and Heating 867-668-5948
Mortgage Brokers
Jill Pollack 867-668-4405
Christie Richardson 867-668-5565
Susan Zanders 604-461-8063
Shannon Whellan 867-894-5021
Mark Huntley 867-393-6179
Home Inspectors
InSite Home Inspections
(Kevin Neufeld)
867-667-7674
A Closer Look Home Inspections
(Adam Sippel)
867-332-3261
Red Seal Inspection Services
(Dale)
867-335-3253