BCREA Blog

BCREA Blog

The BCREA Blog is a platform for sharing the latest education news, economics statistics, issues relating to the profession and links to valuable resources for REALTORS®, stakeholders and the public.

    • Government Relations

    Old Floodplain Maps Put British Columbians at Risk

    Published Dec 03, 2015
  • Bring Your Outside Perspective to the BCREA Board of Directors’ Table

    Published Nov 20, 2015
    • Education

    Earn 3 PDP Credits: CMHC Annual Housing Outlook Conferences

    Published Oct 28, 2015
  • Bring your Passion to the BCREA Board of Directors’ Table

    Published Oct 20, 2015
    • Education

    Earn 3 PDP Credits: New Category C Industry Event Pilots Announced

    Published Sep 23, 2015
    • Education

    A New Kind of PDP Offering: PDP OnDemand

    Published Jul 10, 2015
    • Education

    New Online, 6-credit PDP Course: Customer Service Excellence and the REALTOR(R) Brand

    Published Jun 16, 2015
  • Input Wanted: Examples of Wetlands Conservation

    Published Jun 03, 2015
  • Brokers: Enhance Your FINTRAC Compliance – Have Your Office Take the New FINTRAC Course

    Published May 11, 2015
    • Education

    Earn 3 PDP Credits: New Category C Pilot – NAIOP Vancouver Education Day

    Published May 05, 2015
    • Education

    Expanded PDP Online Learning Opportunities

    Published May 05, 2015
    • Government Relations

    National Disaster Mitigation Program Begins

    Published Apr 23, 2015
    • Real Estate Sector

    Client Incentives for Purchasing an Older Home

    Published Apr 01, 2015
    • Education

    Earn 3 PDP Credits: New Category C Pilot – AREAA Vancouver Annual Summit: Global Connect

    Published Mar 18, 2015
    • Education

    Earn 3 PDP Credits: New Category C Pilot – The Vancouver Real Estate Forum

    Published Feb 24, 2015
    BCREA and its 11 member boards are working together to pilot possible enhancements to the Professional Development Program (PDP). As part of the research into the expansion of Category C to include industry-related events, BC REALTORS® will receive three one-time Category C PDP credits for attending the Vancouver Real Estate Forum on April 9, 2015.
    • Economics

    Implications of Falling Oil Prices for the BC Housing Market

    Published Feb 05, 2015
    The recent dramatic fall in oil prices has far reaching implications across all facets of the Canadian economy. We have already seen a surprise cut in interest rates from the Bank of Canada, with possibly more to come, as well as a deep decline in the Canadian dollar.
    • Education

    Launch of the New Residential Trading Services Applied Practice Course

    Published Feb 03, 2015
    On behalf of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, BCREA launched the new Residential Trading Services Applied Practice Course this January. Feedback to date indicates that the new course will bring a higher standard of knowledge, practical skills and professionalism to BC licensees.
    • Government Relations

    Disaster Mitigation Funding on the Way

    Published Jan 19, 2015
    • Economics

    Multi-family Housing Expected to Dominate New Home Construction

    Published Dec 11, 2014
    A myriad of factors can impact housing demand. A change in interest rates, the level of employment, wages, taxation and even consumer confidence can have a marked influence on the demand for living space. However, over the long term, population growth is perhaps the most significant indicator of housing demand.
    • Education

    New Applied Practice Courses Resources for Managing Brokers

    Published Nov 25, 2014
    BCREA is pleased to announce that to help bring a higher standard of knowledge, practical skills and professionalism to BC licensees, its new Applied Practice Courses will go live in 2015. To help managing brokers be in the know about these redesigned courses for their new licensees, BCREA has made several resources available.