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.

    • 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.
    • Education

    Earn 3 PDP Credits: New Commercial Category C Pilot - ICSC Whistler Conference

    Published Nov 23, 2014
    • Get to Know BCREA

    Interested in Serving as a BCREA REALTOR® Director?

    Published Nov 10, 2014
    BCREA has opened the call for REALTOR® applicants for three Director positions on the Association’s 2015-2016 Board of Directors.
    • Real Estate Sector

    October is Power Smart Month!

    Published Oct 01, 2014
    October is a great time for REALTORS® to educate their clients on the benefits of purchasing a Power Smart new home or of buying an older home and making energy efficient upgrades.
    • Education

    More Ways to Earn PDP Credits: New Commercial Category C Pilot Announced

    Published Sep 25, 2014
    • Government Relations
    • Practical Points

    REDMA Changes Impact Disclosure, Rescission, Deposits

    Published Sep 17, 2014
    When the financial market crashed in 2008, many buyers who had signed pre-sale contracts before the downturn reconsidered their contracts. This led to several court cases in which the BC courts applied a very strict and very consumer-friendly interpretation of the Real Estate Development Marketing Act (REDMA).