Practice Tips Updated: Safer Showings During BC’s Second Wave
by April van Ert
December 9, 2020
Advocacy Access BCREA’s Anti-Money Laundering Resources
by Marianne Brimmell September 25, 2020
Standard Forms Stay Up to Date With the Latest Videos & Toolkits
by April van Ert January 20, 2021
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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • Selling Tenant-Occupied Properties During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Selling a home can be a stressful experience, and it can be even more complicated when selling a tenant-occupied property, especially in the midst of a global pandemic… 
    Posted Dec 09, 2020
    by Marianne Brimmell
  • Real Estate Professionals Urged to Stop Open Houses: Regulators and Provincial Association Recommend Virtual Tools
    The regulatory agencies overseeing real estate professionals in BC and the provincial association representing REALTORS® are calling on real estate professionals across the province… 
    Posted Nov 05, 2020
    by April van Ert
  • Updated Guidance for Real Estate Practice During COVID-19
    BCREA and our partners have issued updated guidance and new recommendations for real estate practice during COVID-19 as a result of Provincial Health Officer orders on December 7, 2020. 
  • Administrative Penalties Expanded
    The Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate and the Real Estate Council of British Columbia announced changes to the Real Estate Rules to expand the use of administrative penalties that take effect Feb 1, 2021… 
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    Posted Jan 27, 2021
    by Norma Miller
  • Four or More? Practice Tips for Transactions Involving Cannabis Properties #534
    While households can legally have up to four cannabis plants each, with exceptions made for those who have a license to grow medical cannabis, questions remain about the duties of real estate agents in transactions… 
    Posted Jan 27, 2021
    by Oana Hyatt
  • RECBC Approves 10 Per Cent Hike in Licensing Fees
    Effective April 1, 2021, The Real Estate Council of BC will increase their biennial licensing fees from $1,800 to $2,000… 
    Posted Jan 27, 2021
    by Matt Mayers
  • UPDATE: COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard
    The BCREA Economics team has created the COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard to help REALTORS® monitor BC’s economic recovery… 
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    Posted Jan 26, 2021
    by Kellie Fong
  • Three Things You Need to Know About BCREA’s Legal Defence Reserve for REALTORS®
    BCREA’s Legal Defence Reserve was created to aid REALTORS® by supporting litigation or providing legal assistance. 
    Posted Jan 26, 2021
    by Mackenzie Smith
  • BCREA 2021 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update: Provincial Housing Market Set Up for Very Strong 2021
    In its 2021 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update, BCREA reports MLS® residential sales in the province are forecast to rise 15.6 per cent to 108,680 units this year, after recording 94,021 sales in 2020… 
    Posted Jan 25, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • What the Co-Listing Separate Representation Form Means for REALTORS®
    Learn more about recently created BCREA’s Co-Listing Form – Separate Representation was developed so that multiple sellers who have opposing interests are able to engage different brokerages or agents. 
    Posted Jan 20, 2021
  • New Tutorial Videos Focus on Common Standard Forms
    BCREA has added to its suite of video tutorials for REALTORS® on key standard forms with the launch of new video series on the Contract of Purchase & Sale, Listings Contract and Buyers Agency Exclusive Contract. 
    Posted Jan 20, 2021
    by April van Ert
  • Housing Market Update – January 2021
    Watch BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson discuss the December 2020 statistics… 
    Posted Jan 15, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • How REALTORS® Help Prevent Money Laundering in Real Estate: Identifying and Reporting Suspicious Transactions
    Brokerages, managing brokers, compliance officers, brokerage staff and REALTORS® are uniquely positioned to assess certain aspects of a real estate transaction that others may not have access to. 
    Posted Jan 13, 2021
  • Strong December Home Sales Close Out an Unprecedented Year
    BCREA reports that a total of 93,953 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS® in 2020, an increase of 21.5 per cent from the 77,350 units sold in 2019… 
    Posted Jan 13, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • New Videos Highlight Key Areas of Contract of Purchase and Sale
    The Contract of Purchase and Sale is an foundational part of every real estate transaction. Learn more or brush up on your knowledge in this new tutorial video series. 
  • Strata Depreciation Reports: What REALTORS® and Clients Need to Know
    With more than 1.5 million British Columbians living in stratas, it’s important that REALTORS® understand a key tool in assessing the condition of strata corporations: the depreciation report. 
    Posted Jan 08, 2021
  • BCREA Advocacy 2020 Year in Review
    With 2020 in the rear-view mirror, here’s a look back at some of BCREA’s advocacy highlights… 
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    Posted Jan 08, 2021
    by Matt Mayers
  • BCREA Nowcast
    The BCREA Nowcast estimate of provincial economic growth (expressed as year-over-year growth in real GDP) for October 2020 is -0.5 per cent… 
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    Posted Jan 04, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • CleanBC Rebates Doubled
    To help BC’s economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, many CleanBC rebates are doubled until December 31, 2020… 
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    Posted Dec 22, 2020
    by Matt Mayers
  • New Cabinet Will Lead BC’s Economic Recovery
    The BC NDP’s cabinet positions will play a key role in economic recovery and are an important conduit for BCREA to advance our advocacy issues… 
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    Posted Dec 17, 2020
    by Matt Mayers
  • A Whole Lot to Know About the Land Owner Transparency Act #533
    On November 30, 2020, the Land Ownership Transparency Act came into effect, and with it, the Land Ownership Transparency Register… 
    Posted Dec 17, 2020
    by Lisa Niro
  • How REALTORS® Help Prevent Money Laundering in Real Estate: Reducing the Risks
    One important way real estate brokerages can reduce the inherent risks of money laundering is by regularly conducting a risk assessment to identify the risks that could expose them to this kind of crime… 
    Posted Dec 17, 2020

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