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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • 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. 
  • BCREA Supports Housing Funding for Middle-Income Families, Encourages Additional Supply-Side Action
    BCREA welcomes the province’s recent announcement that $2 billion in development financing will be committed to the HousingHub program to help create affordable housing choices for middle-income families. 
    Posted Apr 19, 2021
    by April van Ert
  • BCREA Named One of Canada’s 50 Best Workplaces™
    BCREA is among one of Canada’s 50 Best Workplaces™ of 2021. 
    Posted Apr 16, 2021
    by Mackenzie Smith
  • Real Estate Sector Stresses Consumer Education and Due Diligence
    In a competitive market it’s important that consumers continue to focus on the due diligence associated with a real estate transaction, including home inspection, insurability, and strata documents (if applicable), etc. 
    Posted Apr 16, 2021
    by April van Ert
  • Land Owner Transparency Registry Publicly Searchable as of April 30, 2021
    The Land Owner Transparency Registry becomes publicly searchable on April 30 and guidance from the Real Estate Council of BC on how to use LOTR in real estate practice is coming soon. 
    Posted Apr 15, 2021
    by Marianne Brimmell
  • Housing Market Update – March 2021
    Watch BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson discuss the March 2021 statistics. 
    Posted Apr 15, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • Getting Ready for the June 1 FINTRAC Changes: Business Relationships
    Effective June 1, 2021, REALTORS® are considered to have entered into a business relationship with a client the first time they are required to verify the client’s identity.  
    Posted Apr 14, 2021
  • Record-Setting Month for BC Homes Sales
    The British Columbia Real Estate Association reports that a total of 15,073 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS® in March 2021. 
    Posted Apr 13, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • New Standard Form Toolkits Available for Three Fee Agreement Forms
    BCREA has created three new toolkits on the Standard Forms Resource Centre to help enhance REALTOR® knowledge of Fee Agreement Forms. 
    Posted Apr 12, 2021
    by Mackenzie Smith
  • What RECBC & OSRE’s Statement on “Heightened Market Activity” Means for REALTORS®
    On Friday, April 9th, the RECBC and OSRE released a press statement encouraging British Columbians to be aware of the potential risks and do their research before making an offer on a home. 
    Posted Apr 12, 2021
    by April van Ert
  • BCREA Seeks Focus Group Participants for Practice-Ready REALTOR® Project
    BCREA has launched the Practice-Ready REALTOR® Project that seeks to identify opportunities to better support new entrants into the real estate profession. 
    Posted Apr 12, 2021
  • Teams Consultation: BCREA-Real Estate Board Response
    On April 1, BCREA and the ten BC real estate boards made to a joint submission the OSRE and the RECBC in response to their consultation on regulating real estate teams.  
    Posted Apr 08, 2021
    by Norma Miller
  • Protecting Buyers – and Yourself – in a Hot Market
    In a hot market, buyers are looking to you to help them manage risks but don’t forget to manage your own risks too. That means documenting critical conversations., particularly when it comes to subject-free offers. 
    Posted Apr 06, 2021
    by April van Ert
  • BCREA Nowcast
    The BCREA Nowcast estimate of provincial economic growth (expressed as year-over-year growth in real GDP) for January 2021 is 1.4 per cent. 
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    Posted Mar 31, 2021
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • COVID-19: As Case Counts Rise, REALTORS® Should Continue to Prioritize Health and Safety
    As COVID-19 cases in BC continue to surge, restrictions from the Provincial Health Officer on social gatherings, non-essential travel, indoor dining and more have been updated as of March 29, 2021. 
    Posted Mar 30, 2021
    by Mackenzie Smith
  • BCREA Condemns Sexualized Violence
    We at the BC Real Estate Association are deeply disturbed by recent allegations of sexual assault against members of the Victoria community.  
     
    Posted Mar 29, 2021
    by British Columbia Real Estate Association
  • 2021 Changes to Your Anti-Money Laundering Obligations
    On June 1, 2021, big changes are coming to real estate practice and your anti-money laundering obligations.  
    Posted Mar 25, 2021
    by Marianne Brimmell
  • Community of Practice Session Added on March 31 to Address Housing Market Conditions
    The session will explore some of the emerging trends resulting from the state of the housing market, including multiple and subject-free offers, as well as offer guidance for for managing risk. 
    Posted Mar 25, 2021
    by Shaheed Devji
  • Working with Unrepresented Parties #536
    Realtors should be familiar with the Real Estate Rules for dealing with unrepresented parties so that they understand how to disclose to consumers whether or not they will be representing them.  
    Posted Mar 25, 2021
    by Lisa Niro
  • PODCAST: How to Manage Risk in BC’s Current Housing Market (March 2021)
    Featuring a conversation with REBGV Professional Standards Manager Kim Spencer about risk management and best practices in the current housing market. 
    Posted Mar 25, 2021
    by Shaheed Devji

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