BCREA supports REALTORS®.
So they can support you.

BCREA and BC’s 11 real estate boards support more than 23,000 commercial and residential REALTORS® across the province.

Buying a property is the biggest financial decision most of us will ever make. That’s why BCREA ensures REALTORS® have the tools to help you make the decision with confidence. From advocacy promoting affordability to professional development, from in-depth economic analysis to standardized legal forms, we support REALTORS®.

So they can support you.

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You’ll find resources and information on advocacy, professional development, market analysis, standard forms and more, with new content published weekly!


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Open House by BCREA

Open House by BCREA is a monthly podcast where REALTORS® in BC will find the latest real estate news, and feature conversations with experts on issues related to real estate practice.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • New Online Course Helps REALTORS® Expand Reach to Rural Areas
    Rural Real Estate Essentials is a new online course offered by BCREA, aimed to help BC REALTORS® expand their reach to rural areas.  
    Posted Feb 21, 2020
    by Adrian Palinic
  • BCREA Welcomes Change to Stress Test
    As the voice of BC’s 23,000 REALTORS®, BCREA welcomes Minister of Finance Bill Morneau’s announcement of changes to the stress test. 
    Posted Feb 19, 2020
    by April van Ert
  • The Strata Insurance Clause, and Other Ways to Help with Strata Transactions
    As a result of recent changes to the strata insurance landscape, BCREA has created a Strata Insurance Clause to help REALTORS® support their clients. 
    Posted Feb 18, 2020
    by Syntyche Smith
  • Housing Market Update – February 2020
    Watch BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson discuss the January 2020 statistics… 
    Posted Feb 14, 2020
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • Call for Letters of Interest – Appointee to the BCREA Finance and Audit Committee
    The BCREA Board of Directors is seeking to appoint a Finance Specialist to the BCREA Finance and Audit Committee. 
    Posted Feb 13, 2020
    by Marianne Brimmell
  • BC Housing Markets Off to a Strong Start in 2020
    BCREA reports that a total of 4,426 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS® in January 2020, an increase of 23.7 per cent from the 3,579 units sold in January 2019… 
    Posted Feb 13, 2020
    by Brendon Ogmundson
  • Three Tips for Managing REALTOR® Risk from Leslie Howatt of E&O
    Managing risk requires work on a daily basis. Here are three tips from Leslie Howatt of E&O for how REALTORS® can manage risk every day. 
  • New Online Course on Cannabis Supports REALTORS® in Navigating Legalization
    Cannabis and Real Estate: The New Paradigm is a new online course offered by BCREA, designed to help REALTORS® address questions raised by the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada 
    Posted Feb 11, 2020
    by Adrian Palinic
  • Organized Real Estate Successfully Lobbies for Modernizing the Home Buyers’ Plan
    In a win for homeowners and REALTORS®, the BC Real Estate Association, Canadian Real Estate Association and real estate boards have successfully advocated for changes to the federal Home Buyers’ Plan. 
    Posted Feb 10, 2020
    by Matt Mayers
  • Best Practices for Do-Not-Call Lists
    REALTORS® and brokerages need to understand their role in protecting consumer privacy before picking up the phone – and it starts with the national Do-Not-Call List. 
    Posted Feb 06, 2020
    by Matt Mayers

Did you know the Professional Development Program has changed?

BCREA and the province's 11 real estate boards have revitalized the Professional Development Program (PDP) with the aim of giving REALTORS® more flexibility in their professional development. The new PDP framework is in effect as of January 1, 2020.

Find out more.


Professional Growth

REALTOR®Education

Being a REALTOR® means committing to a standard of professionalism that goes beyond regulatory requirements. BCREA is the steward of REALTOR® professional development in BC, providing learning opportunities to enhance skills, confidence, and knowledge within the profession.

Looking to register for Legal Update or the Applied Practice Course with the Real Estate Council of BC? Click here.


Want to be a REALTOR®?

Becoming a REALTOR®

Becoming a REALTOR®means making a commitment to professionalism that goes beyond regulatory requirements, becoming a member of your local real estate board and upholding the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Find out how to join the profession.