BCREA Donation to BC Fires Appeal

Last year, BCREA donated $40,000 on behalf of REALTORS® in BC to the British Columbia Fires Appeal after devastating wildfires threatened numerous communities across the province and forced thousands of individuals and families to leave their homes. REALTORS® in BC care deeply about the communities they serve and live in. On behalf of our members,

Rebranding Bringing a Fresh Start for BCREA

A new brand is in the works for BCREA, complete with a new logo and fresh approaches to how BCREA presents itself to the profession and the public. The launch is slated for the end of this year and, in addition to a new logo, will include a new colour palette, sense of aesthetics and

The Disciplinary Power of Real Estate Boards and Associations #505

A REALTOR®’s conduct is subject to review by a variety of bodies. As agents, their conduct is subject to review by the courts where it is alleged that conduct was negligent, breached contractual requirements or was in breach of their fiduciary duties. As licensees, their conduct is subject to review by the Real Estate Council

Summer Home Sales Slow to a Simmer

For the complete news release, including detailed statistics, click here. Vancouver, BC – August 13, 2018. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 7,055 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) across the province in July, a 23.9 per cent decrease from the same month last

BCREA Conference to Discuss Best Practices in FINTRAC Regulation Compliance

BCREA’s first ever conference on regulatory and advocacy issues for managing brokers will also include a panel discussion on best practices in complying with FINTRAC’s anti-money laundering regulations. “Complying with FINTRAC reporting regulations is an important part of managing brokers’ duties,” said Darlene Hyde, BCREA Chief Executive Officer. “We want to help managing brokers learn

Rental Housing: A Vital Component of the Housing Market

REALTORS® do more than buy and sell homes—they care deeply about the communities in which they live, work and play. That’s why, through BCREA, REALTORS® advocate for provincial policies that support a thriving rental housing market. BCREA supports increasing the supply of rental stock to ensure that British Columbians have access to housing options. We

Remediating Homes Used in Drug Operations

On October 17, non-medicinal cannabis will be legalized. In addition to establishing regulated distribution networks, the federal legislation allows individuals to legally cultivate up to four plants per residence. BCREA remains concerned with the damage drug production can have on properties. Four plants may not sound like much, but what if it’s grown in a

More Practitioners Needed on Real Estate Council

On June 15, new real estate Rules under the Real Estate Services Act came into effect, making significant changes to real estate practice in the province. This includes several new disclosure requirements and a ban on limited dual agency (where a licensee acts for more than one party in a transaction). BCREA sees the importance of a



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