Know Your Seller #513

Seller’s agents must be certain that they are dealing with the person with authority to list and sell the property. Confirming the identity and the authority of your clients may seem simple. However, in the global society today with complex deals, complicated ownerships of property and challenging deals, the pitfalls may be expanding. Examples of

BC Real Estate Sector Submits Anti-Money Laundering Recommendations To Government

Vancouver, BC – April 15, 2019. Organizations representing key professions in the BC real estate sector submitted joint recommendations to the provincial and federal governments today to help protect BC’s housing market from money laundering. The participating organizations include the British Columbia Real Estate Association, the Appraisal Institute of Canada – BC Association, BC Notaries

Stress Test Creating Pent-up Demand

For the complete news release, including detailed statistics, click here. Vancouver, BC – April 15, 2019. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 5,707 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March, a decline of 23 per cent from the same month last year. The

Changes Coming to REALTOR® Professional Development

One step closer to a new professional development framework BC’s REALTORS® are one step closer to a new framework for professional development that is more flexible and REALTOR®-focused. On March 26, the leadership of the province’s 11 real estate boards and the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) approved a new framework that will recognize

Michael Trites Leads Provincial Real Estate Organization

British Columbia Real Estate Association Board of Directors 2019-2020 BCREA Board of Directors, staff and key stakeholders were pleased to welcome Michael Trites as the 2019-2020 President at the annual general meeting on March 26, 2019. With more than 40 years as a licensed REALTOR®, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to BCREA.

The Value of Going Cashless

Cashless deposits aren’t mandatory, but they sure are best practice So your clients have put an offer down on their dream property. The offer is accepted and the next step is to put down the deposit. In most cases, your client will already have contacted their bank and lined everything up to make the transfer.

Unpermitted Work and Buying or Selling a Home

What your clients need to know Whether your clients are buying or selling a home, unpermitted work—any renovation or modification made to a home for which the appropriate municipal building or other permits were not obtained—can prove to be problematic if not dealt with head-on. For sellers: disclose, disclose, disclose As the listing brokerage, you

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