Introducing the New BCREA Podcast: Open House by BCREA

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Today, BCREA is proud to launch Open House by BCREA, 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. To help REALTORS® stay up to date, BCREA publishes regular blog posts and economic forecasts and data and offers

BCREA Online Courses Have Moved to the Hub

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BCREA’s online courses have officially moved to the Hub, the Canadian Real Estate Association’s online learning platform! All BCREA courses previously available on UBC Sauder’s online learning platform have been integrated into the Hub and, after January 31, 2020, will no longer be available for registration through UBC Sauder.*  The Hub offers streamlined access to

Define Your Professional Development with Self-Directed Learning

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One of the recent changes to the Professional Development Program (PDP) is the introduction of self-directed learning. Watch this video from BCREA and boards to find out what self-directed learning means for you! [iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/dM6JAEIScHU” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen style=”position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;” ][/iframe] You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions about self-directed learning here

Housing Markets Flat in 2019 After Strong Second Half

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For the complete news release, including detailed statistics, click here. Vancouver, BC – January 13, 2020. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 77,331 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in 2019, a decline of 1.5 per cent from the 78,516 units sold in 2018. The

BCREA Submits Recommendations for New Regulator

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On December 16, 2019, BCREA submitted 18 recommendations to Minister of Finance Carole James to help guide the government as they work towards a new regulatory structure for real estate professionals. This follows Minister James’s announcement in November that the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE), which currently oversees the Real Estate Council

BCREA Mobile Holiday Giveaway Winner!

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Thank you to all BC REALTORS® who participated in the BCREA Mobile Holiday Giveaway Contest. A big congratulations to Karrie Grewal for winning the iPhone 11! An exclusive plan for REALTORS® REALTORS® need a mobile plan that works as hard as they do. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Alberta Real Estate Association to offer

Real Estate Profession Revises Professional Development Program for BC’s REALTORS®

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For Immediate Release Vancouver, BC – January 2, 2020 – With a redesigned Professional Development Program now in place, REALTORS® across BC are working to meet new professional development requirements. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) and BC’s 11 real estate boards revised the Professional Development Program for REALTORS® in BC effective January 1,