WorkSafeBC Issues Real Estate Protocols for Returning to Operation

On Friday, May 15, WorkSafeBC posted Real Estate Protocols for Returning to Operation. In anticipation of their release, the British Columbia Real Estate Association has been working in collaboration with the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate and the Real Estate Council of British Columbia to prepare a checklist for managing brokers to support

Housing Market Slows, but Resilient in Response to Pandemic

For the complete news release, including detailed statistics, click here. Vancouver, BC – May 13, 2020. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 3,284 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in April 2020, a decline of 50.8 per cent from April 2019. The average MLS® residential

COVID-19 Community Care: Kelowna REALTOR® Delivers Chef-Prepared Meals

Over the coming weeks, BCREA will share stories about the many REALTORS® across BC who are supporting their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I enjoy the privilege of delivering chef-prepared meals to vulnerable members of our community.” During the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Loewen, REALTOR® with Royal LePage Kelowna and member of the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board,

Protect Your Clients and Reduce Claims Risks During COVID-19 #525

These are unprecedented times with the arrival of COVID-19. We have all heard that many times and it’s true for all industries, including real estate. Although the market has slowed down, there will still be deals made and deals completed. There will also still be claims made against licensees. For the most part, these claims

Applications for BC Emergency Benefit for Workers Now Open

As of May 1, 2020, British Columbians can apply here for the BC Emergency Benefit for Workers (BCEBW). The BCEBW is a one-time, tax-free $1,000 payment for British Columbians whose ability to work has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are eligible for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) you are likely eligible