Learning from an RECBC Discipline Decision #535

Starting in 2016, the real estate profession has seen numerous regulatory changes, including increased fines, new regulations, greater involvement from the Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) and the elimination of limited dual agency. As a result, I have tried to focus many of my more recent articles on discipline decisions of RECBC. While discipline

PODCAST: Challenges and Opportunities in a Hot Market During COVID-19 (February 2021)

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On this month’s episode of Open House by BCREA, host Tony Joe is joined by Vancouver-area REALTOR® Phil Moore, and lawyer and BCREA Legally Speaking author Brian Taylor to talk about the challenges Realtors are facing in a hot market during COVID-19, and how to turn some of those into opportunities. [div id=”buzzsprout-player-8031027″][/div] [script src=”https://www.buzzsprout.com/831562/8031027-challenges-and-opportunities-in-a-hot-market-during-covid-19.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-8031027&player=small”

Three Brokerage Insurance Issues You May Be Overlooking

If you own or manage a real estate brokerage, it’s important to regularly review your insurance policy to ensure it meets your needs and adequately protects you and your brokerage. When reviewing your policy, there are three often-overlooked issues you may want to consider or raise with your insurance broker: Does your commercial general (third-party)

BCREA Advances Anti-Money Laundering Recommendations

Illegal funds have no place in BC’s real estate market. Real estate playing an important role in the lives of British Columbians, serving as one of the key economic drivers in the province. BCREA shows leadership on behalf of REALOTRS® by advocating for smart policy to ensure integrity and transparency and supporting Realtors to help

OSRE Wants Your Input Into Real Estate Teams

The Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE) invites REALTORS® and others to give input into the regulation of real estate teams by participating in a survey open until Friday, April 2, 2021. OSRE has been working with the Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) to consider how to enhance the regulation of teams

A Record-Setting Start to 2021

For the complete news release, including detailed statistics, click here. Vancouver, BC – February 11, 2021. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 7,169 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January 2021, an increase of 63.3 per cent over January 2020 and over a thousand

OSRE Announces Five Recommendations to Support Managing Brokers

On Tuesday, February 9, the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE) announced five preliminary recommendations to support managing brokers as part of a report into the role of managing brokers in real estate transactions.  The study was completed in collaboration with the Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) and with input from BCREA,

New Toolkit Available for the Buyer Agency Remuneration Agreement

BCREA has created a new toolkit on the Standard Forms Resource Centre to help enhance REALTOR® knowledge of the Buyer Agency Remuneration Agreement form. This toolkit reviews the purpose of the form and when and how it should be used. It also includes an annotated version of the form, an interactive how-to-complete guide and frequently

Preserving Public Trust During COVID-19: A Self-Directed PDP Opportunity for REALTORS®

On February 18th, BCREA and the province’s ten real estate boards are offering a free two-hour interactive webinar on how REALTORS® can continue to safeguard public trust during BC’s COVID-19 pandemic. By attending, participants will be able to claim two hours of self-directed learning towards their Professional Development Program (PDP) requirements.   Why attend? With