The F Word: Protecting Yourself and Your Clients from Fraud #554

Have you heard of the Instagram influencer Hushpuppi also known as the “Billionaire Gucci Master,” who turned out to be a Nigerian con artist who is currently awaiting sentencing in US jail? You may not be familiar with Hushpuppi, but you should be familiar with the hallmarks of business email compromise fraud and other identity

REALTORS® Call for the Establishment of a Permanent National Housing Roundtable

Last week, delegates from BCREA and all eight of BC’s real estate boards met with members of Parliament (MPs) in Ottawa to discuss important issues on Canada’s housing challenges at the 2022 Political Action Committee (PAC) Days conference hosted by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Throughout the event, REALTORS® met with 15 MPs representing

Get Ready for the 2023 Regulatory Changes and Standard Forms Launch

On January 3, 2023, BCREA Standard Forms will launch one new form, the Notice of Recission – Residential Real Property and make a number of revisions to existing forms in relation to the Homebuyer Recission Period (HBRP) alongside non-regulatory form revisions. The release encompasses updates that ensure BCREA Standard Forms reflect regulatory and practice requirements

2023 Standard Forms & HBRP Resources

Last updated: December 1, 2022 This page contains background information on the 2023 Regulatory Changes and Standard Forms Launch, information and resources to help REALTORS® and managing brokers prepare for use of the new and revised forms, updates to professional development courses and quick links to other relevant resources. BCREA will update this page as

BC Municipal Elections: Local Governments Need to Address Housing Affordability

As British Columbians head to the polls on October 15, BCREA is pleased to share the top housing affordability solutions that should be the policy focus of candidates running for office across the province. Local Government’s Role in Addressing Housing AffordabilityLocal governments have many policy and planning tools they can use to address housing affordability

Registration Now Open for 2023 Banff Western Connection

BAnff Western Connection 2023

Registration is now open for the Banff Western Connection Conference from January 26-28, 2023 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in beautiful Banff, Alberta. The 2023 Banff Western Connection Conference will kick off on January 26th with pre-conference sessions and an opening reception. You’ll then enjoy two full days of exciting, relevant and informative sessions

BC Market Activity Remains Subdued in September

For the complete news release, including detailed statistics, click here. Vancouver, BC – October 12, 2022. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 4,977 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in September 2022, a decrease of 45.8 per cent from September 2021. The average MLS® residential

Metro Vancouver Cities Need Collaboration to Address Housing Affordability

At the 2022 Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention, delegates from BCREA and five of BC’s real estate boards met with municipal leaders to discuss how housing supply and affordability issues have impacted their communities. In advance of the upcoming civic elections, we are pleased to share what we’ve learned to help inform housing affordability

BCREA Standard Forms Seeking Volunteers

UPDATE: Volunteer applications for the quality assurance/end user testing are now closed. Interested in volunteering with BCREA Standard Forms? We are currently seeking volunteers who are interested in providing their valuable input and feedback as a forms quality assurance/end user tester or as a member of the Standard Forms Committee. Quality Assurance Testing BCREA Standard

New Online Course Explores Legislation and Requirements for Manufactured Homes

Legislation and Requirements for Manufactured Homes

BCREA has created a new self-paced online course, Manufactured Homes: What REALTORS® Need to Know 2.0, which equips REALTORS® with proper foundations on the definitions, legislation, and requirements for manufactured homes.   This new and improved 2.0 release replaces the previous version of the course with updated content and more extensive development on key issues. Manufactured Homes: What

Listing and Selling Tenanted Properties #553

Listing and Selling Tenanted Properties

Listing and selling tenanted properties can be complicated and add complexity to a transaction. From coordinating showings, to providing vacant possession, to provisions in contracts for standard adjustments at closing, there is a lot for REALTORS® to know and understand. Coordinating Showings At common law and under section 28 of the Residential Tenancy Act (the

Apply Now: Join BCREA’s Board of Directors

BCREA is seeking REALTOR® and public Directors to join our Board of Directors for the 2023-24 term. As a BCREA Director, you will have the opportunity to make meaningful impact on the future of the REALTOR® profession and guide the real estate sector on provincial issues. With your sectoral expertise and governance experience, you will