‘Tis the Season… to Test for Radon

Hand checking off radon safety checklist

Radon gas isn’t a new issue for REALTORS®, but during this time of the year it gains importance as fall and winter are the ideal seasons to test for radon. Understanding and helping mitigate radon risks is more than just a professional responsibility for REALTORS®, it’s also an opportunity to provide clients with valuable information

REALTORS® Advocate for Housing Workforce Immigration Strategy 

Three men talking with Jagmeet Singh in Ottawa

During the 2023 Political Action Committee (PAC) Days conference hosted by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), delegates from BCREA and all eight of BC’s real estate boards met with Members of Parliament (MPs) in Ottawa to advocate for meaningful solutions to address Canada’s increasingly urgent housing crisis.  More than 400 REALTORS® from across Canada

REALTORS® and Radon: Protecting Buyers and Sellers

Magnifying glass on infographic of house

Radon, a naturally occurring odourless and colourless radioactive gas, may be out of sight but it certainly shouldn’t be out of mind when it comes to real estate transactions. In fact, radon is present at different concentrations (depending on the makeup of bedrock or sediment) throughout Canada. If radon levels in a home surpass a

Renewed Bank of Canada Tightening Slows Sales Activity

For the complete news release, including detailed statistics, click here. Vancouver, BC – October 12, 2023. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 5,531 residential unit sales were recorded in Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) systems in September 2023, an increase of 10.4 per cent from September 2022. The average MLS® residential

Apply Now: Join BCREA’s 2024-2025 Board of Directors 

BCREA is seeking REALTOR® and Public Directors to join our Board of Directors for the 2024-2025 term.  As a BCREA Director, you will have the opportunity to make a 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

Wait, One More Thing – Amending Real Estate Contracts #565

Elderly man signing a contract

Under BC law, contracts for the purchase and sale of real estate must be in writing to be enforceable. When contracts are in writing, there is generally greater certainty about what terms the parties agreed to. However, just because a contract of purchase and sale is made in writing, it does not mean the contract