Services for Managing Brokers 

The Managing Broker Support Line offers tailored guidance and support to help brokers and member boards tackle challenges they may encounter and identify opportunities to enhance professionalism.  Our Professional Services Support Advisors are responsible for providing expert guidance and support to managing brokers and member boards via a dedicated support line. The role involves helping

Breaking the Rules for Success: Surprise Speaker at BCREA’s 2023 Managing Brokers’ Conference

We have been keeping a secret… a surprise speaker! This year’s conference has a special surprise speaker and entertainer who has performed over 2,500 shows over the last 30 years, captivating audiences that have included elite leadership teams from Fortune 100 companies, as well as countless associations and non-profits. His secret to success? Willingness to

‘Tis the Season… to Test for Radon

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 

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

2023 Standard Forms Launch

Last updated: November 15, 2023. This page contains relevant information and resources on the 2023 Standard Forms Launch. BCREA will update this page as new information and resources are available. JUMP TO JUMP TO Background Resources Quick Links Background The annual Standard Forms Launch aims to address the needs of REALTORS® in this dynamic regulatory environment

REALTORS® and Radon: Protecting Buyers and Sellers

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

Coming Soon: November 2023 Standard Forms Launch

With BCREA’s annual Standard Forms Launch around the corner on November 15, 2023, REALTORS® can now view advance copies of the new clause, as well as the revised forms and accompanying resource guides. About the 2023 BCREA Standard Forms Launch The annual Standard Forms Launch aims to address the needs of REALTORS® in this dynamic

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

A Practical Approach to Reducing (Unhelpful) Stress

A Practical Approach to Reducing (Unhelpful) Stress

By guest contributor Josh Froc from Work to Wellness If trying to work harder or working less hasn’t landed you the stress-reducing effects you hoped for, this article is for you. For almost everyone, being stressed doesn’t feel good, and we want less stress – but as wonderful as it is, the world of real estate

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

client 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