Practice Tips

Practice Tips

The BCREA Blog is a platform for sharing the latest education news, economics statistics, issues relating to the profession and links to valuable resources for REALTORS®, stakeholders and the public.

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    Resources to Help REALTORS® and Your Clients Navigate Extreme Climate
    Cybersecurity Tips for REALTORS®: Multifactor Authentication
    LTSA to Increase Fees in April
    Has Your Brokerage Re-Activated Their COVID-19 Safety Plan?
    UPDATE: BC Imposes New Social Restrictions With COVID-19 Cases Rising
    Land Owner Transparency Registry Filing Extended to 2022
    Masks Recommended for REALTORS® and Clients as BC Introduces New COVID-19 Measures
    Where to Find Resources From BCFSA, Real Estate’s New Regulator
    Revised Real Estate Rules Now in Effect Under New Regulator
    REALTORS® Encouraged to Review Health Measures Announced in Central Okanagan Due to COVID-19 Spike
    Five Insurance Tips for Wildfire Season
    RECBC, OSRE and BCREA Update Recommendations on Open Houses
    No Changes to Real Estate Practice in Step 2 of Restart Plan
    Webinar Recording: Understanding the June 1 FINTRAC Changes
    Getting Ready for the June 1 FINTRAC Changes: Virtual Currency Obligations
    BCREA Video Series: Are You Ready for the June 1 FINTRAC Changes?
    Getting Ready for the June 1 FINTRAC Changes: Politically Exposed Persons – Part 2
    UPDATE: Learn Ten Things About LOTR in Under One Minute
    Getting Ready for the June 1 FINTRAC Changes: Politically Exposed Persons – Part 1
    UPDATE: 2021 Changes to Your Anti-Money Laundering Obligations
    UPDATED: Selling Tenant-Occupied Properties During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    UPDATED: As COVID-19 Case Counts Rise, REALTORS® Should Continue to Prioritize Health and Safety
    Getting Ready for the June 1 FINTRAC Changes: Beneficial Ownership
    Land Owner Transparency Registry Publicly Searchable as of April 30, 2021
    Getting Ready for the June 1 FINTRAC Changes: Business Relationships
    What RECBC & OSRE’s Statement on “Heightened Market Activity” Means for REALTORS®
    Protecting Buyers – and Yourself – in a Hot Market
    Community of Practice Session Added on March 31 to Address Housing Market Conditions
    What happens if your client or close contact tests positive for COVID-19?
    REALTORS® and COVID-19: Three Tips for Working During the Hot Market
    Updated Guidance for Real Estate Practice During COVID-19
    Strata Depreciation Reports: What REALTORS® and Clients Need to Know
    COVID-19: Resources for REALTORS®
    Conveyancing Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    REMINDER: Land Owner Transparency Act and Registry Take Effect on November 30
    Three Things to Know About the Land Owner Transparency Act and Registry
    REALTORS® Encouraged to Continue Safe Business Practices in Light of New Public Health Orders
    Continue to Use Virtual Tools When Possible to Market, Show and View Properties
    UPDATE: Dealing with Contracts and Disclosure Requirements (COVID-19 FAQ)
    Land Owner Transparency Registry Filings Required Beginning November 30
    The BC Energy Step Code and What It Means for REALTORS®
    Signs You Should File a Suspicious Transaction Report
    Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance for Commercial Owners Extended
    BCREA Launches Disclosures in Real Estate Course
    Rent Repayment Plans and Other Residential Tenancy Updates
    COVID-19 and a Different Type of “Exposure” Risk
    LTSA Historic Records: Discriminating Covenants in the Land Title Register
    COVID-19 Community Care: Brokerage Raises $17,000 for Local Food Bank
    Government’s First Actions on Strata Insurance
    Blanket Ban on Residential Evictions Ends
    COVID-19 Community Care: REALTORS® Support Mental Health Fund for Frontline Workers
    COVID-19 Community Care: Brokerage Supports Food Bank and ‘Soup for Seniors’ Program
    Managing Online Communities While Returning to Operation
    COVID-19 Community Care: Victoria Brokerage Shares Positive Messages with Community
    Can the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund Help You?
    COVID-19 Community Care: Vancouver REALTOR® Supports Frontline Workers
    Using CREA’s Health Waiver
    UPDATE: The Canada Commercial Rent Assistance Program Can Help You And Your Clients
    UPDATE: Extension of BC’s State of Emergency – What it means for REALTORS®
    CEBA Changes Make More Real Estate Business Models Eligible
    COVID-19 Community Care: Surrey REALTOR® Takes Part in Diaper Drive for Mothers in Need
    COVID-19 Community Care: Brokerage Gives Portion of Fees to Rapid Relief Fund
    COVID-19 Community Care: Kelowna REALTOR® Delivers Chef-Prepared Meals
    COVID-19 Community Care: Chilliwack REALTOR® Supports Seniors During COVID-19
    Applications for BC Emergency Benefit for Workers Now Open
    BCREA Creates Virtual Community for Managing Brokers
    Five Ways for REALTORS® to Keep Busy During COVID-19
    Conducting Live Virtual Tours During COVID-19 and Beyond
    CRA Launches Calculator for Wage Subsidy Program
    PRECs, Dividends & CERB
    Home Inspection Protocols During COVID-19
    Communicating During Stressful Times
    More Than Wage Subsidies: Additional Aid for Brokerages
    PRECs and Wage Subsidy Programs
    Staying Secure When Using Zoom and Other Video Conferencing Tools
    Broadened CERB Criteria Makes More REALTORS® Eligible
    UPDATED: CERB & CEWS Still Being Adapted to Meet Needs of All Sectors
    CREA Introduces Feature to Highlight Live-Streamed Open Houses on REALTOR.ca
    How Can REALTORS® Protect Themselves Against Liability During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
    UPDATE: Conveyancing in the Time of COVID-19 – So Far
    CERB or CEWS: Which Federal Aid is Right for You?
    Applying for CERB – Start with a CRA My Account
    Three Ways to Virtually Show a Property During COVID-19
    LTSA Continues to Meet Demand
    What Does the COVID-19 Virus Mean for REALTORS®?
    Three Tips for Managing REALTOR® Risk from Leslie Howatt of E&O
    Best Practices for Do-Not-Call Lists
    A New Year and New Resources for REALTORS®: What to Expect From BCREA in 2020
    Keeping Clients Out of Hot Water Over Groundwater Licencing
    REALTORS® and Radon: Protecting Buyers and Sellers
    In a Bind Over Home Insurance?
    REALTOR® Safety Quiz
    Pooled Registered Pension Plans
    Home Insurance During Wildfire Season
    The Value of Going Cashless
    Unpermitted Work and Buying or Selling a Home
    FINTRAC Compliance? There’s an App for That!
    Invasive Species
    The Role of REALTORS® in Helping the Government Stop Money Laundering
    CREA announces new WEBForms® service provider