Shaheed Devji

UPDATE: Dealing with Contracts and Disclosure Requirements (COVID-19 FAQ)

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The COVID-19 FAQ was updated on May 14, 2020 to include updates to Question 15 which addresses privacy concerns around working in a virtual environment and Question 17 dealing with FINTRAC Individual Identification requirements. Updated information is identified in bold to ensure it is easy to find. As the spread of COVID-19 continues to have

PODCAST: Episode 6 – How to Stay Productive During COVID-19

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Episode 6, How to Stay Productive During COVID-19, features a conversation with Chris Linsell, a staff writer at The Close. Chris is an experienced REALTOR® from the United States and now focuses most of his time on writing about real estate. He joins us to discuss his recent article “21 Hidden Opportunities for Realtors Under

Property Disclosure Statement Revised and Released Alongside New Online Course

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA), in collaboration with the provincial Standard Forms Committee, BC’s 11 real estate boards and other stakeholders, has updated the Property Disclosure Statement (PDS). The updated PDS is now available on WEBForms®. What are the changes to the form? As a response to several issues impacting the BC real

BCREA Creates Notice & Acknowledgement Form for Use During COVID-19 Pandemic

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The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) has created a new Standard Form, the Notice & Acknowledgement form, for use by REALTORS® during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now available on WEBForms®. With the practice of real estate having changed since the outbreak of COVID-19, your clients may have many questions and concerns over how

PODCAST: Episode 5 – Conducting Business During COVID-19

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Episode 5, Conducting Business During COVID-19, features a conversation with Kim Spencer, also known as the “Ethics Guy.” He is a PDP instructor and Manager of Professional Standards at the Real Estate Boards of Greater Vancouver, and on this episode discusses moral, ethical, and practical questions related to REALTORS® working during the COVID-19 pandemic. [div

Staying Secure When Using Zoom and Other Video Conferencing Tools

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REALTORS®, like many other professionals who rely heavily on face-to-face interaction to conduct business, have quickly had to change the way they meet with colleagues and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the change may be a lot for some, tools like Zoom have made meeting virtually easier than ever. But a significant increase in