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Thank You for a Remarkable 2023 Managing Brokers’ Conference!

With the 2023 Managing Brokers’ Conference wrapped up, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every participant who contributed to making this event a resounding success. Held at the Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond on November 8 – 9, the conference centered around the theme Expanding Professional, providing a unique and immersive

Webinar Recording: 2023 BCREA Director Applicant Information Session

On November 2, 2023, BCREA hosted a virtual information session for individuals interested in learning about what it means to be a BCREA Director and the application process for the upcoming term. The session, held via webinar, was hosted by the BCREA Nominating Committee Chair Colette Gerber, who was joined by BCREA Chief Executive Officer

BCREA’s Commitment to Excellence Rewarded with 2023 ARELLO Awards

BCREA has won two Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) awards recognizing outstanding communication systems and educational programs related to real estate regulation and practice in North America. BCREA was recognized with the Education Award in the Miscellaneous category for its Standard Forms Resource Centre; and the Education Award in the Post-License/Continuing Education

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

CREA Changing National Login System

CREA Changing National Login System

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 26, 2023, as the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) launches an advanced and more secure login experience across its offerings. This will also affect how you log in to BCREA Access, BCREA’s self-paced online courses, and CREA’s Learning Hub. CREA’s existing login system has been reliable and valuable to

Sponsor BCREA Managing Brokers’ Conference

BCREA’s upcoming Managing Brokers’ Conference sets the stage for enhancing professionalism as the paramount focus of this premier event. This prestigious conference, hosted on November 8-9, 2023, at the Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond, BC, serves as a gathering point for over 300 managing brokers from across British Columbia and beyond. The conference encompasses

BCREA Hosts Government Liaison Days 2023 in Victoria

On May 7-9, 2023, BCREA and representatives from each of BC’s eight real estate member boards will gather in Victoria for our annual Government Liaison (GL) Days conference. We are looking forward to hosting this event in person again for the first time since 2019.   GL Days is a key advocacy event during which

BC REALTORS® and Housing Stakeholders Call for Housing Roundtable

On April 20, 2023, the Surrey Board of Trade hosted the Housing Crisis Solutions with Minister Ravi Kahlon event to discuss innovative solutions to British Columbia’s housing crisis with the Minister as he shared his vision to alleviate housing challenges. Co-sponsored by the BC Real Estate Association (BCREA), Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB), and

Diverse Collection of Organizations Call Upon BC Government to Establish a Permanent Housing Roundtable to Collaborate and Test New Housing Policy

Surrey, BC – April 20, 2023. A collection of organizations across the housing continuum is calling upon the BC Government to establish a permanent housing roundtable to address the ongoing housing crisis, announced at a Surrey Board of Trade event today.   British Columbia is amidst a housing attainability and affordability crisis. Intense public concern around

BCREA Named One of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces™ for 2023

We are proud to share that BCREA has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces™ for 2023. The list of Best Workplaces™, and related stories, appeared in a Special National Report on April 14, 2023, in The Globe and Mail. “It’s an honour to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Places

LTSA Fee Increases in Effect 

As announced on March 1, 2023, a small increase to most Land Title and Survey Authority of BC (LTSA) services fees, including Land Owner Transparency Registry fees, is now in effect as of April 1, 2023. LTSA will use revenue from the fee increase to address the impact of inflation on operations.   Land Title Act

Webinar Recording: 2022 BCREA Director Applicant Information Session

On October 31, BCREA hosted a virtual information session for individuals interested in learning more about becoming a BCREA REALTOR® or public Director for the 2023-24 term. The session, held via webinar, was hosted by BCREA CEO Trevor Koot, who was joined by Chair of BCREA Board of Directors, Janice Stromar, and Chair of the

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

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

BCREA Access: Explore Five Useful Resources Available Now

BCREA Access is the new, exclusive platform for BC REALTORS® to find professional resources from BCREA. Created to ensure REALTORS® have timely and secure access to BCREA Resources with CREA discontinuing REALTOR Link® on September 15, 2022, BCREA Access has many useful resources available now. Haven’t signed in to BCREA Access yet? Using BCREA Access

BCREA Access Replacing REALTOR Link® On August 23

On August 23, BCREA is launching BCREA Access, a new platform for REALTORS® to securely access resources from BCREA. Designed exclusively for BC REALTORS®, managing brokers and real estate board staff, BCREA Access contains resources to help support real estate professionals, where and when you need it the most. With BCREA Access, REALTORS® will be able

BC Real Estate Association named Great Place to Work® in Canada for 2022

The BC Real Estate Association has again been certified as a Great Place to Work® in Canada. The designation in 2022 marks the third consecutive year BCREA has received this accreditation. The Great Place to Work Certification® recognizes organizations as “employers of choice” for their outstanding workplace culture.   In addition to supporting BC’s eight real

BC Real Estate Boards Named Finalists for 2022 Real Estate Land Awards

The Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) recently announced the finalists for its 2022 Land Awards recognizing outstanding projects and standout leaders who work to build healthy, resilient communities and natural environments. The awards are presented in five different categories across BC. BCREA is proud to recognize  the Association for Interior Realtors and Vancouver Island

Join BCREA’s Managing Broker Advisory Committee: Applications Now Open

BCREA is seeking managing or associate brokers to serve on the Managing Broker Advisory Committee. As a Committee member, you will be involved in meaningful discussions, identifying opportunities and providing recommendations about how BCREA, through its core services can best support managing brokers and the profession to ensure BCREA is driving value. The Committee is

Trevor Koot to Join BCREA as Chief Executive Officer

April 1, 2022—Vancouver, BC. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Trevor Koot as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). An experienced business leader with a deep background in organized real estate, Koot will succeed Darlene K. Hyde and assume responsibilities on April 19, 2022. To ensure a

Seeking BCREA Appointee to the Real Estate Foundation of BC

The BC Real Estate Association (BCREA) Board of Directors is seeking an appointee for the Real Estate Foundation of BC’s Board of Governors. This appointment term would commence April 1, 2022. About the Real Estate Foundation of BC In August 1985 the British Columbia real estate industry, in cooperation with the BC Ministry of Consumer

Registration Now Open for 2022 Banff Western Connection

Registration is now open for the upcoming Banff Western Connection Conference taking place from January 27-29, 2022 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in beautiful Banff, Alberta. The conference will kick off on Thursday, January 27 with pre-conference sessions and an opening reception, followed by two full days of exciting, relevant, and informative sessions all

Real Estate Category Added for 2022 Land Awards; Deadline for Nominations is November 5

The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC) is accepting nominations for its 2022 Land Awards, recognizing projects and people that demonstrate innovation and leadership in sustainable land use and real estate. The deadline for nominations is November 5, 2021.  This year, a new category, Real Estate, has been added to celebrate real estate projects or initiatives that advance sustainable and inclusive land use and real

BCREA Education Programs Win 2021 ARELLO Awards

Update – September 24: This blog post previously referenced a third award win for BCREA’s Open House by BCREA podcast. This has been removed as ARELLO mistakenly issued this award. BCREA has won two ARELLO awards recognizing outstanding communication systems and educational programs related to real estate regulation and practice in North America. BCREA was recognized for the Managing Broker Community of Practice, and Mastering

REALTORS®: Help shape BCREA’s strategic priorities

In September, BCREA will meet with BC’s ten member boards to develop a new three-year strategic plan and we need your input. To gather your feedback, we’re using a tool called ThoughtExchange. If you’re a REALTOR®, we invite you to answer one survey question about your satisfaction with BCREA and then to share your thoughts

How to Apply for BCREA’s Legal Defence Reserve for REALTORS®

BCREA’s Legal Defence Reserve (LDR) is a valuable support system that assists REALTORS® by supporting litigation or providing other assistance for issues concerning the Realtor profession. When serious issues arise with potential implications on Realtor practice, reputation, and the real estate profession as a whole, BCREA may assist you with your claims with financial support

BCREA Calls for Ongoing Collaboration with Launch of Sole Regulator

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) welcomes the announcement that as of August 1, consumers can look forward to a more efficient and better coordinated regulatory authority for real estate when the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) becomes the sole regulator for BC’s financial services sector, including real estate. As the voice of BC’s

BCREA Seeking Participants for Consumer Research

Real estate and housing has always been a hot topic in British Columbia, especially over the last few months with record-breaking sales and rising housing prices. Given that REALTORS® are involved in the majority of real estate transactions in BC, the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) is conducting consumer research to better understand how

Getting Ready for BC’s Restart Plan

May 25th was an exciting day for all of us as Premier John Horgan, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix announced details of BC’s four-phase restart plan. After more than a year of uncertainty and concern about the health and well-being of ourselves and our loved ones, brighter days

BCREA Named One of Canada’s 50 Best Workplaces™

Vancouver, BC – April 16, 2021. The BC Real Estate Association (BCREA) is among one of Canada’s 50 Best Workplaces™ of 2021. The list of Best Workplaces™, and related stories, will appear in a Special National Report on Friday April 16, 2021 in The Globe and Mail. “It’s an honour to be named one of Canada’s Best Places

BCREA Condemns Sexualized Violence

We at the BC Real Estate Association are deeply disturbed by recent allegations of sexual assault by REALTORS® against members of the Victoria community. Above all, our thoughts are with individuals who have shared their experiences. We acknowledge the courage it takes to come forward as a survivor of sexual assault and support investigations into

Preserving Public Trust During COVID-19: A Self-Directed PDP Opportunity for REALTORS®

On February 18th, BCREA and the province’s ten real estate boards are offering a free two-hour interactive webinar on how REALTORS® can continue to safeguard public trust during BC’s COVID-19 pandemic. By attending, participants will be able to claim two hours of self-directed learning towards their Professional Development Program (PDP) requirements.   Why attend? With

BCREA Advocacy 2020 Year in Review

2020 was an eventful year that required BCREA to adapt to many unexpected challenges. As with most British Columbians, the COVID-19 pandemic required changes how we conduct our practices. We have learned just how resilient and adaptable BC’s Realtors can be, showing leadership and coming together to help flatten the COVID-19 infection rate. Below are

Apply to Become a BCREA Director for the 2021-22 Term

Applications are now being accepted for individuals interested in becoming a REALTOR® or public director on the BCREA Board of Directors for the 2021-22 term. To request an application package, contact your local real estate board or email [email protected]. Deadline to submit your application package is January 15, 2021. “We’re really here to help guide

Webinar Recording: 2021-22 BCREA Directorship Information Session

On November 30, BCREA hosted a virtual information session for individuals interested in learning more about becoming a BCREA REALTOR® or public Director for the 2021-22 term. The session, held via webinar, was hosted by Chair of the Nominating Committee Tanis Read, a featured BCREA Board of Directors Chair Anthony Bastiaanssen, BCREA CEO Darlene Hyde,

Register for BCREA’s 2021-22 Directorship Application Webinar

On November 30 at 11:00am, BCREA will be hosting a virtual information session for individuals interested in learning more about becoming BCREA REALTOR® or public Director for the 2021-22 term. The session will be held via webinar and will be hosted by BCREA Chair Anthony Bastiaanssen, CEO Darlene Hyde, and Chair of the Nominating Committee

Monitoring COVID: BCREA Develops New Economic Resources

The COVID-19 Reopening Dashboard allows readers to monitor the evolution of the BC economy as the province gradually reopens. The dashboard focuses on the sectors and activities that have been most significantly impacted by the pandemic and the province’s subsequent state of emergency. The most recent update shows that home sales have more than fully

Banff Western Connection Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 the 2021 Banff Western Connection Conference, which was to be held in January 2021 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, has been cancelled. Banff Western Connection means so much to all of us at BCREA and we’re disappointed to share this news. However, it’s important that we all remain

Standard Forms Spotlight: What You Need to Know About BCREA Standard Forms

This is the first post in “Standard Forms Spotlight,” a regular series of blog posts that will help REALTORS® enhance their understanding and build their knowledge of the many intricacies around provincial standard forms and clauses used in real estate transactions in BC. Learn more about what you can expect in the monthly series here.

Action Required to Keep your BCREA Mobile Account Active

We are creating enhancements to our online account management system for all existing BCREA Mobile subscribers. Please check your inbox for an email from [email protected] which provides a username and temporary password in order for you to create an account and register your device on the upgraded system. Please ensure you take action immediately once you receive

UPDATE: Conveyancing in the Time of COVID-19 – So Far

This post was updated on April 3, 2020 to include additional information on remote witnessing of affidavits in support of land title applications. Even with the Land Title and Survey Authority’s (LTSA) notice temporarily allowing for affidavits for use in land title applications to be taken remotely (by video), there may still be other documents

PODCAST: Episode 3 – The Impact of COVID-19 on REALTORS®

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit – What it means for REALTORS®

With the announcement of the newly created Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and associated eligibility criteria, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) continues to work with the federal government to make additional details available to REALTORS® as soon as possible. “Since the emergence of COVID-19, CREA has been in ongoing discussions with government departments and

2019 BCREA Annual Report Now Available

The 2019 British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) Annual Report is now available for viewing. This year, the report was created in the form of a microsite and can be accessed at bcreaannualreport.ca. With 2020 in full swing, the 2019 Annual Report explores the key focus areas and outcomes achieved at BCREA last year in

BCREA Supports End to Open Houses During COVID-19 Crisis

Vancouver, BC – March 20, 2020. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) supports recommendations made by local real estate boards to stop open houses during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As British Columbians face this unprecedented health risk, it is vital that everyone does their part to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” says

In Memorium: Eric Charman

BCREA is saddened to hear of the passing of BCREA Past President and honourary member Eric Charman. Eric, who is described as a “local legend” and pioneer of real estate in Victoria, BC, also served as President of both the Victoria Real Estate Board and the Canadian Real Estate Association. Eric worked in real estate

A Year-in-Review: BCREA’s 2019 Highlights

2019 was an eventful year at the BC Real Estate Association (BCREA), and in the real estate sector as a whole. Building on new and existing relationships and driven by a commitment to innovation and collaboration, we continued to work hard to serve BC’s 11 real estate boards. Here are a few of the highlights!

BCREA Welcomes Change to Stress Test

Vancouver, BC – February 19, 2020. As the voice of BC’s 23,000 REALTORS®, the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) welcomes Minister of Finance Bill Morneau’s announcement of changes to the benchmark rate used to determine the minimum qualifying rate for insured mortgages, also known as the “stress test”. Minister Morneau announced that as of April 6,

Call for Letters of Interest – Appointee to the BCREA Finance and Audit Committee

The BC Real Estate Association (BCREA) Board of Directors (Board) is seeking to appoint a Finance Specialist to the BCREA Finance and Audit Committee. The successful applicant requires an accounting designation (CPA) and relevant financial management experience. This appointment term would commence May 1, 2020. About British Columbia Real Estate Association BCREA is the professional

Best Practices for Do-Not-Call Lists

Lead generation is an important part of a REALTOR®‘s work but there are some risks too, especially when it comes to telemarketing. REALTORS® and brokerages need to understand their role in protecting consumer privacy before picking up the phone – and it starts with the national Do-Not-Call List. What’s the national Do-Not-Call List? The Canadian

5 Things REALTORS® Can Learn from Uber

By Victor Khong, REALTOR® Uber has finally arrived in BC! While it may appear to be an industry disruptor, what it really offers is as old as time: exceptional customer service. Here are five things REALTORS® can learn from this so-called industry disruptor: 1. Provide timely communication – Part of the appeal of Uber is

BCREA Mobile Holiday Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to all BC REALTORS® who participated in the BCREA Mobile Holiday Giveaway Contest. A big congratulations to Karrie Grewal for winning the iPhone 11! An exclusive plan for REALTORS® REALTORS® need a mobile plan that works as hard as they do. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Alberta Real Estate Association to offer

Real Estate Profession Revises Professional Development Program for BC’s REALTORS®

For Immediate Release Vancouver, BC – January 2, 2020 – With a redesigned Professional Development Program now in place, REALTORS® across BC are working to meet new professional development requirements. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) and BC’s 11 real estate boards revised the Professional Development Program for REALTORS® in BC effective January 1,

Reporting Your Professional Development Program Hours

The transition to the new Professional Development Program (PDP) framework is just around the corner! As of January 1, you’ll report any PDP hours you’ve acquired from learning opportunities outside of your board – whether accredited or self-directed – to your primary member board. As the reporting process looks slightly different at each board, your

Are you a REALTOR®? Join the BCREA board!

Are you interested in what’s going on with your profession? Do you follow the latest developments in real estate and talk to your fellow REALTORS® about leading our profession forward? If so, the British Columbia Real Estate Association is looking for you! BCREA is the professional association for more than 23,000 REALTORS® in BC, focusing

EXTENDED: BCREA Public Director Position Available

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) is the professional association for more than 23,000 REALTORS® in BC, focusing on provincial issues that impact real estate. Working with the province’s 11 real estate boards, BCREA provides continuing professional education, advocacy, economic research and standard forms to help REALTORS® provide value for their clients. The BCREA

In Memorium: Dick Pemberton

BCREA is saddened to hear of the passing of former BCREA Director Dick Pemberton. Dick was a BCREA Director from 2011-2017, and most recently a member of the Government Relations Committee. In his wife’s words, “Dick Pemberton passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.” Dick was REALTOR® with RE/MAX

That’s a Wrap! Rave Reviews and Follow-up Resources from the Managing Brokers’ Conference

Conference attendees at BCREA’s 2019 Managing Brokers’ Conference gave the event rave reviews in a post-event survey. 97 per cent of attendees said they’d attend again, with 83 per cent of attendees rating the event “exceptional” or “very good”. Program highlights included the Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance Corporation’s presentation “Why Mistakes Happen…And What

BCREA Brings REALTOR® Perspective to Inquiry into Money Laundering

In late October, BCREA began its involvement in the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia by attending a series of public meetings which were held throughout the province. Trevor Hargreaves, BCREA Vice President of Government Relations and Stakeholder Engagement, attended the meetings in Vancouver, Victoria, and Richmond on behalf of BCREA,

BCREA Prepares Recommendations for Province’s Review of Managing Brokers

BCREA is preparing a response to the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE), in light of its recent discussion paper, Reframing the Role of Managing Brokers in BC. BCREA’s response will provide evidence-based insights and industry-focused recommendations and context to the review process and will be based partly on feedback from and consultation with

Ministry of Finance Announces Shift to Single Regulator

Earlier this week the Ministry of Finance announced their intent to shift to a single regulator, wrapping real estate oversight into the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA). They are aiming for this new legislation to be tabled by Fall 2020, with implementation in 2021. Under this new structure the Office of the Superintendent of Real

Managing Brokers’ Conference Now Open To All REALTORS®

egistration for BCREA’s upcoming Ideas Into Action Managing Brokers’ Conference is now open to all REALTORS®. The conference, taking place at Kelowna’s Coast Capri Hotel on October 16-17, will focus on issues facing managing brokers but the topics are sure to be of interest to all REALTORS®. Plus, attendees receive 3 category C PDP credits.

Brendon Ogmundson Steps Into Role of BCREA Chief Economist

Darlene Hyde, Chief Executive Officer of the BC Real Estate Association (BCREA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Brendon Ogmundson as Chief Economist for BCREA. Brendon has been with BCREA for nine years, most recently serving as Deputy Chief Economist. Earlier this year, he was awarded the Crystal Ball Award by the Association of

New PDP Transition Web Page and FAQ Resource

Want to know more about the upcoming changes to the Professional Development Program (PDP)? The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) and real estate boards have released new resources to support you through the transition to the new PDP framework, effective January 1, 2020. PDP transition web pageBCREA and the boards created the PDP transition web

Ideas into Action: BCREA Managing Brokers’ Conference

Register today for BCREA’s second Managing Brokers’ Conference and join managing and associate brokers from across BC on October 16 and 17 at the Coast Capri Hotel in beautiful Kelowna for a day of networking and learning! This year’s conference theme is Ideas into Action, and the all-day conference on October 17 will take an

Organized Real Estate Wants You!

Join BCREA’s Board of Directors BCREA is seeking REALTORS® for its Board of Directors, for election at its next AGM on March 24, 2020. Ideally, the candidates should have served previously on boards of directors in organized real estate and should come equipped with governance and a range of business skills and backgrounds, including commercial.

Michael Trites Leads Provincial Real Estate Organization

British Columbia Real Estate Association Board of Directors 2019-2020 BCREA Board of Directors, staff and key stakeholders were pleased to welcome Michael Trites as the 2019-2020 President at the annual general meeting on March 26, 2019. With more than 40 years as a licensed REALTOR®, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to BCREA.

Meet BCREA’s Vice President of Government Relations and Stakeholder Engagement

BCREA would like to give a warm welcome to our new Vice President of Government Relations and Stakeholder Engagement, Trevor Hargreaves! Trevor brings a wealth of knowledge to our Government Relations department, with wide-ranging experience in government and public relations and strategic communications, all necessary components to successful advocacy. A seasoned pro in the Government

Continuing the Joint Meeting Conversation

Navigating changes to REDMA January 23 marked the first joint meeting of real estate board and British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) leadership of 2019. We hold regular joint meetings to gather input from real estate board leadership on important initiatives underway at BCREA and build stronger relationships. Our President James Palanio welcomed more than

In Memoriam: Andrew Peck

At British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA), we were saddened to hear of the passing of past president Andrew Peck. Andrew served as BCREA president in 2007. He was passionate about the real estate profession and also served as president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) in 2004 and president of the

Understanding Money Laundering Vulnerabilities

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link In support of the provincial government’s initiatives to curb money laundering in real estate, the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) has commissioned the consulting firm Deloitte to study residential and commercial transactions. The goal of this study is to identify money laundering vulnerabilities throughout

BCREA’s Legal Defense Reserve

Keeping up with the times to support BC REALTORS® Did you know the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) recently increased its legal defense reserve from $35,000 to $50,000?

Banff Western Connection 2019 is Almost Here…

…but there’s still time to register! This year’s Banff Western Connection (BWC) conference is taking place next week, from January 24 to 26, in beautiful Banff, Alberta. BWC is a great opportunity for REALTORS® from all over Canada and beyond to connect, network and grow their professional knowledge and skills. It is also eligible for

Meet the new BCREA: the voice of BC’s REALTORS®

On November 19, BCREA introduced its new brand identity, complete with a new logo, colour palette and approach to communicating with real estate boards and REALTORS®. “It was the right time to rebrand,” said Darlene Hyde, Chief Executive Officer of British Columbia Real Estate Association. “First, REALTORS® and real estate boards have been telling us

Conference for Managing Brokers: BCREA Question Responses

On September 19, BCREA hosted our first BCREA Advocacy Exchange: Conference for Managing Brokers. The conference provided a unique opportunity for managing brokers, licensees and stakeholders from across the province to network, learn about advocacy and hear from key organizations in the industry. Conference attendees posed many insightful questions throughout the day, using an online platform that

BCREA is Moving!

On November 15, BCREA moves to a new, open concept office. Since REALTORS® understand better than anyone what a big undertaking a move is, we hope you’ll have patience as we get everything up and running. BCREA move office closuresOur offices will be closed from 1 pm on Thursday, November 15 until Tuesday, November 20. Please

How Do Consumers Really See REALTORS®?

REALTORS® in BC have been under intense scrutiny since 2016. They have been singled out as key contributors to big picture problems like skyrocketing housing prices and money laundering. But how do consumers really see REALTORS®? Do they consider REALTORS® responsible for BC’s housing affordability challenges? And how much do they understand about the real