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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

BCREA Advocacy Exchange: Conference for Managing Brokers

On September 19, BCREA hosted our first Advocacy Exchange: Conference for Managing Brokers. The conference provided a unique opportunity for managing brokers from across the province to network, learn about advocacy, ask questions and be informed on matters affecting organized real estate. The event was well attended by over 250 managing brokers, licensees and key

BCREA Launches FINTRAC Action Plan

BCREA has launched a new action plan in collaboration with member boards to support REALTORS® and managing brokers in better understanding and meeting their FINTRAC reporting duties to help keep the proceeds of organized crime out of the housing market. We have also increased our collaboration with CREA and government partners to prepare for more

BCREA Donation to BC Fires Appeal

Last year, BCREA donated $40,000 on behalf of REALTORS® in BC to the British Columbia Fires Appeal after devastating wildfires threatened numerous communities across the province and forced thousands of individuals and families to leave their homes. REALTORS® in BC care deeply about the communities they serve and live in. On behalf of our members,

Rebranding Bringing a Fresh Start for BCREA

A new brand is in the works for BCREA, complete with a new logo and fresh approaches to how BCREA presents itself to the profession and the public. The launch is slated for the end of this year and, in addition to a new logo, will include a new colour palette, sense of aesthetics and

BCREA Conference to Discuss Best Practices in FINTRAC Regulation Compliance

BCREA’s first ever conference on regulatory and advocacy issues for managing brokers will also include a panel discussion on best practices in complying with FINTRAC’s anti-money laundering regulations. “Complying with FINTRAC reporting regulations is an important part of managing brokers’ duties,” said Darlene Hyde, BCREA Chief Executive Officer. “We want to help managing brokers learn

Changes to BCREA Standard Forms

Not surprisingly, the upcoming Rule changes will also mean updates to many of the BCREA standard forms used everyday. Once the Rule changes come into effect, outdated versions of the standard forms and the Working with a REALTOR®brochure will no longer be available on WEBForms®. As a REALTOR®, it’s important that you are ready to work

BCREA Welcomes Four New Directors

The BCREA Board of Directors has appointed three new REALTOR® Directors and one new Public Director to replace the outgoing members and form the 2018-2019 Board of Directors. These individuals will be joining President James Palanio, President-Elect Michael Trites, Past President Jim Stewart, REALTOR® Directors Ray Harris, Kyle Hislop, Cory Raven and Public Director Mark Sakai

Restructuring at BCREA

In late 2017, BCREA and our member boards collectively decided to reduce the provincial association’s REALTOR® dues by 38 per cent, while maintaining the same level of quality in our core services: advocacy, economics, standard forms, interboard commission dispute arbitration, communications and education. The dues reduction takes effect on April 1, and the necessary staff

Promoting Quality of Life with the Real Estate Foundation of BC

As part of BCREA’s commitment to promoting Quality of Life throughout the province, we follow an approach that is based around five principles: ensuring economic vitality, providing housing opportunities, preserving the environment, protecting property owners and building better communities. This approach aligns well with the work of the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC), a

BCREA Refresh

Despite the challenges of the last couple of years, the member boards and BCREA have agreed on the first step of a plan to move forward together. Beginning April 1, 2018, the annual provincial dues REALTORS® pay to BCREA will be reduced to $144 from $232. This is a direct result of concerns expressed by

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