March 31, 2021 – Emerging Issues in a Hot Market

On Wednesday, March 31, we hosted a panel discussion with Samantha Gale, CEO, Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association BC and Bruce McCoubrey, Professional Standards Advisor, Real Estate Council of BC. Our panelists discussed some of the emerging trends resulting from the state of the housing market, including multiple and subject-free offers, as well as offer guidance for brokers for managing risks during the current climate. BCREA Vice President of Government and Stakeholder Relations Trevor Hargreaves moderated this panel discussion. 

  • Session slide deck (RECBC)
  • Follow-up question:
    • Question posed to Council: “Did you say there is NO statue of limitations on how long after a transaction a complaint or lawsuit can be issued? I understand it could happen a few years later but I thought it was 7 years was a limitation? Is this not true?”
    • Answer: The complaint process is set out here:

File a Real Estate Sales Complaint | RECBC

  • You’ll see that before a consumer considers filing a complaint we ask them to do the following:
    • Discuss the concern with the professional.
    • If the matter is still not resolved, discuss the concern with the managing broker in charge of the brokerage.
    • If the managing broker is not able to resolve the matter to your satisfaction, consider contacting an RECBC Professional Standards Advisor. They can provide information about the services to expect from real estate professionals and answer questions about real estate transactions.

There is no time limit in regards to filing a complaint with us, so a person is able to file a complaint many years after the incident has occurred.

November 1, 2023 – Managing Brokers Policies and Procedures Manual Template & Standard Forms Launch

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, we were joined by Jim McCaughan, Professional Services Support Advisor at BCREA, and Ryan DeLuca, Managing Director at 25th Hour Regulatory Consulting. Jim provided an informative overview of BCREA’s November 2023 Standard Forms Launch, including a summary of the forms change process, standard forms resources, a synopsis of the standard forms launch itself, and more. Ryan gave an invaluable presentation on topics such as why brokerages need a policies and procedures manual, things to consider when creating the manual, sections to include in the manual, best practices, and more.


The views expressed in these presentations are those of the speakers and do not reflect the views of BCREA or its member boards. Please note, the content of these presentations was current as of the date of each session and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided in past sessions.