COVID-19: Resources for REALTORS®
Last updated: July 8, 2020
BCREA has created this dedicated page to help real estate boards and REALTORS® access resources related to real estate practice and the COVID-19 crisis. We will provide new information and resources as they become available. In addition to uploading new content here, we will send out email updates to all Realtors as needed.
Managing Brokers: Click here for the Return to Safe Work Plan Checklist
Click here for guidance on safely resuming open houses during Phase 3.
The content is divided into six sections:
- Financial Aid: understanding and accessing financial supports.
- Conducting Transactions: conducting real estate transactions while practicing social distancing.
- Standard Forms & Liability: understanding contracts, standard forms, FINTRAC compliance and liability.
- Economic Impacts: guidance from BCREA Economics on market impacts.
- Supporting Clients: information to support your clients.
- Professional Development: continuing your professional development online.
- Can the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund Help You? (Posted June 9/20) - BCREA
- UPDATE: The Canada Commercial Rent Assistance Program Can Help You And Your Clients (Updated June 2/20) - BCREA
- CEBA Changes Make More Real Estate Business Models Eligible (Posted May 27/20) - BCREA
- Applications for BC Emergency Benefit for Workers Now Open (Posted May 1/20) - BCREA
- PRECs, Dividends & CERB (Posted April 24/20) - BCREA
- CRA Launches Calculator for Wage Subsidy Program (Posted April 24/20) - BCREA
- More Than Wage Subsidies: Additional Aid for Managing Brokers (Posted April 17/20) - BCREA
- PRECs and Wage Subsidy Programs (Posted April 17/20) - BCREA
- Broadened CERB Criteria Makes More REALTORS® Eligible (Posted April 16/20) - BCREA
- CERB or CEWS: Which Federal Aid is Right for You? (Posted April 3/20) - BCREA
- Applying for CERB - Start with a CRA My Account (Posted April 2/20) - BCREA
- COVID-19 Updates: Provincial Tax & Revenue Changes - Government of British Columbia
- Deferral of GST/HST Tax Remittances (COVID-19 Measures) - Canada Revenue Agency
- New Tax Filing and Payment Due Dates - Canada Revenue Agency
- *NEW* BC REALTORS® Adapt "Open House" Practices to Protect Consumers (Posted July 8/20) - BCREA
- Blanket Ban on Residential Evictions Ends (Posted June 25/20) - BCREA
- Podcast: Episode 7 - Returning to Work & Risks to Realtor Reputation (Posted May 28/20) - BCREA
- UPDATE: Extension of BC's State of Emergency: What it Means for REALTORS® (Updated May 28/20) - BCREA
- Conducting Live Virtual Tours During COVID-19 and Beyond (Posted April 24/20) - BCREA
- Home Inspection Protocols During COVID-19 (Posted April 22/20) - BCREA
- PODCAST: Episode 5 - Conducting Business During COVID-19 (Posted April 20/20) - BCREA
- CREA Introduces Feature to Highlight Live-Streamed Open Houses on REALTOR.ca (Posted April 9/20) - BCREA
- UPDATE: Conveyancing in the Time of COVID-19 - So Far (Updated April 3/20) - BCREA
- Three Ways to Virtually Show a Property During COVID-19 (Posted March 26/20) - BCREA
- LTSA COVID-19 Resources - Land Title and Survey Authority of BC
- What REALTORS® Should Know About COVID-19 - The Canadian Real Estate Association
- COVID-19 Guidance for Real Estate Professionals - Real Estate Council of BC
Standard Forms & Liability
- Using CREA's Health Waiver (Posted June 3, 2020) - BCREA
- UPDATE: Dealing with Contracts and Disclosure Requirements (COVID-19 FAQ) (Updated May 14/20) - BCREA
- BCREA Creates Notice & Acknowledgement Form for Use During COVID-19 Pandemic (Posted April 22/20) - BCREA
- PODCAST: Episode 4 - COVID-19 Standardized Clauses, and Financial Support (Posted April 9/20) - BCREA
- How Can REALTORS® Protect Themselves Against Liability During the COVID-19 Pandemic? (Posted April 8/20) - BCREA
- Understanding Your E&O Coverage - Real Estate Errors & Omissions Insurance Corporation
- Identifying Clients in a non-Face-to-Face Situation - The Canadian Real Estate Association
- Support to All Reporting Entities in Light of COVID-19 - Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
- *NEW* COVID-19 Reopening Dashboard (Posted June 30/20) - BCREA
- UPDATE: COVID-19 Economic Impacts Dashboard (Updated June 26/20) - BCREA
- Webinar Recording: "The End of The Beginning" and BC's Real Estate Sector & Economy (Posted May 28/20) - BCREA
- Is It Different This Time? Recessions and the BC Housing Market (Posted April 20/20) - BCREA
- Managing Online Communities While Returning to Operation (Posted June 12/20) - BCREA
- Communicating During Stressful Times (Posted April 19/20) - BCREA
- How to Deal with Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19 - The Canadian Real Estate Association
- Applications Open for Temporary Rental Supplement - BC Housing
- Sheltering in Place Can Lead to Neighbour and Roommate Conflicts - Landlord BC
- Information for Real Estate Consumers on COVID-19 - Real Estate Council of BC
- COVID-19: Understanding Mortgage Payment Deferral - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
- PODCAST: Episode 6 - How to Stay Productive During COVID-19 (Posted April 30) - BCREA
- Helping REALTORS® Invest in The Future: PDP Discounts During COVID-19 (Posted April 30) - BCREA
- Five Ways for REALTORS® to Keep Busy During COVID-19 (Posted April 30) - BCREA
- Online Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Posted April 30) - BCREA
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