COVID-19: Resources for REALTORS®
Last updated: March 30, 2021
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 Safe Practices Checklist, revised December 8, 2020.
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.
- New Commercial Rent Assistance Program (Posted November 25/20)
- New Federal Programs to Assist Canadians Impacted By the Economic Fallout of COVID-19 (Posted October 7/20)
- Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance for Commercial Owners Extended (Posted August 12/20)
- Rent Repayment Plans and Other Residential Tenancy Updates (Posted July 23/20)
- CEWS Now Allows for Accrual-based Accounting (Posted July 22/20)
- Can the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund Help You? (Posted June 9/20)
- UPDATE: The Canada Commercial Rent Assistance Program Can Help You And Your Clients (Updated June 2/20)
- CEBA Changes Make More Real Estate Business Models Eligible (Posted May 27/20)
- Applications for BC Emergency Benefit for Workers Now Open (Posted May 1/20)
- PRECs, Dividends & CERB (Posted April 24/20)
- CRA Launches Calculator for Wage Subsidy Program (Posted April 24/20)
- More Than Wage Subsidies: Additional Aid for Managing Brokers (Posted April 17/20)
- PRECs and Wage Subsidy Programs (Posted April 17/20)
- Broadened CERB Criteria Makes More REALTORS® Eligible (Posted April 16/20)
- CERB or CEWS: Which Federal Aid is Right for You? (Posted April 3/20)
- Applying for CERB - Start with a CRA My Account (Posted April 2/20)
- *NEW* COVID-19: As Case Counts Rise, REALTORS® Should Continue to Prioritize Health and Safety (Posted March 30/21)
- REALTORS® and COVID-19: Three Tips for Working During the Hot Market (Posted March 10/21)
- Updated Guidance for Real Estate Practice During COVID-19 (Updated January 14, 2021)
- Selling Tenant-Occupied Properties During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Posted December 9/20)
- Conveyancing Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Posted December 8/20)
- REALTORS® Encouraged to Continue Safe Business Practices in Light of New Public Health Orders (Posted November 20/20)
- Continue to Use Virtual Tools When Possible to Market, Show and View Properties (Posted November 12/20)
- Real Estate Professionals Urged to Stop Open Houses: Regulators and Provincial Association Recommend Virtual Tools (Posted November 5/20)
- Safer Showings During BC's Second Wave (Posted November 5/20)
- Blanket Ban on Residential Evictions Ends (Posted June 25/20)
- Podcast: Episode 7 - Returning to Work & Risks to Realtor Reputation (Posted May 28/20)
- UPDATE: Extension of BC's State of Emergency: What it Means for REALTORS® (Updated May 28/20)
- Conducting Live Virtual Tours During COVID-19 and Beyond (Posted April 24/20)
- Home Inspection Protocols During COVID-19 (Posted April 22/20)
- PODCAST: Episode 5 - Conducting Business During COVID-19 (Posted April 20/20)
- CREA Introduces Feature to Highlight Live-Streamed Open Houses on REALTOR.ca (Posted April 9/20)
- UPDATE: Conveyancing in the Time of COVID-19 - So Far (Updated April 3/20)
- Three Ways to Virtually Show a Property During COVID-19 (Posted March 26/20)
Standard Forms & Liability
- UPDATE: Dealing with Contracts and Disclosure Requirements (COVID-19 FAQ) (Updated November 12/20)
- New COVID-19 Presumption in the Workers Compensation Act (Posted September 10, 2020)
- Using CREA's Health Waiver (Posted June 3, 2020)
- BCREA Creates Notice & Acknowledgement Form for Use During COVID-19 Pandemic (Posted April 22/20)
- PODCAST: Episode 4 - COVID-19 Standardized Clauses, and Financial Support (Posted April 9/20)
- How Can REALTORS® Protect Themselves Against Liability During the COVID-19 Pandemic? (Posted April 8/20)
- *NEW* UPDATE: COVID-19 Reopening Dashboard (Updated March 23/21)
- COVID-19: Population Growth and Housing Demand (Posted October 28/20)
- "The Unusual World of Pandemic Economics" - Why BC's Housing Market Remains Strong Despite COVID-19 (Posted September 9/20)
- Monitoring COVID: BCREA Develops New Economic Resources (Posted September 2/20)
- UPDATE: COVID-19 Economic Impacts Dashboard (Updated August 28/20)
- Webinar Recording: "The End of The Beginning" and BC's Real Estate Sector & Economy (Posted May 28/20)
- Is It Different This Time? Recessions and the BC Housing Market (Posted April 20/20)
- COVID-19 and a Different Type of "Exposure" Risk (Posted July 16/20)
- Managing Online Communities While Returning to Operation (Posted June 12/20)
- Communicating During Stressful Times (Posted April 19/20)
- PODCAST: Episode 6 - How to Stay Productive During COVID-19 (Posted April 30)
- Helping REALTORS® Invest in The Future: PDP Discounts During COVID-19 (Posted April 30)
- Five Ways for REALTORS® to Keep Busy During COVID-19 (Posted April 30)
- Online Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Posted April 30)
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