Helping REALTORS® Invest in The Future: PDP Discounts During COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020

Posted by
April van Ert
Director, Communications & Stakeholder Engagement


The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) is helping Realtors invest in the future by providing discounts to our Professional Development Program (PDP) courses. Watch a short message from Anthony Bastiaanssen, Chair of the Board of Directors, to learn more:

 25% Discount On All BCREA Online PDP Courses

To help Realtors use this time to enhance their skills and look to the future, BCREA is discounting all online PDP courses by 25% from May 1 to July 31. The discount will be built into the posted price of the course, tax inclusive. This means that a three-hour course that formerly cost $80 will now be offered at $60. Learn more about our online PDP offerings here.

Waiving Learner Fees for Real Estate Boards

Since the global pandemic was declared, BCREA has helped both large and smaller boards transition their in-person courses to an online learning environment. Now BCREA will further support PDP at your local board by waiving the learner fee they normally pay to BCREA when they host a BCREA PDP course. This means more revenue will stay at your real estate board so they can better support members.

Enhanced Support for Boards and Realtors

BCREA has diverted financial and staff resources to enhance the services it provides real estate boards during this crisis. We have launched a Community of Practice for managing brokers, a special section on our website devoted to COVID-19 information relevant to the profession (click here), and new standard forms resources and webinars. We have more projects under fast-tracked development, including new PDP courses.

Our government relations team has been in near-daily contact with the Canadian Real Estate Association to ensure Realtors don’t fall through the cracks of federal financial relief programs. They have also been in regular conversation with the BC Ministries of Finance, Health and Housing to advocate on key real estate-specific needs impacting Realtors and consumers.

Our Economics team has launched a weekly dashboard to help REALTORS® understand and monitor the progression of the COVID-19 virus in Canada in comparison with other countries, as well as the economic impacts – you can view the dashboard here.

There are still many challenges ahead as we prepare to transition to a “new normal” living with the COVID-19 threat. As your provincial professional association, BCREA will continue to do our utmost to serve the profession.

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