Online Courses

Five Things REALTORS® Should Know About Real Estate and the Economy

Clients rely on REALTORS® to have ample knowledge of the housing market while guiding them through the buying and selling process. To be as effective as possible in advising your clients, a general understanding of what influences the market is essential. With this in mind, BCREA recently created the self-paced online course Economics for REALTORS®:

Eight New Education Courses Released in 2021

‘Tis the season to wind down and wrap up another busy year! With the holidays around the corner, and Santa checking his list twice, now is a wise time to check your Professional Development Program (PDP) hours twice, too.  Ensure you’re up to date with your professional requirements by catching up with BCREA’s accredited education offerings.  

Updated CleanBC Roadmap Promises Energy Rating Tool for Homes

This week, the BC Government announced a new CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, with more ambitious commitments to achieve its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets. As a result of additions in the plan related to the real estate sector, REALTORS® should expect conversations around energy efficiency to become an increasingly important part of your day-to-day interaction

Have You Checked Out BCREA’s New Courses?

As summer slips away, and we head into a crisp BC fall with a fresh new school year, you might be thinking of heading back to the books as well. This year BCREA introduced six new online courses for REALTORS®, expanding BCREA’s comprehensive online course catalogue. In case you missed them, or you’re thinking of

Popular BCREA Online Course Helps REALTORS® Engage Clients Effectively

Professionalism is one of the core competencies of a REALTOR®, and at the heart of having a high standard of professionalism is effective engagement with your clients. The way you interact with your clients is a key factor in developing a good reputation, your ability to conduct a successful transaction, and it’s an essential factor

Know Your Product: House Structures is Now Available Online

Know Your Product: House Structures is a revamped version of the previously popular Know Your Product, in-person course, where REALTORS® will be provided a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of residential construction including footings, foundations, floors, decks, walls, openings, stairs, roofs, and chimneys. This course is available as a self-paced online offering, that allows you

Contract Law Foundations for REALTORS®: Online Course Explores Legal Principles Behind Real Estate Contracts

BCREA has created a new self-paced online course, Contract Law Foundations for REALTORS®, which equips learners with a foundational understanding of the legal principles relevant to contracts respecting to real estate in British Columbia. Contract Law Foundations for REALTORS® focuses on the foundational principles, common pitfalls, and best practices with real estate contracts. Possessing an

Radon for REALTORS®: Online Course Helps Navigate Radon in Real Estate

BCREA has launched Radon for REALTORS®, a new self-paced, online course worth three accredited PDP hours, in which Realtors explore radon – the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers – and how it relates to the real estate transaction. With its health risks and inclusion in the Property Disclosure Statement, radon is as pressing

BCREA Launches Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Course

BCREA has launched Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes, a new online, accredited, self-paced course, designed for REALTORS® to learn about the characteristics of a sustainable, energy-efficient home. And explore various sustainability programs (e.g., LEED, R-2000, BC Step Code, Passive House) that go beyond the minimum building code requirements in BC. This course also introduces the “House

Three Online Courses to Consider During BCREA’s Holiday Promotion

By Ellen Baragon, Guest Contributor Looking to end the year by brushing up on your skills or getting a head start on 2021 professional development requirements? Register for any of BCREA’s online PDP courses before December 31 and get 20% off the regular price with promo code HOLIDAY20. Six new online courses were introduced this

Stock Up on Online Courses with a Special Offer This Holiday Season

By Ellen Baragon, Guest Contributor Tired of getting the same old gifts of socks and ties at holiday time? BCREA is currently offering all online professional development courses at 20% off the regular course price, so you can give yourself the gift of knowledge this holiday season. From November 27 to December 31, REALTORS® can

Raise the Bar on Your Practice with the Newly Launched, Client Engagement Excellence: Assessing and Presenting Skills Course

By Ellen Baragon, Guest Contributor Improve your ability to assess client needs, hone your presenting skills, and strengthen your core competencies of agency, disclosure, and ethics in BCREA’s new Client Engagement Excellence: Assessing and Presenting Skills, a self-paced online course available now. Written by real estate client engagement expert Gerald Clerx, the course covers the practical

Why It’s Time to Start Thinking About a Radon Gas Test

By Ellen Baragon, Guest Contributor September 23 is the last opportunity for REALTORS® to attend the BCREA webinar, Radon and Real Estate: Understanding New Developments for Practice in BC. Delivered by the BC Lung Foundation in collaboration with BCREA, the first three instances of this webinar – which earns Realtors two accredited PDP hours upon

PODCAST: Episode 8 – A REALTOR®’s Guide to Radon Gas

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Episode 8 of Open House by BCREA, A REALTOR®’s Guide to Radon Gas, features a conversation about radon gas and real estate with Dr. Noah Quastel, Director of Law and Policy for Healthy Indoor Environments at the BC Lung Foundation. Radon gas isn’t new, but it’s certainly something that Realtors continue to learn about. BCREA

Live Online Course and FAQ Created for REALTOR® Education About Radon Gas

Radon gas is an odourless and colourless radioactive gas that occurs naturally throughout BC

With questions about radon gas recently added to the Property Disclosure Statement in April 2020, REALTORS® may be looking to brush up on their knowledge about the odourless and colourless radioactive gas that occurs naturally throughout BC and which, if accumulated in homes and other buildings, can become a health risk. As a result, BCREA,

Property Disclosure Statement Revised and Released Alongside New Online Course

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA), in collaboration with the provincial Standard Forms Committee, BC’s 11 real estate boards and other stakeholders, has updated the Property Disclosure Statement (PDS). The updated PDS is now available on WEBForms®. What are the changes to the form? As a response to several issues impacting the BC real

New Online Course Helps REALTORS® Expand Reach to Rural Areas

Rural Real Estate Essentials is a new online course offered by BCREA, aimed to help BC REALTORS® expand their reach to rural areas. Promoting knowledge and business growth, the new course provides REALTORS® with foundational knowledge on rural real estate and helps reinforce and enhance the knowledge of REALTORS® already practicing in these areas. Special

BCREA Online Courses Have Moved to the Hub

BCREA’s online courses have officially moved to the Hub, the Canadian Real Estate Association’s online learning platform! All BCREA courses previously available on UBC Sauder’s online learning platform have been integrated into the Hub and, after January 31, 2020, will no longer be available for registration through UBC Sauder.*  The Hub offers streamlined access to