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Open House by BCREA

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Where REALTORS® in BC will find the latest real estate news, and feature conversations with experts on issues related to real estate practice.

Where REALTORS® in BC will find the latest real estate news, and feature conversations with experts on issues related to real estate practice.

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Canada

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Where REALTORS® in BC will find the latest real estate news, and feature conversations with experts on issues related to real estate practice.

Twitter:

@bcrea

Language:

English

Contact:

604-742-2790


Episodes

How to Manage Risk in BC’s Current Housing Market

3/25/2021
On this month's episode of Open House by BCREA, we highlight best practices and ways for REALTORS® to manage risk in BC's current housing market. From client conversations, to offer presentations, and documentation, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Professional Standards Manager and BCREA instructor Kim Spencer takes you through it all. We also talk to Barbara Brindle, a managing broker who has been using Zoom rooms for offer presentations, about the benefits of this tactic. This...

Duration:00:38:40

Challenges and Opportunities in a Hot Market During COVID-19

2/25/2021
On this month's episode of Open House by BCREA, host Tony Joe is joined by Vancouver-area REALTOR® Phil Moore, and lawyer and BCREA Legally Speaking author Brian Taylor to talk about the challenges Realtors are facing in a hot market during COVID-19, and how to turn some of those into opportunities. The conversation follows BCREA's webinar, Preserving Public Trust During COVID-19, which featured a panel of experts. This episode was recorded on February 24, 2021. Feature Conversation –...

Duration:00:34:57

Energy-Efficient Homes: Starting the Conversation

1/28/2021
On this month's episode of Open House by BCREA, we talk to Zachary May, Director of Strategic Policy at the Building and Safety Standards Branch of the BC Government and Chair of the Energy Step Code Council. Over the coming years, new homes in BC will get healthier, quieter, more durable, and more energy efficient than those on the resale market, thanks to a regulation called the BC Energy Step Code. In this feature conversation, we explore the Step Code, how it will benefit consumers and...

Duration:00:29:05

Land Owner Transparency: What REALTORS® Need to Know

11/26/2020
On Episode 13 of Open House by BCREA, we talk to Jamie Matthews, a partner at Farris LLP and BCREA's legal counsel for Standard Forms, about what Realtors need to know about the Land Owner Transparency Act (LOTA) and Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR), both of which come into effect on November 30. Specifically, Jamie explores how Realtor practice from the beginning through to the end of a transaction could change due to the new reporting requirements for the LOTR. This episode was...

Duration:00:19:54

Professional Standards in a Busy Market with RECBC

10/29/2020
On Episode 12 of Open House by BCREA, we catch up with Real Estate Council of BC Professional Standards Advisor Marty Douglas and real estate lawyer Bruce Woolley. In the midst of a historically busy market, Marty and Bruce explore some of the commons questions Realtors and consumers have been asking, and offer advice on best practices for dealing with current trends including multiple offer situations, backup offers, revisiting expired offers and more. Show Notes and Links Below is where...

Duration:00:33:27

What the Provincial Election Means for BC Real Estate

9/24/2020
On Episode 11 of Open House by BCREA, we talk about the upcoming provincial election and what it means for the real estate sector in BC. Joining us for a conversation is BCREA VP Government Relations and Stakeholder Engagement Trevor Hargreaves. He shares the key priorities and recommendations BCREA and the province's real estate boards will be focused on during the election. This episode was recorded on September 23, 2020. Show Notes and Links Below is where you’ll find links to...

Duration:00:29:40

Fall 2020 Standard Forms Release Preview

8/27/2020
On Episode 10 of Open House by BCREA, we preview the Fall 2020 Standard Forms Release with BCREA Professional Services Manager Jennifer Lynch. In our conversation, we outline what new and revised forms and clauses are coming, and how you can begin to familiarize yourself with the forms now. This episode was recorded on August 25, 2020. Show Notes and Links Below is where you’ll find links to articles and websites referenced during the show. You can also use the times listed to navigate...

Duration:00:30:06

Does Racism Exist in Real Estate?

7/30/2020
On Episode 9 of Open House by BCREA, we ask the question: does racism exist in real estate in Canada? Joining our discussion and to help explore solutions we welcome three guests: Bethany King, a Black Toronto-area Realtor who is advocating for change; Satnam Sidhu, a BC Realtor with 40 years of experience and time spent as president of the Canadian Real Estate Association and the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver; and Michael Bach, Founder and CEO of the Canadian Centre of Diversity...

Duration:00:32:11

A REALTOR®'s Guide to Radon Gas

6/29/2020
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 Association. This episode was recorded on June 24, 2020. Show Notes and Links Below is where you’ll find links to articles and websites referenced during the show. You can also use the times listed to navigate your way through the episode. What’s New – 1:22 Blanket Ban...

Duration:00:26:09

Returning to Work and Risks to REALTOR® Reputation

5/28/2020
Episode 7, Returning to Work and Risks to REALTOR® Reputation, features a conversation with Ari Indyk, VP Crisis and Risk at Edelman. With BC entering Phase 2 of its Restart Plan and Realtors and Managing Brokers beginning to resume work in larger numbers, Ari highlights some of the potential risks to Realtor reputation and provides tactical tips to help manage that risk. This episode was recorded on May 26, 2020. Show Notes and Links Below is where you’ll find links to articles and...

Duration:00:39:43

How to Stay Productive During COVID-19

4/30/2020
Episode 6, How to Stay Productive During COVID-19, features a conversation with Chris Linsell, a staff writer at The Close. Chris is an experienced REALTOR® in the United States and now focuses on writing about real estate. He joins us to discuss his recent article "21 Hidden Opportunities for Realtors Under Quarantine." This episode was recorded on April 28, 2020. Show Notes and Links Below is where you’ll find links to articles and websites referenced during the show. You can also use...

Duration:00:33:05

Conducting Business During COVID-19

4/17/2020
Episode 5, Conducting Business During COVID-19, features a conversation with Kim Spencer, also known as the "Ethics Guy." He discusses moral, ethical, and practical questions related to REALTORS® working during the COVID-19 pandemic. NOTE: This episode was recorded on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 and therefore may contain information that has since been updated or is no longer relevant or applicable. Please visit the BCREA COVID-19 Resources for REALTORS® page for the latest relevant...

Duration:00:23:59

COVID-19: Standardized Clauses, and Financial Support

4/9/2020
Episode 4, COVID-19: Standardized Clauses, and Financial Support, features conversations with BCREA's legal counsel for Standard Forms Jamie Matthews, and Anna Jones, a Partner at Church Pickard Chartered Professional Accountants. Matthews discusses the concerns around using standardized clauses in transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Jones details the different options for financial support for Realtors and managing brokers. NOTE: This episode was recorded on Monday, April 6,...

Duration:00:22:55

The Impact of COVID-19 on REALTORS®

3/26/2020
Episode 3, The Impact of COVID-19 on REALTORS®, features conversations with BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson and Manager of Professional Services Jennifer Lynch. Ogmundson discusses the new Market Intelligence Report exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the BC housing market, while Lynch talks about the changes to Realtors' day-to-day lives and business. NOTE: This episode was recorded on Monday, March 23, 2020 and therefore may contain information that has since been updated or is no...

Duration:00:39:31

The Changing Landscape of Strata Insurance in BC

2/26/2020
Episode 2 features a conversation with Shawn Fehr, Chair of the Board of the Insurance Brokers Association of BC. Fehr shares the reasons behind recent increases in strata insurance premiums and deductibles and offers tips for REALTORS® to help inform and protect their clients when dealing with transactions related to strata properties. Show Notes and Links Below is where you’ll find links to articles and websites referenced during the show. You can also use the times listed to navigate...

Duration:00:28:21

Managing REALTOR® Risk in 2020

1/29/2020
Open House by BCREA is a monthly podcast where REALTORS® will find the latest real estate news and feature conversations with experts on issues related to real estate practice in BC. The first episode, “Managing REALTOR® Risk in 2020,” features a conversation with Leslie Howatt, Executive Officer of the Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance Corporation. Howatt shares her insight, including the top three risk areas from 2019, and tips on how REALTORS® can better manage their risk in...

Duration:00:29:17

Introducing "Open House by BCREA"

1/22/2020
"Open House by BCREA" is a podcast where REALTORS® in BC will find the latest industry headlines, and feature conversations with experts on issues related to real estate practice. Visit http://bcreapodcast.ca to stay up to date and find all the episode details every month, including links to items referenced in the show. Follow BCREA on social media for the latest REALTOR® resources throughout the month. BCREA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bcrealtors/ BCREA on Twitter:...

Duration:00:02:52