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VIDEO: Embracing the new normal

2020-06-19T10:51:47-08:00May 27th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

This week, President Chris Shields discusses how the path forward for REALTORS® has changed and how we must adapt to, and embrace this change. Watch him dive into and talk about what Realtors should do to successfully pivot to the new normal. Click here to hear Chris’ message. (Run time: 3 minutes 12 seconds) Sources: [...]

Tours and Open Houses: ‘How-to’ Guide for Live Streaming

2020-06-01T08:49:25-08:00May 27th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

Live videos are not something new, but we saw their popularity skyrocket in recent months when most parts of the world went on lockdown due to the pandemic. REALTORS® are quick to pivot and adapt to the digital twists for selling homes. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, live streaming open houses and [...]

News Release: Top ten tips for safely buying or selling a home during COVID-19

2020-06-01T08:46:11-08:00May 27th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

Released by FVREB to BC media May 27, 2020Thinking of putting your home on the market? You’re not alone. As of May 25th, new listings in the Fraser Valley have increased by over 46 per cent compared to the same period in April.And last month, even though transactions were down significantly compared to April of [...]

Reminder: COVID-19 safety protocols still required in reopening phase

2020-06-25T14:48:12-08:00May 22nd, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

by Baldev S. Gill, Chief Executive OfficerIn an eMemo last Friday, May 15, the Board shared WorkSafeBC’s detailed reopening guidelines for the real estate sector.As outlined in the guidelines – recommended by BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry – it is not business as usual for real estate. In accordance with government guidelines, [...]

BCREA and FVREB have answers to many of your COVID-19 questions

2020-05-27T17:38:10-08:00May 14th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

You’re probably finding it as challenging as we are to keep on top of all the COVID-19 related news and resources available to you as a BC REALTOR®. We thought it might be helpful to highlight a few of the BC Real Estate Association’s (BCREA) key resources in case you haven’t had the time to [...]

Sharing your videos on how you have been coping with COVID-19

2020-05-27T17:35:59-08:00May 13th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

At the Board, we are always looking to hear from our members. With that in mind, we are reaching out to request a short video from you on how you’ve been coping with living under quarantine during COVID-19. Sharing our experiences helps us relate to each other and take comfort and encouragement as we see [...]

The ABSOLUTE best all-round statistic to use with clients

2020-05-27T17:33:56-08:00May 13th, 2020|Statistics|

What’s the question REALTORS® get asked the most? How’s the market? Of course it depends on what market, where, property type, and so on, which is why we stress to the public the importance of talking to their local REALTOR®, but arguably one of the best all-round statistics to share with clients to help answer [...]

Using drones to elevate your business

2020-05-27T17:31:01-08:00May 12th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

In the face of COVID-19, are you seeking a competitive advantage in the marketplace? Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, might be the key. Although local data is elusive, RISMedia reports that in the United States, listings with drone images sell 68% faster than listings with standard images. Another study found that there [...]

Fraser Valley real estate market contracts and adapts in response to public health measures to mitigate COVID-19

2020-05-04T07:49:24-08:00May 4th, 2020|Statistics|

SURREY, BC – As anticipated, real estate activity saw a steep decline last month in response to the pandemic lockdown, resulting in one of the slowest Aprils in Fraser Valley history. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed a total of 688 sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in April, a decrease of [...]

REALTORS® and your reputation during COVID-19

2020-05-06T14:06:30-08:00April 29th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

In the span of four to six weeks, COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we think, the way we look at the world, and most importantly for you, the way you conduct your business and ensure your livelihood continues. Pivot and adapt are words we’re seeing a lot now and in fact, it’s advice the [...]

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