Real Estate Council of British Columbia

The Real Estate Council is a regulatory agency established by the provincial government. In conjunction with the Superintendent of Real Estate, its mandate is to protect the public by enforcing the licensing and licensee conduct requirements of the Real Estate Act.

The Council is responsible for licensing real estate agents and salespersons, enforcing entry qualifications, investigating complaints against licensees and imposing disciplinary sanctions under the Real Estate Act

Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)

Represents members at the federal level of government and acts as a watchdog on national legislation that pertains to the real estate industry.

BCREA-British Columbia Real Estate Association

The British Columbia Real Estate Association represents the interests of the Real Estate Boards and Associations and their licensees on all provincial issues.

Other Resources & Links

Real Estate Magazine

REM is Canada’s premier business publication for the real state industry. Every month, real estate agents and brokers read REM for news, trends, marketing techniques, new products, books, listing tools, professional development and more. REM provides news and info for the real estate professional that can’t be found anywhere else.

REM is published 12 times a year. It is independently owned and operated and is not affiliated with any real estate association or board.

My Landcorp

Landcor is an AVM that offers the most reliable real estate information in British Columbia. It has structured a long-term relationship with the British Columbia Assessment Authority (the provincial Crown corporation that assesses all properties in the province for taxation purposes) that guarantees access to a wide range of real estate data and sales transactions for the entire province.

Inman

Inman News is the leading source of independent real estate news, information, advice, research, opinion and commentary for industry professionals and consumers alike.

CREA Fintrac

CREA recommends that Real Estate Agents advise clients of the FINTRAC requirements BEFORE any real estate documents are signed. This is to avoid members being involved in a buyer agency or listing agreement, only to discover the client later refuses to provide the identification information now required by law. A Real Estate Agent who continues to represent a client who refuses to provide identification information is in non-compliance of the law.

BC Online

BC OnLine provides access to a variety of provincial government computer systems over the Internet

Zoocasa

Our goal in creating Zoocasa is to give everyone searching for a place in Canada the ability to easily find homes for sale based on what they value most. We think we are on our way to accomplishing that!

“Make searching for a home online easier, faster, and more fun.” That’s what we kept hearing after talking with lots of home buyers, so that’s where we put our effort. Zoocasa is the best online search tool for people looking for a place to live in Canada. Some people want lots of bedrooms; some people want the best neighbourhood or school; some people just want a fixer-upper – Zoocasa makes it easy to search for exactly that. And that’s just the start!

We already know that most people begin their search for homes online. Some were frustrated that there wasn’t a site where they could take advantage of all that great online information, consolidated in one place.

Just like other search engines, we want to connect users with the online information and destinations that best match their needs. In our case, these destinations are the brokers and agents who can help you purchase the home you are looking for.

A personal frustration from a few friends looking for a new house has turned into a new way to search for homes in Canada. We have worked long and hard on this and we hope you like it – either way, please let us know. Your feedback is always appreciated!