COVID-19 and Real Estate Services

RECBC has been monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 and we are working to continue to serve real estate professionals and the public. Check these pages for ongoing updates about the impacts of COVID-19 on real estate transactions.  

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Guidance for Real Estate Professionals

Find information to enable you to continue to provide a high standard of service to your clients, and guidance to help you and your clients make informed decisions to protect your health and safety.  

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Information for Consumers 

What are the impacts of COVID-19 on real estate transactions and services? We’ve put together some of the questions that we have been receiving, to help consumers navigate this rapidly changing situation. We’ll continue to update these questions as the situation evolves. 

 

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COVID-19 and RECBC’s Commitment to Consumer Protection 

RECBC has been monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 and we are working to continue to serve real estate professionals and the public. We are committed, in this challenging and quickly changing environment, to supporting real estate professionals with information to enable them to provide a high standard of service to consumers, and to protecting the public interest in real estate transactions.   

We are consistently monitoring and reassessing the impact of this pandemic and we will let you know of any updates to our services or guidance as quickly as we can.  We also understand that you have questions and we will do our best to offer answers that fall within our area of authority.  

RECBC recommends temporary end to open houses, strata meetings 

RECBC supports inclusion of real estate professionals as essential service


 

Health and Safety is the Priority  

We encourage all real estate professionals to stay informed about preventative measures to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 by visiting the BC Centre for Disease Control  — will open in a new tab website.  
 
Further information about awareness, preparation, directives and national updates can be viewed on the Government of Canada’s COVID-19: Outbreak Update  — will open in a new tab website.  

RECBC Service Update  

RECBC has implemented business continuity plans and we are continuing to provide all licensing, education, audit, and compliance services. 
 
We encourage you to not visit our office in person at this time.  Please contact us by phone or email.
 
Real estate professionals and consumers with questions about how real estate services may be affected by COVID-19, please contact our Professional Standards Advisors by email at [email protected]  — will open in a new tab or phone at 604.683.9664, toll-free 1.877.683.9664. 

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Have questions? Looking for more information? Our Professional Standards Advisors are experienced and knowledgeable — and they can help answer your questions about real estate services.

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