Tag Archives: realtors

Realtors question legality of new taxes as foreign buyers exit cooling Vancouver housing market giving locals hope

By Drew Penner Within real estate circles, the effect of new taxes aimed at foreign buyers cashing in on Vancouver’s superheated housing market has been palpable. Shawn Anderson, a realtor with Engel & Völkers Vancouver, says the change has been

BC’s real estate watchdog sues Real Estate Council for refusing to discipline Realtor

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbia’s Superintendent of Real Estate is suing the province’s Real Estate Council after the body that licences province’s realtors refused to discipline a licensee. The Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE) was setup in

Realtor boasts of entire triplex being run as Airbnb

By ThinkPol Staff A realtor listing an East Vancouver triplex for sale is boasting that the entire property is being run as an Airbnb hotel, which is a violation of Vancouver bylaws. An industry insider sent ThinkPol the Multiple Listing

Report rogue realtors – Vancouver real estate board

By ThinkPol Staff In response to a social media account naming and shaming realtors who appear to breaching industry regulations, the Vancouver real estate board is encouraging the public to report them to appropriate authorities. Inspired by Vancouver’s Airbnb-fighting Twitter

Vancouver twitter account targets ‘rogue’ realtors

By ThinkPol Staff Inspired by Vancouver’s Airbnb-fighting Twitter user VISTRO, a social media account has started naming and shaming realtors who appear to breaching industry regulations. BrettdrC[1]https://twitter.com/brettdrc is outing realtors who are running Airbnb hotels in Vancouver in breach of

Realtors cashing in on Canada’s housing affordability crisis, reports show

Realtors are earning record profits from surging house prices contributing to the nation’s housing affordability crisis reaching “dangerous” levels, two recently released reports show. Operating revenue for the real estate agents and brokers industry group grew 10.8% from 2013 to