The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board works closely with our provincial and national associations to promote the interests of homeowners, buyers and sellers on Vancouver Island.
Through the BC Real Estate Association (BCREA) and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), we take an active role in lobbying government for sound policies, effective legislation, and good practices that improve the quality of life in our communities.Our work as consumer advocates in the areas of property rights, home ownership and affordability has been recognized nationally through CREA.
VIREB works closely with the BC Real Estate Association to be the voice of real estate in the province of British Columbia. We bring our recommendations to the Province on legislation, regulations and issues that impact the real estate profession, the purchase and sale of property and the quality of life in BC. Our work on provincial issues focuses on:
The Canadian Real Estate Association is the voice of REALTORS® nation-wide, and works to promote legislation and regulations that benefit homeowners and help REALTORS® better serve their clients. When issues arise affecting housing, property rights or the real estate sector, CREA and its members Boards like VIREB meet with politicians and officials to discuss the issues.
VIREB and CREA are currently advocating for two main policy changes:
No Vote, No Voice
The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) has a long history of taking voting seriously. VIREB, in partnership with regional Chambers of Commerce and other sponsors, regularly hosts all-candidates meetings in each of its board areas during federal and provincial elections. These meetings are open to the general public, whose votes will determine the direction of federal and provincial politics. VIREB encourages citizens to exercise their democratic right to vote. By taking part in the voting process, each voter's voice is heard. During the upcoming federal election, VIREB will relaunch its No Vote, No Voice website. Stay tuned for more information!