BC Realtors As Influence Peddlers – “Number Of Times BCREA Positions Reflected In Government Policies: Target Met.”

BC has about 18,000 realtors, 10,000 of whom work in Greater Vancouver.
In 2009, 36,257 properties were sold in the Greater Vancouver area, for a total dollar volume of $21.5 Billion.
“The biggest industry in this city is real estate.” – (from recent Peter Ladner/David Berner interview).
Christy Clark, leader of the BC Liberals and premier of the province of BC, received more than 50% of her leadership campaign contributions from RE related industries.
Don’t expect provincial or local governments to make any policy moves that would threaten the speculative mania in local real estate. – vreaa

Here’s how the realtors keep track of their influence: the following from the ‘Advocacy’ section of the BCREA 2009-2010 Annual report, p8

13 responses to “BC Realtors As Influence Peddlers – “Number Of Times BCREA Positions Reflected In Government Policies: Target Met.”

  1. Well, BC is not yet California. The year of the peak the ratio of agents to transactions was 1:1.

  2. No surprise. They need to have their sh!t together because the situation is so tenuous. Did it save the market in Kelowna? Nope.

    Definition of fail: writing you own report card.

    • “In 2009, 36,257 properties were sold in the Greater Vancouver area, for a total dollar volume of $21.5 Billion”

      I guess you must have missed the “Greater Vancouver” part.

      The game is fixed. If you’re renting and waiting for a collapse you’re rolling snake-eyes everytime you toss the dice

      • Don’t have to wait for a collapse… I’m moving somewhere affordable and I don’t have to deal with Vancouver D-Bags…

      • Troll fodder

        Rusty the bubble barometer.

        I will continue “rolling snake-eyes” by renting until Rusty goes silent. My snake eyes are the Monopoly version where the bank pays you cash by rolling them…probably a little different than paying the bank cash hey Rusty? Nothing like renting money to “own” a home.

        Pump it up Rusty…while you still can.

  3. Ralph Kramden

    Snooki is in the pocket of special interests. You are surprised?

  4. 3.5/5 is 70%. Fooling around with the way metrics are displayed is so ingrained that it shows up on their internal documents!

  5. Doesn’t matter. Sales are tanking across BC.
    Real estate will be a distasteful conversation topic at parties for years to come. And realtor will be a distasteful profession to admit to, like it is in much of the U.S. right now.

  6. gawd these realtors are like the Terminator.
    T-1000: Destroyed. Target Met.
    Sarah O’Conner: Got Away. Target Not Met.

  7. Just proves the BC Liberals are the best government the Real Estate Cabal can buy.

  8. Ralph Kramden

    SWINE. Realtors are SWINE. End of story. Leeches.

    Snooki is an intellectual opportunist and moron.

    We’re cooked here.

    Ecuador is where the Bushes are moving.
    I wonder why?

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