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Move to Create Unified BC Real Estate Board Fails Vote

Majority of members of six BC real estate boards vote in favour of creating REALTORS® of BC, but it is not enough to carry motion

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REW.ca
December 7, 2016






Multiple BC real estate boards logos

The move to create a new, amalgamated, BC-wide real estate board failed in a vote December 6, despite the majority of polled members voting in favour of the idea.

The majority of members of the six BC real estate boards involved voted yes to the proposal of unification and creating a new organization called REALTORS® of BC. But because three of the six boards’ total votes did not meet the high thresholds of votes needed to succeed, the motion failed to "achieve the critical mass required," according to a statement from the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board.

The individual boards involved and their vote results are as follows:

Real estate board

“Yes” Votes Cast

“Yes” Votes Needed 

Carried or failed

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

69%

67%

Carried

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

63%

75%

Failed

BC Northern Real Estate Board

89%

75%

Carried

Kamloops and District Real Estate Board

70%

75%

Failed

South Okanagan Real Estate Board

79%

75%

Carried

Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board

57%

67%

Failed


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