File F06 - Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Guide Maps

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Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Guide Maps

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  • 1975 (Creation)
    Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

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2 cm of textual records

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(1888; 1919–)

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The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) is a member-based professional association of nearly 14,000 Realtors. REBGV is one of Vancouver’s earliest professional associations. It was originally formed in 1888, and known as the Vancouver Real Estate Board. Representatives from 25 companies created and signed a formal constitution and bylaws in 1888. However, the Board collapsed after three months and 24 meetings.

In 1919, 10 local real estate brokers formed the Vancouver Real Estate Exchange Ltd. Prompted by the Real Estate Exchange, a Real Estate Agents’ Licensing Act was proclaimed by the provincial government in 1920. Two years later, the first real estate license law was established to set minimum standards of practice expected of those licensed under that act. In 1948, the Vancouver Real Estate Exchange Ltd. was renamed the Vancouver Real Estate Board. In 1970, the Board was renamed the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. In 1977, the REBGV launched the first computerized Multiple Listing Service and launched two websites in 1996 for commercial and residential property listings. The Board received the 2010-2012 Canada Awards for Excellence Order of Excellence-Quality, the highest award presented by Excellence Canada.

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The file consists of a map guide book that covers the Greater Vancouver area and has entries for all of the surrounding municipalities including Coquitlam.

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