In 2004, the British Columbia Real Estate Association adopted an approach called Quality of Life to reflect the community-building work done by REALTORS® throughout the province.

The goal of the Quality of Life approach is to recommend policies that will enable people to achieve what they value most: jobs, homes and better communities. Basically, what’s good for the province is good for real estate.

 

Five principles

Ensuring economic vitality

The key to our quality of life is a strong economy. A vibrant economy creates jobs, expands the tax base, enhances and revitalizes communities.

Providing housing opportunities

We all want a safe, decent and affordable home near where we work, shop and play. We must ensure an attainable supply of housing—including choices about design, cost and location.

Preserving the environment

REALTORS® recognize one of the most important elements of our quality of life is the environment: clean air and water, parks and open space.

Protecting property owners

A strong economy depends on preserving the investment people have made in real estate by protecting the ability to freely own, use, buy and sell real property.

Building better communities

Better communities are created in partnership with governments to ensure safe neighbourhoods and sufficiently fund the roads, water and sewer that form the framework for a community’s quality of life.