2013-10 REALTOR Safety
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BCREA Reward Continues for Information on REALTOR® Assault

Vancouver, BC – October 18, 2013. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) is continuing to offer a reward of $10,000 for anyone providing information that leads to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the May 2013 attack on a Coquitlam REALTOR®.

“Although these incidents are rare, REALTOR® safety remains an important area of concern for the real estate profession,” said BCREA Chief Executive Officer Robert Laing. “BCREA will continue to offer $10,000 for information until July 18, 2014, in support of the REALTOR®, her family and the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.”

On July 17, Coquitlam RCMP released a composite sketch of the man accused of the assault that took place at a Port Coquitlam open house in early May. To view the Coquitlam RCMP’s news release and help identify the perpetrator, click here. If you have any information that may be relevant to this case, BCREA encourages you to please contact Coquitlam RCMP at 604.945.1550 and quote file number 2013-12208. To provide information anonymously, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477(TIPS) or visit www.solvecrime.ca.

Concurrently, BCREA continues to post a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads directly to the apprehension and conviction of the perpetrator in the unsolved 2008 murder of REALTOR® Lindsay Buziak. Please contact the Saanich Police with any information relating to the case at 250.475.4356 or [email protected], or by contacting Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477(TIPS).

The Association advises REALTORS® to take precautions and help ensure their safety in their day-to-day business. When meeting clients, especially for the first time, meet in your office or a public space, have more than one person at meetings and open houses, and always have a cell phone at your side. Also ensure that a colleague, friend or family member knows where you are at all times and when you will be back, don’t publicize personal information, and always trust your instincts. For more information on REALTOR® safety, from the Canadian Real Estate Association, click here.


For more information, please contact: 

Robert Laing
Chief Executive Officer
Direct: 604.742.2787
Mobile: 604.340.6139
[email protected]

BCREA represents 11 member real estate boards and their approximately 18,000 REALTORS® on all provincial issues, providing an extensive communications network, standard forms, economic research and analysis, government relations, applied practice courses and continuing professional education.

To demonstrate the profession’s commitment to improving Quality of Life in BC communities, BCREA supports policies that encourage economic vitality, provide housing opportunities, respect the environment and build communities with good schools and safe neighbourhoods.