(Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

(Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board celebrates 100-year anniversary

Began in 1921 with 13 members, now represents more than 4,100 realtors

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) is exactly 100-years old today, Oct. 19, kicking off a year-long celebration.

The board, first founded as the New Westminster Real Agents Association with only 13 members, counts more than 4,100 realtors today, serving the municipalities of North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Mission, and Abbotsford.

“On this day, back in 1921, we saw the humble beginnings of what would eventually become the fifth largest real estate board in Canada,” said Larry Anderson, president of the FVREB. “This is a monumental occasion for our realtor and broker members, our staff, and numerous industry and community stakeholders.”

The FVREB was an early adopter of WEBforms, an online database for real estate forms and transactions which would go on to become the national standard, according to a FVREB press release.

“There aren’t many member-focused organizations that can celebrate a centennial of service,” said Baldev Gill, FVREB CEO.

“We look forward to another century of driving innovation.”

As part of its year-long celebrations, FVREB is hosting a series of events and activities highlighting the roles realtors play in shaping communities.

“Our members don’t just sell homes. They steer and protect their clients through one of the most significant and emotionally laden investments in their lifetimes,” Anderson said.

FVREB was praised by Surrey Board of Trade President Anita Huberman for working on issues critical to the growth of Surrey and the Fraser Valley.

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