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FVREB: 100 Years of History

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board is a professional association of REALTORS® who conduct business in the communities of Surrey, White Rock, City of Langley, Township of Langley, Abbotsford, North Delta and Mission.  The Board represents the interests of its members, enhancing their effectiveness by providing tools, education, and opportunities that will optimize their expertise and value, to home buyers and sellers, seeking guidance in real estate transactions.

On October 19, 1921, at the office of A.N. McIntosh in New Westminster, thirteen men met to form the New Westminster Realty Agents Association in order to establish standards of business practice and to elevate the industry in the eyes of the public.  N.H. McQuarrie was named the Board’s first president, and Percy Brown the first Secretary-Treasurer. The name was changed to the New Westminster Real Estate Exchange and a new constitution and bylaws were adopted on April 27, 1939.  On December 31, 1947, the organization was renamed again as the New Westminster Real Estate Board.

In 1969 the Board moved into larger and more central premises in the Guildford area of Surrey.  At this time a new logo was designed for the new headquarters at 15483 104th Ave. and it was renamed as the Westminster County Real Estate Board (WESCOREB).  In 1973 an agreement was reached with all offices located south of the Fraser River and east of the Burlington Northern right of way affiliated with WESCOREB and all offices north of the Fraser River and west of Ruskin affiliated with the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. 

In 1979 the name was officially changed to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board to reflect its wider geographical base.  A new logo was designed by Anne Brown.  On February 24, 1982, the staff moved into the Board’s current headquarters at 15463 104th Ave. The Board “represents the interests of its members by encouraging and maintaining a high level of professionalism, by providing the most up to date and efficient real estate marketing services, and by providing a strong leadership in the real estate industry and in the community”.  The Board celebrated its 100th anniversary of on October 21, 2021, kicking off a year-long celebration.