REALTOR® Safety

You can never be too careful…especially in the real estate industry. Yes, that means you too Hurc! Always make sure your office staff have a record of your appointments and open houses. If you receive a confirmation verbally through a sales rep, either ask them to call the office or you call the office yourself … Continued

OREA Finance Update Mid-year 2018

David Oikle, 2018 Chair of OREA’s Finance and Audit committee, delivers a mid-year financial report from the Ontario Real Estate Association, and outlines the strategic direction of OREA in 2018 and beyond.

Ontario’s NEW 26th Premier and his Cabinet

  Earlier today Premier Doug Ford was sworn in as Ontario’s 26th Premier and announced his Cabinet. With just 21 Ministers, this government’s Cabinet is smaller than previous governments. Below is a summary of some key Ministers that will oversee issues that are important to OREA and our members. For a complete list of the Cabinet, … Continued

WHERE DO THE PARTIES STAND ON HOME OWNERSHIP ISSUES?

With the election only two days away, we want to share the positions taken by the different political parties on home ownership with you. OREA and our local real estate boards distributed surveys to provincial candidates at the beginning of the campaign asking them about their ideas to keep the Canadian dream of home ownership … Continued

Three Way Agreement – STRONGER TOGETHER

At the Canadian Real Estate Association’s AGM on Monday, April 16th, 310 voting delegates voted in favour of a motion that provides local real estate boards and associations with the option to become direct members of CREA. The motion was brought forward by five local real estate boards – Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver. … Continued

EMERGE – Call For Speakers

EMERGE “Technology for a New REALiTY” is a one-day professional development hosted by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). EMERGE offers our members the opportunity to learn about the latest strategies, tools and emerging technologies that may disrupt our industry. EMERGE will also help REALTORS® excel at their business.  With five consecutive successfulruns and an … Continued

2018 Ontario Budget

Yesterday, the Ontario Government announced their Budget for 2018. The Budget did not propose any new housing policies and personal real estate corporations (PRECs) were not addressed. OREA was not expecting any major housing announcements in the budget, given our recent success in securing a stop on the Home Energy Rating and Disclosure (HER&D) program. … Continued