Call for Candidates – Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA)

Call for Candidates – Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) Interested in running for a position on OREA’s 2018 Board of Directors? The following positions are up for election: three Provincial Directors (made up of one each from the Southern, Northeastern and Central Ontario Areas), and two Directors-at-Large. Submit your candidacy forms to OREA’s Chief Executive … Continued

Why Realtors® should Network?

Today’s blog contribution was written by Vishal Kapoor.  Vishal is a Real Estate Sales Representative in Oakville, ON.   Ask any Realtor® where they get most of their business from and the most common answer will be “Most of my business comes by referral”. And where do referrals come from? Referrals come from people they know and people who … Continued

A good day for Ontario REALTORS®

When the Ontario government announced they were reforming multiple representation, we knew we had to fight to protect a consumers’ ability to use a REALTOR® they know and trust. It was an uphill battle. Some, like the Toronto Star and RECO favoured a complete ban on double ending. We took a more thoughtful approach. OREA … Continued

HOW IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR FELLOW REALTORS®

Today’s blog contribution was written by Tanya Evoy.  Tanya is a Real Estate Broker in Carleton Place (Ottawa). It is rare to find someone in the real estate industry who has not experienced a bad day. We come across many different types of stressors and after some hard truths, we can identify that not managing our clients’ expectations … Continued

New Rent Control Rules REALTORS® Need to Know

In April 2017, the Government of Ontario announced Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan, comprised of 16 new housing measures. As part of the Housing Plan, many of the measures focused on the rental-housing market and introduced Bill 124, the Rental Fairness Act, 2017. Ontario recently announced new rules pertaining to evictions. Effective, September 1st, 2017, when … Continued

YOU MUST ATTEND OREA EMERGE 2017

Innovate. Differentiate. Accelerate. at this year’s Emerge Conferences. This full-day, jam-packed event will give you the tools to stand out as a REALTOR®. The 2017 Emerge Conference will be offered at six locations across Ontario! OREA recognizes that as a REALTOR®, you must evolve and adapt while working in real estate. Emerge 2017 will help … Continued

OREA urges caution on minimum wage hike

In May 2017, the Ministry of Labour released the final report of their Changing Workplaces Review and introduced legislation to create Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Within the proposed legislation, OREA has significant concern regarding the planned increase of the minimum wage. Since 2010, Ontario’s minimum wage has increased by 12 percent. … Continued

It is with Sad News…

OREA mourns the passing of our dear friend and colleague Merv Burgard. Merv will be greatly missed by many ‎OREA staff, volunteers and by countless Ontario REALTORS®.  The Ask Merv function of Legal Forum has been disabled but all of the Legal Forum Topics and Subtopics and the Legal Forum Search function still remain.  As … Continued