Virtual Open Houses & N12 Evictions

Government policy with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic is being updated daily and the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) has your back in getting you the latest and most important information to keep you, your clients and communities safe. I have two breaking news updates for you. One is on virtual open houses and the … Continued

Federal and Provincial Support Programs for Ontario REALTORS®

  Federal and Provincial Support Programs for Ontario REALTORS® The Federal and Provincial governments have released a number of programs that will assist those who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. OREA has made it a priority to ensure that all Ontario REALTORS® are aware of the programs they are eligible for to … Continued

Ontario Government Prohibits Open Houses.

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the fastest moving issues in our lifetime. Nothing compares to this global public health crisis. Governments, at all levels, are continuing to update their action plans daily, and I wanted to share with you an update on changes made to the province’s essential services list.   As you may be aware, yesterday’s announcement from the Ontario Government kept real estate land registration services and real estate … Continued

Not Business As Usual – Essential Services Message to OREA Members

Dear OREA Member, COVID-19 is the fastest moving, most dramatic issue I have seen in my lifetime. That means that governments make quick decisions, and all the implications are not immediately clear. As you know, the Ontario Government ordered most workplaces to close-down effective Tuesday, March 24, at 11:59 p.m. This measure is to prevent … Continued

Land registration services, and real estate agent services and moving services.

Early today, the Ontario government ordered non-essential workplaces to close-down effective Tuesday, March 24th at 11:59pm. This measure was announced to prevent the spread of COVID-19. When OREA learned the Province was considering a shutdown of non-essential businesses we launched a full court press with officials to ensure that REALTORS® were permitted to continue to support clients … Continued

COVID-19 – Message from Sean Morrison

  Dear REALTORS®, Like you, I have spent the last few days watching the development of the COVID-19 pandemic with feelings of concern and uncertainty. These are extraordinary times and as a society, we are in unchartered territory. It’s critical that we continue to stay calm and work together to keep our families, clients and … Continued

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend REALiTY 2020

OREA’s upcoming Conference, REALiTY 2020, boldly confronts the big issues impacting real estate today and previews what is coming down the road. This three-day Conference is a can’t-miss opportunity for learning about new technologies, real estate tools and businesses from dynamic speakers you haven’t seen at other Canadian conferences. Here are five reasons why you … Continued

Ten Things You Need to Know About Bill 145 – Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2019

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the Minister of Government and Consumer Services, the Honourable Lisa Thompson, introduced Bill 145, the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2019. Bill 145 amends the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002, bringing forward a series of changes that, if passed, will raise professional standards, strengthen consumer protection and … Continued

Tribute to OREA Past President Ettore Cardarelli

It is with a very heavy heart that the OREA family recognizes the loss of friend, Leader and a true legend of organized real estate in Canada – Ettore Cardarelli. Ettore was a pillar in the real estate community for over 30 years and has excelled in some of the most important leadership roles in … Continued