Five Reasons to Attend Career Night

Space is still available for the two final career nights of 2016 – Niagara Falls on October 19 and Don Mills on November 23. If you are interested in learning about a career in real estate, following are five reasons why you should attend a Career Night, hosted by OREA Real Estate College. 1.  Knowledge … Continued

Choosing a Brokerage

You’re a student at OREA Real Estate College and you’re nearing completion of the pre-registration segment of the Salesperson Registration Education Program. You know you have up to 12 months upon completing that segment to obtain employment with a brokerage and apply for registration as a salesperson with the Real Estate Council of Ontario. But, … Continued

Featured Alumnus: Rita Fung

As a child, Rita Fung loved to assemble toy model homes because she found seeing something put together from start to finish a rewarding experience. Today, the Ottawa broker for RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group helps people find real homes. Real estate is Rita’s third career. To learn more about Rita and how she assisted a … Continued

Learning Tools to Help You Succeed

We can all use a little help at times. OREA Real Estate College offers learning tools that will help you gain a better understanding of course content, prepare you to write exams, transition to the real world of real estate trading, and keep current with College news and events from any location. Gain a better … Continued

Blended Learning: Just the Facts

Nearly two years have passed since OREA Real Estate College unveiled its new active learning methodology, which became known as blended learning. Much has been accomplished since the first pilot launch in November 2014. Here are the facts: Fact 1: Blended learning is active learning Blended learning comes in many forms. But, regardless of the … Continued

The Professional’s Toolkit

He was lying to my face about his involvement in the conflict. The digging discovered yesterday posed no threat to the venue. The company was told to pay $500 million in patent trial. At the risk of oversimplification, these media one-liners speak volumes about the journalist’s tool kit. The statements stem from six interrogative words … Continued

Featured Alumnus: Cindy Williamson

Sometimes, a person chooses a profession. At other times, a profession chooses the person, which is what happened with Cindy Williamson, a salesperson with RE/MAX Garden City Realty Inc., in St. Catharines. Cindy started working for a brokerage part-time as a business development manager. Several years later, she decided she would rather be “out in … Continued

Don’t be the elephant in the room

“Why did you fail?” asks one student to another. “Because I had that instructor,” came the reply. “Why did you pass?” asks the second student. “Because I had the same instructor.” This exchange speaks to the tremendous importance of your personal reaction to matters in a given situation or environment. What was your focus? Where … Continued

Communication Skills: How do you fare?

The subheading of the introduction of Dianna Booher’s book, Communicate with Confidence!, is “Communication is a life-or-death matter.” The second sentence is “that’s not an overstatement.” No two sentences can be more apropos in a profession such as real estate.  Communication skills in real estate means establishing a rapport with clients and gaining their trust … Continued

Featured Alumnus: Vignes Sinnadurai

Flexibility is often the reason given by salespeople about why they chose a career in real estate. Indeed, flexibility is why Vignes Sinnadurai chose real estate, who used to work in the field of information technology. The salesperson with Homelife Top Star Realty Inc., Markham, says real estate has enabled him to balance family and … Continued