10 Apps to Assist Realtors® with their day-to-day business

Zapier Before we give you all these apps, we need to provide you with the glue for them.  Once you decide to go crazy downloading apps that will help you with your day-to-day activities, it will be much easier to have all of them working tandemly.  Zapier will connect all your apps and automate your … Continued

The Smart-home Solution from Apple

  The current smart home landscape looks a lot like the Wild West. A slew of companies have thrown their hats into the ring to produce an array of products that are still fighting it out for dominance. The devices are largely incompatible with one another, and each requires its own third-party app to control. … Continued

Paperless Real Estate Vlog with Sandra Kirkland

Welcome to the paperless world as YPN Member Sandra Kirkland talks about how she has gone full electronic in this vlog. Sandra is a licensed real estate Broker with the North Oakville “Oak Park” office as well as a Territory Manager with the paperless transaction provider Repree. She specializes in residential resale and new home … Continued

Venues announced for fall technology series

Locations have now been confirmed for technology and business strategy events for real estate professionals this fall. You can keep up to date with emerging technology and market trends in real estate by coming to one or more events in a series offered across Ontario. The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) is reprising its popular … Continued

5 tips for sending effective emails

Do you have a mailing list of past, current and potential clients? Here are five tips for making the most of each email opportunity. Keep it short Research shows the average email recipient will spend 15-20 seconds on your email. There’s no point writing yards of content. Keep it short and sweet. Be consistent Send … Continued

Real estate and virtual reality

Virtual reality technology has made a huge leap forward over the last few months. The Oculus Rift, now owned by Facebook, the HTC Vive, Samsung Gear and Sony Play Station VR are all vying to be the virtual reality leader. It’s a technology that lends itself perfectly to real estate and REALTOR® groups are wasting … Continued


We would all like to work a little smarter and faster. Here are simple 10 life hacks designed to increase your productivity. 1 – Keep a running list of everything you’re waiting on. Clearing those items out of your head will give you more mental space to focus on other things. 2 – There are a range … Continued

5 Web Design Trends for 2016

Web design in 2016 is about to go minimalist. At least that’s what the experts are predicting. If you’re thinking about redesigning your website or about to make your first foray into website ownership, here are five website trends experts say we should expect to dominate this year. 1. Flat Design Over that past couple … Continued

4 Tech tools you should know about

Snip.ly Snip.ly is a link shortener similar to Bitly. However, it can be used more strategically as it enables you to share articles while driving traffic back to your own site. Every time you share a page using snip.ly the app adds a ‘call to action’ at the bottom of the destination page directing the … Continued

Agent Caffeine for Real Estate: Emerge! Canada with Natasha Lemire-Blair

  OREA’s own Natasha Lemire-Blair, MBA, CAE, Director of Member Engagement recently sat down with Kelly Mitchell from AGENT CAFFEINE to chat about the OREA EMERGE Conference Series. About Agent Caffeine: Agent Caffeine for the Real Estate Industry. We focus on Tech, Strategy, and Performance. Agent Caffeine goes to the source and get the most powerful strategies tactics and … Continued