The Real Estate Roller Coaster

This YPN blog contribution comes from Ashley Sauve. Ashley is a Broker with Keystone Real Estate, Sudbury   You’re high on life, the world is at your fingertips.  You are scheduling board meetings, networking opportunities and coffee dates with your favorite clients. Offers are coming in, listings are popping up, four missed calls, home inspections, … Continued

7 Tips for New REALTORS®

This blog post contribution is courtesy of Tanya Evoy. Tanya is a Broker with Re/Max Affiliates Realty in Carleton Place, Ontario.   Real estate seems like the perfect job. To me it is but I can tell you it has not always been that way. I wish I had more information when I started or at … Continued

Communication for Co-operating and Co-brokering Featured in OREA’s June Webinar

There are different standards for accountability when dealing with situations such as multiple representation, multiple offers, co-brokerage of listings, and sending and receiving referrals. It’s imperative to understand the requirements for clarity and documentation to avoid putting yourself and your clients at risk and possibly even causing an inability to claim commission. OREA’s next webinar … Continued

Celebrate home ownership on National Real Estate Day

Today is National Real Estate Day, a time for Canadians to celebrate the benefits of home ownership for families and communities. The focus is on achieving the Canadian dream of owning a home, and how REALTORS® can help them to do that. “On behalf of Ontario’s 70,000 REALTORS® who are members of OREA, we are … Continued

What to do when technology fails us

Today, technology failed me. Again. This isn’t the first time, second time or last time that technology will kick me in the butt and stick its condescending tongue out at me. No sir, technology will, most definitely, fail me again.  So what’s a girl (or boy) to do when this happens? Well,my friends, that’s when … Continued

Thank You REALTORS®

              Dear OREA Members: I’ve got some great news. Yesterday Bill 104, the Tax Fairness for Realtors Act, 2017 passed 2nd reading at Queen’s Park. This means that REALTORS® are one step closer to forming personal real estate corporations! This issue has been very important to me. For several … Continued

That’s a RAP: New government relations initiative

A new initiative has been launched that aims to enhance the advocacy efforts of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) so that the REALTOR® voice is heard loud and clear in government circles. The REALTOR® Advocacy Project, also known as RAP, will focus on government relations and is a strategy to implement and lead lobbying … Continued