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

How to SUPER-charge your buyers’ offer

Today’s blog contribution was written by Ayn MacDonald, ABR®, SRES®. Ayn is a Real Estate Salesperson in Ottawa.   In a sellers market, working hard for buyer clients has become instrumental in the success of your offer (over the competitors). There are many OTHER ways to ‘super-charge’ your buyers’ offer without increasing the purchase price. I’ve been … Continued

Become the Neighbourhood Expert

This guest blog contribution comes from Lauren Catlin. Lauren is a Realtor® with Royal LePage State Realty, Brokerage in Hamilton, ON   As a new salesperson, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all there is to learn. Real estate is more than just buying and selling houses. Our clients will also look to us to … 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

Real Gold or Fools Gold?

Years ago, Realtors® found new listings for their prospective buyers by gathering at their local association and talking to each other about what homes they had for sale, offering incentive to other Realtors to bring their buyers. Then, organization came, and Realtors with buyers found themselves searching the Photo Co-Op System. Essentially, it was a … Continued

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

Get Plugged in to the Real Estate Industry through OREA’s YPN

As the newest Chair of OREA’s YPN Committee, I’m thrilled to share how we’ve been working to help REALTORS® and to introduce our 2017-18 Committee members. Last year was a productive one for your provincial YPN Committee. We created new resources for OREA members, including a vlogging toolkit, and a series of videos highlighting tips … Continued

What clients really want: Attract and retain more clients.

This blog post comes from our YPN contributor of the year Marco Da Silva. This is one of Marco’s posts that was originally published in August of 2016. I’m about to share one of the most valuable skill sets I’ve developed over my 14 years of practicing Real Estate. One that has transformed the way … Continued

How Committee Involvement Can Elevate your Career

    Written by Steve Kotan   With new Committees set to launch at the Ontario Real Estate Association, now is a great time for you to evaluate how volunteering on a Committee can further your career goals. Although it may not be for everyone, there are numerous benefits to participating on a Committee at … Continued