Something to consider as we face a New Year!

  Have you ever stopped to think about whether you feel like you are a Salesperson or a Service person? I find that sometimes the focus on us being Salespeople can interfere with doing what is best or right for our clients.  The word Salesperson for me seems to conjure images of those slick guys … Continued

Why I Recommend REALTORS® Apply for an OREA YPN Leadership Award

  Written by Peter Butler The YPN Leadership Awards recognize and promote leadership in organized real estate and our community. There is value in spotlighting the people that embody true leadership in their profession and in their local community groups. Doing so promotes and encourages others to seek leadership opportunities and to improve their skills. … Continued

We’re all farmers

  By Craig Noftle It doesn’t matter what your preferred choice of lead generation is, it’s all farming in one way or another.  Continued and specific newsletters to your sphere of influence and/or your past clients; using Google Adwords and stealth sites or picking a specific geographical area to focus on, it’s all the same … Continued

Apply Now to be a 2017 YPN Leadership Award Winner

The nomination process for the Ontario Real Estate Association’s 2017 YPN Leadership Awards is now open. The YPN Leadership Awards promote excellence in Real Estate while helping to foster continued leadership. Winners are recognized among Real Estate leaders from across the province at OREA’s Annual General Meeting, and via extensive online coverage. They are also … Continued

Activate Your Personal Hotspot – With Hazem Zienelabdeen

Ever wondered how to provide your client with listing details or information in real time? Learn how to use your Android or iPhone device as a Hotspot in this short and easy video. This YPN Blog contribution is from Hazem Zienelabdeen. Hazem is a licensed REALTOR® at Real Estate in Motion in Mississauga Ontario and … Continued

YPN Award Winner Lindsay Reid Sits Down with Steve Kotan

Lindsay Reid was selected as a winner of the Ontario Real Estate Association’s 2016 YPN Leadership Awards. In this podcast interview, 2016 YPN Chair, Steve Kotan, talks to Lindsay about what’s fuelled her success, the keys to building exceptional client relationships, and how to kickstart your Real Estate career. 

Getting the message across; it’s not in the words

The ability to communicate is essential to any real estate professional.  Good communicators are able to create a clear message and deliver that message successfully. Have you ever thought about what makes a good communicator? We all know someone that is great at capturing attention, but why or how does that happen? Luckily for us as … Continued

International Buyers

I live and work in Kitchener-Waterloo. In recent years the area has been booming with tech startups and touts itself as the Silicon Valley of the North.  We also have two highly regarded Universities and a large College.  Those factors attract people from all over the world to our community. As a result I find … Continued

OREA YPN Invites you to Submit a Guest Vlog

Vlogging is a powerful tool for REALTORS®. It lets your clients get a more complete picture of who you are, it helps you build your online network, it enhances your reputation as a go-to-source of information in the industry, and it leads to higher search engine traffic, search engine rankings, and conversion rates. OREA’s YPN … Continued