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


Today’s blog contribution was written by Tanya Evoy.  Tanya is a Real Estate Broker in Carleton Place (Ottawa). It is rare to find someone in the real estate industry who has not experienced a bad day. We come across many different types of stressors and after some hard truths, we can identify that not managing our clients’ expectations … 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

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

Volunteering in Organized Real Estate

Volunteering in Organized Real Estate with Sandra Kirkland and Kim Cloutier. In this Vlog YPN members Sandra and Kim talk about what it’s like to Volunteer with Organized Real Estate and the benefits to your career. Sandra is a licensed real estate Broker with the North Oakville “Oak Park” office as well as a Territory … Continued

Is the Open House still Effective?

            To answer this question: YES! I come from London where open houses are quite popular with local Realtors. This is a very busy market and serving our clients is always our number one concern. Given how quickly properties are moving it is even more important to ensure that your … Continued

The Ottawa YPN – Triumphs and Travails

The Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) created our very own Young Professionals Network (YPN) in the fall of 2013, with the help of OREA’s YPN, and spearheaded by the newly formed OREB YPN Committee. Organized real estate has really changed in the past few years. So the main goal of the new YPN was to … Continued