OREA president featured on radio show

Ray Ferris, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association, will be the guest expert on a radio show starting this weekend.  The show, “Ask the Experts”, is scheduled to run on Saturday, April 2 at 5 p.m. on Newstalk 1010 and is hosted by Iain Grant. This weekend’s show will introduce Ferris and OREA to … Continued

Ramping up for a busy fall

  Upcoming Area Meetings Across the province, area meetings are taking place and I will be in attendance. These meetings are an opportunity for the board leaders to get together and discuss current industry-related issues. The Northeastern area meeting was on September 13th. Others are scheduled for: Northern area – Sept 18 Southern area – … Continued

Rein in Your Meetings

If you’re involved in meetings, whether as a Chair or an attendee, you’ve probably experienced a meeting that’s gone off track. One of the best ways to get control of meetings is by adopting meeting guidelines. These guidelines define the behaviours that the group agrees to abide by during their meetings. Try having the group … Continued

Transform a New Association for a New Time

Podcast from Jerry Matthews. As we move past the current downturn, expectations of real estate associations will change. Jerry Matthews proposes a new model for associations which involves radical change. Does your association still have the relevance that’s so necessary in a changing world?

Get on your Bike and RIDE!

Once again the REALTORS Care Foundation will host its annual Motorcycle Ride for Charity event. This year’s ride will take place on July 4th, 2012. REALTORS®, families and friends will join together to celebrate the exciting event.

OREA achieves national green status

The Ontario Real Estate Association has been awarded a prestigious national designation for outstanding environmental efforts.

The association has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification at its building in Don Mills. This marks the culmination of more than five years of efforts to enhance the physical space through various environment-friendly initiatives.
Efforts to “green” the building began during a multi-year renovation and expansion project that began in 2006, starting with a review of OREA’s aging facilities, the association added 929 square metres (10,000 square feet) to its existing Toronto headquarters. A major study explored solutions, including relocation, renovation or expansion. The travel patterns of staff and students to and from OREA were examined and a decision was made to retain the existing site but to expand and renovate.

OREA’s Recap – REALTOR® Quest

With over a hundred exhibitors, thousands of REALTORS® attended, and came out to participate in various events. Learning Quest showcased different topics such as Communication and Technology. Centre Stage was alive with yoga demos from Trish Stratus’s team Stratusphere and healthy lifestyle information from the BodyBreak’s Team.

OREA To Attend REALTOR® Quest

Come out and visit the OREA booth (#801-805) at REALTOR® Quest on May 2nd and 3rd 2012! TREB’s Annual two day long conference and tradeshow is filled with various activities and opportunities to gain knowledge for your business. Drop by OREA’s booth to find out what your association is doing for you, get up-to-date industry information … Continued