Nine things to do in real estate’s slow season

  Winter is often a quiet period in real estate. Don’t waste this time. There are many ways to spend these hours wisely that will help you in your real estate career and save you some hassles during the busier times of the year.     Develop your annual action plan. Set business goals; specify … Continued

2016 OREA YPN Leadership Award – Einas Makki

Einas Makki’s Real Estate achievements landed her a 2016 YPN Leadership Award. In this video she talks to 2016 Ontario Real Estate Association YPN Chair, Steve Kotan, about how to make technology work for you, as well as how to stand out as a REALTOR®

Checking out the new CREA ad

A great ad can make you stop and watch. It can leave you thinking or just laughing along.  Either way if people are talking about it you know it’s hit some kind of nerve. The new CREA ad for 2014 has done definitely that. Launched last week to positive reactions across Canada and as far … Continued

WHO ARE ONTARIO REALTORS®? (2013 snapshot)

Each year, OREA Research invites members to take its Member Profile survey to help us understand who Ontario REALTORS® are and how they conduct business. In 2013, over 3,600 REALTORS® answered our survey. If you are interested in joining OREA’s Research Panel, where you will be invited to take part in online surveys on a … Continued

Going Paperless

When you talk with John Ross Parks, it’s clear that John loves being paperless. No more filing cabinets. No overflowing inbox. No ragged calendar book. I learned more about John’s journey to becoming paperless when we conducted a short video interview with him  at our Executive Officer’s Professional Development Seminar where he made a presentation on What’s … Continued

Giving OREA dues their due

Your membership dues notice arrives, you pay the bill and you’re in good standing as an OREA member for another year.  But do you ever wonder what that $110 you pay to OREA gets used for? Many things. Practical things like Standard Forms – something you use daily — or free webinars about how to … Continued

Introducing the “we do the homework” campaign

We asked and you’ve spoken. You wanted an advertising campaign that would help consumers understand the value of REALTORS® and the high standards of professionalism that being a member of OREA brings. Launched two weeks ago, the new we do the homework™ campaign includes a microsite at that gives consumers quick and easy to … Continued

Hammer Time!

Picture this: after a long day at work you come home, walk through the front door of your home, throw your keys on the table, kick off your shoes and plop yourself on your sofa with a heavy sigh of relief. Feels good right? Some of us are lucky enough to have a home to … Continued

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

On June 13th we opened our doors and welcomed four new Executive Officers for an OREA Orientation day. Carolyn Bones-Poley, Niagara Association of REALTORS® Janet Laffin, Northumberland Hills Association of REALTORS® Jodi-Lee Bambrick, Orangeville & District Real Estate Board Christianne Newton, Rideau-St. Lawrence Real Estate Board The orientation session provides new Executive Officers with information … Continued