Leadership 100 course now mobile compatible

We are delighted to announce that our popular online course On the Path to Leadership: Leadership 100 is now mobile compatible. If you’re on the road and find yourself with an hour or so to spare, you can learn about how associations work and what role you can play.  If you are a real estate association volunteer or are considering volunteering, grab … Continued

New video goes through the steps of selling your home

Looking for new ways to connect with clients and consumers? Trying to help someone understand the process of selling a home? Here’s another tool to make that possible. We know you like OREA’s How to Buy Your Home and How to Sell Your Home books, we know consumers like them, so we looked for a … Continued

Leverage technology to increase learning

Emerging technologies rock. Whether in entertainment, travel services, financial services, or simply shopping, consumers have immersed themselves in the digital revolution. Research indicates that consumers rate their digital experience with high levels of satisfaction. Service providers need to understand this new reality and connect with consumers accordingly. Education, for example, needs to leverage their students’ … Continued

Technology events organized across the province

  Keep your technology skills sharp by attending one or more in a series of events offered in the coming months. OREA’s popular Emerge: Moving You Forward with the Tools for Tomorrow will return this summer to help develop skills and knowledge on emerging tools and technologies and how they work within the real estate … Continued

How not to take awful listing photos

One of my pet peeves is seeing really bad (and I mean really bad) listing photos. You know which ones I’m talking about, we’ve all see them.  With the agent’s face in the bathroom mirror. Or the shot that was oh so clearly taken from inside the agent’s car. In fact some of these photos … Continued

Looking back at a great YPN year

OREA’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) has continued to grow in its second year. This group, aimed at encouraging people new to real estate to become more involved with their profession, has grown to more than 1,100 members in the past year. YPN maintains a strong, active social media presence on Facebook and the OREA blog … 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

Real Estate and Technology

    There are some who continue to maintain the old ways of real estate brokerage, but the future of a successful business depends on one’s ability to grasp the usefulness of new technology. New technologies have improved the way business is done in the real estate industry, for both consumers and agents. Technology provides … Continued

Emerge and Moving Forward with the Tools and Technology of Tomorrow

A new innovative way of doing business with modern technology is here. During the 2013 OREA Leadership Conference the OREA Young Professional Network (YPN) Tools and Technology Forum was very successful and attended by over 400 people. Many of the attendees surveyed afterwards said they would like more information about tools and technology they could … Continued

Emerge Conferences off and running

The first of the new OREA Emerge conferences took place September 17 in Orillia, at Casino Rama, with more than 150 people in attendance. A diverse group of speakers brought a wide selection of topics that  were relevant to those new to the industry  as well as those already established in real estate. From “Communicating … Continued