Event Announcement: Crack the Technology Code, 06 Mar 2020

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Agent Marketing System is pleased to annnounce our “Crack the Technology” workshop.  During this full day workshop we will help you crack Google Reviews, Linked In and other Top Tech Tools for Realtors.

 

Charlene De Silva will be helping you master Google Reviews.  Google Reviews play an important role in making your business look like a trustworthy source of information, both in the eyes of Google and your consumers. In this in-depth training, learn how to claim your google business page, utilize it to attract potential clients and earn 5 star reviews!

Jennifer Jimbere will help you grow your business with Linked In – the forgotten social media platform.  Learn to implement the strategies top professionals are using to grow their LinkedIn reach, positivetly impact their communities and engage more customers.

Lorne Andrews will help you provide better service to your clients and potential clients through a variety of tech tools  for REALTORS®.  These tech tools will aid you in time managment, graphic design, social media, listing marketing and much more!

RSVP Today and Start Transforming your Business!

 

WHEN: March 6th, 2020

TIME: 10am-3pm

WHERE: Genworth Canada Training Room – 2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville

PRICE: $19.95 for Non-Members | FREE for Members

Best regards,
Agent Marketing System

EMBARGO – January 2020 CREA statistics

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EMBARGO – January 2020 CREA statistics

 

PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this email and the attached documents are embargoed and cannot be released until 9 am (Ottawa time) Friday, February 14, 2020.

Canadian home sales down in January

Ottawa, ON, February 14, 2020 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales declined between December 2019 and January 2020.

Highlights:

  • National home sales fell by 2.9% on a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in January.
  • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 11.5% year-over-year (y-o-y).
  • The number of newly listed properties was little changed (+0.2%) m-o-m.
  • The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) advanced by 0.8% m-o-m and 4.7% y-o-y.
  • The actual (not seasonally adjusted) national average sale price climbed 11.2% y-o-y.

Home sales recorded over Canadian MLS® Systems declined by 2.9% in January 2020, although they remain among the stronger monthly readings of the last few years.

Access the January 2020 stats PDF.

For more information, please contact:
Pierre Leduc
Media Relations
pleduc@crea.ca
The Canadian Real Estate Association
200 Catherine Street, 6th Floor    Ottawa, ON K2P 2K9
Tel: +1 (613) 237-7111

Last Call a Few Spots Left: Pathway to Mastery – Essentials, 26 Feb 2020

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Upcoming event information:
Pathway to Mastery – Essentials Nexera Law Group 5770 Hurontario St #104, Mississauga, ON L5R 3G5
Date: 26 Feb 2020 9:15 AM EST
 
Developed by industry legend Brian Buffini, The Pathway to Mastery is the most comprehensive, in-depth training program ever created for the real estate industry. The Pathway to Mastery™ — Essentials course is an 8-week deep dive into lead generation, working with buyers and sellers, the seven essentials of negotiation and building a world-class business plan.
Designed specifically for both new and veteran agents, the innovative, activity-based lessons will increase your sales production and take you and your business to the next level on your pathway to mastery.
Master Your Business With Eight Productivity Building Modules
Get to the next level with activity-based training sessions designed to transform your business.
 
Open to All REALTORS® All Brokerages!
Nexera Law Office – Mississauga
Starts Feb 26,2020
Register Now!
$395 + Tax S/H New Students $295+Tax S/H Existing Members
 
We combined the best of both worlds to bring you MORE results!

RECO investigates Purplebricks review allegations

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Today’s top stories:

  • RECO investigates Purplebricks review allegations
  • Home sharing a win-win for two generations
  • Toronto board appoints T3 Sixty to guide MLS system development

The struggle with self-filming

RECO investigates Purplebricks review allegations

The Real Estate Council of Ontario says it is looking into allegations that Purplebricks used staff to write online reviews about the company. A recent article at Forbes.com said Purplebricks Canada offered employees paid days off in exchange for made-up positive reviews on Facebook and Google. The article said it had obtained an email sent by Purplebricks Canada’s marketing department to the company’s staff.

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Home sharing a win-win for two generations

Most home-sharing programs match adults aged 55 and over, who have a spare room in their home, with university or college students seeking affordable housing. In exchange for reduced rent, the student provides companionship and/or assistance, completing light household tasks such as preparing and sharing meals, tidying up, carrying groceries or walking a pet.

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Toronto board appoints T3 Sixty to guide MLS system development

The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) has hired T3 Sixty, a management consultancy and research company for the residential real estate industry, to help the board develop a new MLS system. “TRREB prides itself as a leading provider of technology for its members and partner boards and associations and it’s time we take a bold step forward,” says John DiMichele, TRREB CEO.

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The struggle with self-filming

Filming yourself on a mobile phone is a real challenge. The biggest stumbling block most newbies face (besides the gear and editing) is memorizing a script and being natural, engaging and to the point. This leaves you feeling unsatisfied with the final product because it’s boring.

I thought I’d try a new way to create videos. I found it super easy to make a story as a presentation first and tell my story. I hope you like it and get inspired. I know I am.

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Event Announcement: Crack the Technology Code, 06 Mar 2020

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Agent Marketing System is pleased to announce our “Crack the Technology” workshop.  During this full day workshop we will help you crack Google Reviews, Linked In and other Top Tech Tools for Realtors. 

 

Charlene De Silva will be helping you master Google Reviews.  Google Reviews play an important role in making your business look like a trustworthy source of information, both in the eyes of Google and your consumers. In this in-depth training, learn how to claim your google business page, utilize it to attract potential clients and earn 5 star reviews!

Jennifer Jimbere will help you grow your business with Linked In – the forgotten social media platform.  Learn to implement the strategies top professionals are using to grow their LinkedIn reach, positively impact their communities and engage more customers.

 

Lorne Andrews will help you provide better service to your clients and potential clients through a variety of tech tools  for REALTORS®.  These tech tools will aid you in time management, graphic design, social media, listing marketing and much more!

 

RSVP Today and Start Transforming your Business!

 

WHEN: March 6th, 2020

TIME: 10am-3pm

WHERE: Genworth Canada Training Room – 2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville

PRICE: $19.95 for Non-Members | FREE for Members

More information and online registration: Crack the Technology Code

RECO Board Election 2020 – Nominations

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This year, three Industry Directors will be elected to serve on RECO’s Board of Directors until May 2023, one for each region.

 

RECO is seeking candidates who possess the skills, experience and expertise necessary to perform the Board’s strategic leadership and oversight responsibilities.  Nominations are being accepted until Monday, February 3rd at 2 pm.

 

If you are interested or would like some more information on RECO’s Election please visit www.reco.on.ca/election.   #2020RECOelection

EMBARGO – December 2019 CREA statistics

Canadian home sales inch lower in December

Ottawa, ON, January 15, 2020 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales eased between November and December 2019.

Highlights: 

  • National home sales declined by 0.9% on a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in December.
  • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 22.7% year-over-year (y-o-y).
  • The number of newly listed properties dropped by a further 1.8% m-o-m.
  • The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) advanced by 0.8% m-o-m and 3.4% y-o-y.
  • The actual (not seasonally adjusted) national average sale price climbed 9.6% y-o-y.

Home sales recorded over Canadian MLS® Systems edged down 0.9% in December 2019, ending a streak of monthly gains that began last March. Activity is currently about 18% above the six-year low reached in February 2019 but ends the year about 7% below the heights recorded in 2016 and 2017.

Access the December 2019 stats PDF.