REALM™ Is Live!

It is time to experience REALM™.

This new MLS® System features integrated land registry, improved analytics, client collaboration, in-depth searches, activity notifications, suggestions, favourites, messaging, training and more.

REALM™ is mobile-first, client-centric and solidifies your position as a market expert with any buyer or seller.

It’s important to take note that:

  • The transition will start with Collaborate to REALM™ and then Stratus.
  • At the end of 2022, you will no longer use Stratus.
  • If you are a Matrix User, stay tuned for when you can test and try REALM™.

What If I’m Currently Using Collaborate?

During the first six months of the transition period, existing Collaborate Users (active Users since July 1, 2021) can switch back and forth between REALM™ and Collaborate until you are comfortable migrating.

How to Toggle Back and Forth

In REALM™, click on the menu on the top right-hand side and select Collaborate.

In Collaborate, select REALM™ on the bottom left-hand side.

Once the transition period is over, you will no longer have access to Collaborate. If you have not used Collaborate before, you can start taking advantage of REALM™ right away.

If you are using Collaborate during this period:

  • You can communicate with your clients in REALM™ or Collaborate, but the conversations are separate and stay within the platform you’re using.
  • Contacts and Saved searches are separate in REALM™ and Collaborate. Data does not cross over during the transition stage. You will have an opportunity to transfer your data once you choose to migrate to REALM™ permanently.

Remember to take advantage of the training opportunities before migrating permanently from Collaborate to REALM™.

How Can I Access REALM™?

Head to the TRREB Home Page to start using this game-changing MLS® System. You can also use REALM™ through your desktop by visiting app.realmmlp.ca.

Don’t forget to download the REALM™ App from your app store (iOS or Android).

Sign Up for Free Training

Easily navigateREALM™ with interactive webinars on:

  • Getting started with REALM™,
  • Using the mobile app,
  • Tips for Commercial Members, and
  • A review of CMAs and how to find land registry information.

Save Your Spot

There’s also a built-in assistant in REALM™ to guide you every step of the way. 

We’re Listening

Your feedback is important to us. Have a thought or question? Email us at realmfeedback@trebnet.net. You can also discover a handy resource filled with answers to your questions on REALM™.

Learn More

Upcoming OREA Standard Forms Webinar – 2022 Forms & Clauses News Flash

Hello MEMBER,


The ever-popular annual Forms & Clause Update webinar is happening
on December 15! Tune in for a comprehensive overview of all that is
NEW or REVISED for 2022. Join this webinar to avoid getting caught
off guard completing your listings and sales in the New Year!
The webinar topics will cover:
 What OREA Forms & Clauses are New in 2022
 What OREA Forms & Clauses are Revised in 2022
 A Review of Forms to assist Members with written notification,
communication and varied consents for trading accountability
 A Refresher of OREA Standard Form Member rights and benefits
 Plenty of time for Member Forms and Clause Questions
All 2022 Forms and Clauses and Annual Summary of Revisions file will
be available by December 1, 2021, via orea.com. We encourage
Members to review for a thorough understanding of their annual Forms
and Clauses.

December 15, 2021
1:00 PM EST
Save your seat!

https://www.orea.com/Resources-and-Forms/Standard-Forms-and-Clauses/Webinars


Webinar Wednesdays will continue in 2022, so keep an eye out for the
release of our schedule so you can ‘Mark your Calendars.’


*All access to Forms Webinars must be made through your Member login only. ThisOREA resource is for Member participation.

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by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate
professionals who are members of CREA.


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Smoother registration renewal process

You asked. We listened.

Brokers of record often ask us how they can support a smoother process for registration renewals.

With busy schedules, it can be a challenge to remember how and when to renew. To assist, we send renewal reminders at 60, 30 and 10-day intervals leading up to the registration expiry date to allow for continuous registration.

Here are our top suggestions to help make the renewal process run smoothly.

  • Review current address, email, and phone numbers on MyWeb to confirm that the information is current.
  • Those with conditions on their registration should review them to see what may be needed for renewal and have it handy.
  • If any new information will be disclosed for offences, changes in bankruptcy status, other employment, or business ownership, have the information or documentation handy.
  • Check MyWeb to see that we have received the application, and be patient as we process it.
  • Complete MCE courses early. Beat the rush and do it today!

Check MyWeb to confirm receipt of your application. Call or email us ONLY if your application does not show as received on MyWeb.

A New Record Year for Canadian Home Sales

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) continues to support your success with leading industry tools and resources to help you provide the best service to your clients.

Tight Market Conditions Continue

“We had a few surprises in the October data,” said Senior Economist and Director of Housing Data and Market Analysis Shaun Cathcart.

The number of new listings is down 19.6% compared to last year, while the number of homes sold is up 8.6% from September to October – enough to set a new annual record for home sales. 

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Share our snapshot graphics on social media using #CREAStats to highlight your market and encourage your clients to act. Save the graphics to your device now to get started

Canada’s No. 1 Real Estate Website in the Palm of Your Hands

The redesigned REALTOR.ca app is ready to be (re)discovered – new user-friendly updates make it easier than ever to search, save, and share listings, whenever, wherever. Tell your clients, we think they’ll love it.

REAL TIME Podcast – Approaching Homelessness from a Place of Empathy

On the latest episode of REAL TIME, we speak with Dr. Naheed Dosani, a Toronto-based physician and humanitarian, who discusses the inequities facing Canadians who are experiencing homelessness, poverty or are vulnerably housed.

REALTOR.ca Listing Stats App Hits 20,000 Users

The REALTOR.ca Listing Stats app is steadily becoming an on-the-go favourite for more than 20,000 REALTORS® like yourself, across Canada! Make sure you’ve updated your app to access all its benefits

REALTORS Care® Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2022 REALTORS Care® Award are still open, but not for much longer. If you know a REALTOR® making a significant impact on their community, nominate them by December 3, to be sure they’re in the running!

CREA WEBForms® Weekly Webinars 

Check out the latest free webinars led by CREA WEBForms® experts to help you complete your transactions more efficiently.

CREA WEBForms® For Beginners: Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST)

CREA WEBForms® Tips and Tricks for Advanced Users: Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to noon (EST)

If you have any questions, you can reach our Member Experience Centre by email at support@crea.ca or by phone at 1-888-237-7945. 

Good News for REALTORS® in Province’s Fall Economic Statement!

It’s no news to REALTORS® that Ontario is experiencing an unprecedented housing crisis, but Government of Ontario is listening to OREA’s plan to make homeownership more affordable.

Yesterday, the Government of Ontario delivered the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, Build Ontario and OREA is thrilled to see three huge Government Relations “wins” for Ontario REALTORS®:

  1. Ontario will establish a Housing Affordability Task Force to gather ideas on how to make housing more affordable. OREA will be pressing hard to have a seat at the table when the Task Force is formed!
  2. The Government will make changes to incentivize building more housing on brownfield sites to help increase housing supply across Ontario.
  3. The Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit is being extended by another year, allowing more seniors to live safely in their homes for longer.

These changes come as a result of OREA’s efforts to encourage the government to build an accessible and affordable housing market through encouraging a mix of housing supply, streamlining approvals processes, incentivizing development, and prioritizing pro-homeownership policies that will shape the future of housing in our Province.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to a member of our OREA team at governmentrelations@orea.com.

Sincerely,

David Oikle
OREA President

Standard Forms Webinar: Forms Focus for Rural & Recreational

REALTORS® listing and selling rural and recreational properties can be vastly different than trading in the city or suburban areas.

Join the Forms Team on November 24 at 1:00 p.m. for OREA Focus for Rural & Recreational Webinar. This webinar is to ensure you are familiar with these unique types of real estate properties, expand your knowledge around rural and recreational Forms resources and grow your business. Cassandra Agnew Walker, OREA’s Head of Standard Forms will lead this webinar.

This Webinar will cover:
 

  • Overview of rural & recreational property features and ownership types
  • Be aware of discovery OREA Forms to assist identifying property information
  • Review OREA Clauses for seller or buyer’s negotiation interest

OREA Forms Resources to assist

Coming Soon

Mark your calendars for more upcoming 2021 Forms Webinars:
  Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
‘2022 Forms & Clauses News Flash ’

All access to Forms Webinars must be made through your Member login only. This OREA resource is for Member participation.

The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS®, and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA.

Research on REALTOR® Professionalism

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has partnered with Saint Mary’s University to conduct research on professionalism among REALTORS® in Canada.

The aim is to develop a professionalism framework to promote and strengthen a culture of professionalism among REALTORS®.

During this research, CREA will be contacting your members to recruit participants to complete a survey, interviews and participate in focus groups. The research will be managed by Dr. Mark Fleming and his research team at Saint Mary’s University. Participation is voluntary.

Participants will be asked to share their unique perspectives on professionalism in the industry and contribute to improving the perception of REALTORS® in Canada as professionals. Their feedback will inform future educational and development opportunities provided by CREA.

If you have any questions about the research project, please contact CREA’s Learning and Development Team.

Realm transition will start in the next month

This release is unique in that Theresa Corindia Theresa.Corindia@teranet.ca from GeoWarehouse is heading up the training of Members. The Professional Development Department at TRREB is providing support. There will be seven webinars per week on the various aspects of REALM™. Here is what she has planned:

Getting Started with REALM
A complete review of all the features available in REALM.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Tue. @ 2:00 PM                  Thu. @ 11:00 AM

Using REALM on your Mobile  
A complete review of the features available in REALM on your mobile device.

Duration: 1 hour

Wed. @ 2:00 PM

REALM for Commercial Practitioners  
A review of workflows and best practices for commercial properties including tips & tricks for leases.
Duration: 1 hour

Tue. @ 11:00 AM

Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)
A review of workflows to valuate a property such as searching for comparables, CMA options, cohesive data set with land registry and MLS.

Duration: 1hour

Wed. @ 10:00 AM

Land Registry in REALM
A review of how to find land registry information in REALM including the reports that can be purchased in the store such as the parcel register, plan, etc.
Duration: 1 hour

Thu. @2:00 PM

REALM Study Hall
Join this weekly drop-in session to ask questions about REALM.
Duration: 2 hours

Fri.@ 10:00 AM

In addition to these virtual courses, REALM™ has an Onboarding checklist for new users that actually takes them through each step that they need to complete to reach a particular goal.

There are “WalkThroughs” that guide Members with what do to based on their needs at that moment. They literally point to where a Member needs to click and what they need to do at each stage of the process.

And of course, there is also Help Documentation.

At first, we are trying to transition Collaborate users into REALM™ because Collab will be the first interface to be discontinued, as you’ve seen from the news release. As more features are added to it, REALM™ will become the replacement for Stratus (for example, Add/Edit won’t be in REALM™ in the initial release but will be added as we progress).

I hope that this helps.

Have a pleasant afternoon and weekend,

Dave

David M. van Hoogenhuize  M.A., B.Ed., OCT
Senior Manager, Professional Development
Toronto Regional Real Estate Board
Professionals connecting people, property and communities
TRREB.ca
T 416 443 8177
E dvanh@trebnet.net

REALM™ Transition Starts Next Month

REALM™ Transition Starts Next Month

It is time to experience REALM™. TRREB Members and Partner Board Users will start with initial access to REALM™ over the next month. This new MLS® System features integrated land registry, improved analytics, client collaboration, in-depth searches, activity notifications, suggestions, favourites, messaging, training and more. REALM™ is mobile-first, client-centric and solidifies your position as a market expert with any buyer or seller.

What’s Coming?

The groundbreaking platform will be here before you know it, first with a transition from Collaborate to REALM™ and later from Stratus. And we will be here for you every step of the way. We’ll keep you informed with key dates and deadlines before you make the switch to REALM™. Plus, we will fully support you through the REALM™ Assistant (an in-app training assistant), a robust virtual training plan, including webinars, training videos, tips and tricks documents and drop-in sessions.

During the first six months of the trial period, existing Collaborate Users (active Users since July 1, 2021) will be able to switch back and forth between REALM™ and Collaborate until they are comfortable migrating to the new platform, but there are limitations. We will walk you through those limitations, so you’re ready well before the launch. But after June 1, 2022, you will no longer have access to Collaborate.

If you have not used Collaborate before, you can start taking advantage of REALM™ over the next month. Eventually, REALM™ will replace Stratus, but closer to the end of 2022.

Matrix Users, stay tuned for when you’ll have access to REALM™ on a trial basis. In the meantime, we’ll provide you with demos to see first-hand the benefits of the new MLS® System.

Early Testers To build a better platform, we turned to some of your fellow Members to be the first to experience REALM™ as testers. Among the test users was TRREB Board Member, MLS® Technology and Related Services Committee Chair, and Innovations Task Force Vice-Chair Jennifer Pearce. Hear why Jennifer thinks REALM™ can optimize your business practices

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at realmfeedback@trebnet.net

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