MPAC Webinars – March schedule

March 2021     While many businesses and organizations have slowed during the pandemic to prevent the spread of COVID-19 our Business Development team has found new ways to support the more than 80,000 REALTORS® in Ontario.   Your members are invited to join one of our webinars focused on educating REALTORS® on MPAC’s role, how we assess properties, and how our data can help attract new clients and support property sales transactions.   Visit propertyline.ca to learn more    

NEW! Factors Affecting Real Property Value   This webinar is a continuation of our MPAC Assessment 101 webinar series. We take a more detailed look at the top 5 factors affecting real property value when using mass appraisal techniques.   Participants will also learn about other property features that can significantly affect property value.   These include elements of primary and secondary structures, site details and locational influences. Join us for a more thorough look at MPAC’s valuation process.
Upcoming Factors webinars   Thursday, March 4, 2021 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST Register now   Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST Register now   Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST Register now   Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST Register now   Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST Register now  

MPAC Automated Valuation Models (AVM) for Realtors   This webinar provides an overview of our real-time market value estimates, used for listing presentations, setting the listing price, supporting an offer, or simply as a second unbiased opinion of value.
Upcoming AVM webinars   Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST Register now   Thursday, March 11, 2021 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST Register now   Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST Register now   Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST Register now   Monday, March 29, 2021 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST Register now  

MPAC Assessment 101 for Realtors   This webinar provides an overview of our real-time market value estimates, used for listing presentations, setting the listing price, supporting an offer, or simply as a second unbiased opinion of value.  
  Upcoming Assessment 101 webinars   Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST Register now   Thursday, March 18, 2021 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST Register now  

NEW! MPAC Commercial Property Webinar   This webinar provides an overview of our methods for valuing commercial and industrial properties. We will also take a detailed view at the data offered in sample reports. Participants will learn about assessment basics as well. Join us for a more thorough look at MPACs Commercial and Industrial data products

Upcoming Commercial Property webinars   Friday, March 5, 2021 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST Register now   Monday, March 15, 2021 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST Register now   Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST Register now    

MEET THE TRAINERS  

Max Ma
Client Experience Specialist max.ma@mpac.ca   Max joined MPAC in 2015 as a Property Valuation Analyst. Prior to joining MPAC, Max was a Real Estate Appraiser and is currently working towards completing his A.A.C.I. designation with the Appraisal Institute of Canada. Through his experience in the Appraisal and Assessment industries, Max has worked with a wide variety of Real Estate professionals including REALTORS®, Appraisers and Mortgage Brokers. In 2018, he transitioned into the Business Development team, with a primary focus on providing training and enhanced services to Real Estate professionals in Ontario.

Marc Laurin
M.I.M.A. Sales Account Executive marc.laurin@mpac.ca   Marc joined MPAC in 1996. Throughout his 23 year career he has held numerous positions within Valuation and Customer Relations and has worked with various property types. He is an accredited member of the Institute of Municipal Assessors and holds an M.I.M.A. designation. In 2016, he transitioned into the Business Development team, with a primary focus on providing enhanced services to Real Estate Professionals. 

 

COVID-19 Updates for our Partners Get information on how we are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting our customers across the province.   Visit mpac.ca for the latest updates.   Giving REALTORS® a competitive edge

Updates from the City of Brampton & Region of Peel

Dear Friends,

As a reminder tomorrow,  March 2nd at 7pm, City Councillor Jeff Bowman and I will be hosting a Community Town Hall on issues important to wards 3 & 4 residents, together with Peel Regional Police and City of Brampton staff we will discuss Crime Prevention, Safety, the Nurturing Neighborhood Program and the New Community Safety Advance Funding Stream. Please click on the icon below to register, I hope you join us on March 2nd.

Earlier this year I was sworn in as the newest member of the Peel Police Services Board. It is an honour and privilege to serve on this board and a responsibility I take very seriously. I look forward to collaborating with my fellow board members for 2021-2022 and work towards building a safer community. I am also pleased to have been named as Chair the Economic Development, and since 2018 have also served as Chair of the Planning and Development Committee, Audit Committee, Citizen Awards Committee at the City of Brampton and Chair of Human Services at the Region of Peel.

I am also pleased that Brampton City Council recently unanimously passed my motions to increase openness and accountability within the City. The motions direct staff to report to council with a method to publish the City of Brampton’s organizational chart and make the existing GeoHub Open Data Portal more accessible and user-friendly. The GeoHub Open Data Portal is a platform that allows residents, businesses, and stakeholders to view data sets that are used by the corporation, furthering the City of Brampton’s commitment to transparency.

I also passed a motion that directs City of Brampton staff to enter into discussions with the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst at Ryerson University to establish a Police Cybercrime Training Centre in Brampton. The Police Cybercrime Training Centre will build upon the Canadian Police College’s training, develop advanced courses that train officers nation wide, and allow for collaboration with national, regional, and municipal law enforcement agencies to better address cybercrime.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at martin.medeiros@brampton.ca or 905.874.2634.

Regards, 

Martin Medeiros


REALTOR.ca Growth at All-Time High 📈

The latest REALTOR.ca Insights Report is now live and available for viewing at insights.REALTOR.ca.

REALTOR.ca saw significant growth in 2020 and continues to be the go-to trusted real estate platform for Canadians. It has maintained its spot as market leader with 73 million visitors last year—up 45% from 2019!

Let’s take a closer look at how REALTOR.ca connected consumers with your REALTOR® members:

4 million – REALTOR.ca sent four million leads to REALTORS® in 2020, up 38% from 2019.

11 million – Visitors looked at REALTOR® profiles 11 million times in 2020, an increase of 24% from 2019.

1.7 billion – REALTOR.ca visitors looked at property pages 1.7 billion times, an increase of 73% from 2019. That’s an average of 196,000 property views per hour! 

That’s just the beginning. Read the full REALTOR.ca Insights Report to see how REALTOR.ca continues to support your members’ business.

Show me the REALTOR.ca Insights Report

Virtual Community Town Hall – March 2nd at 7pm

Dear Friends, 

On March 2nd at 7pm, City Councillor Jeff Bowman and I will be hosting a Virtual Community Town Hall on issues important to wards 3 & 4 residents. Together along with Peel Regional Police and City of Brampton staff, we will discuss Crime Prevention, Safety, the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Program, and the New Community Safety Advance Funding Stream. Please click here or on the image below to register.

I hope you join us on March 2nd.

Martin Medeiros

EMBARGO – January 2021 CREA statistic

Canadian housing markets set records again in January

Ottawa, ON, February 16, 2021 –
Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales set another all-time record in January 2021.

Summary:

  • National home sales rose 2% on a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in January.
  • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 35.2% year-over-year (y-o-y).
  • The number of newly listed properties dropped by 13.3% from December 2020 to January 2021.
  • The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) rose 1.9% m-o-m and was up 13.5% y-o-y.
  • The actual (not seasonally adjusted) national average sale price posted a 22.8% y-o-y gain in January.

Home sales recorded over Canadian MLS® Systems climbed 2% between December 2020 and January 2021 to set another new all-time record. 


Access the January 2021 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 2K

MPAC FEBRUARY WEBINARS

https://propertyline.ca/index.html

NEW! Factors Affecting Real Property Value This webinar is a continuation of our MPAC Assessment 101 webinar series. We take a more detailed look at the top 5 factors affecting real property value when using mass appraisal techniques. Participants will also learn about other property features that can significantly affect property value. These include elements of primary and secondary structures, site details and locational influences. Join us for a more thorough look at MPAC’s valuation process.

Upcoming Factors webinars
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST
Thursday, February 18, 202110 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST
Tuesday, February 23, 20211 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST
Thursday, February 25, 202110 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

MPAC Automated Valuation Models (AVM) for RealtorsThis webinar provides an overview of our real-time market value estimates, used for listing presentations, setting the listing price, supporting an offer, or simply as a second unbiased opinion of value.

Upcoming AVM webinarsTuesday, February 2, 20211 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST

Wednesday, February 10, 202110 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST

Wednesday, February 17, 20211 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST

Wednesday, February 24, 202110 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST

MPAC Assessment 101 for RealtorsThis webinar provides an overview of our real-time market value estimates, used for listing presentations, setting the listing price, supporting an offer, or simply as a second unbiased opinion of value.

Upcoming Assessment 101 webinars

Thursday, February 4, 202110 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST

Thursday, February 11, 20211 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST

Breaking: Stay-at-Home Order Lifted in Three Public Health Units – What This Means for Real Estate

Yesterday, Premier Doug Ford announced the province’s plan to gradually reopen the economy and return to a regional approach to COVID-19 restrictions. Based on the improving local trends of key indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, the province will gradually transition certain regions from the shutdown measures to the colour-coded revised COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open (the “Framework”).

PUBLIC HEALTH UNITS TO GRADUALLY RETURN TO THE COVID-19 RESPONSE FRAMEWORK

As of Wednesday, February 10th, at 12:01 a.m. the following three health units will no longer be subject to the shutdown and Stay-at-Home order and will move back to the Framework at the Green-Prevent level:
 

  • Hastings Prince Edward
  • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington
  • Renfrew County and District


Even with the Stay-at-Home order ceasing to apply in some regions as of tomorrow, everyone is strongly advised to continue to stay at home, avoid social gatherings, minimize travel between areas with different rules, and limit close contacts to their household. Employers in all industries should continue to make every effort to allow employees to work from home.
 


WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

If you live or practise real estate in Hastings Prince Edward, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington, or Renfrew County and District, you are in a Green zone which means that open houses will once again be permitted as of February 10th at 12:01 a.m.

If you live elsewhere in the province then look for upcoming announcements and messages from OREA on your region.

OTHER IMPACTS ON REAL ESTATE
 

  • Enforcement of residential evictions will remain paused in the public health unit regions where the provincial Stay-at-Home order remains in effect. This will ensure people are not forced to leave their homes. In regions where the Stay-at-Home order is lifted, the regular process for residential eviction enforcement will resume.
  • ​​​​Short-term rentals are prohibited under the current Stay-At-Home Order and if a Public Health Unit is in a Grey-Lockdown Zone (once back in the Framework). Short-term rentals are allowed in Red, Orange, Yellow and Green zones.


​​​​The Government anticipates that 28 public health regions will return to the Framework and no longer be subject to the shutdown and Stay-at-Home order as of Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Toronto, Peel and York regions are anticipated to return to the Framework on Monday, February 22, 2021.
 


Please stay tuned for future messages from OREA on government reopening measures and how they impact real estate in your region.

Thank you and stay safe. 

Sean Morrison,
OREA President

New Features & Latest Housing Market Snapshot

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. 

A New Way to Connect with Leads on REALTOR.ca 

With our latest update, users on REALTOR.ca now have the option to select text message as their preferred method of contact.

Text messages allow you to connect quickly and easily, so you never have to miss out on a lead!

From Lockdowns to All-Time Highs: How Canada’s Housing Market Fared in 2020

Despite the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we ended the year on a record-high for home sales across Canada.

Download our 2020 housing market snapshot and share the information with your clients to help them along their home buying journey.

Share our housing market snapshot infographics on social media to highlight your market and encourage your clients to act. Save the graphics to your device now to get started:
 Full snapshot
Summary
Home sales
New listings

Ask Me Anything with Members of CREA’s Board of Directors

Our latest episode answers all your burning questions, from the impact of mass vaccinations on market activity and eyeing a future in international real estate, to learning how REALTORS® can get involved with CREA and its committees:

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

Upcoming OREA Standard Forms Webinar – Seller Direction and Consent Forms

Seller Direction and Consent Forms
OREA Forms help you succeed in business. OREA Forms Team is committed to assist in enhancing your knowledge and understanding of Forms.
Join the Forms Team on February 24, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. for our packed Webinar, entitled ‘Seller Direction and Consent Forms’, led by Cassandra Agnew Walker, OREA’s Head of Standard Forms. In the Webinar we will review written seller directions and consents, including;
• The fine print of Form 200, the Listing Agreement
• Dialogue before Form 244, Seller’s Direction re Property/Offers
• Details that matter and Form 208, Entry/Access to Property
• Helpful available checklists, Forms 280 & Form Series 820s
You use Forms all the time, take time to participate in these critical conversations.
Webinar Registration Link https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1426752&tp_key=b0f2cf09c1
‘Coming Soon’, mark your calendars for these upcoming Forms Webinars:
➢ Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 1:00 p.m.,
entitled, ‘Buyer Direction and Consent Forms’
➢ Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 1:00 p.m.,
entitled, ‘Forms 320 – Identifying You and Your Brokerage’
All 2021 Forms and Clauses and Annual Summary of Revisions file have been available since December 1, 2020, via orea.com. We encourage Members to review the Summary of Revisions file and their frequently used OREA Forms.
*All access to Forms webinars must be made through your Member login. This OREA resource is for Member participation only.

Exclusive Invite to Partner Boards: TRREB’s 2021 Market Year in Review & Outlook Summit

As you know, TRREB is hosting the 2021 Market Year in Review & Outlook Summit virtually on February 8 at 10:00 am. As a partner board, we would like to take this opportunity to open this complimentary event to your members. You can simply forward the email below, and your members can register simply by clicking on the registration link provided. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to share with your members as soon as possible.

Don’t Miss the Market Event of the Year

There’s no other market event that is as tailored to our industry as this one.

Save your spot for TRREB’s Market Year in Review & Outlook 2021 Virtual Summit taking place on February 8 at 10:00 a.m.

Hear from industry experts and thought leaders representing each market segment who will bring you a wealth of takeaways, including:

  • An inside track on market activity for 2021,
  • Home buying and selling intentions,
  • What’s trending in the new home, commercial and rental markets,
  • The state of mortgage deferrals, and
  • How housing supply can be increased.

Don’t Miss the Exciting Lineup of Speakers