Look Out for the New Add/Edit

A better, faster, and easier-to-use Add/Edit is coming later this year. Get ready for this user-friendly, intuitive and modern design accessible in REALM™.

The new Add/Edit will save administrative staff and your brokerage time. Plus, you can take advantage of training sessions that walk you through what’s new.

New Features to Streamline Workflow

  • Easily add and edit listings with a new auto-fill feature.
  • Add and edit listings on-the-go with the mobile-friendly design.
  • Upload a variety of documents and sizes.
  • Instantly watermark listing photos with your brokerage name.
  • Take and upload photos directly in a draft or listing.

What Else is Coming?

Visit the one-stop shop to find out. REALM™ Home is your go-to for the latest news, videos, FAQs and new enhancements.

If you have suggestions about the features and functions, email us at realmfeedback@trreb.ca.  

Learn More

Standard Forms Webinar: Claims for Commission & Remuneration

Do you have questions about how commission or remuneration claims, negotiations, and even collections are referenced within OREA Standard Forms?

If so, this upcoming Forms Webinar is for you! Join us on August 31, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. for our “Claims for Commission and Remuneration” Webinar, hosted by OREA’s Head of Standard Forms, Cassandra Agnew Walker. Discussions will expand on how claims for commission are established, as well as effects on a Member commission or remuneration claim. Preparation today results in successful future commission claims.

August 31, 2022

1:00 PM EST

This webinar will include topical discussions related to:

  • Reviewing where commission claims stream within OREA Forms
  • Identifying effects of disclosure and documentation on commission
  • Answering Member commission and remuneration payment questions

UPCOMING WEBINARS:

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for OREA Forms upcoming Webinars:

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 1:00 p.m.
    Claims for Commission & Remuneration
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 1:00 p.m.
    Who Needs To Disclose Anyway!
  • Wednesday, Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 1:00 p.m.
    Customizing Clauses to Your Negotiations

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

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2022 Ontario Legislature Summer Session: Speech from the Throne Recap

Earlier today, the first session of Premier Ford’s second mandate officially began with the Speech from the Throne and the re-introduction of Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy’s 2022 Budget.

The throne speech focused on the same five key pillars that were introduced in the Budget:

  1. Rebuilding Ontario’s Economy
  2. Working for Workers
  3. Building Highways and Key Infrastructure
  4. Keeping Costs Down
  5. A Plan to Stay Open

The government used today’s throne speech to reiterate the action being taken through the government’s most recent housing bill, titled More Homes for Everyone, to make sure that all Ontarians are able to find a home that meets their needs and budget. This includes the government’s goal of building 1.5 million homes over the next 10 years.

The speech also mentioned standardizing processes to address barriers to building, reducing timelines for development by empowering municipal leaders in decision-making and expanding transit-oriented communities as three main priorities to support the construction of new homes.

In addition, Housing Minister Steve Clark will be making an announcement tomorrow related to giving municipalities the tools they need to build more homes.

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.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this post is not meant to be relied upon as legal advice by REALTORS®, or others. Members wishing further clarity or advice should seek independent legal advice specific to their circumstances. Due to the quickly changing regulatory environment during the COVID-19 emergency, this document may not be current or accurate by the time it is read.

OREA YPN – How to Market Listings after 2+ Months on the Market

Do you know the best way to market listings that have been sitting for a while?

Our upcoming Young Professionals Network’s (YPN) Master Series episode, “How to Market Listings After 2+ Months on the Market,” will dive deep into just that! In this episode, our expert panelists will share their best-kept secrets on how to adjust your tactics as you navigate the new market and offer creative marketing strategies to take your business to the next level.

So, mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 10, at 10:00 a.m. and register today!

YPN Facebook Group

Do you want to network with forward-thinking REALTORS® across the province and get exclusive access to events, virtual webinars, and one-on-one discussions with members of organized real estate? Then join our YPN Facebook group with nearly 5,000 forward-thinking REALTORS® and get ready to elevate your career today.

If you have any questions about YPN or the Master Series, please email ypn@orea.com.

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MPAC Integration with GeoWarehouse® Coming Soon

Whether you’re working with a buyer or a seller, getting the property information you need just got easier. Starting on the evening of Wednesday, August 10, you will have access to MPAC’s assessment data – assessed property values, structural data, neighbourhood sales and more – through GeoWarehouse®.

New e-Store, Enhanced Search and Updated Reports

Also, MPAC is launching a new propertyline™ e-store available in GeoWarehouse®, giving you streamlined access to reports, mapping and imagery. You’ll now have access to MPAC property data with a single sign-on through GeoWarehouse®.

The new e-store is more modern and user-friendly with an enhanced property search allowing you to find properties seamlessly in GeoWarehouse® and propertyline™.

MPAC is introducing updated reports, including the Automated Valuation Model (AVM) reports with even more data.

You can also buy bundles of the updated reports in the new e-store, including two new report bundles for Commercial REALTORS®. Your credits for any previously purchased discount bundles in the current store are still available. When the launch of the e-store is complete, MPAC will transfer any remaining credits in the old store to your new propertyline™ account. 

On your first visit to the new propertyline™ e- store you will need to update your profile information. While you are there, check out a new feature called REALTOR® Insights. You can find what you’re looking for, including:

  • The latest property market insights,
  • Resources and personalized support, and
  • A schedule of upcoming free training webinars.

Have a question? Get in touch with MPAC at propertyline@mpac.ca. Or, check out the handy user guide to learn how to view property reports, use the mapping and imagery tools and more.

CREA Office Closed August 1

The Canadian Real Estate Association’s (CREA) office will be closed for the Civic Holiday on Monday, August 1 and will re-open on Tuesday, August 2.

On Monday, August 1, the Member Experience Centre will be closed. CREA WEBForms® support will be available until midnight (EDT). 

If you have any questions, please direct them to support@crea.ca prior to Thursday, July 28.
 
Have a safe and happy long weekend.

MPAC Webinars for REALTORS® – August 2022

Factors Affecting Residential 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 Affecting Residential Property Value webinars
 
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
1 to 2 p.m. EDT
Register now
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
10 to 11 a.m. EDT
Register now
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
1 to 2 p.m. EDT
Register now
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 Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) for REALTORS® webinars
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
10 to 11 a.m. EDT
Register now
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
1 to 2 p.m. EDT
Register now
Assessment 101 for REALTORS® 

MPAC Assessment 101 webinar has been customized for Ontario REALTORS®.
 
Training provides an overview of how MPAC collects data, measures properties, and instructions on calculating property taxes. We show REALTORS® how to access Assessment, Site, Structural, and Sales Data and provide an overview of our Automated Valuation Model (AVM) products customized for REALTORS®.
Upcoming Assessment 101 for REALTORS® webinars
 
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
10 to 11 a.m. EDT
Register now
 
Thursday, August 25, 2022
1 to 2 p.m. EDT
Register now
Assessment 101 for Commercial REALTORS® 
 
This webinar provides an overview of our methods for valuing commercial, multi-res 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 MPAC’s Commercial and Industrial data products.
Upcoming Assessment 101 for Commercial REALTORS® webinars
 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
1 to 2 p.m. EDT
Register now
 
Thursday, August 18, 2022
10 to 11 a.m. EDT
Register now
 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
1 to 2 p.m. EDT
Register now

Reminder: REALTOR Link® is Sunsetting This Fall

This is a friendly reminder that REALTOR Link® is sunsetting this fall.

If you’ve already migrated your content over to a new platform, you’re all set. If you haven’t done so yet, you’ll need to migrate your content from REALTOR Link® to the platform/website of your choice by September 15, 2022.

CREA will make its member content and board and association staff tools available through member.CREA.ca. Members will also be able to navigate to the content site using links on member.REALTOR.ca. This means you’ll still be able to find popular content and tools, including:

  • member search and CREA ID lookup;
  • CREA WEBForms® (also available at WEBForms.ca);
  • CREA Learning Hub (hub.realtorlink.ca until further notice);
  • legal and compliance resources;
  • federal and public outreach;
  • economic insights and housing market data (also available on CREA.ca);
  • CREA events information; and
  • other resources for board staff including National Data Standards (NDS) lookup and the Data Load monitor.
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