RAHB’s Latest Updates
Our Golf Tournament – Network, 9 & Dine took place on Thursday, May 23 at the beautiful Heron Point Golf Links. We were happy that the weather was on our side and over 100 golfers were able to enjoy nine holes of golf! All golfers were then treated to a delicious BBQ dinner put on by the wonderful staff at Heron Point.
Thank you to all of the golfers who attended the event and made it such a success! We also could not have put on this event without our generous sponsors!
Congratulations to all of our winners from the day!
Top Foursome: Gary Gouldsborough, Treavor Kearns, Shayle Rothman, Mark Loeffler
Men’s Longest Drive: Hole #9 – Bailey Roubos, Hole #17 – Paul Settimi
Women’s Longest Drive: Hole #6 – Sandy Moore, Hole #10 Signy Outlaw
Closest to Pin: Hole #8 – Sara Donnelly, Ryan McLean
Closest to Pin: Hole #16 – Deanna Gunter, Gary Stirling
1. Paul Kinsman
2. Paul Martelli
3. David Gerard
50/50 Draw: Leanne Johnny
Two Tickets to the Canadian Open: Mary Bariatico
The RBC Canadian Open will be taking place from Monday, June 3, through Sunday, June 9, at the Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Ancaster.
During this time there will be several road closures and parking restrictions in the area around the golf course, which will affect property showings and open houses. Notably, Golf Links Road from Southcote Rd./McNiven Rd. to Halson St. and Halson St. from Wilson St. E. to Golf Links Rd. will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. each day to 8 p.m. (midnight on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8).
In the green area highlighted on the below map, there are a number of parking restrictions, which will limit parking to residents with permits.
Click the below button for a printable PDF of the above map.
Of note, residents in the affected area will receive a couple of parking or road access passes in the mail. There are instructions in the letter that accompanies the passes. The home owner/resident may want to give an additional access/parking pass to you as their REALTOR®, which would allow you to bring potential buyers to the property during the event.
If you have any questions regarding these road closures and parking restrictions during the RBC Canadian Open, below is the contact information for the City of Hamilton:
Senior Project Manager – 2019 RBC Canadian Open
Tourism and Culture Division
Planning & Economic Development Department
City of Hamilton
28 James Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 2K1
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is preparing an Open for Business report for the City of Hamilton, which will focus on development red tape in Hamilton.
For the report, the Chamber has asked RAHB to provide feedback on the current development processes at the City. Ultimately, the Chamber is looking to accomplish the following:
- Review existing rules and processes for development in Hamilton
- Compare these processes to other cities
- Offer recommendations for city staff to improve
Members of the RAHB Government Relations Committee will be participating in a focus group to answer questions with the Chamber; however, we also want to extend the opportunity for all members to provide valuable feedback.
Please find below a link to an online survey to provide answers to questions posed by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce for their report.
This survey will be open until 4:30 on Thursday, May 30.
There are several questions, and so we ask that you only complete as many questions as you like. Any feedback you provide is greatly appreciated.
Your answers are anonymous.
Once the report is completed and submitted to the City of Hamilton, we will be sure to share it with RAHB members.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
23. The Cooperating Commission field must contain either a dollar amount and or a percentage. “See Remarks” is not acceptable. Any additional comments or details pertaining to the cooperating brokerage commission must be entered in the Cooperating Commission Comments field, not the REALTOR® remarks.
On May 9, 2019 the Board of Directors approved the following amendment to the RAHB Rules and Regulations Section 3 – 3.01 and 3.02 as follows:
3.01 An MLS® Listing may be suspended from the Association’s MLS® System before its expiration date provided that a copy of the OREA Association’s standard form entitled “Suspension of Listing Agreement” has been submitted to the Association or processed through Broker Load through the Association’s MLS® System within two (2) Association business days immediately following the date the Suspension of Listing Agreement is signed by the Seller who signed the original Listing Agreement or by his/her/their lawfully authorized representative and by the Broker of Record or Manager of the Listing Brokerage. Such Suspension of Listing Agreement shall not constitute a cancellation of the terms and conditions of the original Listing Agreement. The Listing Brokerage shall be responsible for all Suspension of Listing Agreements submitted or processed through Broker Load regardless of who submits or Broker Loads such forms on its behalf, including, but not limited to, by the Broker of Record, the Manager, or other Registrants or persons employed by the Listing Brokerage.
3.02 An MLS® Listing may be cancelled by completing OREA’s filing the Association’s standard form entitled “Cancellation of Listing Agreement” signed by the Seller who signed the original Listing Agreement or the Seller’s lawfully authorized representative and by the Broker of Record or manager of the Listing Brokerage and a copy of such Cancellation of Listing Agreement shall be submitted to the Association or processed through Broker Load through the Association’s MLS® System within two (2) Association business days immediately following the date the Cancellation of Listing Agreement is signed by all such parties. The Listing Brokerage shall be responsible for all Cancellation of Listing Agreements submitted or processed through Broker Load regardless of who submits or broker loads such forms on its behalf, including, but not limited to, by the Broker of Record, the Manager, or other Registrants or persons employed by the Listing Brokerage.
On Monday, May 20 at 2 a.m. Matrix is being upgrade to version 8.3.10. There is expected to be about 15 minutes of downtime. Featured changes include:
Print to PDF Map update – issues causing timeouts when interactive maps where printed to PDF have been resolved
Portal links – portal links in emails were incorrectly taking the user to the map or list rather than individual listing, that has been resolved.
Email button – When sending an email from Matrix, the Send button could be clicked multiple times resulting in duplicate copies of the email being sent.
The Send button now becomes disabled immediately when clicked to prevent this.
To read the complete release notes, please click the button below.
RAHB is pleased to announce that the CEO Selection Committee has been established. We received several responses from qualified candidates and appreciate the interest. Based on the qualifications outlined in the request for volunteers, and in accordance with the CEO Succession Policy, the Board of Directors has appointed the following RAHB members to the 2019 CEO Selection Committee:
Bob Van de Vrande, President, Apex Results Realty Inc. (Chair)
Kathy Della-Nebbia, President-Elect, Royal LePage State Realty
Lou Piriano, Director-at-Large, L. Piriano Real Estate Brokerage
Ann Forbes Arndt, Member-at-Large, Royal LePage Macro Realty
Don Robertson, Member-at-Large, Com/Choice
Conrad Zurini, Member-at-Large, RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.
Also on the Selection Committee may be three external non-voting advisors.
Thank you to all who applied.
On March 5, the City of Burlington approved an Interim Control Bylaw (ICBL) for development within areas of downtown and around the Burlington GO station. To read the Bylaw passed on March 5, please click the below button:
UPDATE – On April 25, the City of Burlington passed an amendment to the Control Bylaw that includes several exemptions.
Exemptions from the ICBL can be allowed in the study area (areas in the downtown and around the Burlington GO station) if your planned construction, alteration or expansion includes:
- a zoning clearance certificate and/or building permit for a deck, pool, patio, fence, porch, accessory building or structure, temporary building or structure, or interior renovation to an existing building;
- a site plan application that is currently in process or approved on the date of the passage of the ICBL (March 5) – those include:
- 374-380 Martha St.;
- 490-492 Brock Ave/1298 Ontario St;
- 421 Brant St;
- 442 Pearl St;
- 471 Pearl St.;
- 2030 Caroline St/510 Elizabeth St/2025 Maria St; and
- 2092 Old Lakeshore Rd.
- The Director of City of Building indicated during the April 2 P&D Committee Meeting that there were no other site plans in process or approved prior to March 5 that qualify for an exemption;
- A Committee of Adjustment application under Sec. 45(1) of the Planning Act that includes any of the criteria identified in the first point.
The City of Burlington has confirmed with RAHB that the Interim Control Bylaw still applies to the construction of new homes and additions to existing homes.
To read the complete exemption report, please click the below button:
We will continue to notify members of any changes to this bylaw, and will be advocating for the City of Burlington to lift the Interim Control Bylaw.
On April 30, the City of Hamilton proposed adding the Sign By-Law (10-197) to the Administrative Penalty System By-Law (17-225). This effectively means that real estate signs (open house, for sale lawn signs) that do not adhere to the current City of Hamilton Sign By-Law will receive fines of approximately $50-$100 per infraction.
This change will be going before Hamilton City Council on Wednesday, May 8 where we anticipate it will be approved.
Below are some of the proposed fines that will have a direct impact on REALTORS® conducting business in Hamilton:
Open House Directional Sign – Each has a related fine of $100
- Permit/display open house directional sign before 10 a.m. of the day of the open house
- Permit/display open house directional sign after 6 p.m. of the day of the open house
- Permit/display open house directional sign with more than 0.5m² sign area
- Permit/display open house directional sign on a traffic island
- Permit/display open house directional sign on median
- Permit/display open house directional sign attached to light standard
- Permit/display open house directional sign attached to a utility pole
- Permit/display open house directional sign less than 0.3m from the sidewalk
Real Property Sale/Lease/Rent Sign – Each has a related fine of $100
- Permit/display real property sale/lease/rent sign for more than 14 days after a firm sale is reported to the local realtors
- Permit/display real property sale/lease/rent sign for one dwelling more than 0.6m² sign area
- Permit/display real property sale/lease/rent sign for other than one dwelling more than 4.0m² sign area
- Permit/display real property sale/lease/rent sign with illumination
- Permit/display real property sale/lease/rent sign on property not being sold/leased/rented
Penalties and Enforcement – Each has a related fine of $500
- Person contravened a provision of the Sign By-Law
- Person failed to comply with an order made under Sign By-Law
Please see below for links to previous blog posts regarding Sign By-Laws:
- March 12, 2019 – Notice to RAHB Members Conducting Business in Oakville
- January 26, 2018 – City of Hamilton Sign By-Laws
- December 12, 2018 – Direction and Open House Signs
- October 1, 2018 – Notice from City of Hamilton – Sign Bylaw
Please click the below button for the complete proposed Sign By-Law infraction fines:
See pages 46 and 47 to see the direct impact on REALTORS® conducting business in Hamilton.
An e-mail will be sent out to RAHB members about the finalized information regarding the Sign By-Law once it is approved at Council.
On May 2, the Ontario Government released their Housing Supply Action Plan (HSAP).
In HSAP, the Ontario Government is working on cutting red tape and reducing regulations so the people of Ontario can build homes that will both meet their needs and budget. Additionally, the Ontario Government’s plan will, as a result, spur innovation while protecting tenants, health and safety, cultural heritage, and the environment.
Overall, the Ontario Government is working to address Ontario’s housing crisis by providing a plan that will make housing both affordable and effortless to build. The Ontario Government is planning to do so in five ways:
- Make the development approval process faster
- Make costs more predictable when building a new home
- Make a mix of different types of housing
- Make it easier to build rental housing
- Make the Ontario housing sector more innovative by encouraging creative housing designs and materials
In addition to previously-announced initiatives for housing, the HSAP specifically speaks to legislation and policy changes to increase housing supply, protection of historical and environmental resources, increasing rental resources, and consumer protection. These are outlined below.
Making it Easier to Build More Housing
The Ontario Government is attempting to make it easier to build new housing by proposing amendments to various legislation and regulatory processes:
- New planning decision timeline of 120 days for official plans, 90 days for zoning by-laws, and 120 days for plans of subdivisions
- Make it easier to create residential units above garages for detached, semi-detached, and row houses in both the primary dwelling and ancillary building or structure
- Build both housing and affordable housing near transit
- Streamline the planning approval process to 45 days to help municipalities implement community planning permit systems
- Create the new community benefits authority to make upfront development costs more predictable by replacing the existing density bonus provision
- Create more clarity on what communities and developers can build and where to build
Local Planning Appeal Tribunal:
- Hire more adjudicators to help address the backlog of legacy cases
- Ensure the tribunal has the power and resources needed
- Allow the tribunal to make planning decisions in place of Council
Provincial Policy Statement
- Encourage the development of more and different types of housing
- Reduce costs for developers and provide greater predictability
- Update planning and development policies to reflect Ontario’s changing needs
Development Charges Act
- Reduce the costs to build priority housing types, such as second units
- Fully cover municipality waste diversion costs
- Make the costs of development clear from the outset
Ontario Building Code
- Remove the requirement that all new homes include the infrastructure for an electric vehicle charge station
- Harmonize Ontario Code with National Codes to open new markets for manufacturing and bring building costs down
Protecting Natural and Historic Resources
The Ontario Government will aim to maintain national and historic resources protected by proposing amendments to various legislation:
Ontario Heritage Act
- Maintain local control over heritage conservation decisions while providing clear direction and timelines for local decision makers
- Ensuring municipal decisions on designation and alternations to heritage properties can be appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), whose decisions are binding
Environmental Assessment Act & Environment Protection Act
- Streamline processes for projects that pose little risk to the environment
- Reduce the amount of soil sent to landfills from constructions sites by making it easier and safer to reuse soil
- Clarify the rules and remove an unnecessary barrier to building on vacant land
- Improve service standards to reduce the delays
- Create more rental units and work toward cutting red tape around development approvals so new homes will become available to renter sooner
- Work with municipalities and businesses to find housing solutions to attract investment and jobs
- Aid homeowners to create secondary legal suits by providing a user-friendly checklist
- Clarify rules and help people understand how to take advantage of creative solutions, such as tiny homes, laneway housing, co-home ownership, etc.
- Making it easier for new home buyers to check out a developer’s track record in the Ontario Builder Directory
- Adding more proactive, risk-based inspections by Tarion during construction to make sure homes are built properly
- When new home buyers have problems, creating an easy-to-use process to help them resolve disputes quickly and fairly
- Transforming the Tarion Warranty Corporation, which protects new home buyers against shoddy construction and delays – so home builders aren’t regulating themselves
- Strengthening protections for new home buyers and helping people who have bought condominiums, only to have the project cancelled
In summary, Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan aims to foster growth in the housing market across Ontario.
For more information on Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan, please click on the link here.
Does your daughter, son, granddaughter or grandson qualify for a RAHB Scholarship in Memory of Karan Barker? Does she or he:
- Attend, or have an acceptance to attend, university or community college?
- Demonstrate academic excellence?
- Get involved in school activities or the community?
- Show maturity, initiative and/or strength of character?
If this sounds like your child or grandchild, have them complete an application for a 2019 scholarship!
The application can also be found on our website www.rahb.ca under “RAHB In The Community”.
Application deadline is Friday, September 13, 2019
Hamilton, ON (May 1, 2019) – The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1,226 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in April, 2019. This is a 6.3 per cent increase from April last year, as well as an 18.8 per cent increase over March 2019 and a 66.8 per cent increase over February 2019. The average price for residential properties increased by 3.9 per cent from April 2018 to $589,324.
Follow the links below for:
- Residential Market Activity for RAHB Area
- All RAHB Residential Market Activity and HPI Report (17 pages)
- RAHB Residential Market at a Glance
- Social Media Stats Kit
- Stats Map for Entire RAHB Area
- RAHB Commercial Activity
- Residential + Commercial Activity for RAHB Market Areas *NEW*
- Historical Chart
- Residential Real Estate Market Activity Table for Burlington
- Burlington Market Activity and HPI Report (72 pages)
- Burlington Area Map
- Residential Real Estate Market Activity Table for Haldimand
- Haldimand Market Activity and HPI Report (62 pages)
- Haldimand Area Map
- Residential Real Estate Market Activity Table for Hamilton
- Hamilton Market Activity and HPI Report (199 pages)
- Hamilton Area Map
- Residential Real Estate Market Activity Table for Niagara North
- Niagara North Market Activity and HPI Report (31 pages)
- Niagara North Area Map
We extend a warm welcome to RAHB’s newest members who joined our association between April 1 and April 30, 2019!
The Effort Trust Company
EXP Realty of Canada Inc.
Dana E. Chambers
Dung Thuy To
Keller Williams Complete Realty
Keller Williams Edge Realty
Keller Williams Edge Hearth & Home Realty
Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd.
RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.
RE/MAX Escarpment Frank Realty
RE/MAX Escarpment Golfi Realty
RE/MAX Escarpment Woolcott Realty Inc.
RE/MAX Realty Enterprises Inc.
Right At Home Realty
Rock Star Real Estate Inc.
Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services
Royal LePage State Realty
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Thursday, May 16, 2019
To all members of the Real Estate Council of Ontario:
You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO).
When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Where: Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1G5
Registration begins at 9 a.m. in Brulee Room A
Meeting begins at 10 a.m. in Brulee Room B
The purpose of the meeting is to:
- Appoint Auditors of the corporation until the close of the next Annual General Meetiing of the corporation
- Elect the Industry Director nominees selected by each of the three regions to the Board of Directors
- Approve a bylaw amendment
- Provide members with an opportunity to ask questions
You can find the agenda and resolutions for the AGM here.
The audited financial statements are contained in RECO’s Annual Report.
You may find information on the proposed bylaw amendment here.
Members of RECO who are not able to attend the meeting may submit questions in advance.
For additional details about the AGM, please click here.
Please remember to bring your RECO registration certificate (or the electronic certificate in the MyRECO app).
OREA President Karen Cox is hosting a monthly podcast where she will sit down with industry experts to discuss subjects important to REALTORS®, like Standard Forms, tax advice, recreational real estate, and lead generation. Each episode is complete with updates on Government Relations, Standard Forms and real estate news that could impact Ontario REALTORS® and their growing businesses.
This month, Karen spoke to real estate accountant Cherry Chan! You can find our social links below.
The 2019 Ontario Provincial Budget was released on April 11, 2019. Please click below to access the entire budget.
Below are links several areas that specifically relate to Hamilton, housing and real estate.
- Metrolinx Project & Initiatives (Hamilton LRT)
- Protecting New Homeowners
- Respecting Ontario Property Taxpayers
- Lowering the Cost of Energy
- Increasing the Housing Supply in Ontario
The President of the Treasury Board, Peter Bethlenfalvy, was in Hamilton on April 12 to provide a brief overview of the budget and answer questions. RAHB asked, “How will the Ontario Government, through the 2019 Budget, help Ontarians to afford a home (both rent and own) comfortably?” Mr. Bethlenfalvy’s answer is in the below video.
Corelogic has recently added a disclaimer to the photo upload screen on Matrix. This forces the user to certify that they are the owner of the photos, or have permission from the owner to use the photos. It is a violation of RAHB’s MLS® policies to use another member’s photos without their written permission, and this certification reinforces this. From the RAHB MLS® Policies:
“If a member is using another members’ previous listing photo on a listing without written permission, the photos will be removed, the status will be changed to information withheld until a new photo is provided, and a $50 fine will be levied to the member.”
From a functional standpoint, the photo upload does not function any differently than before the upgrade. The button that previously read “Save” now reads “Certify and Save”. Clicking on this button (located below the disclaimer) will save the photos to the listing.
If you are an administrative assistant uploading the images on behalf of a REALTOR®, this could create some confusion as you may not be familiar with the photos that you are uploading. It is RAHB’s recommendation that should you be unsure as to whether or not the listing REALTOR® has the right to use the photos, that you verify this with them before uploading.
As always, please feel free to contact RAHB MLS® staff with any questions. We can be reached at (905)667-4650, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 23, 2019, Members in Ontario will have the option to use the new WEBForms® 2019, or WEBForms® Legacy (the current WEBForms). WEBForms® Legacy will remain available to Members until December 2019. CREA will be sending out a pre-launch email to all Ontario WEBForms® users a week prior to launch letting them know it’s coming. On launch day CREA will send out an e-mail to all Ontario users letting them know it is available to try and will include a link to a WEBForms® Training Hub.
What is being migrated from the current to the new WEBForms® you ask?
- All (Personal and Office) templates
- **Members will have to re-insert any clauses and/or entered information into their templates**
- All clauses (Provincial, Board, Office and Personal)
- All Forms (CREA, Provincial, Board and Office)
What is NOT being migrated?
- Existing transaction kits will not be automatically migrated
- If a Member wishes to keep one or more of their old transaction kits, they can individually migrate them to WEBForms® 2019, where they will be imported as non-editable PDFs (READ ONLY) into their new document management
- 3rd Party links. All existing 3rd Party ADDons (Docusign, etc.) will be available in WEBForms® 2019, but users will need to re-link them
What is staying the same?
- Form auto-population – All existing form auto-population functions will continue as they do with Legacy
WEBForms® now has a public facing landing page. Previously, if you went to webforms.ca you were presented with the NAF log in screen, which didn’t provide any information about the application and was confusing to those not familiar with NAF. Now a user has an opportunity to learn more about WEBForms® or to sign in and use the application. If a user is already logged into NAF, they won’t need to sign in again.
Once CREA has rolled out the new WEBForms 2019, members going to WEBForms® Legacy will be presented with a pop up advertising that WEBForms® 2019 is available, giving them an opportunity to go and try the new version, or to remain in Legacy.
Through until the end of 2019 Members will have the ability to switch from the Legacy to WEBForms® 2019 via a pop up or via a link in the top banner of the screen.
New WEBForms Training
Watch for CREA to send out a communication offering online help in addition to in-class training, training webinars you can register for, or view online training videos. In the link below watch CREA’s Relationship Training Manager Lynn St. Germain show an overview of WEBForms® 2019 https://vimeo.com/322945829/99463d75d4
Should you have any questions regarding the new 2019 WEBforms®, please contact the Help Desk at 905-667-4650 or email email@example.com
On Friday, April 12, the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) and Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) affirmed the right of real estate brokerages to transact short-term rental properties.
The affirmation comes in the form of bulletins from both regulators that clarify the rights of Ontario real estate brokerages under REBBA to transact short-term rental properties.
Thanks to this ruling, members will not have to register as travel agents in order to transact vacation properties provided they do it through their brokerage – saving members thousands of dollars in costs and dozens of hours taking courses/passing exams.
This issue was brought to OREA’s attention by the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® and The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® whose local members were receiving compliance letters from TICO asking them to register as travel agents.
Through some quick action, OREA was able to get TICO to stop their double registration compliance campaign. TICO and RECO then set about creating a short-term solution to the problem which was announced today in the form of the below bulletins.
Going forward, OREA will be working with Minister Bill Walker and his team to address the issue for the long-term as part of the Province’s updates to REBBA.
This is another great example of what a united and strong REALTOR® voice can do to protect its members from unnecessary red tape and costs.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors on April 15, 2019, the resignation of Past-President Jack Loft was accepted. We thank Jack for his years of service to RAHB as a President, Director, and as a member and Chair of various committees.
In accordance with RAHB Bylaw 3.03, the Board of Directors has appointed Lou Piriano to fill the existing Director and Immediate Past-President vacancy on the Board until December 31, 2019.
In accordance with RAHB Bylaw 10.01, on March 25, 2019, the Board of Directors appointed Kathy Della-Nebbia to fill the vacant President-Elect position. Below is a complete list of your 2019 RAHB Board of Directors:
President – Bob Van de Vrande of Apex Results Realty Inc
President-Elect – Kathy Della-Nebbia of Royal LePage State Realty
Immediate Past-President – Lou Piriano of L. Piriano Real Estate Brokerage
Donna Bacher of PureRealty
Hank Balfoort of Right At Home Realty
Jacqueline Norton of Realty Network: 100 Inc.
Stephanie Pinet of RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.
Andrew Robertson of Keller Williams Complete Realty
Julie Sergi of Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services
Brian Shaw of Royal LePage State Realty
Nicolas von Bredow of Royal LePage Macro Realty
Your Board of Directors certainly understands there may be questions regarding recent changes with respect to the Board and CEO, and some have suggested we hold a meeting of the membership. We respectfully request your understanding of the fact that more detailed information cannot be provided at this time as it concerns a personnel matter, which involves both privacy laws and legal implications. The same constraints would exist at a membership meeting and, apart from the significant cost of holding such a meeting, we would still be unable to present more detailed information regarding the CEO.
Your Board of Directors very much appreciates the calls and messages of support we have received to-date, as well as the trust and confidence many of you have conveyed. We have received similar support from other Boards and Associations. RAHB staff and the Board of Directors are working tirelessly to ensure that day-to-day operations, pending projects, future projects and protection of the Association are being handled in a timely manner.
RAHB has a robust and detailed Succession Plan for hiring a CEO that was put into motion by the Board of Directors and RAHB staff. The Request for Proposal (RFP) for the hiring consultant was approved today, and last week you received an e-mail invitation to participate on the Selection Committee. Please click the below button for this invitation. We will keep you up-to-date as progress continues on the selection process.
In terms of day-to-day operations, we have every confidence in our excellent staff who will continue to keep the Association running and meeting your needs on a daily basis. We are truly fortunate to have such amazing staff who understand and respect their roles and the requirements of our members.
Please be assured that, as reported at our recent AGM, your Board remains committed to maintaining and further enhancing data-sharing agreements for the benefit of our members. This work is also well underway and we look forward to reporting further news to you soon.
The Board of Directors and staff of RAHB continue to work on behalf of the Association in order to “Empower REALTORS® to Succeed”.
Bob Van de Vrande, B.Comm., M.B.A., B.Ed.
2019 RAHB President
REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington