New Official RAHB Video!

We’ve recently launched our new official RAHB video! Shot over the last year, with help and participation from several members and staff, the video showcases RAHB members and what you do. The video is below, as well as posted on our YouTube channel, Facebook pages, News & Alerts, and our website at www.rahb.ca. Please share at every opportunity you can.

 

Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making this video. Your efforts are truly appreciated.

Check out these great features from the Realty Shoppe!

Special Promotion – RAHB Folded Maps

Price REDUCED by 15% only until Friday, June 29!
Attach your business card and use these maps to promote yourself

Hamilton
$2.50 Now $2.13 ea.


Burlington
$2.50 Now $2.13 ea.

 

Outlying Areas
$1.10 Now $0.94 ea.

Multi-Use Feature Sheet Stand – NEW REDUCED PRICE!

Holds 8” x 11” sheets or can be adapted with the removable divider (included) to create two pamphlet pockets.
Stands on a table, or can be hung from a wall.
$8.35  NOW $6.75 ea.

 

OREA EMERGE Conference 2018

OREA’s newly-branded EMERGE Conference will feature OREA’s first-ever technology panel focusing on the ever-changing landscape of real estate. 2018 EMERGE will offer great content, showcase innovative speakers and deep dive into the relationship between technology and real estate.

EMERGE will be offered in four locations across Ontario in the Fall – click on Read More below for all the details and to register for the EMERGE session of your choice. OREA member early bird registration fee is only $99.

READ MORE

Flood Victims in N.B. and B.C. Need Our Support

A message from the Canadian Real Estate Association:

Flood Victims in N.B. and B.C. Need Our Support

Imagine having to evacuate your home. Feeling powerless while flood levels keep rising, reaching unprecedented levels. Waiting anxiously until the water has receded then returning home to assess the damage and start down the long road to recovery.

Our fellow Canadians in communities in both New Brunswick and British Columbia are right this very minute piecing their lives back together after severe flooding.

The REALTOR® community has shown, time and time again, that when disasters strike, we are keen to come together and raise funds for the victims. Unfortunately, the time has come again when our help is needed.

In solidarity with boards and associations in New Brunswick and British Columbia, the Canadian Real Estate Association is asking the REALTOR® community to consider giving what you can to help the Canadian Red Cross deliver long-lasting relief to those impacted by the recent record-breaking flooding. By donating, you’ll help show that REALTORS® from across the country are here to help those affected in their time of need. The more money we raise together, the stronger that message will be.

Click here to make a tax-receiptable contribution to the Canadian Red Cross securely using one or both of our REALTORS Care® donation pages.

Thank you for your continued generosity and for showing the world that REALTORS Care®.

New Look for WEBForms®!

CREA WEBForms® has a fresh new look and redesigned interface, which means helping your clients has never been easier.

Beginning in August, when you log into CREA WEBForms® you will automatically be redirected to the new CREA WEBForms® experience. WEBForms®Classic (the version currently available) will no longer be accessible.

But you don’t have to wait till August to switch to the new CREA WEBForms®.

Here are three reasons you should make the switch to the new CREA WEBForms® today:

Save Time
With the ability to auto-populate forms using data from your board/association’s MLS® System, you can save time and simplify the buying and sales process. 

Do More Deals From Anywhere
Whether you’re at home or on the road, CREA WEBForms® works effortlessly with the device of your choice. You can use your cellphone, tablet or computer to complete your real estate transactions.

Enjoy Freedom of Choice
CREA WEBForms® links to industry-leading e-signature and transaction management apps. You have the freedom to choose from popular apps like DocuSign®, Authentisign®, TransactionDesk®, NEXONE and eZmax.

Make the switch today by logging into CREA WEBForms® and clicking “Try the new CREA WEBForms®” at the top of the page.

(reprinted from May, 2018 edition of NEWS2Me, CREA’s national newsletter.)

 

Important! Look4Homes App for Android Receiving Upgrade

On Thursday, June 7, 2018, the Look4Homes app for Android will be upgraded. There are a number of improvements incorporated into the upgrade, including a fix for issues with map location.

You and your clients/customers with Android devices must accept the upgrade for the changes to be available on your device. In particular, you must accept the upgrade between Thursday, June 7 and Sunday, June 10 for maps to continue working.  If you do not, maps stop working on June 11 and will not work until you accept the upgrade.

Please spread the word among your colleagues and clients/customers.

Dues Notice – RAHB Dues Deadline June 30, 2018

The quarterly RAHB dues have been billed and e-mailed to you as part of your May monthly invoice.  Please note that dues are payable no later than June 30, 2018.

Full Member

$125.00 – RAHB dues (July-September)
$28.75 – OREA dues (July-September)
$77.50 – CREA dues (July-September)
$30.06 – HST
$261.31 – Total

Acceptable methods of payment are:

In person: Visa, MasterCard, Interac, cash or cheque
By phone: Visa or MasterCard
Online through Matrix: Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Visa Debit – http://my.rahb.ca
Online: CIBC/PC Financial, Royal Bank, Scotia Bank, TD Canada Trust – for assistance to set up, please contact Karin at 905.529.8101 x 258.

Pre-Authorized payment subscribers will be processed on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

A reminder about notifying RAHB of terminations in your office:

Brokerages are responsible for notifying RAHB when members in their office resign or otherwise leave.  Notice must be received by RAHB within seven business days of the member leaving. If notice is delayed beyond the seven business days, the Brokerage will be assessed a penalty of $50 per incident (RAHB Bylaw, Article 4, Section 1.02.).

Matrix: Change of Domain Name for E-mails

As of Thursday, June 14, all e-mail sent from Matrix will come from @CanadaEastMatrixMail.com instead of @mlsmatrix.com.

This change will better protect the Matrix e-mail infrastructure.

No action is required by you. Matrix e-mails will continue to be delivered as usual. In the unlikely event that you or a client do not receive Matrix e-mails after the change, please check your spam or junk folder and mark any Matrix messages as “safe” or “not spam”.

Caledonia Open Forum

Thank you to all members who attended the Caledonia Open Forum on June 5, 2018.  There was great dialogue and participation by all members, and some of the discussion included upcoming events, RAHB initiatives, professionalism, and updates from representatives on the Nomination Committee and Charity Auction Task Force.

Joining the Open Forum was Jaymie Nelson, Senior Economic Development Officer for Haldimand County.  A few members asked Jaymie where they can find the Community Profile:  It can be downloaded in full online here.  Also, if any RAHB members are interested in getting FREE print copies of Haldimand County Maps and Guides, they can simply fill out this form, and they will make arrangements to get them to you.

** Remember: There are still two more Open Forums being held this month.  You don’t want to miss out so please pre-register today!

The next Open Forums will take place in Grimsby on Friday, June 15, and Dunnville on Wednesday June 20.

REGISTER