Cirrius Realty Inc. Is hosting a fundraising garage sale and food truck event on Saturday, May 19, 2018 to support St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation. It will be held at 2826 King St. East in Hamilton.

If you would like to help out by donating items to the garage sale or by working at the event, contact  Karen Filice, Broker of Record of Cirrius Realty, at 905.481.3206 (office) or 905.961.4664 (cell).

Garage Sale Fundraiser

ShowingTime Appointment FAQs

ShowingTime Logo

ShowingTime, the showing management system, is coming to RAHB Matrix Wednesday, March 7, 2018! We have some great training webinars scheduled March 6, 7 and 8, 2018 that cover everything you need to know. Click here to register.

Meanwhile, we have compiled some frequently asked questions about ShowingTime Appointments below:


How do I choose different “Appointment Types”?

Being able to identify what type of appointment you are scheduling can help get the appointment confirmed faster. You can choose from several appointment types, such as Showing, Appraisal, Walk-Through, Photography and more! Click here to view the video tutorial explaining how to choose the right “Appointment Type”.


How can I tell the Seller that the showing is over in ShowingTime?

In the ShowingTime mobile app, you can visit the “Appointment” screen or navigate from the confirmation to click on the “I’m Done or Done Showing” button.


How do I see the Feedback on my listings?

When the showing REALTOR® fills out the feedback form, you are able to see it in the ShowingTime feedback section located under the “On my Listings” tab. When you are a sent a feedback request form you will be able to answer it and track it via the “Listings I have Shown” tab.


Keep watching NewsReal and Matrix News & Alerts for more information about ShowingTime! For an archive of RAHB ShowingTime resources, click here.

Lunch with the President

RAHB President Jack Loft enjoyed his sixth member lunch with Craig Knapman, Broker of Record with Realty Network 100 Inc. Craig is a long time REALTOR® who supports any move toward electronic lock boxes and improving professionalism. He encourages everyone to get out to the RAHB AGM on March 28.

For your chance to have lunch with the RAHB President, email your name to

6th Lunch with the President

Broker of Record/Manager Breakfast Meeting

Broker of Record Meeting

Just a friendly reminder that a Broker of Record/Manager Breakfast meeting has been scheduled as follows:

Thursday, March 8, 2018
RAHB Office, 505 York Boulevard
McCullough Room, Lower Level
8 – 8:30 a.m. – Hot Breakfast / Registration
8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Meeting

If you are a RAHB Broker of Record / Manager, please confirm your attendance with or 905-529-8101 Ext. 236 prior to Friday, March 2, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

RAHB Welcomes New Members!

New RAHB Members

RAHB welcomes our newest members who joined the Association January 30 – February 27!


Zaid Zero
Coldwell Banker Community Professionals


John Stamp
ComFree Commonsense Network


Ron Balagtas
Core Real Estate Services Inc.


Yan Xing
Homelife Professionals Realty Inc.


Colleen Krasic
Tonya Kowch
Jordan Martindale
Mike McCarthy
Thanasi Mercouris
Keller Williams Complete Realty


Sarah Grainger
Paul Midensky
Keller Williams Edge Realty


Mark McLean Realty Inc.


Ashley Sbranchella
Realty Network: 100 Inc.


Scott Foster
Lisa Laudenbach
Paul Mann
Vera Nura Jeff Small
RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.


Lou Tallarico
RE/MAX Escarpment Golfi Realty Inc.


Patrick Kozierowski
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.


Lorahley Hardie
Right At Home Realty Inc.


Douglas Beach
Dan Guther
Anabel Labastida
Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services


Shaun Sheehan
Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre

How to Use ShowingTime “ShowingCart”, Listing FAQs and More!

Did you know that ShowingTime, the showing appointments request system, will be integrated into RAHB Matrix on Wednesday, March 7, 2018? If you’ve never used ShowingTime before, don’t worry – you can register for one of our three FREE training webinars on March 6, 7 and 8, 2018.

In the meantime, we have compiled some frequently asked questions about the ShowingCart tool and ShowingTime Listing basics below:

What is ShowingCart?

ShowingCart is a way to schedule multiple showings all in one place in ShowingTime. Once you have selected the showings you want to schedule, the map will allow you to see where the listings you selected are located so you can create the best possible route for your buyer. In addition, you can see all of the confirmed requests in one place and send directions as well. There will be two ways to schedule showings using ShowingCart: through the RAHB Matrix system or through the ShowingTime mobile app. To learn more, watch the ShowingCart video tutorial here.


What kind of attachments can I add to my listing?

You can add any disclosures or forms that need to be shared with a showing REALTOR®. ShowingTime accepts .PDF, .JPG, .GIF, or .PNG file uploads only (20MB max).


When should I merge a listing?

If a property is re-listed or comes back on the market you may have two in your inventory. You may also have a duplicate listing if you are a member of more than one Association. Merging the listings will keep all the history and future showings together.


How does ShowingTime save space in my “REALTOR® Remarks”?

Showing instructions such as “please close all blinds” or “please leave card” are often included in the “REALTOR® Remarks” section of listings. ShowingTime frees up that space by having some pre-defined notations that will display while in the ShowingTime appointments screen. Some examples of what instructions are available are listed below:

ShowingTime General Remarks

Do I have to use ShowingTime for my listings?

We certainly encourage you to use ShowingTime, but ultimately, choosing to use ShowingTime is up to you.


Keep watching NewsReal and Matrix News & Alerts for more information about ShowingTime! For an archive of RAHB ShowingTime resources, click here.

How to Prepare Your Sellers for ShowingTime

ShowingTime Logo

ShowingTime, the showing request system, will be integrated into the RAHB Matrix system on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, and your sellers may have some questions regarding how the software works.

First, we recommend that you download and print the Seller’s Guide to ShowingTime Handout for your clients so they fully understand ShowingTime.

Second, we recommend that you register for one of our three training webinars on March 6, 7 and 8, 2018.

Third, we recommend that you keep the following FAQs on-hand so you are prepared for any follow-up questions your sellers may have:


As a seller, will I be notified when a ShowingTime showing is scheduled?

Yes, you can receive email notifications so you know when an appointment is scheduled. Appointments fall into two categories:

Go & Show – this is when no appointment is required and a showing request can be immediately confirmed.

Appointment Required – this is when a confirmation must be obtained from you as the seller, your tenant and/or Listing REALTOR® before a showing may occur.

In both cases, you may choose to receive notifications.


Why is more than one REALTOR® showing my home at a time?

Your Listing REALTOR® can set up appointments to be “exclusive” or “overlapping”. An exclusive showing will allow only one REALTOR® and buyer in your home at a specified time. Overlapping showings will allow more than one REALTOR® and buyer to view your property at the same time.


Can I share showing appointments with a family member?

Yes, your Listing REALTOR® can add multiple people to your property information in ShowingTime so your family members can receive notifications for upcoming showings. An additional setting can also allow one or more family member to have the ability to confirm or decline showings.


What if I don’t want showings at a certain time?

ShowingTime allows REALTORS® to create appointment restrictions for specific days and times. This is known as “Setting an Appointment Rule”, which is anything that will change the normal outcome for confirming showings based on preferences set in the listing’s instructions.


Keep watching NewsReal and Matrix News & Alerts for more information about ShowingTime! For an archive of RAHB ShowingTime resources, click here.

How ShowingTime Notifications Work

ShowingTime, the showing appointments request system, will be integrated into RAHB Matrix on Wednesday, March 7, 2018!

To get ready for the launch, register for one of our three FREE training webinars on March 6, 7 and 8, 2018.

In the meantime, you may have some questions about how ShowingTime notifications work. We have compiled some frequently asked questions below so you can be prepared and have an extra resource on hand for the ShowingTime launch date:

How will I be notified of a showing request on my listing?

In your ShowingTime profile there will be a section titled “Listing Agent Preferences”. This is where you can select how you would like to be contacted for requests on your listings. These settings will be defaulted on all of your listings.

Showing Request Notification


What are my options for being notified in ShowingTime?

You have three options to choose from for ShowingTime notifications:

  • Email
  • Text Messaging
  • Push, which is a notification directly from the ShowingTime mobile app

You can choose one of these options, two or all three, depending on what best fits your preferences.


How do I enable text message notifications for myself?

At the top of your Profile under the “Profile Basics” section, you can enter your mobile phone number in the “Text Message” field. Then select “Long SMS” or “Short SMS”.

The “Short SMS” will provide a short, single text message with an external link you can click to see further information.

“Long SMS” will provide all of the ShowingTime notification information via text message (no external link), but be mindful that this information may span more than one text message.


What if my seller wants to be notified about requested showings?

A seller can be added to any listing under an “Appointment Required” appointment type. This allows sellers to be part of the selling process by either confirming requests or simply being notified of showings.

To add your seller, go to the “Listing Setup” tab and click “Add New Owner/Occupant”. Be sure to indicate the seller’s notification preferences for requests, confirmations and cancellations.

Do not forward your “Listing Agent” version of emails to your sellers; they have a separate template with limited access.


Why am I not receiving email notifications for my listings?

The most common reason why emails are not received is because they get caught in your spam/junk email filter. If this is the case, please make sure your email provider is not blocking inbound emails from ShowingTime. In addition, check to make sure that your email address is correct in your profile.


Keep watching NewsReal and Matrix News & Alerts for more information about ShowingTime! For an archive of RAHB ShowingTime resources, click here.

Matrix Real Estate Trend Indicator

Have you seen the Real Estate Trend Indicator report in Matrix?

This report provides information about the number of sales within defined price ranges, according to number of bedrooms:

Real Estate Trend Indicator

The average price of sales according to the number of bedrooms:

Market Trend Indicator Number of Bedrooms

And a range of days on market, and the number of properties sold in those date ranges:

Market Trend Indicator

You can find the Real Estate Trend Indicator under the Market Reports tab on your Matrix home page. Check it out!


New Residential Lease – Update!

Recently, the Ontario Government released a new standardized lease agreement for private residential leases which includes single and semi-detached houses, apartment buildings, rented condos and secondary units.

Effective April 30, 2018, all leases used by a landlord must be the new standardized lease. For any lease that is signed after this date that is not the standard lease, the tenant will have the right to ask the landlord for a standardized lease in writing. The landlord is required to provide one within 21 days of the request. If one is not provided, the tenant can withhold one month’s rent.

Flexibility is Key

When the Government announced they were creating a standardized lease, OREA worked closely with the Ministry of Housing and participated in their consultations. It was important for OREA to ensure that landlords and tenants be given some flexibility in the terms of the lease. The government responded by including “additional items” section in the standardized lease.

Impact on OREA’s Forms

OREA’s Standard Forms Committee will meet in the coming months to discuss what revisions will need to be made to the Association’s clauses and forms to accommodate this change.

For example, Form 400 – Agreement to Lease – Residential will be reviewed to ensure that any changes that are required will be made. In addition, all of OREA’s Standard Clauses related to residential leases will be reviewed for possible revisions. We will continue to keep you posted as OREA provides further updates in the coming weeks.

You can learn more about the new standard lease by visiting the Ministry of Housing’s website.

Residential Lease Forms

Lunch with the President

RAHB President Jack Loft had his fifth member lunch at the Powerhouse Restaurant in Stoney Creek with Abby Evans and Larry Paletta (Re/Max Escarpment Realty Inc.). Jack reports that Abby and Larry are very active members who want to see the Board raise professionalism in the Association and keep members informed of Board direction. They are happy with tech support through RAHB.

For your chance to have lunch with the RAHB President, email your name to!

Fifth Lunch with the President