Professional Development: REBBA 2002 Code of Ethics

Do you want to stay informed, and be in compliance with REBBA 2002 Code of Ethics?

Join us on Monday, April 30 for a two hour presentation with Hugh Foy, who will cover the following topics:

  • “Coming Soon” signs
  • Interference of contracts
  • Handling pre-emptive offers
  • Multiple offers, and offers received by a Listing Brokerage
  • REBBA 2002 Code of Ethics

Cost: $30 +HST

Register today by emailing Angela McArthur at


Where Do You Find Zoning Information?

Do you know where you can find zoning information for all municipalities within the RAHB market area as well as for the surrounding areas covered by the regional group?

The answer:  in Matrix!

Just click on the Links tab, and when you see the list of System Links, scroll down to Zoning. It’s that simple! Click on a link and you will go straight to the zoning information or, in the case of Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville and Niagara Falls, you can choose to use the interactive zoning maps or read the zoning bylaw.

While you are scrolling down the list of links, why not check out what other information you can link to in Matrix: RAHB sites, tax information for various municipalities, CREA sites, OREA sites and other resources.

Check out what you can find under the Links tab today!

P.S. You will also find links to the Hamilton and Burlington interactive zoning maps through buttons on your dashboard at!

2018 RAHB Charity Golf Tournament!

2018 RAHB Charity Golf Tournament!

Tee it high and let it fly! Register now for RAHB’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament!

Test your skill on TWO hole-in-one contests – you could be the lucky winner of a Florida golf vacation for two valued at $3,500, or two WestJet tickets valued at up to $2,000!

Friday, June 8, 2018
10:30 a.m. Registration
11 a.m. Lunch
12 noon Shotgun start

Copetown Woods Golf Club
1430 Concession 2 Rd. W.
Copetown, ON LOR 1JO

$175 +HST per player
Includes golf cart, lunch, dinner, contests and more!

Register:  Click here!

Info:      Contact Sheila Sferrazza at 905.529.8101 X234 or

National Volunteer Week – a Special Thank You!

Thank you to all RAHB volunteers!

It’s National Volunteer Week, and RAHB would like to say a big “thank you!” to all members who volunteer with the Association. We appreciate our volunteer committee and task force members who offer their time, talents and expertise for the benefit of all members.

Do you volunteer in your community or for other causes? A big “thank you!” to you, too! REALTORS® are known for their volunteerism, and supporting your community speaks volumes about how much you care.

Do you have volunteers who help you in your business or other endeavours? Be sure to thank them for their efforts – let them know you appreciate the work they do for you.

Happy National Volunteer Week!

On the Road Again!

RAHB is coming your way with Community Open Forums in June, 2018!

Caledonia – Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Grace United Church (174 Caithness St. East)
Special Speaker: Jaymie Nelson, Senior Economic Development Officer for Haldimand County
Topic: Economic development and tourism initiatives in Haldimand County

Register now for the Caledonia Community Open Forum!

Grimsby – Friday, June 15, 2018
Trinity United Church (100 Main Street West)
Special Speaker:  A representative from the Niagara Escarpment Commission will speak about

  • The development permit process: what you need to know to make the process move more smoothly
  • How the updated Niagara Escarpment Plan policies will affect development

Register now for the Grimsby Community Open Forum!

Dunnville – Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Grace United Church (301 Broad St. East)
Special speaker: Zach Gable, Senior Economic Development Officer for Haldimand County
Topic: Economic development and tourism initiatives in Haldimand County

Register now for the Dunnville Community Open Forum!

For all open forums: check in and continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m.; opening remarks at 10:00 a.m.

Note:   If you have any  topics you would like to be discussed at an Open Forum, please send your suggestions to Nancy Duce at


Lunch with the President

RAHB President Jack Loft enjoyed a member lunch with Roz Niewland (Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd.). Roz is a fascinating woman who has an M.A. in Education, is an accomplished artist and has a passion for people and serving her clients. Roz and Jack also have something in common – they are both retired police officers. Roz introduced Jack to a great family restaurant in the north end – the Harbour Diner.

For your chance to have lunch with the RAHB President, please e-mail your name to

Welcome New Members!

We extend a warm welcome to RAHB’s newest members who joined the association between February 28 and April 3, 2018!

Patricia Masters
Jonathan Reid
Bridgecan Realty Corp.

Evan Okopny
Coldwell Banker-Burnhill Realty

Aparna Kumta
Coldwell Banker Community Professionals

Kathryn Stenhouse
Com/Choice Realty

Marilee Fehr
ComFree Commonsense Network

Adam Landucci
Thong Nguyen
Homelife Professionals Realty Inc.

Anna Sophia Jodhi
Sukhi Kohli
Michael McQuinn
Sarah Murray
Keller Williams Edge Realty

Frank Battista
Nick Fernandez
Joshua Fleming
Kristy Kelly
Morgan LeBlanc
Emilio Librobuono
Suzanne MacGillivray
Mike Muzzin
Michael Ricci
Dawn Louise Simpson
Tracy Tran
Donna Young
Keller Williams Complete Realty

Irena Tunjic
Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd.

Donna Ross
One Percent Realty Ltd.

Benjamin Dobrocky
PC275 Realty Inc.

Bharty Bhalla
Chris Cipriani
Sandra Giavedoni
David Hildebrand
Josh Reagan
Brendan Spencer
RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.

Evan Boyle
Frank Ilia
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

Allan Fry
Melissa Grego
Siddharth Jaishankar
Thomas Keaney
Right At Home Realty Inc.

Mike Andre
Robert Baker
Diana Cassar
Sinead Robinson
Chris Spiridoulias
Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services

Slavica Mutnjakovic
Search Realty Corp.

Dianne Usher
Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Mariah Parker
Sutton Group Innovative Realty Inc.

How valuable is

CREA recently released its 2017 Insights Report, which provides valuable market trends, consumer statistics, and information you can share with your clients about the value of using a REALTOR® and

Here are some highlights from the report about Canada’s Number One real estate website!

  • 6 million leads were sent to REALTORS® (through Email REALTOR®, Email Office and Phone a REALTOR® buttons)
  • There was an average of 300,000 listings on at any given time
  • There were 264 million visits to – 15 per cent more visits than last year!
  • REALTOR® profiles were viewed over 6.1 million times
  • There were 965 million views of property listings – up 64 per cent from last year!

Read the entire 2017 Insights Report here!  (Note: This information was sent to all members in the March issue of CREA’s NEWS2Me newsletter.)


Hamilton West Harbour Community Conversation

Hamilton West Harbour

The City of Hamilton is holding a West Harbour Community Conversation on Thursday, March 29, 2018 from
7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Community Storefront (294 James St. N.).

The agenda includes information about the design plan and schedule for the new Pier 5-7 public open space and the status of the Pier 8 promenade park. There will also be background information and discussion about the former Discovery Centre building.

Click here to learn more.

Have You Signed Up for Ontario REALTOR® Party Updates?

Ontario Realtor Party Logo

Have you heard about the Ontario REALTOR® Party? No, it is not a political party, but rather, a group that strives to unify REALTORS® to speak with one voice to promote the dream of home ownership and protect the real estate profession.

There is always something to do to help promote the issues important to home owners and REALTORS®. No matter how big or small the task, your efforts will make a difference! Click here to get involved today.

Are You Ready for the New Ontario Standard Lease?

Ontario Standard Lease Agreement

All residential leases signed on or after April 30, 2018 must be on the new Ontario standard lease form.

Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act makes it mandatory to use the standard lease template that is currently available only through the Government Forms Repository. According to information provided by the Ontario Real Estate Association (and sent by OREA to all members on March 21, 2018), OREA Form #400 – Agreement to Lease Residential can be used only to set up the terms of the lease and the standard lease template must be used to formalize the actual lease.

OREA is in the process of reviewing their Form #400 – Agreement to Lease Residential – and its associated clause for any revisions they may need.

Be sure you know the terms of the standard lease form for Monday, April 30, 2018!

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Holiday Weekend Approaches!

The RAHB Directors and staff wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend! (Please note the RAHB office will be closed on Friday, March 30. We will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 2.)

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