Nominations Now Open!

Nominations for the 2018 RAHB Board of Directors are now open!

Do you want to put your name forward or nominate another member? Check out the official information package, which includes:

  • Notice of Election Meeting
  • 2017 Election Schedule
  • Qualities of a Director
  • Nomination Form (Nominations open on October 16 and close November 3, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.)
  • Candidate Profile

If you’re thinking of running for the 2018 Board and want to hear about the process for nominees as well as what it’s like to be a Director, be sure to drop by the October 25th Candidates Cafe at the RAHB Office (McCullough Room, lower level) at 10 a.m.!

If you have any questions about the meeting, the election process or the information included in the Notice of Meeting contact 905.529.8101 X236 or carolyni@rahb.ca.

Thanks and we look forward to receiving your nomination packages!

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RAHB welcomes new members!

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington extends a warm welcome to its newest members from July22 to August 23, 2017!

 

Joshua Fennell
Patti Lowes
Apex Results Realty Inc.

Rebecca Keddy
Century 21 Dreams Inc.

Laila Andersen
Riaz Baig
Michael Johnson
Brian Medeiros
Muily Quanh
Keller Williams Complete Realty

Mina Hanna
Christine Mangubat
Keller Williams Edge Realty

Filip Hajduk
Kingsway Real Estate

Donato Cascioli
Robert Kronas Real Estate

Graham Durrant
One Percent Realty Ltd.

Tahmid Ahmed
Korey Meadows
Joanna Strano
RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.

Sabrina Farrauto
Right At Home Realty Inc.

 


Thank You to Our Sponsor:

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Have you moved recently?

When you move it is important that your new address is updated with RAHB.

Why? Members have experienced issues when they use their credit card to pay their RAHB account. The address on their account (which comes from their membership records) does not match the address the credit card company has on file, and so their payment is declined.

To avoid this happening to you, please ensure that your address is up to date with RAHB. You can contact one of our corporate services staff, or log in to your Single Sign On (SSO) dashboard at my.rahb.ca, click on “Education/Account Services”, then click on View/Update Personal Information and update your own information.


Thank You to Our Sponsor:

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Professional Development for REALTORS®

Register for any Professional Development course or ProDev+ through RAHB Education/Account Services (button on your SSO at my.rahb.ca) or by contacting Angela at angelam@rahb.ca or 905.529.8101 x233.

 

Held at RAHB – 505 York Blvd.
Lower level room: C – Chambers M – McCullough

 

Negotiation Strategies for Commercial Leasing – Don Patterson (NEW!)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
RAHB Members: $45+HST
Non-Members: $56.25+HST

 

Master Open House – Amyn Chagan
Monday, October 23, 2017
9 a.m. – Noon
RAHB Members: $79+HST
(if registered by October 16, 2017; Regular $99+HST)
Non-Members: $98.75+HST
(if registered by October 16, 2017; Regular $123.75+HST)

 

Multiple Offers: The Seller, The Buyer and You! – Bill Johnson
Thursday, November 9, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
RAHB Members: $45+HST
Non-Members: $56.25+HST

 

Shift Your ​Paradigm – Jacquelyn MacKenzie (NEW!)
​​Monday, November 13, 2017
10 a.m. – Noon.
RAHB Members: Free​
Non-Members: $15+HST​

 

​Best Practices – Everyday Use of Forms – Hugh Foy (NEW!)
​Wednesday, November 15, 2017
10 a.m. – Noon
RAHB Members: $30+HST
Non-Members: $37.50+HST

 

Reminder: RAHB Office Closure
Monday, October 9, 2017 (Thanksgiving Day)


Thank You to Our Sponsor:

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#1 marketing product now available at the Realty Shoppe

Realty Shoppe Calendars

Four designs will be available, but only while supplies last.

Calendar magnets are an economical marketing tool that your clients will appreciate receiving; just remove the cover from the adhesive magnet and attach your business card.

Special features include:

  • Calendar begins November/17
  • Each page has either a Home Tip/Recipe/Quote and/or memo lines (depending on the calendar)
  • Canadian holidays indicated
  •  A reorder page (for next years’ calendar) for clients to use to contact you
  • Year-at-a-glance calendar and  kitchen conversions pages
  • Envelope included
  • Removable magnet punch-out reduces  mailing cost and makes two products out  of one! Use the punch-out as a second  business card magnet

For best selection, contact the Realty Shoppe to pre-order your first choice today. Popular titles sell out fast!

 


Realty Shoppe LogoMonday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. T: 905.529.5979 F: 905.529.7109
E.: realtyshoppe@rahb.ca * All applicable taxes are extra. Prices subject to change.

Say goodbye Realinfo and hello NewsReal!

We are pleased to let you know that all RAHB news will be coming to you in our new weekly email, NewsReal!

You will receive NewsReal by email each Wednesday, and it will include features, updates and the information you would usually find in Realinfo.

Realinfo has served well as our main vehicle for providing information and RAHB news through the years. Over time, however, our communications to you have become more frequent with information that is more time-sensitive, so instead of bombarding you with ever-more emails in addition to Realinfo, we will send a weekly update of what’s new and noteworthy.

NewsReal has already begun, and we hope you find the format easy to read and the contents informative.
Realinfo features such as Realty Shoppe specials, new members, professional development offerings, ethics issues, and so on will continue in NewsReal, so be sure to watch for them.

This is our last issue of Realinfo. Thank you for reading our monthly newsletter so faithfully.

The last word

Don’t want to wait for the weekly issue of NewsReal? Keep up to date on RAHB news by visiting our blog at blog.rahb.ca! All articles from NewsReal (and all past articles from Realinfo) are posted here, so it is the place to go for all the news, past and present.

You can also see the news as it’s posted by subscribing to an RSS feed from the blog. Here’s how:

1. Choose your RSS feed service. If you don’t  know any, you can either search “RSS feed  services”, or try https://www.lifewire.com/top -free-online-rss-readers-3486649 and use one the seven recommended free services.

2. Once you’ve chosen a service, follow the  instructions to set up your account.

3. When you are prompted for the URL of the site you wish to follow, insert blog.rahb.ca/feed.

4. Then sit back and watch for notifications as new articles are published.


Thank You to Our Sponsor:

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Services Spotlight: RAHB Member Meetings and Events

Have you ever thought about RAHB meetings and events as a service to you?

RAHB membership meetings are held at least twice a year: the Annual General Meeting is held every March and the Annual Election Meeting is held in late November or early December. These are important meetings, where you can learn more about, and have a say in, the business of the Association.

Your Association goes far beyond those two business meetings to offer you opportunities to learn more about current issues, to participate in discussions with the RAHB leadership and other members, and to meet with your fellow REALTORS® to network and/or support great causes. These meetings and events support RAHB’s focus on member development, member service, member engagement and member enablement.

RAHB meetings and events reach far and wide to ensure that members in all of RAHB’s market area have opportunities to participate. And the areas of focus are many, including education, specializations, and community and charitable works. Members can enjoy many of these events for free or for a nominal fee, and they always provide a great return!

Have a look at the RAHB member meetings and events that will take place before the end of 2017. Why not make it a goal to attend one, two or more? You will meet your colleagues in a great environment, will have supported your community, and you will be more informed to better serve your clients.

Visit rahb.ca/events for more details.

 

Event

Location

Date

Caledonia Open Forum Grace United Church,
174 Caithness St. E., Caledonia
September 6, 2017
Grimsby Open Forum Trinity United Church,
100 Main St. W., Grimsby
September 8, 2017
Dunnville Open Forum Grace United Church,
301 Broad St. E., Dunnville
September 15, 2017
Burlington Open Forum Appleby United Church,
4407 Spruce Ave., Burlington

(* also being live streamed)
September 29, 2017
ProDev+
(Professional Development Plus)
Burlington Holiday Inn
3063 South Service Rd., Burlington
October 12, 2017
RCN Fall Networking Event Tech Place, Burlington
5500 North Service Rd., 8th Floor
October 26, 2017
RAHB/CMHC Real Estate Outlook 2018 Liuna Station
360 James St. N., Hamilton
November 8, 2017
REALTORS®4Kids Charity Auction Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre
1555 Upper Ottawa, Hamilton
November 16, 2017
RAHB Annual Election Meeting Royal Botanical Gardens
680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington
December 5, 2017

Realty Shoppe: #1 marketing product is arriving soon!

5 designs will be available, but only while supplies last!

An economical marketing tool that your clients will appreciate receiving; just remove the cover from the adhesive magnet and attach your business card.

Realty Shoppe CalendarsSpecial features include:

  • Calendar begins November/17
  • Each page has either a Home Tip/Recipe/Quote and/or memo lines (depending on the calendar)
  • Canadian holidays indicated
  • A reorder page (for next years’ calendar) for clients to use to contact you
  • Year-at-a-glance calendar and kitchen conversions pages
  • Envelope included
  • Removable magnet punch-out reduces mailing cost and makes 2 products out of 1!
  • Use the punch-out as a second business card magnet

Thank you to everyone who visited the Shoppe on July 26, 2017 to celebrate the Realty Shoppe’s 25th anniversary! Members enjoyed refreshments, giveaways, discounts and a draw for an anniversary gift basket. Congratulations to Julie Valevicius of RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., the lucky winner of the gift basket valued at $160!

Realty Shoppe

Realty Shoppe 25 Years


Realty Shoppe LogoMonday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. T.: 905.529.5979 F.: 905.529.7109
E.: realtyshoppe@rahb.ca * All applicable taxes are extra. Prices subject to change.

Services Spotlight: RAHB’s Regional Commercial Network

A notable benefit to RAHB members, particularly for those who work in commercial real estate, is RAHB’s Regional Commercial Network (RCN).

The RCN Committee works throughout the year with a focus on promoting commercial REALTORS® for advocacy surrounding matters regarding commercial real estate, as well as developing and hosting specialized commercial education sessions and networking events which all RAHB members are welcome to attend.

RAHB members who are already active commercial practitioners or have a strong interest in honing their commercial skills are encouraged to consider joining the Regional Commercial Network, as either a full or candidate RCN member.

Membership in the RCN includes networking opportunities, peer-to-peer communication tools, promotion in the RCN membership roster and more.  Full members of the RCN may use the RCN logo in their marketing and promotional materials, and they are identified as a recognized commercial specialist.

Full RCN membership also provides automatic membership in the Canadian Real Estate Association’s Canadian Commercial Network (CCN). There is no cost to be a RCN member – qualifying criteria is outlined in the RCN member application at http://www.rahb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/RCN_Membership_Application.pdf


Thank You To Our Sponsor:

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Karan Barker Scholarship Deadline

Deadline for 2017 Karan Barker Scholarships is Friday, August 11!

If your son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter is intending to apply for a Karan Barker Scholarship, remind them the deadline for applications is coming up very soon, on August 11, 2017

Qualifications for a scholarship:

  • attending, or has an acceptance to attend, university or community college
  • outstanding academic record and/or is very involved in school activities or the community
  • can demonstrate maturity, initiative and/or strength of character

Complete details are on the 2017 scholarship application – find it on REALTOR Link® (look under the Forms & Member Changes tab) or at http://bit.ly/RAHBscholar2017.

Karan Barker Scholarship

 

RAHB welcomes our newest members!

Welcome to these members who joined RAHB between June 22-July 21, 2017

 

Sean McCaul
Mickey Turajlic
Jeremy Pauhl
Apex Results Realty Inc.

Elham Atta
Keller Williams Complete Realty.

Nicole Ransome
Keller Williams Edge Realty

Mowfaq Albostamy
PC275 Realty Inc. 

Cheryl Munce
Joseph Stewart
Judy Kucharski
Richard Klement
Jason McCoubrey
Jie Xiong
RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.

Fadi Mohaisen
Vivian Luu
Gino R. Montani
Right At Home Realty Inc.

Lisa Oliverio
Royal LePage Real Estate Services Loretta Phinney

Nathan Adorjan
Zolo Realty Inc.