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Check out these great Realty Shoppe features!

Put your stamp on it!
Bring attention to important messages you would like your customers to see!
Self-inking stamps: Stamp size 2.75” x 1”; imprint size 5/8”; Red ink (re-inkable); 100,000 imprints

Door hangers:
4” w X 8” h, printed on sturdy plastic to weather the elements

Reversible door hangers:

Pets inside: 

Buying/selling closing pouches:
Available in white vinyl with blue lettering or blue vinyl with gold lettering; holds legal size papers
Clear business card holder


Monday to Friday8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
T: 905.529.5979  F: 905.529.7109
* All applicable taxes are extra. Prices subject to change.

2018 RAHB Annual General Meeting Summary

Over 500 members attended RAHB’s 97th Annual General Meeting (AGM), featuring guest speaker David Chilton, on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Michelangelo Events and Conference Centre. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated.

President-Elect Bob Van De Vrande presented the Financial Report.

Members adopted the 2017 year-end audited financial statements and appointed Norton McMullen as the Auditor for the fiscal year 2018. There were 445 votes in favour versus 47 opposed.

President Jack Loft presented four Bylaw Amendments.

  1. The motion to amend the RAHB Bylaw to remove the MLS® Committee from the list of Board Committees and change the status to an Operational Committee was defeated – 327 votes to 174 votes.
  2. The motion to amend the Bylaw to increase remuneration for the President and President-Elect, and to provide remuneration to the Immediate Past President (the same amount as for the President-Elect) and the Board of Directors (for Board meetings attended) was approved – 415 votes to 97 votes.
  3. The motion to amend the Bylaw to allow RAHB to participate in the Revised Cooperative Discipline Agreement for real estate boards and associations in Ontario was approved – 477 votes to 13 votes.
  4. The motion to allow RAHB staff to make “housekeeping” changes to the Bylaw to adjust punctuation, numbering, etc. was approved to ensure the intent of the Bylaw changes is carried throughout the document as necessary – 474 votes to 7 votes.

    As per the voting and approvals, the RAHB ByLaw has been amended.

MLS® Committee Chair Kathy Della-Nebbia presented the MLS® Report:
The report touched on MLS®-related initiatives in 2017 (data share in place; new Matrix system go-live in October; review and update of some MLS® Rules and Regulations and Policies; update of Smithville boundary), the new ShowingTime scheduling program and what the MLS® Committee will focus on in 2018.

RAHB CEO George O’Neill provided an update on RAHB’s Strategic Plan.

The update covered the five main components of RAHB’s three-year strategic plan:  Vision, Mission, Values, Goals and Core Competencies.

Draw Winners!

  • Dena Zlatar (Royal LePage State Realty) won the draw for 2019 RAHB dues.
  • Angela Nolan (RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.) won the draw for the drone.
  • Biliana Dib (Royal LePage Macro Realty) won the draw for the iPad.

    Congratulations to all the winners!

Following the AGM, members and selected guests enjoyed a delicious hot buffet lunch before enjoying the insightful, often hilarious, presentation by guest speaker David Chilton of CBC Dragons’ Den fame, and author of The Wealthy Barber and The Wealthy Barber Returns. Be sure to “like” our Facebook page and keep an eye out for our professional photographs of the event!

Thank you to all who attended RAHB’s spring AGM! We look forward to seeing you at the next one!

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.

Rich Reporting with GeoWarehouse

Did you know that GeoWarehouse rich reporting offers access to recent searches, deeper report insights and accurate visuals? You can also use the GeoWarehouse live measurement tool, see full sales history for any property, and gain real-time statistics on ownership, area demographics, and site/structure. To learn more, watch the video below!

GeoWarehouse Rich Reporting

Open Forums Coming Your Way!

RAHB Open Forums

Mark your calendars for upcoming Open Forums in your community:

Caledonia – Tuesday, June 5, 2018 (Grace United Church)

Grimsby – Friday, June 15, 2018 (Trinity United Church)

Dunnville – Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (Grace United Church)

All Open Forums will begin with registration and continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m., followed by opening remarks at 10 a.m.

Watch for more details coming soon!

Lunch with the President!

RAHB President Jack Loft enjoyed his eighth member lunch with RAHB member Jia Li. Jia is a five-year veteran at Apex Results Realty Inc., working both in the commercial and residential fields. Jia would like to see more education and enforcement of rules that would elevate the real estate profession. For your chance to have lunch with the RAHB President, please e-mail your name to

What To Do If Your Clients Miss Auto E-mails

Are your clients missing auto e-mails? Do you know how to disable and then re-enable auto e-mails? What about sending individual listings from one of your auto-searches? RAHB Instructor Eric Meek covers it all in RAHB’s latest Matrix video tutorial.

If you have any questions, concerns or difficulties with auto-emails, please contact our MLS® Help Desk at 905.667.4650 or


Niagara Escarpment Commission and Plan – Learn More!

Niagara Escarpment Commission

Do you want to learn more about what the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) does? Or what the updated Niagara Escarpment Plan is? Here’s your chance!


The Ontario government released an updated Niagara Escarpment Plan (NEP) on June 1, 2017.  In doing so, the government updated many NEP policies to reflect provincial priorities, harmonize with the Greenbelt Plan and other provincial land use plans and further strengthen the plan by clarifying policy intent.  Mapping to NEP land use designations has also been revised.

The Open House

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the Niagara Escarpment Commission will host an all-day session to explain the NEP, with a focus on the development permit process and compliance program. NEC staff will give presentations on the updated policies and will be available to answer your specific questions.

The Details

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Royal Ambassador
15430 Innis Lake Road
Caledon East, ON L7C 2Z1
Lunch will be provided.

Register: Danielle D’Silva at

More Information: 905.877.8144

Notepads, Decals and More at the Realty Shoppe

RAHB’s Realty Shoppe is filled with tools to help you promote your services to current and future clients!

Home Sweet Home Notepad Magnet

Notepads now restocked – get yours today!

Perfect for marketing campaigns – just add your business card! (3.5” x 9” notepad magnets, 25 sheets per pad)

  • Home Sweet Home
  • Notes
  • Things To Do


  Decals to promote your services (25/pkg):

  • I’d Love To Help Sell Your Home!
  • I Love Referrals!
  • We Love Referrals!
  • I Get Results!
  • SOLD!


Value Your Referrals Decal Decals to promote your services (25/pkg):

  • I Appreciate Your Business!


Referrals Appreciated Decals Decals to promote your services (25/pkg):

  • Referrals Appreciated!
  • SOLD!


 Document Stickers Document stickers

Initial here
Sign here
Sign & Date



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Lunch with the President!

RAHB President Jack Loft enjoyed his seventh member lunch with Walter Galvao (iPro Realty Ltd.) in Burlington. Walter is a new REALTOR® who came from a successful career and is already volunteering with the Association. Walter would like to see sales-related training (like Lead Generation) put on by RAHB. Jack reports that Walter has some great ideas and is passionate about real estate, and even introduced Jack at his office! For your chance to have lunch with the RAHB President, e-mail your name to

RAHB 7th Lunch with the President