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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
15430 Innis Lake Road
Caledon East, ON L7C 2Z1
Lunch will be provided.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.