Let’s talk about what is coming up in the year ahead!
The most obvious place to start is with RAHB’s Matrix system. Our staff and CoreLogic have been working diligently to develop a made-for-RAHB MLS® System that will be compatible with the regional Matrix system, so that listing information can be easily shared between RAHB and the regional group.
If you have been using the regional Matrix system for all your searches, you should be comfortable using RAHB’s Matrix. If you haven’t been using the regional Matrix system, you can get a good idea of what RAHB’s system will be like by checking out the regional system now. Call our MLS® services help desk at 905.667.4650 to learn how to access the system.
We are still working to launch RAHB’s Matrix system before the spring market of this year, so be sure to watch for updates in our email publication The Shift. Past issues of The Shift are located on REALTOR Link® – look under “Regional Info” on the right hand side of RAHB’s page.
Beginning this year, RAHB will be participating in the CREA MLS® Home Price Index, or HPI. The HPI will show house price trends in neighbourhoods for various housing types, providing valuable information you can use to better serve your clients and customers.
The last thing I want to touch on is the highlight of every spring for members – REALTOR® CONNECTIONS AGM, Conference and Trade Show. We have made some changes this year – the date of the event is March 9, and we have moved the event to the Grand Olympia in Stoney Creek. The planning committee is putting together a program that will help you “Choose Success” for your business, and it promises to be an excellent day. Registration is already open – look for more information in this issue of REALINFO.
I am personally looking forward to a year of continuing to provide you, our valued members, the products and services you need and want, and to fulfilling RAHB’s mission of “empowering REALTORS® to succeed”.
Best regards, George O’Neill