Listings Made Simple – Signing Reports In Matrix

Did you know you can generate a Property Information Form (PIF) from data loaded into Matrix? This eliminates the need to fill out a standard RAHB MLS® Property Information Form.

Please note, however, that this replaces only the Property Information Form. All other necessary forms (OREA Form 200 Listing Agreement, OREA Form 810 Working With A REALTOR®, etc.) will still be required.

To get a Matrix-generated PIF, you will use a report called REALTOR® Full with Tabs and Signature.  Here’s how:

1. Use the Matrix Input function to enter all listing data as you normally would. If you do not have Broker Load access, your office will need to do this for you.

(Here is a video tutorial on how to enter listings in Matrix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeP8xJIngvk)

 

2. Once all listing data has been entered, save the listing as incomplete by clicking on the Save as Incomplete button, located at the bottom left corner of the screen. This will save the listing with Incoming status. Do not submit the listing at this point!

 

 

 

 

3. If you are printing the PIF immediately after saving the incomplete listing, click on the MLS® number on the Input Succeeded screen, which appears immediately after you click Save as Incomplete.

If you are returning to Matrix, the incomplete listing can be retrieved by going to My Matrix > My Listings, and selecting My Incomplete Listings from the Show Click on the MLS® number to open the listing.

 

4. With the listing open, select REALTOR® Full with Signature from the Display menu.

5. This will generate a report that can be signed by your seller, in lieu of a standard Property Information Form. Click Print to display the list of print options. Be sure to select all tabs that apply to your listing, as your seller will need to sign all of them.  From here, you can click on either Print, Print to PDF, or Email PDF, depending upon your preference.

Each tab will have a signature and date lines at the bottom, which are to be signed by your seller prior to activating the listing.

After your seller signs the forms, return to your incomplete listings and activate the listing.  Click the Edit button, and submit the listing from the familiar data entry screen.

Please feel free to contact the RAHB MLS® Department with any questions – 905.667.4650 or support@rahb.ca.

Mark Your Calendar – Fall Open Forums!

Two community forums are coming your way in October, 2018!

Burlington – Tuesday, October 16
Wellington Square United Church (St. Paul’s Hall)
2121 Caroline St., Burlington
Speaker: TBA

 
Hamilton – Tuesday, October 23
Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre (Waterview Room)
555 Bay St. N., Hamilton
Speaker: Representative from City of Hamilton Economic Development Dept.

For both meetings, check-in and breakfast begin at 9:30 a.m. with opening remarks at 10 a.m.

Watch for more details and registration coming soon!

 

RAHB Stats Survey

This message was e-mailed to all members on Monday, July 23, 2018.

 

We are in the process of re-evaluating the statistics packages we provide to RAHB members and the media/public. Your input is greatly appreciated as we move forward with this project.

We ask that you participate in our Statistics Survey that should take no longer than 3-5 minutes of your time. Please click on the below button to access the Statistics Survey.

Stats Survey

Your participation will enable us to make improvements to the current statistics package, prepare members for any upcoming changes to the statistics package, develop educational materials for our members and the public, and ultimately empower our REALTORS® to succeed.

The survey is available for a week and will close on Monday, July 30, 2018.

As a thank you, we will make a draw for a $25 Tim Horton’s gift card once the survey closes.

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Stewart at 905.529.8101 x 295 or via e-mail at wendys@rahb.ca.

 

 

Golf Survey – Thank You!

Thank you to the 134 members who completed the RAHB golf survey! 

Congratulations to Les Edwards (RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.), winner of the draw for a cedar BBQ brush!

 

Giving is a hole-in-one for Good Shepherd

Hamilton’s Good Shepherd Centres are known for their passionate community efforts, and they were also the big winner at a golf tournament held in June by the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB). The Association presented a cheque to Good Shepherd for $6,729.92, the amount raised at 2018 RAHB Charity Golf Tournament.

“The real winner of the golf tournament is our community,” says June Brooke of Good Shepherd. “This generous donation will go a long way to supporting the services we provide.”

Good Shepherd is the largest provider of human and social services in the Greater Hamilton area. Its work is based on a commitment to restoring hope and dignity to the most vulnerable members of the community.

“Hamilton-Burlington REALTORS® enjoyed a beautiful day on the course, and the proceeds from that day will support vital programs and shelter for those at greatest risk,” says RAHB President Jack Loft, “It’s a wonderful win-win.”

Good Shepherd’s services includes emergency food and clothing services; emergency shelter for men, youth, women and children, and families; mental health crisis support; education; transitional and supportive housing programs; senior support; and hospice palliative care.

RAHB is proud supporter of local shelter-related organizations in the Greater Hamilton-Burlington and outlying regions in the Association’s market area. For more information, please visit www.rahb.ca/givingback/.

 

Left to right:  RAHB CEO George O’Neill; Good Shepherd Special Projects Coordinator June Brooke;
RAHB President Jack Loft

RAHB Advantage: Medical and Dental Insurance Program Now Available!

RAHB is pleased to welcome Underwriters Alliance Inc. as our newest partner in the member value package, RAHB Advantage!

Underwriters Alliance offers medical and dental coverage, as well as optional life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) coverage, and accident and serious illness insurances.

Learn more about Underwriters Alliance’s medical and dental coverage!

More information
Underwriters Alliance – FAQs

Learn more about RAHB Advantage and the other partners in our member value package.

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – Save That Date!

RAHB’s ProDev+ (Professional Development Plus) will be coming your way on Tuesday, September 25, 2018! This full-day event will include an education program, expanded exhibitor hall and interactive networking time to unwind after a busy, information-packed day.

Watch for more details in upcoming issues of NewsReal, but for now – save that date!

 

 

Become Familiar with the New WEBForms®!

CREA will be discontinuing their WEBForms® Classic version as of Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

To prepare for the change to the new version of WEBForms®, why not begin using it now?  It’s easy to find the new site: when you go to WEBForms® Classic, you will see the notice shown below – just click on the red button that says Try the new version of CREA WEBFORMS® now! and you will be redirected to the site.

 

 

Note: This article was updated on July 18 to reflect the new date of August 8 for the discontinuation of WEBForms® “Classic”.

Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) – New Designation Course!

Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) is a new designation course that will help you sharpen your negotiation skills, and provide the tips and tools you need to be a more skillful advocate for your clients.

Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23, 2018
RAHB – McCullough Room
Instructor:  Hugh Foy
Cost:  $325 +HST for RAHB members; $406.25 +HST for non-RAHB members

Register with Angela McArthur at angelam@rahb.ca

Click here for more information.

 

RAHB REALTORS® Release June Stats

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1,257 sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in June, 14.2 per cent fewer than the same month last year and 19.2 per cent fewer than the 10-year average for the month.

Please click here to read the full report.

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