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

New in Matrix – Escape Clauses Now Highlighted on REALTOR® Single Line

A new column header titled EscCl (“Escape Clause”) has been added to the REALTOR® Single Line view for all property types.

This will allow you to see if Active CS properties have an escape clause. Previously, you would have had to open a REALTOR® Full display to see this additional information.

If you have any questions regarding this addition, please call the MLS® Department at 905.667.4650.

 

RealTrack at RAHB

The RealTrack service is now available for all members’ use in the RAHB Resource Centre.

What is RealTrack?

RealTrack is a licensed database for searching commercial (ICI) real estate transactions of $500,000 and over in Ontario. Compiled from land title documents, telephone interviews, site visits and other sources, RealTrack collects, confirms and publishes the information of over 122,000 property transfers dating back to 1996. The database grows at a rate of over 150 new transactions every week.

Access to RealTrack in the RAHB Resource Centre is by chance or by appointment (one user session at a time). Contact Kathy Rubio at kathyr@rahb.ca or Nancy Duce at nancyd@rahb.ca to reserve your time today!

Happy Canada Day!

The RAHB Board of Directors and staff wish you a happy and safe Canada Day!

Upcoming RAHB Office Closures

Monday, July 2 (Canada Day)
Monday, August 6 (Civic Holiday)
Monday, September 3 (Labour Day)

 

Update Your Saved Searches for Split Levels!

We recently added 3, 4 and 5-level Sidesplits and 3, 4 and 5-level Backsplits to the Property Style menu in the residential search screen and in Broker Load.

While these features are visible to RAHB members for their searches, they will show only as Sideplit or Backsplit when those property styles are uploaded to the shared database –  the regional Matrix system does not differentiate between the number of levels.

Conversely, when backsplits and sidesplits are uploaded from the regional Matrix to RAHB Matrix, they will show only as Backsplit or Sidesplit in RAHB Matrix.

To obtain the best results for your searches and saved searches when they include split levels:

To search: specify the number of levels you are looking for in a split level, as well as Sidesplit and/or Backsplit so you will see all results from RAHB listings and regional listings.

For saved searches: choose Sidesplit and/or Backsplit in addition to the numbered levels of sidesplits or backsplits to see all results from RAHB listings and regional listings.

If you have any questions, please contact the MLS® Department at 905.667.4650 or support@rahb.ca.

Just Junk – Newest Partner in RAHB Advantage!

We are pleased to announce that Just Junk Hamilton is the newest partner in RAHB’s member value package, RAHB Advantage.

Just Junk offers a 10 per cent discount on junk removal from your or your clients’ homes – a great service for you as well as your clients! A phone call or e-mail is all it will take to rid your home of unwanted clutter.

Just Junk Hamilton covers a wide area from Oakville to Caledonia – check out what areas they cover as well as how to take advantage of this great service.

Please click here for more information about Just Junk.

Please click here for more information about RAHB Advantage.

You are a Member of the REALTOR® Action Network!

The REALTOR® Action Network (RAN) is CREA’s online advocacy platform built exclusively for REALTORS®.  RAN allows you to connect with your Member of Parliament (MP) so you can be the face of the local side of real estate in your area.

To make the most of the power of REALTORS® across the country, every REALTOR® has now been enrolled on RAN!

To be matched up with your MP, all you need to do is go to the REALTOR® Action Network site to update your profile with your home postal code – go to www.realtoractionnetwork.com. Please note: you will need to sign in to REALTOR Link® to reach the REALTOR® Action Network page.

Welcome New Members!

We extend a warm welcome to RAHB’s newest members who joined the association between April 25 and May 29, 2018!

Fazl Molana
James Tilbury
Ambitious Realty Advisors Inc.

Peter Milovanovic
Apex Results Realty Inc.

Leah Li
Bay Street Group Inc.

Crystal Curran
Vijay Balakrishnan
Dave Pitblado
Century 21 Dreams Inc.

Jennifer Dodds
EXP Realty of Canada Inc.

Geza Major
Farah Behnam
Gary Tiwana
Keller Williams Complete Realty

Savvy Tinna
David Abboud
Keller Williams Edge Realty

Bashar A. Al Saigh
PC275 Elite

Amanda Billeci
Terri Chow
Fernando Caiella
Jennifer Syer
Voyo Zlojutro
Kiran Verma
RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.

Jasmine Ancona
RE/MAX Escarpment Woolcott Realty Inc.

Yogendrasinh Chaudhari
Jason Humphries
Lisette Silva Stolp
Right At Home Realty Inc.

Jodie Bowen
Rockhaven Realty Inc.

Michael Di Berardo
Tamara Morales
Royal LePage Macro Realty

Alexandra Fritch
Marian Pona
Royal LePage State Realty

Khan Waqar
Royal LePage Terrequity

Alison Sutton
Zoocasa Realty Inc.

 

 

 

Statistics Information Management (SIM) Link is Moving

At the end of June, the link to RAHB’s Statistics Information Management (SIM) link will be removed from your dashboard at my.rahb.ca.

But SIM is not disappearing! You can still access the program through the link in Matrix, which is now found as the second option under the Stats tab.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the RAHB MLS® department at 905.667.4650 or support@rahb.ca.

 

Matrix:  New Notification Process for Listing Errors, MLS® Policy Violations

Due to a Matrix system upgrade, you will notice a change in how RAHB communicates with you when your listing has errors or violates an MLS® rule or policy.

When an error or violation occurs, you will be sent either an automated warning notice, fine notice or correction request. Your letter will come from the e-mail address compliance@rahb.ca.

In addition, your Broker of Record or Manager will also receive by e-mail a copy of the notice sent to you.

This system upgrade went live on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Coming Soon: New Member Portal!

You will soon see a new, easy-to-use and more personal member portal when you sign in to my.rahb.ca! The new portal will give you the ability to:

  • immediately see details about your RAHB account – and you can pay right away!
  • view a list of upcoming courses and see what courses for which you are already registered
  • see a calendar with all meetings and courses
  • edit some of your personal profile information
  • perform a member search
  • see RAHB notifications
  • link to all the RAHB services/information as you do now

And all of this will be in one place!

The new member portal will be rolled out in two stages:

On Tuesday, June 12, you will be introduced to the new member portal when you log in to my.rahb.ca and use the link to education/account services. The link will take you to the new portal where you will easily see details about upcoming RAHB courses and information about your RAHB account.  New: Brokers of Record and Managers will see additional information about their office accounts.

After the new member portal is introduced in education/account services, the member portal will become the new Single Sign On (SSO) landing page at my.rahb.ca.  It will look similar to what you will have seen for education/account services, but will also include the icons with links to the REALTOR® Tools, RAHB News & Membership Services and REALTOR® Resources you see now at my.rahb.ca. This will be your gateway to Matrix, WEBForms® and other resources.

The new member portal will give you easier access to your RAHB account, your personal profile, and registration for professional development courses while still providing links to other RAHB resources. Watch for more details about the new member portal coming soon!

And there’s more exciting news!

Also coming soon: a new online Realty Shoppe, easily accessed through the new member portal.  Details are still being finalized, so watch for more information!