Join OREA for PART 2 of the 2019 OREA Forms Update, Answering Member Questions Webinar. This webinar is a comprehensive overview of the changes that have taken place to OREA Standard Forms and Clauses for 2019 AND provides answers to a host of Member Forms Questions. This year there are only 12 forms that did not receive any changes so don’t get caught off guard when filling out a form on your next listing or sale!
A Review of Forms to assist REALTORS with written Notification, Communication and varied Consents for trading accountability
A review of the New & Revised Clauses
Navigation of OREA Forms Resources to assist in day to day practice and enhancement of Forms knowledge
Helping Members use OREA Forms & Clauses in 2019, to avoid being caught off guard when completing their next Form!
Answers to frequent Member Form & Clause Questions
The session will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by Q & A period. The Webinar will be facilitated by Cassandra Agnew Walker, Head of Standard Forms at OREA, a former REALTOR®, OREA Director and Instructor. She has extensive facilitation experience with brokerages, boards and associations and exudes enthusiasm in Member Forms discussions.
Visit the orea.comStandard Forms landing pageto view our comprehensive list of OREA Forms resources benefiting REALTOR® Members. All OREA Standard Forms webinars, webcasts, forms explained files, tutorials and related resources are for OREA members only.
The Ontario government launched a consultation on a broad range of possible changes to the Real Estate and Business Broker Act, 2002 (REBBA). The government is seeking feedback in many areas, including multiple representation, transparency in the offer process, and salesperson incorporation.
On January 31, CREA will be releasing a maintenance update on REALTOR.ca. Changes will include launching redesigned email templates, including REALTOR.ca and DDF® leads; as well as enabling all listing REALTORS® to receive email notifications when their new listings go live on REALTOR.ca.
This maintenance will also allow members to know when their listings go live on REALTOR.ca, so they will be able to check data accuracy, start listing marketing campaigns that lead visitors to REALTOR.ca and connect with their clients. The refreshed REALTOR.ca lead emails will deliver the enhancements members have been asking for such as prioritizing listing’s address in the subject line and making the lead information easier to review.
The estimated duration is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and there is a moderate potential impact to the site however no downtime is required.
OREA has made revisions to the 2019 Standard Forms and Clauses (see revisions below) and the new forms are now available via CREA’s WEBForms®.
Please use these new forms immediately for any new webkits that need to be created. The cutoff date for use of the old forms is Friday, February 1, 2019, after which RAHB will no longer accept the 2018 forms.
As of February 1, the new forms will be available in the Realty Shoppe.
OREA strongly encourages Members to always use the current year OREA Forms, to ensure they are using the most up to date and accurate OREA Forms & Clauses available. Further, OREA recommends Members retrieve their OREA FORMS from an OREA Forms Third Party Licensee source, to ensure again they are accessing the most up to date and accurate OREA Forms.
CREA and Lone Wolf Technologies are partnering to deliver new CREA WEBForms® making it easier for members to manage deals from offer to close. In April 2019, the new CREA WEBForms® will be released in Ontario.
To help familiarize members with the new CREA WEBForms® 2019, REALTORS® will be able to switch between the different versions until December 2019, at which time, the classic version of CREA WEBForms® will be unavailable.
If you have any questions, please contact Blair Armstrong, CREA WEBForms® Product Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2nd reading debate on the Tax Fairness for Real Estate Professionals Act, 2018 will be held at Queen’s Park on October 18 from 12 – 4 p.m. The bill, if passed, would permit personal real estate corporation (PRECs) in Ontario.
OREA is encouraging REALTORS® to attend and demonstrate how important this bill is to grassroots members. OREA is also offering a free lunch served in the legislative dining room of Queen’s Park and will cover your travel expenses if you attend.
If you would like to attend, please e-mail Wendy Stewart or call at 905.529.8101 x295 by Wednesday, October 17.
From September 30 to October 2, RAHB was in Ottawa for CREA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) Days. RAHB President Jack Loft, RAHB CEO George O’Neill, Government Relations Chair Nicolas von Bredow, Government Relations Vice-Chair Margaret Reid, and RAHB Manager of Communications & External Relations Wendy Stewart heard several informative speakers discuss housing and the issues affecting affordability. These speakers included:
The Honorable Joe Jordan, former Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Senior Associate at Bluesky Strategy Group
Perrin Beatty, President & CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce who spoke on USMCA
The meetings with three of RAHB’s MPs (Bob Bratina, Scott Duvall and David Sweet) went very well, with each MP being supportive of the recommendations and asks. Mr. Sweet went so far as to recommend that the First Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit be increased to $5,000.
Unfortunately, RAHB reps were unable to meet with the other MPs who represent RAHB’s market area due to scheduling conflicts:
The Hon. Karina Gould (Burlington)
David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre)
The Hon. Filomena Tassi (Hamilton-West – Ancaster – Dundas)
The Hon. Lisa Raitt (Milton)
Diane Finley (Haldimand-Norfolk)
Dean Allison (Niagara-West)
RAHB will continue to reach out to our MPs over the next year as we lead into the next federal election, and we encourage RAHB members to do the same. If you have any questions about CREA’s PAC Days or the resources above, please do not hesitate to contact Wendy Stewart at email@example.com.
RAHB’s monthly stats package will soon have a new look! Thanks to the feedback we received from the RAHB Statistics Survey and the work of the Statistics Task Force, we will be offering members an updated, comprehensive package of statistical information that will include the most-used features of our current package plus additional information and new area breakdowns.
One of the additions will be CREA’s Home Price Index, or HPI. This new tool shows long-term trends for different housing types and will provide valuable data down to the neighbourhood level.
Learn more about the HPI by viewing CREA’s video and watch for more information about the new statistics package in the coming weeks.
The name of the winner of the $25 Tim Horton’s gift card has been drawn, and we will soon announce the members name.