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!
June 8 was an excellent day for Teeing it High and Letting it Fly!
RAHB members, supporters and tournament sponsors turned out to enjoy a day of golf and prizes at the annual Charity Golf Tournament at Copetown Woods Golf Club. The weather cooperated and made for a perfect day for a round of golf!
Lisa Hensen, Jason Hensen, Arlene Brown, John James – Top Foursome
Julia Fedak – Longest Drive (Ladies’)
Randall Weese – Longest Drive (Men’s)
Michelle Campagne-Blyth – Closest to the Smirnoff
Justin Park – Closest to the Pin
Robert Ip – Closest to the Pin (Men’s)
Kim Binkley – Closest to the Pin (Ladies’)
Steve Roblin, Dan Paisley and Todd Foley – First, second and third, respectively, Putting Contest
Robert Ip – 50/50 Draw
Orval Levie – 24” CCM Mountain Bike
David Yunker – $250 VIA Rail Canada Voucher
Unfortunately, there were no winners of the two Hole-in-One contests and the prizes – two Westjet tickets and a Florida golf vacation – went unclaimed. The good news is that we raised money for Good Shepherd and will be presenting a cheque as soon as the final number has been tallied.
Thanks to the golfers, sponsors and donors who supported the tournament and helped make it a great day!
Our very generous sponsors and prize donors:
Carolann Bosett, Creative Outdoor Advertising
Robert Cherubino, The Personal
Brock Dunsby, Dunsby Property Inspections
Jamie Edwards, JM Edwards Associates Inc.
Ed Madronich, Shawn & Ed Brewing Co.
Norman, Mill St. & 5 American House
Allan Spisak, ACISS Home & Commercial Inspections
Krista Toussaint, Mashed Interiors
VIA Canada Rail
Congratulations to the Top Foursome:
Left to right: John James, Arlene Brown, Jason Hensen, Lisa Hensen
2018 RAHB Charity Golf Tournament!
Tee it high and let it fly! Register now for RAHB’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament!
Test your skill on TWO hole-in-one contests – you could be the lucky winner of a Florida golf vacation for two valued at $3,500, or two WestJet tickets valued at up to $2,000! Or conquer the outdoors with a CCM dual suspension Mountain Bike valued at $600! $5 is all it will take for golfers in the RAHB Charity Golf Tournament to have a chance to win this 24-inch, 21-gear bike.
Friday, June 8, 2018
10:30 a.m. Registration
11 a.m. Lunch
12 noon Shotgun start
Copetown Woods Golf Club
1430 Concession 2 Rd. W.
Copetown, ON LOR 1JO
$175 +HST per player
Includes golf cart, lunch, dinner, contests and more!
Register: Click here!
Info: Contact Sheila Sferrazza at 905.529.8101 X234 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RAHB is coming your way with Community Open Forums in June, 2018!
Caledonia – Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Grace United Church (174 Caithness St. East)
Special Speaker: Jaymie Nelson, Senior Economic Development Officer for Haldimand County
Topic: Economic development and tourism initiatives in Haldimand County
Register now for the Caledonia Community Open Forum!
Grimsby – Friday, June 15, 2018
Trinity United Church (100 Main Street West)
Special Speaker: A representative from the Niagara Escarpment Commission will speak about
- The development permit process: what you need to know to make the process move more smoothly
- How the updated Niagara Escarpment Plan policies will affect development
Register now for the Grimsby Community Open Forum!
Dunnville – Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Grace United Church (301 Broad St. East)
Special speaker: Jaymie Nelson, Senior Economic Development Officer for Haldimand County
Topic: Economic development and tourism initiatives in Haldimand County
Register now for the Dunnville Community Open Forum!
For all open forums: check in and continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m.; opening remarks at 10:00 a.m.
Note: If you have any topics you would like to be discussed at an Open Forum, please send your suggestions to Nancy Duce at email@example.com.
Did you attend the RAHB Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 28 at Michelangelo Event and Conference Centre and leave a small bag of groceries under your chair?
You can claim your bag (and contents) at the RAHB office. Contact the receptionist at 905.529.8101 or drop in and visit the reception area.
The Ontario Real Estate Association and the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington are pleased to be offering two FREE groundbreaking courses to our members – ORP 101: An Introductory Course on Grassroots Advocacy and ORP 201: An Introductory Course on Campaigns and Elections.
Both courses will be offered on Monday, March 26, 2018 at The Waterfront Banquet & Conference Centre (555 Bay St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 1H1), with ORP 101 starting at 9:30 a.m., followed by ORP 201 starting at 1 p.m. Lunch will be made available to all attendees at 12:30 p.m.
ORP 101 provides basic foundational knowledge of government relations, including: an understanding of the behind the scenes workings of Queen’s Park, how to set up a meeting with an MPP, and how to stay in touch with your MPP to build a relationship. ORP 101 is designed to empower our members to engage with provincial leaders on matters of interest to home owners and Ontario REALTORS®.
ORP 201 provides basic foundational knowledge on how provincial elections and campaigns work, including: the difference between a general election and a by-election, and the different roles on a campaign. ORP 201 is designed to get our members more involved in the election process.
To register for this FREE session, please click here.
Mark your calendars for upcoming Open Forums in your community:
Caledonia – Tuesday, June 5, 2018 (Grace United Church)
Grimsby – Friday, June 15, 2018 (Trinity United Church)
Dunnville – Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (Grace United Church)
All Open Forums will begin with registration and continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m., followed by opening remarks at 10 a.m.
Watch for more details coming soon!
Pre-registration for RAHB’s AGM is now open! The first 500 RAHB members to pre-register for the “meeting, lunch and speaker package” (and attend on March 28) will receive a copy of David Chilton’s new book, The Wealthy Barber Returns! Click here to pre-register and to learn more details.
RAHB is pleased to invite you to a brand new professional development event: ProDev+!
ProDev+ is a full-day where you and your fellow REALTORS® can learn about hot industry topics, enjoy a boutique vendor trade show and network at our Signature+ cocktail mixer.
ProDev+ education sessions will cover home inspections, negotiations, compliance, social media, GeoWarehouse and RAHB’s new Matrix 7.0 MLS® System. And don’t miss out on our special feature: a Q&A panel with veteran REALTORS®!
But that’s not all. Your ProDev+ ticket includes a delicious boxed lunch for you to enjoy as you participate in our education sessions. Plus, if you register by October 2, 2017, you will also receive a complimentary drink ticket for the Signature+ cocktail mixer.
Seating is limited, so register today through RAHB Education/Account Services (on your dashboard at my.rahb.ca) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You don’t want to miss out!
For more information, visit the official event page at http://www.rahb.ca/project/prodevplus
RAHB members receive a $100 discount on the regular price of $350!
RAHB Members are invited to the 2017 Bay Area Economic Summit! The Summit will feature 30+ expert speakers on intercity cooperation, business opportunities, real estate development, and more!
To get your $100 discount off of your tickets, use the code BAESNRH. Go through the registration process and then use the code at the “Registration check-out” screen – your discount will be applied at that point.
To register and learn more, visit http://www.bayareasummit.ca
RAHB’s annual premier member event, REALTOR® CONNECTIONS AGM, Conference and Trade Show, was held Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Grand Olympia Convention Centre!
Here’s a brief look back at the day:
RAHB Annual General Meeting
- Justin Podmoroff of Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services joined RAHB in the fall of 2016 and became our 3,000th Justin received a gift basket and was recognized at the RAHB AGM
- MLS® Chair Nikola Bucalo discussed what the MLS® Committee accomplished last year and what is on its work plan for 2017
- CEO George O’Neill provided an update on RAHB’s new Matrix MLS® System
- Audit Committee Chair Bob van de Vrande presented the audited financial statements for 2016
Find the MLS® report and audited financial statement in the 2016 RAHB Annual Report here.
Knowledge pods were divided into three streams – Commercial, Professionalism and Technology – and featured:
- Rebecca Mountain: 3 Keys to Lead Generation
- Mark Brodsky: 2017 Marketing Trends
- Kelvin Kucey: RECO Update
- Bruce McPherson: Real Estate and Drones
- Sue Rimac: New Interactive Zoning Lookup Tool
- Gregory Klump: CREA MLS® Home Price Index (HPI)
- Lucie Brusse: What You Need to Know When Selling a Tenanted Property
- John Davidson & Stephanie Mazhari: Update: Halton Region Economic Development
- 44 suppliers of goods and services filled the Exhibit Hall and foyer
- The Road to Success contest challenged those attending REALTOR® CONECTIONS to collect stickers from all 44 exhibitors. The prize: a $50 Pearl Hospitality Group gift card.
REALTOR® CONNECTIONS wound up with keynote speaker Stuart Knight’s motivational address on the Four Conversations for Success. Each member left with a reminder of the four conversations. Find the outline of Stuart’s presentation here.
Representatives of the Charity Auction Task Force collected donations to The Children’s Fund. Anyone who donated $100 was eligible for a draw for tickets to see Coldplay in August and all other donations were eligible for a draw for a $50 Pearl Group Hospitality Group.
Representatives of the Charity Golf Tournament took early registrations for the annual charity golf tournament on May 18, 2017 at Beverly Golf & Country Club. Members who signed up at REALTOR® CONNECTIONS went home with a little something to use in the tournament.
Members of the Member Engagement Committee conducted an informal survey about member communications and helped direct members to the various activities and contests.
Members who went home with prizes and gifts:
Debora Agro (Royal LePage State Realty) – draw for 2018 RAHB dues
Dennis Tian (Apex Results Realty Inc.) – $50 gift card for the Pearl Hospitality Group (Road to Success contest)
Penny MacKenzie (Keller Williams Edge Realty)- Tickets to Coldplay (Charity Auction Draw)
Vicki Steele (Royal LePage Macro) – $50 gift card for the Pearl Hospitality Restaurant Group (Charity Auction Draw)
Lily Cerminara-Clairmont (Re/Max Escarpment Realty Inc.) and Jeff Hewson (Century 21 Aberwin Realty Inc.) – Realty Shoppe Gift Baskets valued at $180 each
The Hamilton Spectator – Winner of the Best Booth Award (for exhibitors)