RAHB’s Latest Updates
Starting in September, RAHB’s monthly stats package will 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.
Congratulations to _________________ the winner of the draw.
What do current RAHB Directors think are the best reasons to be a Director? Watch the video below to find out.
For more information please click here.
In this second Provisions of the Profession video, you will receive step-by-step instructions on how to have sections of your listing auto populated by GeoWarehouse data.
Do you want to know more about how to protect your intellectual property online, what kind of disclosures and disclaimers you should include on your website, and legal issues on the internet? Maureen Tabuchi will discuss that – and more! – in her session CyberLaw: Your Online Footprint at ProDev+ on Tuesday, September 25.
Maureen Tabuchi, LL.B, MTax has over 25 years experience in legal services, with expertise in intellectual property, privacy legislation and cyber security, as well as commercial real estate, investment and strategic planning, and negotiations.
Register now for ProDev+! Register during the month of August and you will receive the early bird bonus of one beverage ticket for the Networking Mixer (value: up to $7) and the chance to win a $100 gift card for the Pearl Hospitality Group!
After a day of intellectual stimulation at ProDev+, come to the Atrium to unwind at the Networking Mixer! Enjoy a beverage (water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages available – cash bar). Test your skills – try walking the (virtual) plank, or play PACMAN Royale or Giant Jenga. Looking for something quieter? Have our handwriting expert analyze your writing. It’s a great way to end your day at ProDev+!
Thank you to our ProDev+ Sponsors:
The RAHB office will be closed:
Monday, September 3 (Labour Day)
Monday, October 8 (Thanksgiving Day)
CREA WEBForms® Updated – Please note that CREA will be discontinuing the “Classic” version of WEBForms® on Thursday, August 9 – the date has been changed from August 8, as reported earlier.
RAHB Advantage Spotlight: Just Junk
De-clutter your home and enjoy a 10 per cent discount when you use Just Junk! This offer is available to you and your clients – a great service found only in RAHB Advantage, RAHB’s member value package.
Click here to view the Just Junk Flyer.
To read more about RAHB Advantage click here.
What’s the difference? Come hear Hugh Foy talk about various aspects of professionalism at ProDev+!
Hugh will be holding two sessions – if you can’t make the first, you can attend the second!
When? Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Where? Holiday Inn Burlington
To read more, visit our website here.
To register right now and qualify for our early bird special click here. (Once you have logged in to the new Member Portal, click on ‘Education’ and ‘Upcoming Courses’ then scroll down to ProDev+).
Alternatively, e-mail email@example.com and let her know you want to register for ProDev+ – be sure to include your full name and contact information!
Visit the Exhibit Hall at ProDev+!
Where can you meet 48 vendors of goods and services you can use? At ProDev+ of course! Our Exhibit Hall will be open 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., so you will have lots of opportunity to check out what’s new and interesting!
Thank you to members for your participation in our statistics survey! We gained wonderful and useful insight into what works well and what needs improvement for our monthly statistics release.
We are planning some changes based on the feedback from the survey, as well as from the Statistics Task Force, for the stats release in September (for August statistics). Be sure to stay tuned for more information on the upcoming changes and addition of helpful resources. The winner of the draw from the Statistics Survey will be announced next week
The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1,072 residential sales were processed through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in July 2018, 4.7 per cent fewer than the same month last year and 16.3 per cent fewer than the 10-year average for the month.
Follow the links below for:
- Residential Real Estate Market Activity Chart for Hamilton
- Residential Real Estate Market Activity Chart for Burlington
- Monthly Market Activity Chart
- Stats Chart
- Stats Map
- Social Media Stats Kit
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 the new version now? It’s easy to get to the new site: when you go to WEBForms® Classic, you will see this notice – just click on the red button that says Try the new version of CREA WEBFORM® now! and you will be redirected to the site.
The RAHB Board of Directors and Staff Wish you a Happy and Safe Civic Holiday!
The RAHB office will be closed:
Monday, August 6 (Civic Holiday)
Monday, September 3 (Labour Day)
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
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!
Registration is now open for ProDev+ – RAHB’s premier professional development event!
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Exhibit Hall open 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Professional Development Sessions 10:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Networking Mixer follows
Where: Holiday Inn Burlington
3063 S Service Rd.
Cost: only $20 + HST for RAHB members!
Early Bird Bonus: Register for ProDev+ during the month of August and receive
- 1 ticket for a beverage of your choice at the Networking Mixer (water, soft drinks or alcoholic beverage – up to a $7 value)
- Your name entered to win a $100 gift card for the Pearl Hospitality Group (Ancaster Old Mill, Cambridge Mill, Earth to Table or Spencer’s at the Waterfront)
This event sold out last year, so don’t delay!
Registration: Through RAHB Education Account Services (once you have logged in to the new Member Portal, click on ‘Education’ and ‘Upcoming Courses’ then scroll down to ProDev+). Alternatively, send an e-mail Angela McArthur at firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to include your full name and contact information).
For more information please visit our website Here.
Congratulations to Jutta Muehlgassner (Castellano Real Estate Inc.) on her recent retirement after 40 years of RAHB membership!
The Association would like to recognize members who have recently retired after achieving 40+ consecutive years of RAHB membership. If you know of a member who should be recognized, please contact Camryn in Membership at email@example.com or 905.529.8101 X251.
The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington has partnered with Main West U Brew Wines to provide you with discounts on wine-making products and services at discounts not available to the general public.
As a RAHB member, you will receive a discount on wine-making products and services:
- 15% off your order for purchases of $499 or less
- 20% off our order for purchases of $500 or more
The discount also applies to home-brew beer kits (kits only)
To receive the discount, provide the code “RAHB Member” when you pay for your order.
For more information, contact Main West U Brew Wines at 905.523.8199 or click here.
Main West U Brew Wines
1685 Main St. W.
Hamilton, ON L8S 1G5
Does your daughter, son, granddaughter or grandson qualify for a Karan Barker Scholarship? Does she or he
- Attend, or have an acceptance to attend, university or community college?
- Demonstrate academic excellence?
- Get involved in school activities or the community?
- Show maturity, initiative and/or strength of character?
If this sounds like your child or grandchild, have them complete an application for a 2018 Karan Barker Scholarship!
Download the 2018 scholarship application from REALTOR Link® (look under the Forms & Member Changes tab) or here .
Application deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018.
We extend a warm welcome to RAHB’s newest members who joined our Association between June 27 and July 31, 2018!
Ambitious Realty Advisors Inc.
Apex Results Realty Inc.
Century 21 Dreams Inc.
Coldwell Banker Community Professionals
Homelife Professionals Realty Inc.
Keller Williams Complete Realty
Keller Williams Edge Realty
MINRATE Realty Inc.
RE/MAX Escarpment Golfi Realty Inc.
RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.
RE/MAX Escarpment Woolcott Realty Inc.
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.
Right At Home Realty Inc.
Rock Star Real Estate Inc.
Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services
Sellect J. Michael Real Estate Ltd.
Rob St. Jean
St. Jean Realty Inc.
StreetCity Realty Inc.
Sutton Group About Town Realty Inc.
Sutton Group Innovative Realty Inc.
Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc.
Three Pillars Realty Inc.
Beginning this week (July 30, 2018), CREA will be adding school catchment areas to the neighbourhood info on REALTOR.ca. You will be able to find the catchment area by selecting a school name from the school list in the neighbourhood section of a listing advertisement on REALTOR.ca. Catchment area is one of the most requested features for REALTOR.ca from both REALTORS® and consumers.
This change will be rolled out over two releases; the Hamilton area is in the first release scheduled for the week of July 30.
CREA’s scheduled rollout is:
The first release will cover the catchment area in these areas:
Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa-Gatineau, Edmondton, Quebec, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, St. Catharines-Niagara, Halifax, Oshawa, Victoria, Windsor, Saskatoon, Regina and Sherbrooke.
On August 30, the second release will cover:
St. John’s, Barrie, Kelowna, Abbotsford-Mission, Sudbury, Kingston, Saguenay, Trois-Rivieres, Guelph, Moncton, Brantford, Saint John, Peterborough, Thunder Bay, Lethbridge, Nanaimo, Kamloops, Belleville, Chatham-Ken, Fredericton, Chilliwack.
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