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RAHB’s Latest Updates

New RAHB Stats Package Coming Soon!

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.

 

ProDev+ : How Safe Are You Online?

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:

    

 

Upcoming RAHB Closures

The RAHB office will be closed:
Monday, September 3 (Labour Day)
Monday, October 8 (Thanksgiving Day)

Reminder: Webforms®

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.

Just Junk

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.

Are you a real estate salesperson or a real estate professional?

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!

What? ProDev+
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 angelam@rahb.ca 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!

New RAHB Statistics Packages and CREA Home Price Index (HPI)

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

RAHB REALTORS® Release July Statistics

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.

Please click here to read the full report.

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Get 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 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.

Fall Open Forums – Save The Date

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!

 

ProDev+ 2018 – Registration Now Open!

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.
Burlington, ON
L7N 3E9

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 angelam@rahb.ca (be sure to include your full name and contact information).

For more information please visit our website Here.

Milestone – Jutta Muehlgassner Retires

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 camrynh@rahb.ca or 905.529.8101 X251.

RAHB Advantage – Discounts on Wine Making at Main West U Brew!

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
http://mainwestubrewwines.com/

Reminder:  Karan Barker Scholarship Applications Available!

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.

Welcome New Members

We extend a warm welcome to RAHB’s newest members who joined our Association between June 27 and July 31, 2018!

Mark Brotherton
Zachary Twose
Ambitious Realty Advisors Inc.

Peter Wang
Apex Results Realty Inc.

Adam Falletta
Century 21 Dreams Inc.

Richard Burleigh
Coldwell Banker Community Professionals

Bella Yang
Homelife Professionals Realty Inc.

Shaylah Lukas
Keller Williams Complete Realty

Robert Chatterton
Chris Dorsman
Becca Fleming
Caitlin Kelterborn
Farzin Yazdanjou
Keller Williams Edge Realty

Moneek Thandi
MINRATE Realty Inc.

Dan Holmes
Shannen Voorberg
RE/MAX Escarpment Golfi Realty Inc.

Carrie Misener
RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.

Linda Angelescu
RE/MAX Escarpment Woolcott Realty Inc.

Carlo Antenor
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

Harpreet Bilkhu
Muhammed Chahine
Jesse Montani
Vanessa Salmeron
Fisher Song
Diana Witchel
Right At Home Realty Inc.

Kevin Genrich
Rock Star Real Estate Inc.

Jamie Boulanger
Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services

Colin Morgan
Sellect J. Michael Real Estate Ltd.

Rob St. Jean
St. Jean Realty Inc.

Nathan Olsen
StreetCity Realty Inc.

Grant Murphy
Sutton Group About Town Realty Inc.

Dina Dalia
Sutton Group Innovative Realty Inc.

Josh Sumi
Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc.

Nicky Hill
Three Pillars Realty Inc.

New on REALTOR.ca – School Catchment Areas

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.

Order Your Calendar Magnets Now From the Realty Shoppe!

Order Your Calendar Magnets Now!
#1 marketing product – pre-orders being taken now!
Calendar magnets are an economical marketing tool your clients will appreciate; just remove the cover from the adhesive magnet and attach your business card.
6 designs will be available, but only while quantities last.

  • Happy Holidays
  • Home Sweet Home
  • Kitchen Tested Recipes*
  • Achieve Your Goals*
  • Curbside Entertainment*
  • Thankfulness*

*Limited quantities available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special features include:

  • Calendar begins November, 2018
  • Each page has a home tip, recipe, quotation and/or memo lines (depending on the calendar)
  • Canadian holidays indicated
  • Year-at-a-glance calendar and kitchen conversions pages
  • A reorder page (for next years’ calendar) for clients to use to contact you
  • Removable magnet punch-out reduces mailing cost and makes 2 products out of 1!  Use the punch-out as a second business card magnet
  • $0.59 ea.

Don’t miss out!  For best price and choice of title call the Shoppe to pre-order today!

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