Another year is coming to a close and already, with the election of the new members to the 2017 Board of Directors, we are planning for next year.

The planning begins right away in December when your Board of Directors will be discussing goals for the Association at their planning meetings on December 6 and 7, 2016.  The outcome from these meetings are what will set the agenda for 2017 and, possibly, beyond.

Also looking ahead at next year, we will be introducing RAHB’s own Matrix MLS® System before the spring market.  I am excited to tell you that this will truly be a made-for-RAHB system, and our system will be compatible with the regional Matrix system. Be sure to watch our regular updates in The Shift for the most up-to-date information.

Again looking at next year, RAHB’s annual REALTOR® CONNECTIONS AGM, Conference and Trade Show is shaping up to be another great event.  It will be held three weeks earlier than usual, on March 9, 2017.  Watch for the all the details coming to your email inbox and in REALINFO – you won’t want to miss it!

Even though there is a lot to look forward to in 2017, I would be remiss if I didn’t also take a brief look back at one of RAHB’s marquee events – the REALTORS® 4Kids Charity Auction.  It was held on November 17, 2016 and it once again showed what great things REALTORS® do in their community.  The final tally isn’t in yet, but it appears that we raised at least $60,000 for The Children’s  Fund – that is an impressive amount!  What’s even more impressive is that, over the 28 years RAHB has supported The Children’s Fund, our total donations equal just over 1 million dollars!  Congratulations to everyone who has supported this event and this cause through the years – you have done great work for your community.

As 2016 draws to a close, I would like to wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season and a prosperous new year.

Best regards, George