Sometimes square footage is mandatory …

Members are reminded that when they list a property located in the Niagara Association of REALTORS® jurisdiction, the square footage of the property is mandatory information and must be included on the listing, as per RAHB’s MLS® policies – Miscellaneous #22:

The following Joint MLS® Policy applies for both RAHB and the Niagara Association:

  1. When a member from either association places a listing which is located in the other association’s jurisdictional boundary, the member must adhere to that association’s rules and MLS® policies including all mandatory areas on the property information form (PIF). This means dependent on where the listing is located, all colour coded fields must be completed. Also other mandatory fields on the listing form which are coded … indicate, dependent on the association, what specific fields must be completed. Also any MLS® policies must be adhered to including the reporting of conditional and firm sales.

MLS® in Brief

WEBForms® and Clauses

RAHB has received calls from members having a problem with WEBForms®, where clauses are not separated and run in a continuing sentence.

CREA has advised that this problem is experienced by members who run Windows XP and Internet Explorer 8.   CREA no longer supports either of the programs and Microsoft does not support Windows XP.  Upgrading your version of Windows should resolve the issue.

MLS In Brief

Chrome print/display issue
Google Chrome users have noticed some issues with printing listings and with the Message of the Day scroll bars in Fusion.  To correct these problems, you will need to remove the “Pepper Flash” plugin from Chrome.  Here’s how to remove the plugin. (more…)

In Brief

Weisz receives Medal

Congratulations to RAHB member Arthur Weisz on receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Arthur received this prestigious award in recognition of the significant contribution he has made to his community.   The medal was presented in a ceremony held earlier this summer.

MLS® In Brief – Broker Loading
Members can now use Listing Maintenance in MLXchange to book public open houses on

Simply enter your MLS® number and go to the “Links” drop down box:  click on the “Add/Edit” link.

This feature is also available in Fusion under the Add/Edit tab.





MLS® In Brief – WEBForms® will soon be Mac friendly!

To date, members using iPads and Macs with Safari, and PCs using browsers other than Internet Explorer have encountered difficulties accessing and using WEBForms®.  Members have also encountered difficulties across certain versions of Adobe Acrobat.

CREA has announced that WEBForms® 4.9 will soon be available, and members will be able to create transaction kits, edit forms, templates and clauses using most of the popular browsers without the reliance on Adobe Acrobat.

Stay tuned for more information on how WEBForms® version 4.9 will also assist REALTORS® with mobile technology and e‐signatures!

CREA is currently working on the release of WEBForms® 4.9 on a province-by-province basis; RAHB will advise all members when the new release is available.  No date has been given by CREA.


CMA is now available on Fusion!
Complete CMA functionality is now available in FUSION and most of the standard reports and styles are now available.   A unique new feature In the FUSION CMA is the ability to insert custom PDF content into your CMA packages.  Additional features and functionality will be available in future releases as CoreLogic continues to develop and enhance the FUSION platform.

Members should be aware that this is not an extension of quick CMA; this a complete CMA tool.  As this is an initial release, some of the advanced functionality found in MLXchange is not yet available in FUSION but is planned for a future release.

In Brief

Your Association – Your services

RAHB has recently experienced a number of visits to the Realty Shoppe by the general public, who advise us that they have been directed to RAHB by their REALTOR®.

Members are reminded that the Association is a not-for-profit organization that provides services only to its dues-paying members, and cannot sell goods to the general public.


Kudos to Cupido

Congratulations to RAHB member Mario Cupido, one of 29 recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

The medal was created to mark the diamond anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne and is presented to Canadians who have made significant contributions to their communities.

Mario recently received his medal in a ceremony presided over by Senator David Braley.

For Information

Free Admission to Leader’s Edge Training Course

RAHB members are invited to a free three-hour seminar on Buyer Strategies presented by Chris Leader of Leader’s Edge Training.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Holiday Inn & Suites Conference Centre
327 Ontario St.
St. Catharines, ON

Registration  9 a.m.
Seminar 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Buyer Strategies qualifies for three CE Credits, as approved by the Registrar, REBBA 2002.

To register, contact or call 1.866.607.7999

Information about this course is provided as a member service to RAHB members.  RAHB does not endorse the speaker, the course or Leader’s Edge Training. RAHB has no further information about the course, the speaker or Leader’s Edge Training and all enquiries should be directed to Leader’s Edge Training.

MLS® In Brief

Broker Name included on Client Reports
Members should be aware that, in compliance with REBBA 2002 and the CREA Code and Standards of Business Practice, the name of the Listing Brokerage name must be included on all client reports.  This is now in effect.


Tech Helpline
It’s Saturday morning and you have a problem with your computer.  Who do you call?

Call Tech Helpline.  This is a RAHB member service available to all members at no charge.  Tech Helpline offers support for hardware, software, networking and digital devices.  Tech Helpline’s analysts are technology experts who can assist you via phone, fax, email or online chat.

Contact Tech Helpline at 1.877.573.8104 or anytime Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

MLS® In Brief

– Effective August 1, 2012

When MLXchange was introduced in December 2004, “Pending Sale” status (a firm sale that has not closed) was adopted by RAHB as the new status default. Listings where a firm sale has been accepted are reported as a “Pending Sale” until the closing date at which time the system automatically changes the status to “Sold”.

With the introduction of Fusion and the joint MLS® database for RAHB and Niagara, and in an effort to offer consistent reporting methods for both Associations,  “pending sale” status will be removed and all sales will be reported as “sold”.

This change becomes effective August 1, 2012, at which time all firm sales are to be reported as “SO” (SOLD) under the Status field.

In Brief

Four MCE courses offered this summer

Register now for one or more of RAHB’s summer courses:

The New Real Estate Wave:  Tapping into the Grey Market – Wednesday, July 25

Feng Shui 101 – Thursday, July 26

iPhone Tips 101 – Wednesday, August 8

The Complete Story – GeoWarehouse from Top to Bottom – Thursday, August 9

For more information and to register, use the link on Message of the Day (MOD) or go to  REALTOR Link® and click on the “Education” button.