Updated/Amended RAHB Rules and Regulations

On May 9, 2019 the Board of Directors approved the following amendment to the RAHB Rules and Regulations Section 3 – 3.01 and 3.02 as follows:

3.01         An MLS® Listing may be suspended from the Association’s MLS® System before its expiration date provided that a copy of the OREA Association’s standard form entitled “Suspension of Listing Agreement” has been submitted to the Association or processed through Broker Load through the Association’s MLS® System within two (2) Association business days immediately following the date the Suspension of Listing Agreement is signed by the Seller who signed the original Listing Agreement or by his/her/their lawfully authorized representative and by the Broker of Record or Manager of the Listing Brokerage. Such Suspension of Listing Agreement shall not constitute a cancellation of the terms and conditions of the original Listing Agreement. The Listing Brokerage shall be responsible for all Suspension of Listing Agreements submitted or processed through Broker Load regardless of who submits or Broker Loads such forms on its behalf, including, but not limited to, by the Broker of Record, the Manager, or other Registrants or persons employed by the Listing Brokerage.

3.02          An MLS® Listing may be cancelled by completing OREA’s filing the Association’s standard form entitled “Cancellation of Listing Agreement” signed by the Seller who signed the original Listing Agreement or the Seller’s lawfully authorized representative and by the Broker of Record or manager of the Listing Brokerage and a copy of such Cancellation of Listing Agreement shall be submitted to the Association or processed through Broker Load through the Association’s MLS® System within two (2) Association business days immediately following the date the Cancellation of Listing Agreement is signed by all such parties. The Listing Brokerage shall be responsible for all Cancellation of Listing Agreements submitted or processed through Broker Load regardless of who submits or broker loads such forms on its behalf, including, but not limited to, by the Broker of Record, the Manager, or other Registrants or persons employed by the Listing Brokerage.

RAHB dues deadline March 31

RAHB dues deadline March 31, 2019

The second quarter for 2019 RAHB dues have been billed and e-mailed to you as part of your February monthly invoice.  Please note that dues are payable no later than March 31, 2019.  

Full Member
$125.00 – RAHB dues (April – June 2019)
$28.75 – OREA dues (April – June 2019)
$77.50 – CREA dues (April to June 2019)
$30.06 – HST
$261.31 – Total

Acceptable methods of Payment are:

In Person: Visa, MasterCard, Interac, cash or cheque
By Phone: Visa or MasterCard
Online through Matrix: Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Visa Debit   http://my.rahb.ca
Online: CIBC/PC Financial, Royal Bank, Scotia Bank, TD Canada Trust – for assistance to set-up, please contact Karin at 905.529.8101 x 258 or karinc@rahb.ca

A reminder about notifying RAHB of terminations in your office

Brokerages are responsible for notifying RAHB when members in their office resign or otherwise leave.  Notice must be received by RAHB within seven business days of the member leaving. If notice is delayed beyond the seven business days, the Brokerage will be assessed a penalty of $50 per incident. (RAHB Bylaw, Article 4, Section 1.02.)

To learn how to pay your invoice online, please watch the video below.

Notice to RAHB Members Conducting Business in Oakville

There have been some recent changes to the sign by-laws in Oakville.

The *NEW* Oakville Sign By-Law pertaining to real estate directional signs came into effect on January 1, 2019.

The Sign By-Law permits the placement of up to five (5) real estate signs between 9 .a.m and 9 p.m.  If an officer finds that there are more than five (5) open house signs directing traffic to a specific home, then all signs would be retrieved. On occasion, the sign owners may become aware of the retrieval if they personally see the officer retrieve the signs, and will try discuss the situation on-site. If the officer does not come into contact with the sign owner on that day, then the process is undertaken to contact the sign owner. This is done the next business day after the sign pick up, where the officer will provide an explanation about the enforcement that has taken place as well as the pick-up process.


The pick-up process is as follows: appointments can be made with the Town of Oakville on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. The cost to retrieve the signs is set at $59 per sign, as set out in the Rates and Fees Schedule, under the section of Retrieval of Unauthorized Items and Signs. An appointment to retrieve the signs along with the associated payment must be made within seven (7) days of the sign retrieval date.  If an appointment and payment is not made during this time, then the sign owner is blacklisted and is not permitted to advertise in the Town of Oakville until all signs are picked up and all associated fees and/or fines are paid. If signs are found on the road after the 8th day, the sign owner would be subject to additional escalating fines associated with contravening the Sign By-Law.


To avoid fees, here are some easy “best practices” when posting Open House signage in the Town of Oakville:

  • REALTORS® are allowed up to FIVE (5) signs per Open House.
  • Signage can only be displayed between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on the day of your Open House.
  • Signage must not block main traffic arteries or be distracting to drivers on the road.
  • For Sale signs must be on private property ONLY and must be removed FOURTEEN (14) days after the sale of a property.


Realty Shoppe Update

February Special – RAHB Maps on Sale!

Price Reduced 10%
Customized with RAHB’s District and Neighbourhood codes
Attach your business card for a marketing campaign

Burlington Folded paper Map

$1.10  Now $0.99 ea.

Burlington Laminated Map

$3.90 Now $3.51 ea.

Hamilton Folded paper Map

$2.50  Now $2.25 ea.

Hamilton Laminated Map

$7.60  Now $6.84 ea.

Outlying Area folded Map

$2.50  Now $2.25 ea.

Outlying Areas Laminated Map

$4.60  Now $4.14 ea.

Member Appreciation Day: Congratulations to our Winners!

Debra Murphy (Aldo DeSantis Realty Inc. Brokerage) won a gift basket valued at $50


Diane Mageau (Sutton Group – About Town Realty Inc. Brokerage)
Mark Togmus (Re/Max Escarpment Realty Inc. Brokerage)
EACH won
2 tickets to a Hamilton Bulldogs Regular Season game!

Light refreshments, give aways and a 10% sale were enjoyed by all who dropped by the Realty Shoppe on January 30, 2019 to join in the celebration.

Have You Moved Recently?

When you move it’s important that your new address is updated with RAHB.
Members have experienced issues when they use their credit card to pay their RAHB account, and the address on their account (which comes from their membership records) does not match the address the credit card company has on file. Unfortunately payment is declined because of this.
To avoid this happening to you, please ensure your address is up-to-date with RAHB. You can contact one of our corporate services staff, or log in to the Member Portal (sign in to my.rahb.ca and click on RAHB Education/Account Services) and update your member profile.

Welcome New Members

We extend a warm welcome to RAHB’s newest members who joined our Association between November 28, 2018 and December 21, 2018.

Lionet Hasbury
Century 21 Dreams Inc.

Valentina Shayba
Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd.

Vlad Andriuca
City Brokerage

Jonas Martin
Coldwell Banker Momentum Realty

Hassan Rasul
Grand Victoria Realty Inc.

Rohit Luthra
Ranjit Samra
Keller Williams Complete Realty

May Sukru
Keller Williams Edge Realty

Sonya Arndt
Patricia Williams
RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.

Mark Bullen
RE/MAX Escarpment Frank Realty

Veronika Tisson
Right At Home Realty Inc.

Dominic Pine
Kelly Buckminster
Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services

Vanessa Moreno
Sutton Group About Town Realty Inc.

Gaelen Patrick
Sutton Group Realty Systems

GeoWarehouse® Maintenance

GeoWarehouse® will be performing maintenance from Friday, November 30 at 10 p.m. to Saturday, December 1 at 2 am.

During this maintenance window of four hours, users will not be able to access the GeoWarehouse® Solution while their team works on the following enhancements:

  • A new one-page PDF Report-the Basic Client Report-which contains the most essential information
  • Ability to insert your business card into the PDF Reports
  • Easier condo and townhouse search
  • Ability to insert static street view image in PDFs
  • Map window displays saved LRO is now supported across multiple browsers

In addition to the above outage, GeoWarehouse® has scheduled maintenance to POLARIS database the following weekend: Friday, December 7 at 9 p.m. to Sunday, December 9 at 9 a.m.

Please note that during this window, you will be able to use GeoWarehouse® to conduct property searches and to purchase e-store products other than statutory reports (Parcel Register, instrument images, and plans).

GeoWarehouse® appreciates your patience and understanding; if you have any questions call 416.360.7542 or 1.866.237.5937, or email GeoWarehouseFeedback@teranet.ca.

Do You Have Questions About Your RAHB Account?

You can review your current – and past – RAHB invoices, print the invoices and even print your full 2018 invoice of charges, payments and HST paid to RAHB any time you want – it’s easy!

1. From your Single Sign On (SSO) dashboard at my.rahb.ca, click on the RAHB Education/Account Services icon (it’s in the second row of icons on your dashboard).




2. Sign in to your account (this is a temporary step until full launch of this member portal).






Note:  Contact Corporate Services at 905.529.8101 for assistance if your password doesn’t work.

3(a).  When you are on the new Member Portal, look for Account Balances in the upper right of the screen:



Click on Pay Now. Don’t worry – you don’t have to pay your account right away! Clicking on this button will allow you to see your account details.

3(b).  Alternatively, instead of clicking on Pay Now, you can hover over the green Member tab at the top of the page, and choose My Account to view your account. This will take you to the same page as using the Pay Now link.



4. On your My Account page, you will see your monthly charges. If you see only the current month, these are charges you are accruing during this month. These charges have not yet been billed, so you do not owe this amount yet.

If, however, you see more than one month, then the earlier months have not yet been paid, and you owe those amounts.

(You can pay your invoice amounts by selecting the document numbers you would like to pay, then clicking on the green Pay $ button. You will enter your credit card number, security code and expiration date – the rest of the information about you will be pre-populated.  Click on the Next button to process your payment. Once your payment is processed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.)

5. To view the details of your current or past account information, click on the Date Range History tab at the top of the page.





6. Insert the date range you wish – you can enter the dates or use the calendars to the right of the boxes. Once you click Update, you will see your all of your charges, payments and HST for the date range you specified. For your taxes next year, you will want to use January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018.



7. Print your invoice using the Print icon at the top right of the page.



Note:  There is a History tab at the top of your page. You can use this button to view all charges/payment history inclusive of HST. Use the Date Range History tab as described in steps five, six and seven to view/print your payment history with the HST broken out.