Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – Save That Date!

RAHB’s ProDev+ (Professional Development Plus) will be coming your way on Tuesday, September 25, 2018! This full-day event will include an education program, expanded exhibitor hall and interactive networking time to unwind after a busy, information-packed day.

Watch for more details in upcoming issues of NewsReal, but for now – save that date!

 

 

Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) – New Designation Course!

Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) is a new designation course that will help you sharpen your negotiation skills, and provide the tips and tools you need to be a more skillful advocate for your clients.

Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23, 2018
RAHB – McCullough Room
Instructor:  Hugh Foy
Cost:  $325 +HST for RAHB members; $406.25 +HST for non-RAHB members

Register with Angela McArthur at angelam@rahb.ca

Click here for more information.

 

Check Out These New Items in the Realty Shoppe!

NEW items in the Shoppe!

Multi-colour frosted feature sheet stand with business card pocket and copy keeper:

  • table top acrylic stand
  • 9 1/4″ w x 1.5″ deep pocket, displays 8.5″ x 11″ literature
  • with copy keeper to help keep sheets in position

Can be coordinated with the multi-colour Please leave your business card/Please take a moment to register and reversible Welcome sign to add a professional flow in your marketing products.

$21.40 ea.

 

Greet your clients in style with this creative Welcome sign!

  

  • Reversible, wood grain
  • 8.5″ w x 12″ h
  • Mounted on 1/8″ PVC with a 1/2″ black wood base
  • Perfect for any floor, ledge or countertop

Can be coordinated with the wood grain Open House door hanger, Please leave your business card/Please take a moment to register display sign and feature sheet stand

$15.85 ea.

 

Open House wood grain door hanger   

  • Hard plastic
  • 4” w X 8” h

Can be coordinated with the wood grain reversible Welcome sign, Please leave your business card/Please take a moment to register display sign and feature sheet stand.

$5.60 ea.

 

 

PRICE REDUCTION!

Multi-use feature sheet stand with business card holder attached   

Holds 8” x 11” sheets or can be adapted with the removable divider (included) to create two pamphlet pockets

Stands on a table, or can be hung from a wall.

$9.65  NOW $7.50 ea.

 

 

Note:  All applicable taxes are extra.

 

Update Your Profile in the New Member Portal!

When you go to RAHB Education/Account Services, review your profile information and make sure your information is complete and up-to-date. You can edit your member profile information whenever you have a change of address, new website URL, new e-mail address, etc. It’s easy!

When you are in RAHB Education/Education Account Services home page, look for your member profile on the left-hand side of the page.

If information is missing, incomplete or incorrect, click on the Edit button to the right of the My Profile title:

Alternately, you could point to the Member button on the home page header and select My Profile.

Then go through your personal information listed in the fields presented to you, add or update information and then click on Update at the bottom of the page.

Please note that fields marked with an asterisk – which will all be populated for you – are mandatory; you can change the information in the field, but you cannot remove information or leave it blank.

If you have questions about how to change your information on the new Member Portal, contact Justin Hayes at the RAHB office at 905.529.8101 x250.

RealTrack at RAHB

The RealTrack service is now available for all members’ use in the RAHB Resource Centre.

What is RealTrack?

RealTrack is a licensed database for searching commercial (ICI) real estate transactions of $500,000 and over in Ontario. Compiled from land title documents, telephone interviews, site visits and other sources, RealTrack collects, confirms and publishes the information of over 122,000 property transfers dating back to 1996. The database grows at a rate of over 150 new transactions every week.

Access to RealTrack in the RAHB Resource Centre is by chance or by appointment (one user session at a time). Contact Kathy Rubio at kathyr@rahb.ca or Nancy Duce at nancyd@rahb.ca to reserve your time today!

Community Open Forum Highlights

The spring RAHB Community Open Forums held through the month of June have wrapped up!

Members who attended received a wealth of information; in addition to RAHB updates by RAHB CEO George O’Neill, each open forum featured presentations by speakers local to the respective communities.

Caledonia and Dunnville:
Both events featured guest speaker Jaymie Nelson, a Senior Economic Development Officer for Haldimand County. Jaymie’s presentation looked at economic development and tourism initiatives – use the links below to view her presentation as well as additional information about development in Haldimand County:

Jaymie Nelson’s Slide Presentation Haldimand County Community Profile Haldimand County Map Request Form

 

Grimsby:
The Grimsby Community Open Forum featured two representatives from the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC):  Nancy Mott, who spoke about the Commission and Niagara Escarpment Plan, and John Stuart, who went through the Development Permit application process.

Use the links below to view the presentations by Nancy and John, as well as to access an interactive map of the Niagara Escarpment, the NEC website and information about Development Permits.

Nancy Mott’s Slide Presentation John Stuart’s Slide Presentation
Interactive Map NEC Website Development Permit Process

 

 

Grimsby Open Forum – Niagara Escarpment Plan Featured

The Grimsby Community Open Forum (Friday, June 15) was an excellent time of conversation and exchange of information and ideas! Members who attended were treated to a presentation by Nancy Mott and John Stuart of the Niagara Escarpment Commission, who spoke at length about the Niagara Escarpment plan and the development permit process.

In response to members’ interest in learning more about the Niagara Escarpment Plan, the Niagara Escarpment Commission, the process for obtaining development permits, and the escarpment itself, we are providing links to additional information for the benefit of all members.

Check out this information:

Interactive Map NEC Website Development Permits

Photos of the action at the Grimsby Community Open Forum

RAHB Professional Development:  Expanding Your Client Base – Michael Appleton

To have a long and successful career in real estate sales, you must build a considerable client base as a foundation for repeat/referral business. By developing a host of systems that lead to consistency in keeping in touch with people, you will close more sales and effectively grow the size of your client base.

Monday, June 18, 2018
RAHB – McCullough Room
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
$30+HST

Register today by e-mail to angelam@rahb.ca

Take a Look at RAHB’s New Member Portal!

On Tuesday, June 12, you had your first glimpse at RAHB’s new Member Portal!

How to access the new Member Portal 

It’s easy! Just click on the link to RAHB Education/Account Services under RAHB News & Membership Services on your single sign on (SSO) dashboard at my.rahb.ca.

When you click on this icon you will now be taken to the new Member Portal.

The new, user friendly Member Portal will eventually replace the Clareity dashboard (or single sign on) at my.rahb.ca.  You will still log in as usual, but the dashboard you see will provide more information on one screen, while still giving you easy access to the services you need, like Matrix, WEBForms®, CONNECT and more.

The new member portal will also provide you with easier access to your own member profile, information about your account, and RAHB professional development and computer courses.

What’s new about the RAHB Education/Account Services program?

The new RAHB Education/Account Services program allows you easier access to your education and account information. There will be a more comprehensive listing of information specific to you – such as a list of courses for which you have registered. It’s also more intuitive when you search for courses and your account information.

What can you do?

Be sure to go into the new Member Portal via the RAHB Education/Account Services icon on the Clareity Dashboard – take a look around, and familiarize yourself with the look and feel.

Be sure to update your information within the new Member Portal.

And help us help you by sending us any questions you have about the new RAHB Education/Account Services program, or new Member Portal as a whole, so we can ensure we have everything covered before this becomes the Member Portal at my.rahb.ca later this summer.

Please submit your questions and comments about the new Member Portal to rosanneh@rahb.ca. Your input/feedback will be very useful as we develop educational resources (e.g. FAQ and videos) for the official launch later this summer.

 

Great Open Forum in Caledonia – Two More to Go!

Thank you to all members who attended the Caledonia Community Open Forum on June 5, 2018!

There was great dialogue and participation by all members, with discussion covering upcoming events, RAHB initiatives, professionalism, and updates from representatives on the Nomination Committee and Charity Auction Task Force.

Joining the Open Forum was Jaymie Nelson, Senior Economic Development Officer for Haldimand County.  Several members asked Jaymie where to find the Community Profile; it can be downloaded in full online here.

Also, any members interested in receiving FREE print copies of Haldimand County Maps and Guides can simply fill out this form.

** Remember: There are still two more Community Open Forums being held this month.  You don’t want to miss out so please pre-register today!

Grimsby – Friday, June 15: Register here

Dunnville – Wednesday, June 20: Register here

Some scenes from the Caledonia Community Open Forum!

 

 

 

Just Junk – Newest Partner in RAHB Advantage!

We are pleased to announce that Just Junk Hamilton is the newest partner in RAHB’s member value package, RAHB Advantage.

Just Junk offers a 10 per cent discount on junk removal from your or your clients’ homes – a great service for you as well as your clients! A phone call or e-mail is all it will take to rid your home of unwanted clutter.

Just Junk Hamilton covers a wide area from Oakville to Caledonia – check out what areas they cover as well as how to take advantage of this great service.

Please click here for more information about Just Junk.

Please click here for more information about RAHB Advantage.

Check out these great features from the Realty Shoppe!

Special Promotion – RAHB Folded Maps

Price REDUCED by 15% only until Friday, June 29!
Attach your business card and use these maps to promote yourself

Hamilton
$2.50 Now $2.13 ea.


Burlington
$2.50 Now $2.13 ea.

 

Outlying Areas
$1.10 Now $0.94 ea.

Multi-Use Feature Sheet Stand – NEW REDUCED PRICE!

Holds 8” x 11” sheets or can be adapted with the removable divider (included) to create two pamphlet pockets.
Stands on a table, or can be hung from a wall.
$8.35  NOW $6.75 ea.