Cumulative Days on Market (CDOM)

Cumulative Days on Market (CDOM)

Effective Tuesday, December 10, 2019, a new business rule will be implemented in the RAHB Matrix system for Cumulative Days on Market (CDOM).

When a listing is “cancelled” or “expires” and is relisted with the same Brokerage within a period of 60 days from the date of cancellation or expiry, the cumulative days on market (CDOM) will continue counting the total days on market.

When a listing is “cancelled” or “expires” and is relisted after a period of 60 days with the same Brokerage, the CDOM counter will reset and begin counting at zero.

If a listing is “cancelled” or “expires” and is relisted with a different Brokerage, the CDOM rule will not apply.

This change will ensure the actual Days on Market is reflected in the listing history.

The CDOM will appear on the REALTOR® Full report for all property types.

Should you have any questions, please contact the RAHB MLS® Help Desk at 905.667.4650 or support@rahb.ca.

RAHB 2020 Committees and Task Forces

Call for Volunteers!  Serving on a RAHB Committee is a great way to develop new leadership skills and continue your personal growth.
Please consider serving on a RAHB 2020 Committee or Task Force, and sign up today.

Why Volunteer??

  • Volunteering is a great way to give back to your profession
  • Volunteers grow and develop new skills as a result of their experiences
  • Volunteering provides opportunities to network and meet other real estate professionals
  • Volunteers make meaningful contributions to the association and its members

Please Click Here to Download the Volunteer Form.

CEO Announcement

Dear fellow RAHB members,

On behalf of your Board of Directors, I am pleased and proud to announce that we have hired a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Carol Ann Burrell will join the RAHB team as CEO on Monday, October 7. Carol Ann comes with many years of experience in association management. She has earned an Honours B.A. in English and History from the University of Toronto – University of Trinity College, a Public Relations Certificate from Humber College, and is a Certified Association Executive through the Canadian Society of Association Executives.

Below is a list of her experience:

  • The Outcome Group – President – November 2003 to Present
  • Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC) – Executive Director & CEO – January to February 2018
  • REIC – Associate Director (part-time contract through Outcome Group) – January to December 2017
  • Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners – Project Manager (part-time contract through Outcome Group) – January to November 2017
  • Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology – Executive Director (full-time contract through Outcome Group) – February 2004 to December 2017
  • Canadian Association of Exposition Management – Executive Director – September 1991 to January 2004

Carol Ann also served for 13 years in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, is a 3rd degree black belt in Goju-Ryu karate and holds the title of senpai.

We look forward to working with Carol Ann and learning from her leadership experience.

I would like to thank the CEO Selection Committee (names listed below) and our recruitment firm, Optimum Talent, for their diligent and thorough work in helping to find Carol Ann.

  • Bob Van de Vrande, President, Apex Results Realty Inc. (Chair)
  • Kathy Della-Nebbia, President-Elect, Royal LePage State Realty
  • Lou Piriano, Director-at-Large (Immediate Past-President), L. Piriano Real Estate
  • Ann Forbes Arndt, Member-at-Large, Royal LePage Macro Realty
  • Don Robertson, Member-at-Large, Com/Choice Realty
  • Conrad Zurini, Member-at-Large, RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.

We owe a debt of gratitude to interim CEOs, Kim Sanders and Carolyn Infurnari, for keeping the RAHB ship on course and thriving since April. Kim, Carolyn and RAHB staff worked tirelessly to ensure RAHB members experienced no gaps in service during this time of transition, and I thank them for their professionalism and hard work.

Carol Ann should be in attendance at ProDev+ on Wednesday, October 9, and if you would like to welcome her to RAHB I recommend you purchase your tickets at https://www.rahb.ca/prodev-professional-development-plus/.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the RAHB Office at 905.529.8101 if you have questions.

Bob Van de Vrande, B.Comm., M.B.A., B.Ed.
2019 RAHB President
REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington

Realty Shoppe Closure

The Realty Shoppe will be closed on Wednesday, October 9. Plan to see us in the Exhibitor Hall at ProDev+ at the Burlington Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre. There will be special deals, gifts with purchase, draws and giveaways!

RAHB Dues Deadline September 30, 2019

The fourth quarter for 2019 RAHB dues have been billed and e-mailed to you as part of your August monthly invoice.  Please note that dues are payable no later than September 30, 2019.

Full Member
$125.00 – RAHB dues (October – December 2019)
$28.75 – OREA dues (October – December 2019)
$77.50 – CREA dues (October – December 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.)

A Message From Your RAHB President

Dear fellow RAHB members,

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful summer. It’s been a few weeks since my last update, so I thought I would highlight a few things happening at RAHB and within the real estate profession.

RECO & REBBA, 2002

You may have recently read about a broker in Cambridge who conducted their business unethically, and the resulting repercussions from the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO). Since it is important for our clients and the general public to understand that we do not tolerate such behaviour, I wrote a letter to the editor of the Hamilton Spectator stating that we believe individuals who are found guilty of severe ethical violations and illegal business activity have no place in the real estate profession. I also reiterated the significance of three recommendations made by OREA to modernize the 17-year-old legislation that governs REBBA (the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act of 2002). For the entire letter to the editor, please click the below button.

Letter to the Editor

CEO SELECTION

Our CEO Selection Committee is working on schedule, with the final candidate evaluation and assessment expected to be completed by the end of August.

I would like to again thank the interim CEOs – Kim and Carolyn – for providing great leadership during this time of transition. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would also like to extend our thanks to our very dedicated RAHB staff, who have been working diligently to ensure there is no gap in service to RAHB members.

DATA SHARING

Your Board of Directors is spending a considerable amount of time investigating options that will enable RAHB to provide more MLS® data to our members. This work requires careful consideration, thorough research, and confidential discussions with other real estate organizations.

I would like to emphasize again that our Board is committed to not only maintaining existing data-sharing relationships but also to evaluating and further enhancing data-sharing opportunities. It is vital to all of us at RAHB and it remains our current primary focus.

On a related matter, we’ve heard comments and questions on why all REALTORS® are not required to inter-board onto the MLS® of the board or association where their listing is geographically located. I agree that this would be beneficial; however, RAHB cannot:

  • force non-members to list/inter-board on our MLS®,
  • force non-members to abide by our rules, regulations or policy, or
  • dictate to REALTORS® how or how not to conduct their business.

Unfortunately, this is the reality of the situation and not something RAHB can act on unilaterally. As a result, we are looking at other options to achieve the same objective of comprehensive gap-free data.

Thank you again for your feedback through the TREB Data Survey, as well as informally at RAHB events. Your input is valuable and we appreciate your willingness to get involved by expressing your comments and ideas.

Bob Van de Vrande, B.Comm., M.B.A., B.Ed.
2019 RAHB President
REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington

RAHB Dues Deadline June 30, 2019

The third quarter for 2019 RAHB dues have been billed and e-mailed to you as part of your May monthly invoice.  Please note that dues are payable no later than June 30, 2019.

Full Member
$125.00 – RAHB dues (July – Sept 2019)
$28.75 – OREA dues (July – Sept 2019)
$77.50 – CREA dues (July – Sept 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.)

 

Rental Scam – Caledonia

A RAHB member has informed both the OPP and RAHB of a situation unfolding in Caledonia regarding their listing. A house in Caledonia, which was an estate sale, was sold firm and expected to close in two weeks’ time. The house itself was vacant and empty. Someone has taken the listing information and photos of the house and posted the information online as a rental. The rental ad contains very specific information, such as the current owners of the house do not want people to contact the REALTOR® and to avoid knocking on the door as the owners are out of town. The rental also asks for first and last month’s rent.

The OPP is currently investigating the situation. We will provide any relevant updates when available. Please be aware of similar situations and please report suspected rental scams to police immediately.

Thank you.

Commercial Networking Breakfast a Success!

Thank you to all who attended the Commercial Networking Breakfast on May 28 at the Scottish Rite Club. Over 60 attendees received a review of Regional Commercial Network Committee activites, and the morning concluded with presentations by Norm Schleehahn and Judy Lam from the City of Hamilton’s Planning and Economic Development Department.

Please click the button below to download the presentations from the breakfast.

Presentations

We would also like to thank our sponsors for the Commercial Networking Breakfast!

 

 

 

Golf Tournament Recap

Our Golf Tournament – Network, 9 & Dine took place on Thursday, May 23 at the beautiful Heron Point Golf Links. We were happy that the weather was on our side and over 100 golfers were able to enjoy nine holes of golf! All golfers were then treated to a delicious BBQ dinner put on by the wonderful staff at Heron Point.

Thank you to all of the golfers who attended the event and made it such a success! We also could not have put on this event without our generous sponsors!

Congratulations to all of our winners from the day!

Top Foursome: Gary Gouldsborough, Treavor Kearns, Shayle Rothman, Mark Loeffler
Men’s Longest Drive: Hole #9 – Bailey Roubos, Hole #17 – Paul Settimi
Women’s Longest Drive: Hole #6 – Sandy Moore, Hole #10 Signy Outlaw
Closest to Pin: Hole #8 – Sara Donnelly, Ryan McLean
Closest to Pin: Hole #16 – Deanna Gunter, Gary Stirling
Putting Contest:
1. Paul Kinsman
2. Paul Martelli
3. David Gerard
50/50 Draw: Leanne Johnny
Two Tickets to the Canadian Open: 
Mary Bariatico

This year, based on feedback, we changed the format of the RAHB Golf Tournament to a Nine & Dine Networking event, and changed the location to Heron Point Golf Links. It was a great afternoon of golfing, prizes, networking and fun!

In order to make this annual event even better, we ask that you please take a few minutes of your time and complete the below online survey. Even if you didn’t attend/participate in the golf tournament, we would appreciate it if you shared your thoughts.

2019 RAHB Golf Tournament Survey

To thank you for taking the time to complete our survey – whether you golfed or not – your name can be entered to win a wonderful Summer Gift Package.

This survey will be open for two weeks, closing on June 7 at 4:30 p.m.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

2019 RAHB Golf Tournament Task Force

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 CEO Selection Committee – Update

RAHB is pleased to announce that the CEO Selection Committee has been established. We received several responses from qualified candidates and appreciate the interest. Based on the qualifications outlined in the request for volunteers, and in accordance with the CEO Succession Policy, the Board of Directors has appointed the following RAHB members to the 2019 CEO Selection Committee:

Bob Van de Vrande, President, Apex Results Realty Inc. (Chair)
Kathy Della-Nebbia, President-Elect, Royal LePage State Realty
Lou Piriano, Director-at-Large, L. Piriano Real Estate Brokerage 

Ann Forbes Arndt, Member-at-Large, Royal LePage Macro Realty
Don Robertson, Member-at-Large, Com/Choice Realty
Conrad Zurini, Member-at-Large, RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.

Also on the Selection Committee may be three external non-voting advisors.

Thank you to all who applied.