GeoWarehouse Maintenance 

The GeoWarehouse® Solution will be down on Friday July 17 from 6 – 10 p.m.
During this maintenance window, the GeoWarehouse team will be addressing items brought to their attention and new features:

  • Mobile Optimized Experience: You will now be able to conduct your most-common workflows via your mobile device, including searching, confirming ownership, checking sales history, and purchasing reports.
  • Launch of a new School Catchment Map layer in partnership with HoodQ.
  • Search functionality enhancements.
  • Owner Name & Legal Description have been added to the Basic Client Report (one-page report).
  • and other fixes.

RAHB Online Realty Shoppe: Now, two ways to shop!

RAHB is excited to launch the Online Realty Shoppe on Thursday, July 9!

For details on what to expect in the new RAHB Online Realty Shoppe and how to shop, please scroll down.

To check out the new online store now, please click the button below.

Here’s What You Need to Know:

 

  • To access the Online Realty Shoppe, simply click on the new Online Realty Shoppe icon on the dashboard at my.rahb.ca, or visit store.rahb.ca.
  • The store is integrated with Clareity SafeMLS single-sign-on and will automatically generate an online shop profile, which is directly linked to your MLS® login.
    • Upon first login or first purchase, you will be required to complete a RAHB Online Realty Shoppe profile to establish your preferred contact details.
  • Please note that credit and debit payments through PayPal are unavailable at this time. Payments will be made at the time of pickup using credit (Visa or MasterCard – by phone) or charge to your RAHB account. If possible, please refrain from cash payments at this time. Thank you.
  • Pre-ordered items will be ready for pick-up on Tuesdays and Fridays via curbside pick-up only, at the parking lot entry door for the RAHB offices.
    • Curb-side pick-up: A pre-determined pick-up time will be coordinated by Realty Shoppe staff with each member. Upon arrival, the member must wait in their vehicle within the RAHB parking lot, and Shoppe staff will bring the order out of the building and place it on a designated table in order to adhere to social distancing measures.
    • Entry into the RAHB building and in-person shopping is not to be permitted at this time.
  • Delivery arrangements will continue as per the existing courier arrangements with brokerage offices.
  • Access to the Online Realty Shoppe will be 24 hours a day, seven days a week; however, support will only be available 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.
  • If you have any technical issues or questions regarding the Online Realty Shoppe, please contact Wanda at realtyshoppe@rahb.ca or 905.529.5979.

Try It Out!

Members who complete an on-line purchase by August 31, will be entered into the draw for a RAHB Realty Shoppe prize valued at $50!

Alleged Sexual Assault of REALTOR® in Hamilton

Incident took place in Strathcona area.

We have received disturbing information from the Mississauga Real Estate Board, regarding one of their members and a property owner in Hamilton.

The MREB member alleges that she was recently sexually assaulted at a property within the Strathcona area of Hamilton by a potential client who was referred to her by a reliable source.

The individual who allegedly sexually assaulted the MREB member said he had three properties to list. When meeting with the individual at one of the properties, the MREB member was allegedly lured upstairs where she was assaulted.

A complaint has been filed with Hamilton police and the suspect, who is from Burlington, is currently under arrest. A bail hearing has been scheduled for tomorrow (July 2).

The MREB member believes that she was not his first victim, and believes that this individual has assaulted others in the past.

If any RAHB members have had a similar experience of assault anywhere, please report it to the proper authorities, as well as RAHB so we can notify members.

Also, if you have had a questionable experience with a client but it did not lead to assault within the Strathcona area, we are asking that you also report this to the Hamilton Police Service so they have it on file for the above case involving the MREB member.

As showings continue to ramp up as the province moves throughout Stage 2 of the reopening, we would like to remind members to stay safe, as well as healthy, when meeting with clients/potential clients.

Thank you and have a safe and happy Canada Day.


The Hamilton Police Service has a unit specifically mandated and specifically trained to investigate sexual assaults. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, report it by contacting 905.546.4925.

Sexual Assaults that take place in Burlington can be reported to the Halton Regional Police Service Child Abuse and Sexual Assault unit, through Detective Sergeant John Mans at 905.825.4747, x8970, or via e-mail aJohn.Mans@haltonpolice.ca.

For an incident that takes place within Haldimand County, please contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1.888.310.1122.

For incidences that take place within the Niagara Region, please contact the Niagara Regional Police Sexual Assault Unit at 905.688.4111.

RAHB REALTORS® RELEASE JUNE 2020 MARKET STATISTICS

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1,304 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in June 2020. Sales are up 53 per cent over last month, and are down only 0.2 per cent over June of last year. The average price for residential properties was $675,223, which is up 13.7 per cent from June 2019, and up 3 per cent from last month.

*The news release will be posted to www.rahb.ca/market-stats/ on Friday, July 3.*

Follow the links below for:

Burlington

Halidmand

Hamilton

Niagara North

 

Lock Boxes – 130 Wellington Street North

There are several lock boxes attached to the railing in front of 130 Wellington Street North that have been there for over a year.

We have been asked to inform RAHB REALTORS® who may have lock boxes at this location that they will be cut off in five days.

June is Senior’s Month

June is senior’s month!

At RAHB, we believe that seniors are both a vital member of the community and the real estate market. Over the next three weeks, we will be releasing information on resources that are available for seniors and their family. Each week, the resources will focus on a specific theme that seniors are primarily concerned with when looking to either stay in their home or search for other out of home options: independence, safety, and affordability.

Stay tuned for our first post on independence on Monday, June 8.

Happy Seniors Month!

GoMLS / Property Locator 3.0 App

Updates continue on the GoMLS / Property Locator app for areas for improvement and uncover bugs in need of resolution. The most recent version of the app is now 3.1.27, and it is currently available in both the Android and iOS app stores. As ever, it is suggested that you update your app, or ideally enable auto-updates.

A comprehensive set of release notes is attached, outlining the changes made in each update to each operating system. Some of the most impactful issues in the releases are below.

  • Agents can now add/edit their profile photos directly in the app
  • Fixed an issue that may have prevented some iOS users from logging in with their Facebook login
  • Additionally, there are more minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

To read the full list of improvements, please click here.

RAHB REALTORS® RELEASE MAY 2020 MARKET STATISTICS

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 852 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in May 2020. Sales are down 42.2 per cent over May 2019, and up 43.4 per cent over last month. The average price for residential properties was $655,418, which is up 10 per cent from May last year, and up 6.3 per cent from last month.

Follow the links below for:

Burlington

Halidmand

Hamilton

Niagara North

 

Coming Soon – RAHB Member Pandemic Survey

In the coming days, RAHB will be asking brokers of record, managers, brokers and salespersons to help us to determine the additional support and services that RAHB members need most during the pandemic.This survey will be sent via e-mail, be available for one week, and should only take a few minutes of your time.

 

By participating in this survey and providing us with valuable information, you could win a Realty Shoppe gift basket- valued at $50.Thank you in advance for your participation.

Curb-Side Pick-up Now Available for RAHB Realty Shoppe on Tuesdays and Fridays

Effective Wednesday June 17, the Realty Shoppe will now offer curbside pick-up two days a week! You can utilize the curbside pick-up on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Just a reminder that the Realty Shoppe will be modifying service delivery with curbside pick-up to serve our members better, and to adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined by the province.

  • Supply orders must be pre-ordered by e-mail at realtyshoppe@rahb.ca, or by phone at 905.529.5979.
  • Orders must be pre-paid, and payment must be on your credit card or your RAHB account. Payment by debit and/or cash is not available at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • A twice weekly pick-up of pre-ordered supply orders will be available each Tuesday and Friday, via curbside pick-up only, at the parking lot entry door for the RAHB offices. Entry into the RAHB building and in-person shopping is not be permitted at this time.
  • Curb-side pick-up: A pre-determined pick-up time will be coordinated by Realty Shoppe staff with each member. Upon arrival, the member must wait in their vehicle within the RAHB parking lot, and Shoppe staff will bring the order out of the building and place it on a designated table in order to adhere to social distancing measures.
  • No RAHB staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and RAHB staff working within the Realty Shoppe do not have COVID-19 symptoms.