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Ontario Real Estate Association

From left: Gino Schincariol, Lorne Andrews and Surina Hart


The new Hart Real Estate Academy will provide Ontario real estate professionals with interactive in-class sessions both face-to-face and online.


At CREA’s Annual General Meeting, delegates voted to provide local real estate boards with the option of direct membership to CREA.

Presenting the Action Plan for Cannabis Legislation at Queen’s Park, from left: Matthew Thornton, OREA’s VP of public affairs and communications, David Reid, president of OREA; and Larissa Smit, OREA’s manager of policy.


Echoing the challenges raised by CREA, OREA’s five-point marijuana report says “four recreational plants is a lot of weed” and calls for a “reduction in plants for multi-unit dwellings”.

David Reid


Muskoka-based real estate salesperson David Reid has assumed the role of president of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). He is co-owner and sales rep at Enjoy Muskoka Realty in Muskoka.


The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) has revamped its Annual General Meeting and Conference and this year it will span three days, focusing on development, networking and leadership skills.


 “The real estate market has changed tremendously since 2002 when REBBA and its Code of Ethics were first introduced,” says Ettore Cardarelli, OREA president.


A recent survey found that nine-in-10 Ontarians aged 30 to 39 and 88 per cent of those 60 plus, agree or somewhat agree that owning one’s own home is more difficult for young people now than it used to be.

Ettore Cardarelli


Ontario Realtors gathered for their annual conference in November, renamed to reflect OREA’s latest initiative: the Ontario Realtor Party, created to advance OREA’s advocacy efforts.


The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) is calling for a strengthened real estate education program in its third white paper, Working Towards Excellence: A Forward Looking Plan for Real Estate Registration Education.


OREA is commending the Ontario government for introducing real estate legislation that tackles conflict of interest situations and consumer confusion that can arise in the current multiple representation system.