No longer simply an administrator for the membership, the boards, individually and collectively, must create an environment for Realtor success. Realtors need strategies to remain relevant to the consumer.
At Banff Western Connection, CREA opted to perpetuate the fear of those with a vested interest in keeping Zillow out and then offered no opportunity for questions or rebuttal from those of us who support Zillow.
Bill Harrington, general counsel at CREA, recently announced that he will retire in April. Harrington is known for his appearances at real estate board conferences and events to explain recent legal issues to members.
Michael Bourque, CEO of the Canadian Real Estate Association, doesn’t like the term “organized real estate”. He says the staff at CREA’s Ottawa offices no longer use it, because they know he doesn’t like it.
As a member of CREA, you own the website that has, on average, 300,000 accurate Realtor listings at any given time. Not to mention the 264 million visits and the 2.6 million leads generated from Realtor.ca – at no additional cost – last year alone.
Realtor.ca is adding school catchment information for consumers looking at property listings on the site. The information will roll out nationally in phases, with 80 per cent of school boards in Canada by September.
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