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Realtor.ca

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REM has reported on major real estate industry stories during the last 30 years. But the entity that has had the most coverage in REM and touched on many of the big issues has been the federal Competition Bureau

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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.

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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.

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Samuelson said in an interview that many reader comments on REMOnline.com and opinion pieces by industry executives published in REM “are saying things that simply are untrue” about Zillow.

Bill Harrington

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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

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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.

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Realtors are intended to be “trusted” middlemen. What a future Realtor’s role might be requires a separate article but, with absolute certainty, it won’t be gatekeepers of MLS data.

From left: CREA CEO Michael Bourque with propGram team members Bahar Eghtesadi, Reza Farahani and Maryam Moafi.

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CREA recently hosted 77 developers and programmers for a Realtor.ca “hackathon” to seek ideas that will improve the website. The winning proposal was developed by team propGram.

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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.

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CREA’s Board of Directors has voted to add sold and historical data to the property listings on Realtor.ca without the need for a login.