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JANUARY ● 2014

REALinfo Updates

Ethics

Statistics

Maps

News

Community

Events

In Brief

News and Information Resource for MEMBERS

Meet your 2014 Board of Directors – pages 3, 4 and 6

Celebrate YOUR Community Caledonia – page 5

Ethics Corner – page 6

MLS Updates ®

– page 6

REALTOR ® CONNECTIONS 2014

Upcoming EVENTS

Annual Appreciation and Awards Gala Saturday, January 18, 2014

Michelangelo Events & Conference Centre 1555 Upper Ottawa, Hamilton Cocktails at 6 p.m. (by invitation only)

REALTOR® CONNECTIONS 2014 Thursday, March 27, 2014 Hamilton Convention Centre 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton Registration 7:30 a.m.

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Statistics Update/Area Maps – pages 8 and 9

Welcome New Members – Page 10

Realty Shoppe – page 10

Day Timer

Interview with the 2014 President – page 2

– page 11

CREA News – page 12

NEW Course Offered – page 12

Empowering REALTORS ® to Succeed


Established in 1921, the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) represents more than 2,600 real estate brokers and salespersons from Hamilton, Burlington, and surrounding areas. Members of the association may use the REALTOR® trademark, which identifies them as real estate professionals who  subscribe to a strict code of ethics. The Association operates the local Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System and provides ongoing professional education courses for its members. In addition, RAHB is an active  participant in the Home Ownership Affordability Partnership (HOAP) and holds an annual auction in support of local charities. Advertisements of local MLS® property listings and information about the services provided by a REALTOR® can be found at www.REALTOR.ca. More information about RAHB is available at www.rahb.ca.

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Interview with the

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Every year brings its own challenges. What do you see as the challenges facing members in 2014?

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We are in an ever evolving business; just trying to keep up is a challenge. Keeping up with the market inventory as always will be important, but understanding what our clients need and want with regard to our services will determine our level of success. It is easy to get caught up in the technology end of things, and that is important, but we also have to continue to develop and strengthen personal relationships with our clients and show that we are there to make all of their deals happen legally and professionally.

Mission Statement Empowering REALTORS® to Succeed

President

905.574.4600

Vice-President Sean Morrison

905.662.6666

Immediate Past President Bruce Moran 905.522.6001 Directors Kim Alvarez 905.335.3042 Rochelle Edwards 905.639.3300 Gary Herron 905.388.1110 Bill Lawson 905.338.9000 Paul Martindale 905.572.9465 Dave Nichols 905.634.7755 Gloria Payton 905.574.9889 Lou Piriano 905.628.6625

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REALinfo is published monthly by the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington(RAHB)

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What about challenges to the association?

Tim Mattioli 905.575.5478 President-Elect Donna Bacher

President

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Tim Mattioli

Being on a board of directors and now President of RAHB is a big commitment of time, and you do this as a volunteer. You’ve also volunteered on other committees and councils of the association. What drives you to volunteer year after year?

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I believe that when you are “chosen” as a volunteer or “win” an election, these words are used because it is a privilege to serve, to be involved in the decision making that moves our organization forward, and to be a part of the success and growth that enables our members to do what they do.

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Over the past few years, the Board of Directors has been focusing on governance issues. What do those changes mean for the members and the Board?

A

We have embraced a new governance model which makes it clear to all involved what their position requires. It allows the directors to make decisions regarding where we want to position the organization and the services we will be providing to our members, then delegate the fulfillment of those decisions to staff or committees as required. We should be able to accomplish more by not having to figure out the how, but only the what.

The association will continue to work on expanding our shared data network and new contracts with our suppliers. A major issue that has been addressed in the recent past has been improving communications with our membership and getting the members engaged and participating in all activities of the association, whether they be education classes, meetings, or elections. Other issues that are on the horizon are electronic lock boxes and the Home Price Index. As an association we will also be dealing with a municipal election and possibly a provincial election as well, so it will be a busy year for our government relations people.

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Is there anything in particular you would like to accomplish this year? I am looking forward to working with a unified Board of Directors which has the best interests of the members at heart. I intend to keep pushing the value of a REALTOR® to anybody who will listen, and generally make a professional REALTOR® someone the public and consumers will first seek out when they think of moving.

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Do you have any last thoughts to pass on to the members? If there are changes you want to see in the association, get involved and make them happen!

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Meet your 2014 Board of Directors

Volunteering is important to Tim; he realizes that it is important to give back and found that helping others becomes addictive. He believes the association will only be as strong as the people who step up to keep it moving forward. Tim enjoys spending time with his three grown sons and grandson. He has tried sky diving and whitewater rafting and is an avid motorcyclist, touring around the province with friends. Donna Bacher, President Elect Donna joined RAHB in 1983 and is a Broker with Royal LePage State Realty. Donna has been a member of the Sales Division, Finance, Professional Standards, Discipline, Arbitration and Government Relations committees. She chaired the Communications/ Government Relations Committee and the Joint (RAHB/ HDAA) Rental Licensing Task Force. Donna served as a director for the Ontario Goat Breeders Association and as a Founding Members’ Association Rep to the Toronto Livestock Land Development Board from 2001-2003. She is an avid fundraiser for various charities and a volunteer for Big Brothers/Big Sisters annual bowl-a-thon. Donna holds a Canadian Private Pilots license and has completed her Canadian Commercial Pilots written exam. Sean Morrison, Vice-President Sean has been a member of RAHB since 2006 and is a Salesperson with Royal LePage State Realty. During his time with RAHB, he has served on the Audit, Finance, Professional Standards, Professional Development and Bylaw Committees. Sean has also chaired the MLS® Committee and Joint MLS® Committee.

In addition to his work in real estate, Sean also volunteers with the Rotary Club of Burlington and serves on the board of directors of R.A.S.A.R, a local charity. Giving back to the community and to the real estate industry is important to him. Sean has a sincere desire to help improve two-way communication with the membership, explore and expand on new ideas brought forward and help empower every REALTOR® in RAHB in 2014. Outside the office, Sean loves sports and has been involved with rugby most of his adult life, having played for 18 years on five teams in three countries. Bruce Moran, Past President Bruce is the Broker of Record of Chase Realty Inc. and has been a member of RAHB since 1986. He has served as a member on the Governance, Nomination, Finance and Communications committees as well as on the Awards, Karan Barker Scholarship, MLS® Futures, Branding and Revenue vs Expenses task forces. Bruce chaired the Governance, Finance and MLS® committees and the Quality of Life Task Force. Bruce was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award in 2003. Bruce feels that volunteering in the association has allowed him to fully participate in the real estate industry and has given him a better understanding of how our association works. It also allows him to keep a closer eye on where the profession is going. Bruce enjoys ski trips with his family during the winter and time spent on his sail boat at Fifty Point in the summer. Kim Alvarez Kim is a Sales Representative with Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services and has been a member of RAHB since 2009. She served on the Burlington Council and the Communications/Government Relations Committee.  Kim is committed to the membership and wants to ensure there are adequate means of communication for members and that their interests are addressed by the Board effectively.  Prior to real estate, Kim earned an MBA with a marketing specialization and was a Marketing Manager. She has also worked in the management consulting industry. Kim believes strongly in building community.  She is a member of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and a proud supporter of the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Kim is a lifelong learner with a quest for knowledge and loves to travel. continued on page 4

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Tim Mattioli, President Tim has been a member of the association since 1987 and is a Salesperson with RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc, Brokerage. Tim has served on many RAHB committees, including the Regional Commercial Council (RCC); Finance, Governance, MLS® and Government Relations committees, as well as the Charity Auction, Honourary Life, Lease Review and Quality of Life task forces. He chaired the Finance, MLS® and Government Relations committees as well as the RCC and Home Ownership Affordability Partnership (HOAP). As Chair of the RCC, Tim was appointed to the RAHB Board of Directors in 2009, and was then elected to the Board in 2010.

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Rochelle Edwards Rochelle is a Salesperson with S. Todd Real Estate Ltd. and she joined the association in 2007. She has served on the Membership Area Representation Committee (MARC) and Charity Auction Task Force.

After studying sociology, Rochelle realized her true passion was helping people. She worked in a few positions and began to recognize that real estate was a great way to pursue her passion while enjoying the spontaneity of each day. Rochelle developed a knack for leadership at a young age through volunteering, refereeing and participating in an array of sports. Being a creative individual, her fresh approach to situations is often “outside the box” and has been a driving force behind her love of photography, design and social media. Gary Herron Gary has been a RAHB member since 1993 and is a Broker at Coldwell Banker Pinnacle Real Estate. Gary is no stranger to the RAHB Board of Directors; he served on the Board from 2003-2007 and was President in 2006. He has also served as Chair of the Election, Finance, Executive and Professional Standards committees and as a member of the Disclipline, Professional Standards, Finance and Elections committees and the Ombudsman and Director Recognition task forces.

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Gary became a director for the second time because he felt it is important “to give back to the association that has been so good” to him. He also sees there will be significant changes to the real estate industry over the next several years and wants to be part of it. Gary has a passion for cooking and fishing, and laments he doesn’t do as much of either as he would like.

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Bill Lawson Bill is a Broker with RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp. He first joined RAHB in 1973. He served as a Director of the RAHB Board in 1997-98 and was elected again in 2012. Bill has served on the Burlington Council and on the Election, Information Technology, Building and MLS® committees; the Purchaser Agency, MLS® Interconnectivity, Christmas Auction, RECO and Quality of Life task forces and on the MLS® Open House and Statistics ad hoc committees. Bill chaired the Bylaw Committee and RECO and Agency task forces.

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Paul Martindale Paul is Broker of Record and Director for Wink Properties and Realty Inc. Since joining RAHB in 2005, Paul has served on the Government Relations Committee, the Joint Rental Housing Task Force and Regional Commercial Council (RCC).  Paul is Chair of the RCC for 2014, and has been immersed in commercial real estate - investing, rehabilitating and managing properties - since 1995.  Paul is a Board member of the Hamilton & District Apartment Association and a member of the McMaster University President’s Advisory Committee on Community Relations.  His extensive construction experience (certified master electrician, carpenter, HVAC and mechanical) has proven invaluable to assist, along with his staff, in the managing of over 100 rental suites.  In addition, Paul is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and Royal Conservatory-trained pianist, enjoying an extensive musical career playing R&B and Soul music with The Soul Revue. A highlight for Paul was performing at actor Keifer Sutherland’s 1996 wedding in Toronto. Dave Nichols Dave is a Salesperson with Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services and has been a RAHB member since 2007. He has served on the MLS® Committee and Statistics Subcommittee. Dave volunteers with RAHB to help make our association the best it can be. He feels his time volunteering with RAHB gives him a better understanding of how RAHB serves its members. Dave thinks that our community is a great place to live but enjoys traveling to other parts of Canada and the world. Dave also enjoys canoeing and camping and has had the privilege of canoeing the South Nahanni River on two different occasions. Gloria Payton Gloria, a Broker with Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd, is another of our Directors who previously served on the Board (1995-2000). In her 28 years of membership, Gloria has been part of the Bylaw, Finance, MARC, Discipline, Professional Standards, Professional Development, Public Relations, Computer, Law Liaison, MLS® and Member Services committees and chaired the Arbitration Committee and Sales Division. She has served on numerous task forces and ad hoc committees and chaired the RECO and Agency task forces. continued on page 6


Caledonia

CelebrateYOURCommunity

All communities profiled in REALinfo are within RAHB's market area*

Caledonia is a small, picturesque riverside community located on the Canadian Heritage Grand River in Haldimand County. Population:

● approx. 10,000 (2011)

Geographic location:

● 10 km south of Hamilton and 10 km north of Hagersville, at the corners of Highway 6 (Argyle St.) and Regional Road 54 (Caithness St.).

● Established as a community during the Grand River Navigation Company days (circa 1832), Caledonia was once a small strip of land between Seneca and Oneida villages. By the early 1830s the Grand River Navigation System, running between Port Maitland and Brantford, began to take shape. The system’s east and west villages of Seneca and Oneida amalgamated to become Caledonia through the entrepreneurial developments of Ronald McKinnon, considered to be Caledonia’s founder. ● Caledonia became incorporated as a village in 1844 and later as a town. ● In 1974, the town was amalgamated into the new town of Haldimand within the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk. ● In 2001, Haldimand and all other municipalities within the region were dissolved and the region was divided into two single tier municipalities with city-status but called counties. Caledonia is now an unincorporated community in Ward 3 of Haldimand County. ● In 2006, the Grand River land dispute involving First Nation land claims brought Caledonia to national attention.

Points of interest:

● The Caledonia Bridge is a nine-span bridge over the Grand River and is the only bridge of its kind in Canada. ● The Caledonia Mill was built between 1846 and 1853 and operated as a flour and grist mill until the late 1960’s. It is currently under restoration. ● The Caledonia Toll House is the third oldest building in Caledonia. The toll house is currently a private residence and is said to be haunted. ● Haldimand House, located in the heart of Caledonia, is one of the oldest and most prominent local landmarks. ● The Grand River flows through Caledonia and is truly a “Grand” experience, offering opportunities for boating, fishing, water skiing, swimming or just relaxing. ● The Caledonia Grand Trunk Station was built in 1908. Passenger service ended in 1957 while the express parcel service continued until 1977. CNR used the station as a maintenance depot until 1988. Renovations began in September, 1996 and the station was officially reopened November 27, 1997. Today, the station houses the office of the Caledonia Regional Chamber of Commerce, Tourist Information Centre and meeting space for Chamber and other community activities. ● Caledonia’s Trails and Pathways include Chippewa Trail, Kinsmen Park Walkway, Patterson Walkway, Ramsay Walkway, Rotary Riverside Trail and Thistlemoor Park Pathway. www.haldimandcounty.on.ca

Events:

● The Caledonia Mill is the home to one of the largest winter light displays in Southern Ontario. The display runs from late November to early January and attracts thousands. ● The Caledonia County Fair is held annually in September at the Caledonia fairgrounds and features livestock shows, home crafts, entertainment, food and the midway. www.caledoniafair.ca

RAHB Photo

Sources: Caledonia Regional Chamber of Commerce; Haldimand County websites; Wikipedia; Grand River County; photo courtesy of Lynn Adams Contest

Send us Your Community Photo!

Calling all budding photographers! We are looking for your great photos of the communities within RAHB’s jurisdictional area. Like the photos in this month’s article, one of your photos may be published in REALinfo. Capture the essence of your community, and you will have a chance to win a free CE course offered at RAHB and bragging rights among your fellow REALTORS®. Email your jpeg photo to kathyr@rahb.ca Pssst – also take note of what photos are published in the monthly REALinfos over the next months. They could be the answers to the contest at the 2014 REALTOR® CONNECTIONS, Member Services booth. Pay attention now, and you could win! * Including: Ancaster, Burlington, Caistor, Caledonia, Canborough, Cayuga, Dundas, Dunn, Dunnville, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Grimsby, Hagersville, Hamilton, Moulton, Oneida, Rainham, Seneca, Sherbrooke, Smithville, Stoney Creek, Waterdown, West Lincoln and their environs.

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Historical facts:

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EthicsCORNER

RECO decision: Unsupervised access to seller's home

RAHB Upd ate

Gloria has especially enjoyed teaching the RAHB New Members’ Orientation course for over 16 years. She feels that we are “arguably one of the finest boards in all of Canada” and is proud to call our association home.

The following decision from RECO Discipline and Appeals Hearings has been condensed. All individuals and corporate names have been changed. THE FACTS Lyn was selling her house. She was represented by Sola Brokerage, with Jenny as the listing salesperson. Lyn accepted a March 2010 offer to purchase her home from a couple represented by Mark, a sales representative from Iza Realty. The couple’s offer was conditional upon a home inspection. While Lyn was home, the inspector arrived at 1 p.m., one-and-a half hours early for the 2:30 p.m. appointment scheduled by Mark. Lyn allowed him to begin his inspection of the outside, giving him access to the garage and house exterior. At 3:30, the inspector rang the doorbell and asked if he could start the indoor inspection. Lyn asked the inspector whether Mark or the buyers arrived and the inspectors said they had not. Lyn asked the inspector how he would have entered her home had she not been there. The inspector said Mark had given him the lockbox code. Lyn complained to RECO that Mark, whom she did not know, had given the inspector, also a stranger, unsupervised access to her home. The buyers eventually arrived at Lyn’s home but Mark never attended the inspection. Mark informed RECO that he had told Jenny that he would not be attending the home inspection. Jenny said this was never communicated to her.

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THE FINDINGS The RECO panel determined that Mark acted unprofessionally when he gave unsupervised access to Lyn’s home to the home inspector and buyers by giving out the lockbox access code without permission from Lyn or Jenny. The panel ruled that Mark potentially put Lyn’s home at risk as well as the buyers and the home inspector, by giving non-registrants access to the home without a registrant’s supervision or attendance.

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The panel also ruled that Mark breached the following sections of the REBBA 2002 Code of Ethics: (3) Fairness and honesty, etc., (5) Conscientious and competent service, etc, and (39) Unprofessional conduct, etc. PENALTY Mark was fined $5,000 and ordered to complete OREA’s Real Property Law course. The full case is among those dated 2012/04/30 and can be viewed at www.reco.on.ca. Look under “Complaints and Enforcement’ and scroll down to “Discipline and Appeals Hearings and Decisions.” Choose the year 2012 and search by date. This article appeared in the Fall 2013 edition of OREA “REALTOR® Edge”. Reprinted with permission.

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DDF Task Force.

Lou Piriano Lou is Broker of Record of L. Piriano Real Estate. He first joined RAHB in 1973 and has served on the Advertising, Member Services, Public Relations, Arbitration, MLS® and Discipline committees. Lou also chaired the

Lou is entering his fifth decade in the real estate profession and believes it is important to prepare our organization for the next generation of practitioners. Lou sees serving the membership as a great opportunity to ensure all members are heard equally; he hopes that by offering his knowledge and experience, both members and he can achieve personal and professional growth. Although Lou has a keen interest in and keeps updated on new technological tools, he notes that some aspects of a brokerage really haven’t changed that much over time. Lou’s main interests lie in his family (which includes his dogs), playing hockey and squash and donating time and money to animal rescue organizations.

® Updat es MLS

 Broker loading tip

As taxes are not mandatory for new home listings, if you set the “Age” field to “New”, the tax field will no longer be mandatory. This will save you having to enter $1 in the tax field.

 New photo price!

We have been advised that effective February 1, 2014, the price for photos taken by REAL Services will increase to $15 plus HST per photo. (e.g. front and rear views = 2 x $15 = $30 + HST).


Event RAHB

2014

REALT R CONNECTI NS ®

This one-day event is filled with opportunities and events designed for REALTORS®, and you are invited to attend! • RAHB Annual General Meeting • Trade Show with 65+ exhibitors • Workshops led by well-known industry leaders Amie Ferris and Richard Silver • One CE-credit course on Fusion • Professional Networking Panel: YPN vs OPN • Networking • Lunch and breakfast included • End the day with keynote speaker Michael “Pinball” Clemons! DATE: Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.) WHERE: Hamilton Convention Centre 1 Summer’s Lane, Hamilton COST: FREE for members who register by midnight, Friday, March 7* $30 for RAHB members registering after March 7**  Register online today at http://registration.rahb.ca/MainList.aspx or call Sheila at the RAHB office – 905.529.8101 x 234 or at sheilas@rahb.ca  *Members who register before Friday, March 7 but do not attend REALTOR® CONNECTIONS (and do not cancel their registration in advance of the event - see cancellation policy) will have a $30 administration fee charged to their RAHB account. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted until Friday, March 21; cancellations received after that date will not be eligible for any applicable refund.

Registration Form (fax to 905.529.4349 or drop off at RAHB office, 505 York Blvd., Hamilton) Name: Office: Address: City: Telephone: Email:

Register TODAY!

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 For more information, go to www.rahb.ca/eventssponsors/realtor-connections or contact Sheila at the office

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Statistics UPDATE

Residential Price Up to - 199,999 200,000 - 299,999 300,000 - 399,999 400,000 - 499,999 500,000 - 599,999 600,000 +

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News CREA

 Montreal and Quebec say good-bye to CREA

The members of the Montreal and Quebec real estate boards have voted to leave the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). The vote in Montreal was particularly close – 50.9 per cent of members who voted chose to leave CREA while 49.1 per cent voted to remain. 61 per cent of members did not vote at all.

As of the end of December, CREA had not offered an official response beyond what was reported in REM magazine – that the situation is evolving and that there are members within the departing boards who may consider other options in order to remain in CREA.

 CREA seeking new Directors

CREA is accepting nomination forms for positions on the CREA Board of Directors. There are three Director-at-large positions available (each for a two-year term) and four Regional Director positions – one of which is from Ontario.

Qualifications: 1. Minimum of three years experience as a director of a real estate board or association 2. Have been a REALTOR® for at least five years 3. For Regional Directors, be licensed in that Region.

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Responsibilities of Directors are set out in Rule 6 of CREA’s Bylaws. (http://www.realtorlink.ca/portal/server.pt/ document/3824390/the_canadian_real_estate_ association_by-laws,_rules_and_regulations_(4)) Candidacy forms must be received by CREA no later than January 28, 2014. For more information, contact Bill Harrington at 613.237.7111 or election@crea.ca Director-at-large candidacy forms can be found at (http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/crea-communications/ director-at-large-2014/?l=en) Regional Director candidacy forms can be found at (http://fluidsurveys.com/s/crea-director-elections- 2014-regional-director/?l=en)

News RECO

Message from RECO – commission options changed

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ecent changes to REBBA 2002 provide additional flexibility in how brokerages charge for real estate services. Bill 55, the Stronger Protection for Ontario Consumers Act, 2013, has amended REBBA 2002.

What’s changed Previously, under Section 36(1) of REBBA 2002, brokerages could charge a flat fee or a percentage of the sale price, but not a combination of the two. Amendments to REBBA 2002 have removed the restriction, so brokerages now have the option to negotiate fee arrangements that could include a combination of a flat fee and a percentage of the sale price.

What it means Brokerages now have additional flexibility in how they structure pricing to suit their business needs as they tailor their levels of service and set fees accordingly.

Ultimately, market forces will determine which fee structures are attractive to consumers. It’s more important than ever for consumers to understand what services their brokerage will provide and how they will pay for those services. RECO is reaching out to consumers to advise them of these changes and what it means for them.

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Questions about the changes to REBBA 2002 should be referred to RECO.

Kick start 2014 by registering for a great new course - Strategic Planning Boot Camp for REALTORS®. This course will help you plan strategically for the year ahead and teach you how to develop an action plan to achieve your goals. Strategic Planning Boot Camp for REALTORS® Instructor: Leanne Hodgson – success coach, speaker/workshop leader Friday, January 24, 2014 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. RAHB – McCullough Room $ 50.85 (includes HST) For more information contact Angela at angelam@rahb.ca.

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