Letter from the President:
CREA President - Beth Crosbie
There are icebergs grounded near the harbour mouth, the caplin are rolling, our seabirds have finished hatching, the humpbacks are offshore, and our days are longer and nights warmer (okay that one's a stretch but I live in hope!) For a Newfoundlander, all are sure signs that summer is here! And while icebergs may not make you think of summer, I hope that every one of you has recognized the harbingers of the season in your neck of the woods.
Since becoming CREA President at the end of March, I've had the chance to travel and meet so many of you. It's been my favourite part of the job. I've heard you talk about market conditions in your cities or towns, the evolving realities of being a REALTOR®, the challenges, frustrations and rewards. I've heard you talk about the deep satisfaction you derive when you facilitate that magic fit between the right property and the right buyer. We are a fortunate profession because for the most part, we love what we do!
It's been a busy spring at CREA. Material to help you comply with new Anti-Spam legislation has been developed and made available (take a look if you haven't already, because this year July 1 wasn't just Canada Day, it also marked the first day the new rules are in effect). FINTRAC compliance material was also developed and posted on REALTOR Link®, the new and improved REALTOR.ca is up and running, a very successful PAC Days has come and gone, the REALTOR® Action Network is growing, (but please join if you haven't already), and we're gearing up for the dotREALTOR domain coming online in the fall.
I look forward to getting out to meet more of you over the summer and into the fall. On behalf of the CREA Board of Directors and staff, I wish you a successful and enjoyable summer. And as we say in Newfoundland, "Long may your big jib draw!"