D.A.N.G.E.R. Report comes to Canada
In the fall of 2015, CREA commissioned the Swanepoel | T3 Group to research and identify emerging cultural and economic trends that could have an impact on the real estate industry in Canada. The findings were presented at the T3 Summit, a one-day conference adjacent to CREA's Annual General Meeting in March, and documented in a comprehensive report devised to foster important conversations within the REALTOR® Community and spur collective action.
To prepare the report, over 30 of the industry's most prominent and knowledgeable leaders were consulted. These interviews served as the basis for the 70 page report that identifies 36 dangers, grouped into four sections:
- Section A: Dangers Impacting Salespeople
- Section B: Dangers Impacting Brokers
- Section C: Dangers Impacting Boards and Associations
- Section D: Dangers Impacting MLS® Systems
Dangers range on a spectrum of likelihood and impact and not all dangers apply to all markets.
PAC Reps knock on MPs' doors
CREA's Political Action Committee (PAC) consists of REALTOR® volunteers assigned by their Board or Association to represent the REALTOR® Community in discussions with the federal government.
During the parliamentary break week of May 23-27, PAC Reps will be meeting with their Members of Parliament (MPs) in the constituency to discuss the local and national housing market and CREA's 2016 REALTOR® recommendations for the Home Buyers' Plan (HBP).
With both the Liberal and Conservative parties including our recommendations in their election platforms last fall, the future is promising. Now is the time to highlight the importance of the HBP for homebuyers across Canada.
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Learn more about the value of the HBP and our recommendations to stop the erosion of the HBP's value through indexation and extend eligibility for the HBP to Canadians going through a significant life change.
More information on "PAC at Home" and our recommendations can be found on the REALTOR® Action Network (RAN).
Next generation of REALTOR® leaders converge in PEI
Young Professionals Network (YPN) members are invited to take part in a dedicated YPN forum to discuss strategies to start, build and maintain thriving YPNs and propel YPN members into leadership positions.
You'll also get the chance to shake hands and rub shoulders with our industry's top producers, leaders and influencers and have dedicated facetime – no iPhone required – with CREA's Board of Directors.
Afternoon sessions are open to all REALTORS® interested in engaging in a series of dynamic roundtable discussions on the industry's latest technology, trends and ideas. This year, we have SMART home technology and consumer insights on the agenda.
After the Summit, join YPNers from across the country for an evening tasting tour as we eat and drink like locals in downtown Charlottetown.
If you haven't already booked your ticket, please do so by registering at www.realtorlink.ca/ypn.
CREA Stats Boutique launches
Ever needed MLS® sales or listing statistics on the fly and whether because it was a weekend or time was a factor, were unable get them when you needed it?
If so, CREA has great news for you!
REALTORS® now have around the clock online access to the CREA Stats Boutique, a new tool that they can use to get the statistics they need, when they're needed. It provides access to the same MLS® statistics that the CREA stats team provides members, media and institutional subscribers.
Visitors to the CREA Stats Boutique will be able to access national, provincial and Board/Association MLS® statistics on an actual (i.e. not seasonally adjusted) and seasonally adjusted basis, with the former going as far back as 1980 and the latter starting in 1988.
Further, exclusive to CREA members, active listings and months of inventory will be available at the national, provincial, and market level. These are not available to the general public.
To find out more, please begin by watching this walkthrough of the site.
Once you've watched the overview, the site can be accessed here.
Please note the following:
Quebec local market statistics are not available from CREA. They are available via the Fédération des chambres immobilières du Québec (FCIQ).
National Authentication Facility (NAF) login is required to access the CREA Stats Boutique.
As part of your membership privileges, you will receive the data free of charge (at checkout). You will see pricing prior to check out, but that is for non-members only.