Enhanced neighbourhood information on REALTOR.ca
Following a successful pilot, CREA has partnered with Local Logic™ to enhance the listing experience on REALTOR.ca. Every listing on the REALTOR.ca desktop site now includes detailed neighbourhood information and this feature will be coming to the mobile site in June.
Lifestyle is more important than ever for today's real estate consumers. This supplementary listing information will help visitors make better, more informed decisions when it comes to selecting a neighbourhood that complements their lifestyle.
Benefits to REALTORS®:
- The hyper-localized insights will augment the listing information you provide in order to showcase popular nearby lifestyle characteristics including nearby schools, amenities, daycares and more.
- Through the pilot, we saw a significant increase in the number of leads generated from listings that included neighbourhood information.
Here's a glimpse of how it looks on REALTOR.ca listing details pages
Switching over to the new CREA WEBForms®
CREA WEBForms® has a fresh new look and redesigned interface, which means helping your clients has never been easier.
Beginning in August, when you log into CREA WEBForms® you will automatically be redirected to the new CREA WEBForms® experience. WEBForms® Classic (the version currently available) will no longer be accessible.
But, you don't have to wait till August to switch to the new CREA WEBForms®.
Here are three reasons you should make the switch to the new CREA WEBForms® today:
- Save Time
With the ability to auto-populate forms using data from your board/association's MLS® System, you can save time and simplify the buying and sales process.
- Do More Deals From Anywhere
Whether you're at home or on the road, CREA WEBForms® works effortlessly with the device of your choice. You can use your cellphone, tablet or computer to complete your real estate transactions.
- Enjoy Freedom of Choice
CREA WEBForms® links to industry-leading e-signature and transaction management apps. You have the freedom to choose from popular apps like DocuSign®, Authentisign®, TransactionDesk®, NEXONE and eZmax.
Make the switch today by logging into CREA WEBForms® and clicking "Try the new CREA WEBForms®" at the top of the page.
The REALTOR® Action Network is your one-stop shop for advocacy
REALTORS® are the backbone of CREA's advocacy efforts. The REALTOR® Action Network (RAN) is our industry's online advocacy platform built exclusively for REALTORS®. RAN gives all REALTORS® from coast to coast the ability to connect directly with your Member of Parliament (MP) and highlight the local side of real estate, from the economic impact of the industry to the effects of federal legislation.
To make the most of our membership across the country, every REALTOR® has now been enrolled on RAN.
In order to make the most of RAN, we're asking all REALTORS® to log on and update your profile with your address and postal code to be connected directly with your MP.
REALTORS® will be able to share with your colleagues and clients the importance of grassroots advocacy and emphasize that all real estate is local through the newly launched RAN Badge. Members will be able to log on to the REALTOR® Action Network and create a badge to share on social media and your personal web platforms that demonstrate your commitment to RAN.
CREA is excited for the next step in REALTOR® advocacy to make sure homeownership remains a top priority across the country. Please do not hesitate to contact the Government Relations group if you have any questions.
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