Stories Tagged - CREA
April 05, 2022 | CREB
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has named CREB® Chair Lorna Hamm as the recipient of the Canadian REALTORS Care® Award 2022.
Dec. 09, 2021 | Tyler Difley
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) recently spoke with CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation Chair Murray Scotton for an article in CREA's REALTORS Care® series, which highlights the generosity and inspiring stories of REALTORS® across Canada.
July 14, 2021 | Natalie Noble
June 23, 2020 | CREB
It’s the pinnacle of industry leadership, which goes to someone who doesn’t waiver from doing things the right way.
March 17, 2020 | CREBNow
CREB® continues to take precautions in making sure its REALTORS® and the public they serve remain healthy and safe. The well-being of the public and our members remains our top priority.
April 17, 2019 | Tyler Difley
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) recently announced the election of Cliff Stevenson as vice-president of its board of directors.
June 14, 2018 | CREBNow
As Bill C-45 continues its journey through the different levels of Parliament, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) presented some feedback on how the legalization of cannabis would affect homeowners.
"We've heard from homeowners and tenants across the country who are worried about living beside grow-ops," said CREA president Barb Sukkau.
"What does this do to their home value? Will this increase their rent? How safe will their kids be? Will their quality of life diminish because of the prevalence of drugs in their neighbourhood? These are all concerns that need to be considered before the passing of Bill C-45."
Aug. 23, 2017 | Mario Toneguzzi
Open houses remain a valid and valuable way to sell properties, even in this day and age of virtual reality.
While the technological tools available today to give maximum exposure to a listing have made it easier for potential homebuyers to window shop from anywhere, the physical presence of an open house still can't be replaced.
CREB® president David P. Brown says opinions about open houses are often divided. Some REALTORS® love them, while others can't stand them.
"But how we do it has changed a fair bit I believe," said Brown. "Social media has got to be the biggest thing. Before, if we were going to have an open house we might hand deliver a few flyers or something around the neighbourhood – put up some signs and that was it.
"Now, we post it all over."
Aug. 02, 2017 | Tyler Difley
When it comes to the housing market and the availability of affordable options, people often lose sight of the big picture. Instead of obsessing over the minute details of the market in any one particular city, it can be helpful to take a step back and examine things in a broader context to provide points of comparison. This dose of perspective helps one to remember that while $400,000 might seem like a lot to ask for a detached home in one city, in another major metropolitan area, people might be hard pressed to find a home for less than twice that amount.
April 27, 2017 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Selling a home can be a complicated process and if you've never worked with a real estate expert before, you may wonder about benefits of doing so. Andrew Peck, president of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) shares his thoughts on five benefits a REALTOR® provides to home sellers. Their number one goal is to make real estate transactions as simple and easy as possible for their clients.