October 15, 2020

On October 1st, 2020, the Provincial government brought forward Ontario’s new rules for forming Personal Real Estate Corporations (“PRECs”). PRECs allow REALTORS® to access the business advantages of incorporation, including tax and income planning benefits.

How OMDREB is working with the government to make the home buying experience better for REALTORS® and their clients

October 7, 2020

For more than 30 years, REALTORS® have advocated for policies encouraging responsible homeownership. We have regularly met with Parliamentarians to discuss their local housing markets and policies that promote a vibrant and sustainable real estate industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for a safe place to call home. Today, REALTORS® are prioritizing the housing needs of Canada’s most vulnerable populations while also ensuring the economy gets up and running.

COVID-19 Notices

April 7, 2020

Protecting Your Clients in a Crisis

March 31, 2020

**This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide and should not be relied upon to provide any legal or professional advice relating to any matter. Please consult your own professional advisor for advice on any question arising from these materials.

Steps to a successful virtual listing presentation

March 30, 2020

For the time being, REALTORS® may have to connect with clients online and conduct the majority of their deals this way. While for the most part we’re well-equipped for remote work, there are certain situations that pose challenges — including now, as people around the world are being requested to practice social distancing. Given this situation and knowing that clients are not able to meet in-person — but may still want to sell their homes — how can you create and deliver an effective listing presentation?

How to show a house at its best to a remote audience

March 30, 2020

Open Houses are one of the first opportunities homebuyers take to get a firsthand feel for a property, and ultimately decide if it’s a good fit - so what happens when they can’t visit in person? If you have the technical know-how (and it doesn’t take a lot!), it is absolutely worth offering a virtual open house for your upcoming listings. If it’s done right, it can be extremely effective. If it’s poorly executed, you run the risk of presenting a lacklustre picture of an otherwise spectacular property. Here’s how you can help your clients see their dream home, even if they can’t be physically present.

Create and Send a Signing with AuthentiSign

March 25, 2020

Create a signing to set up your documents and forms with signature, initial, and date areas, determine who the documents and forms are sent to, and send them to any needed participants, such as buyers, sellers, outside agents and lawyers.

UPDATED: Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

March 18, 2020

The Government of Canada announced today a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy due to the unique COVID-19 situation. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.

COVID-19: A Short Guide To Working From Home

March 13, 2020

If you've been working from home - or will be shortly - because of the COVID-19 outbreak, by now your back is likely hurting from being glued to your laptop or phone. Your email inbox, text messages, and group chats are filled with friends, family, and co-workers sending proper sanitation practices, or sports memes claiming the world is over because the NBA, NHL, and MLB have all postponed their seasons. While all of this is going on, your work is not just allowing you but encouraging you to work from home. Sounds great, right!? Despite offering safety, comfort, and flexibility, working remotely can negatively impact your wellbeing and emotional health. Here are a few tips for prioritizing mental wellness while working from home.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Vulnerable populations and COVID-19

March 12, 2020

While diseases can make anyone sick, some Canadians are more at risk of getting an infection and developing severe complications due to their health, social and economic circumstances. Organizations, staff and volunteers play an important role in helping to prevent these populations from getting or spreading the COVID-19 virus. Start by sharing simple things they can do to help keep themselves and others healthy, guide them to help if they develop any signs and symptoms and learn ways help care for sick clients recovering from COVID-19.