Introducing: Prospects mobile and much more

August 8, 2019

As part of a continued journey into the world of REALTOR® mobile applications, real-time client collaboration, and a synchronized real estate experience, OMDREB is pleased to inform you of the pending introduction of Prospects Mobile.

Provincial Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program - Information for New Woodlot Owners

July 12, 2019

The Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) is a voluntary program that encourages landowners to take an active role in managing their forested properties by providing a property tax reduction to landowners who prepare and follow a 10-year managed forest plan for their property. This program may be of interest to real estate agents whose clients have at least 9.88 acres of forested lands on their property.

Congratulations to our 2019 OMDREB Educational Scholarship Award Winners!

June 13, 2019

This year, OMDREB’s Scholarship focus was surrounding women and children being susceptible to violence, harassment, and various forms of abuse. This is in line with the President’s Charity that OMDREB is supporting in 2019, which is Radius Child and Youth Services. The students’ essays and video submissions were creative, thought provoking and well-researched. We are fortunate to be in the company of these bright young people.

RECAP: 2019 OMDREB Charity Golf Tournament

June 10, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce that this year we raised $11,500 for Radius Child & Youth Services, the OMDREB President's Charity for 2019. This donation will have a significant impact for children and families in the areas that we work and serve. A big thank-you to Piper's Heath Golf Club for being our gracious host again!

New City of Hamilton Sign By-Law Fines

May 9, 2019

Recently, Hamilton City Council approved the addition of the Sign By-Law (10-197) to the Administrative Penalty System By-Law (17-225). As a result, real estate signs (open house, for sale lawn signs) that do not adhere to the City of Hamilton Sign By-Law will receive fines ranging from approximately $50 to $100 per infraction. Also, infractions are now under an Administrative Penalty System instead of a Provincial Offence.

National Do Not Call List: Are You Compliant?

May 1, 2019

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) continues to enforce compliance with the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules or the National Do Not Call List (DNCL). It’s important for brokerages to understand their responsibilities and ensure full compliance. Failure to do so may result in significant financial penalties administered by the CRTC. We encourage you to review the steps below and update your internal policies accordingly.

UPDATED: Federal Government Makes it Easier for Middle Class Canadians to Buy their First Home

April 3, 2019

Starting on September 2, 2019, the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive will help middle class families take their first steps towards homeownership by reducing monthly mortgage payments required for first-time homebuyers without increasing the amount they need to save for a downpayment.

Use Drones in your Real Estate Photography? New regulations are coming

March 22, 2019

Transport Canada has announced new rules and regulations for drones, which will take effect on June 1, 2019. REALTORS® using drone photography for their business may be impacted. The new regulations no longer differentiate between recreational and commercial drone operations and will require drone pilots to register and mark their drones, as well as pass an exam for their pilot certificate.

Town of Oakville Open House directional sign regulations

March 12, 2019

OMDREB's Government Relations Committee has been working closely with The Town of Oakville to participate in the consultation process related to revisions to the Sign By-Law, specifically REALTOR® Open House signage and increasing the amount of allowed signs from three (3) to five (5). The *NEW* Sign By-Law pertaining to real estate directional signs came into effect on January 1, 2019. Please adhere to the Town of Oakville Open House Sign Regulations that are currently in place, and be aware of the enforcement measures that the Town will take for contravening the By-Law:

2019 OMDREB Scholarship Package

January 21, 2019

We would like you to help get the word out to your graduating students. Winners will receive a bursary and be recognized at an Awards Ceremony in June! OMDREB will be accepting applications until May 7, 2019. If you or your students should have any questions - or are ready to submit an essay - please send an email to John Rich, Communications Specialist -