We consider each Member an important link to the ongoing commitment OMDREB has made to inform the public of the vital role REALTORS® have completing real estate transactions.
We ask that when you join the Board, you make a commitment as a Member to stay informed and up-to-date on news and events that are happening at your Board office.
MLS® (Multiple Listing Service®) - Matrix™
OMDREB uses CoreLogic's Matrix™ for our MLS® System. One of the fastest-growing multiple listing platforms, Matrix™ has proven itself a clear leader in multiple listing software.
Designed to power top-producing agents, Matrix™ puts equal emphasis on functionality and speed. The program’s rich feature set gives agents a wealth of new ways to serve their clients.
GeoWarehouse is a web-based, centralized property information source that provides state of the art mapping and research tools, as well as professional reports. GeoWarehouse services real estate and non-real estate professionals across Ontario.
GeoWarehouse subscribers can create property detail, neighbourhood sales and demographic reports as well as access "exterior, aerial and bird's eye view images" of properties.
Through the GeoWarehouse store, subscribers can conveniently access POLARIS Parcel Registers, instrument images, surveys, plans, MPAC Assessment reports and more. All in one central location! GeoWarehouse enhances your professional image and all reports are completely customizable. GeoWarehouse provides you with the tools that make you the expert.
Information Technology (IT) Support
OMDREB provides Matrix™ assistance for Members with in-house IT staff during office business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Our IT staff can assist you over the phone, remotely through your computer, or in-person at our Oakville office.
One-on-one or Brokerage sessions are available by request. Please note a fee may be applicable for these sessions.
A Matrix Introductory Hands-On Training course is offered weekly (monthly in Milton) for all new Members and is complimentary. Existing Members wishing to take the course as a refresher may due so at a cost of $49.95 and can register through MyStore.
In addition, a complimentary Matrix walk-in clinic is held every Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m for Members at our Oakville office.
Our Board places a high value on professional development for Members. Our goal is to ensure our Members are among the most knowledgeable and skilled in the real estate industry.
Our Professional Development Department offers everything from entry level real estate courses to special niche seminars that will help you carve out and master your target market.
Network / Volunteer
Board events offer many opportunities to network with fellow Members and industry partners. OMDREB hosts an annual golf tournament as well as our AGM and Christmas Luncheon, in addition to other events throughout the year.
Volunteer opportunities are another way to meet colleagues and see first hand how the industry evolves. Each year the Leadership Development Committee hosts a volunteer meet and greet. This event provides information on the volunteer opportunities that are available at the Board.
The Membership Department assists with membership/fee inquiries, dues payment, updating Member/Brokerage information and facilitating access to other MLS® Services in Ontario.
REALTORS® who join the Board receive a comprehensive Member orientation, which includes resource materials about the Board, OREA, CREA, RECO and Matrix™ training.
Public Relations / Marketing
The Board's Communications department is responsible for the communication and marketing information for Members and the public.
Members receive news and information through a variety of platforms, including Matrix™ (MLS® Service), direct email, bi-monthly newsletters, meetings (Committee, Managing Brokers Council, Annual General Meeting) and social media.
OMDREB works in conjunction with OREA and CREA on a variety of public education and awareness campaigns to promote REALTORS® and organized real estate in Ontario and Canada.
President & Board
The President of the Board abides by an open door policy for all Members who would like the opportunity to express their concerns regarding matters of the Board.
Members may raise issues with their Broker who may bring them forward to the Managing Broker’s Council (MBC). The Chair of the MBC has a seat on the Board of Directors and feedback from Broker Council Members provides perspective and insight on aspects of the Board’s operation.
Executive Officer & Staff
The Executive Officer and staff are committed to providing excellent service to Members at all times.
OREA & CREA
As a Member of OMDREB, you have the benefit of representation through the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).
OREA represents 60,000 real estate brokers and salespeople members of Ontario’s 40 real estate boards and is one of Ontario’s largest trade associations. It provides many discount purchasing programs covering telephone services and life, car, and health insurance that is available to all Members.
OREA is also a strong voice with our provincial government and works to promote a legislative and regulatory environment that is favourable to REALTORS® and the real estate industry.
CREA represents more than 100,000 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople, working through 100 real estate Boards and Associations across Canada.
Registrants in any province who become members of organized real estate have an obligation to act in accordance with the REALTOR® Code.
CREA owns the MLS® and REALTOR® trademarks, which signify a high standard of service and identify members of CREA.
REALTORS Care® & President's Charity
OMDREB Members are proud supporters of the Ontario and Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation. One hundred per cent of all gifts to the Foundation go directly to supporting shelters across the province due to the generosity of the Ontario Real Estate Association. The Association covers all administrative costs of the Foundation.
In association with the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation, OMDREB's President annually selects a charity for which the Board's fundraising efforts will be dedicated through various events throughout the year.