Year in Review 2019
A Message From
2019 was a historic year for OREA, our Members and Ontario home buyers and sellers. This is our story.
It’s so important to be prepared to take on the challenges that face our profession, and we’ll continue to support our leaders to be the best they can.
At OREA, we focus on developing our volunteer leaders to become some of the strongest in the country. Strong leadership at the provincial and local levels enables real estate Boards and Associations to respond and anticipate changes impacting the profession.
With home ownership rates on the decline in Canada, and a federal election on the calendar, 2019 was time for bold action to eliminate barriers faced by young families and Millennials looking to buy their first home. As a result, OREA didn’t hold back from ensuring the issues facing Canadians were heard loud and clear by each of the political parties.
In 2019, we were excited to launch OREA’s most extensive Membership consultation to date. We’re able to do this because of strong financial management, prudent cost cutting and enhanced activity at the OREA Real Estate College which allows OREA to invest in new Member services.
2019 was a very successful year for the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation. A highlight was the REALTORS® Motorcycle Ride event on a sunny day in July. We kicked off the Ride at TRREB’s Mississauga Office with Mississauga Mayor, Bonnie Crombie, MPP for Mississauga-Streetsville, Nina Tangri and MPP for Mississauga-Malton, Deepak Anand. The Ride raised close to $30,000 to support shelter-related organizations in Ontario.
We're now at the halfway point of our five-year strategic plan, but this year we broke the wheel. In 2019 we had not one, but two big Government Relation wins.
In 2019, we had an incredible opportunity before us: the ability to invest in new products and services that will make life better for Ontario REALTORS®. OREA launched the biggest consultation in its history to gather Members’ feedback on new, bold ideas that originated with you, our Members, in mind.
Every year, REALTORS® tell us that our Standard Forms are the most valuable tools offered by OREA. With over 200 Forms and over 300 Clauses available to REALTORS®, they are used by Members province-wide in almost every real estate transaction to ensure REALTORS® speak the same language in their business.
REALTORS® are one of the most civic-minded professions and as part of their role in the community the profession has a reputation for giving back. In 2019, the Foundation was proud to give out $1.18 million in grants to shelter-related organizations across Ontario. These funds support many types of shelter related causes, from soup kitchens, to Habitat for Humanity, children’s breakfast programs and much more.
A Message from Sean Morrison
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