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February 9, 2016 - Millennials, Boomers and Housing Trends. Click here to learn more.

February 8, 2016 - Rebates Key to Helping Home Owners Go Green, Say Ontario Realtors. Click here to learn more.

February 5, 2016 - Local real estate market is 'gangbusters'. Click here to learn more.

February 2, 2016 - Learn how to adjust to the ups and downs of the sales cycle.

January 26, 2016 - Whether you’re new to the industry and are looking for mentorship, or have years of experience and are looking to provide some, here are my 5 reasons to join your local young professionals network!

January 19, 2016 - Showing homes is a crucial part of the marketing and sales process in real estate, but when young children are part of the mix, the potential for a meltdown is always there. Click here to learn more about how to successfully work with young families.

January 12, 2016 - Social media is more than a way to build your brand; it’s also a smart way to connect with your clients and emphasize your expertise. Check out these great social media tips! Click here.

January 6, 2016 - Before you know it you’re well into January and For Sale signs start popping up throughout the neighbourhood – but none of them are yours! Don’t allow yourself to suffer from a holiday hangover, learn more here on how to set your goals!

December 22, 2015 - Every seller wants their home to sell fast and bring top dollar. It is careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their check books. Click here to read more.

December 15, 2015 - 5 great twitter tips for Real Estate Professionals! Click here to read more.

November 5, 2015 - As Canadians learn more about the environment, awareness of health hazards becomes increasingly important. Learn more about the air quality in your home here.

October 2, 2015 – Learn how to build the right team

July 24, 2015 - Learn how to build your real estate investment portfolio here

July 17, 2015 - Good advice for bad neighbours: When listing a house for sale, it is important to assess the neighbourhood. Click here to learn more. 

July 10th, 2015 - How to reach your Real Estate goals this year. Real Estate coach Jan O-Brien explains here.

July 5, 2015 - Visit Open Houses.ca to see a list of all open houses in your area.

July 2, 2015 - Ontario Allows Real Estate Documents to Be Signed Electronically - Click here to find out more.

June 28, 2015 - What to do when selling a home with pets, read more here.

June 25, 2015 - Try this home hunting work sheet when out on your search.

June 18, 2015 - How to Survive a Slump: Get back to what it was in the early days of your career that brought you success.

June 15, 2015 - What do you think Real Estate will look like in the next 100 years? Read more on this article here.

June 7, 2015 - Should you be upgrading to High Performance Windows? Learn the benefits here.

June 1, 2015 - Easy to use mortgage tools to help you establish your financial situation, determine how much house you can afford and the maximum price that you should be considering. Click here to learn more.

May 24, 2015 - Ready to invest in your first home? Learn more about the first-time home buyers tax credit.

May 23, 2015 - Selling your home can be a stressful process, but there are ways that you can sell your home more effectively. Learn more here.

May 15, 2015 - The number of homes sold through the MLS® System of the Brantford Regional Real Estate Association set a new all-time record in April 2015!

May 3, 2015 - What’s the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR® Learn the important answer here.

April 29, 2015 - We are now on LinkedIn! Follow us for the latest industry news and Real Estate resources. Click here to follow.

April 27, 2015 - Have you ever bought an appliance and waited more than 30 days for delivery? Here are some ways you can protect yourself.

April 22, 2015 - Check out the Homeowner's guide to Radon, a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas. Learn more here.

April 15, 2015 - Is your Home Ready? Download this check list to get the best return on your home.

April 7, 2015 – In order to make your dream home a reality, you have to dream smart. Your best strategy begins here with this dream home check list!

April 6, 2015 - Keys to help you be powerful in pricing. Click here to learn more.

March 30, 2015 - Add the REALTOR.ca mobile app to your phone for convenient access to all the latest home listings!

March 20, 2015 - If a home truly interests you, take this checklist with you you’ll be happy you did. House Hunting checklist.

March 19, 2015 - Your home is more than just a dwelling that protects you from the elements. Learn more here about how your home is a financial nest and an asset.

March 12, 2015 – Join us at BRREA's 4th Annual Charity REALTOR® Community Cup Golf Tournament

March 11, 2015 - Canada’s top cities to buy real estate in.

March 10, 2015 - Here are five post-conference tips designed to maximize your conference experience.

March 4, 2015 - Learn how to protect your valuables during an open house. Click here for more information.

February 18, 2015 – Teamwork in Real-Estate, is it in you? Click here to read more. 

February 9, 2015 - Top 10 ways Canadians describe what home means.

February 4, 2015 - REALTORS® in Brantford Have Raised Over $30,000 for Local Charities Since 2012!

February 2, 2015 - Are you a newcomer to Brantford? This checklist will help you prepare before your big move to Canada.

January 30, 2015 - Finalists announced for annual business excellence awards.

January 28, 2015 - How to “Green” Your Bathroom Renovations.

January 26, 2015 - RECO: Raising the bar in real estate registration education.

January 14, 2015 - Check out some helpful tips for selling your home.

April 3, 2014 –  The Do's and Dont's of Home Renovations

April 3, 2014 –  Mortgage Terminology 101

February 5, 2014 –  BRREA Seeking Volunteer Recruiters

February 4, 2014 –  Sean Bryant Heads Real Estate Association for 2014

September 11, 2013 –  Congratulations to Bronte Jones of Assumption College, our 2013 Scholarship Recipient!

July 10, 2013 – Don't know how much return you need to make on an income property to make it worthwhile? Check out this great article from MoneySense magazine.

July 10, 2013 – Should you lock in your mortgage now?

July 10, 2013 – Great buying market in Spring helped Canadian real estate market bounce back.

July 8, 2013 – The kitchen is the heart of the home. Here's how you can spend effectively on your renovation!

July 8, 2013 – Royal Bank increases ‎mortgage rate ranges from one-tenth to three-tenths of a point.

July 5, 2013 Building nightmare for Lacroix family near London.

July 5, 2013 – Woodstock's real estate market is booming!

July 4, 2013 – Mortgage rates rise, as housing market defies doomsayers.

July 3, 2013 – Can't decide between a variable or fixed rate mortgage? Here are four questions you should ask yourself.

July 3, 2013 – Gluskin-Sheff chief economist, David Rosenberg, expects a bull market for Canadian real estate.

July 3, 2013 – Selling your home? Here are the top 10 turnoffs for home buyers.

July 2, 2013 – Conservative retirees should consider boosting cash flow with real estate. Here's why.

July 2, 2013 – Unpredictable weather affecting insurance rates.

July 1, 2013 – Knowledge and easy navigation of the real estate market comes with experience. Top tips to tell first-time home buyers.

July 1, 2013 – Brantford City Council puts off decision on property taxes until Fall.

June 28, 2013 – Be wary of waiving financing conditions in your offer to purchase a house or condo. Here's why.

June 26, 2013 – Real estate market better than expected. Still going strong into end quarters.

June 25, 2013 – Canadian home sales rise 3.6% in May over April.

June 19, 2013 – Retired? Will a reverse mortgage work for you?

June 11, 2013 – Check out our write-up about our all-new website in the Brantford Expositor!

June 10, 2013 – May home sales rise in Brantford and Brant County!

June 10, 2013 – Finding a home is easy. Finding the RIGHT home is a challenge. Here's some tips to help with the search process!

June 6, 2013 – REALTOR.ca celebrates a banner year! Let a REALTOR® help you get the most out of your real estate experience!

June 3, 2013 – First-time home buyers most commonly made mistake? Underestimating all costs associated with a home purchase. Don't forget down payment, moving costs, closing costs, and appliance purchases. Read more here.

June 2, 2013 – Need a mortgage? Here's what lenders look for in mortgage candidates.

May 31, 2013 – Always keep your home on the market until an offer's conditions are met. You never want to miss out on a great opportunity. Read more

May 22, 2013 – Need furniture? Check out these great offerings from the ReStore! They have new stuff coming in all the time!

May 16, 2013 – Bank of Montreal dismisses fears of housing collapse.

May 15, 2013 – Net worth of Canadians keep rising due to wealth being generated from flourishing property prices. How does this affect the future?

May 13, 2013 – Buying a home? A home inspection is key to ensuring your investment!

May 10, 2013 – Overwhelmed by your REALTOR choices? Here's how you can find the right fit for you!

May 7, 2013 – Selling your home? Here are the 5 biggest turnoffs for potential buyers.

May 3, 2013 – Negotiating your first mortgage? Check out these tips!

May 2, 2013 – How to survive a ‘fixer upper’ home with a smile on your face.

May 2, 2013 – How long do Canadians house hunt? 5 months on average, poll finds.

May 1, 2013 – Don't know whether or not to use a Mortgage Broker? Here are the pros and cons.

April 30, 2013 – Wondering why your home isn't selling? You may need to board your pet.

April 29, 2013 – Thinking of selling your home privately? Here is how a REALTOR® helps!

April 25, 2013 – First-time home buyer shopping for a mortgage? Be sure to research and negotiate.

April 24, 2013 – Made an offer on a house, but the deal fell through? Return of deposit depends on the circumstances.

April 24, 2013 – Thinking about a career in real estate? Come to OREA Real Estate College's Career Night at the Best Western Plus, May 22! This is a FREE event. Check out their poster

April 22, 2013 – Get ready condo flippers, Canada Revenue Agency is coming for you.

April 22, 2013 – First-time home buyers are wary and web-savvy researchers. Are you?

April 22, 2013 – Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS® and the Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Association have merged.

April 22, 2013 – Considering downsizing your home? Here are some things to consider before you do.

April 17, 2013 – Be sure to research your home inspector carefully before selecting one. Home Inspectors in Ontario are not required to be licensed, or belong to any professional association. Click here to read more.

April 16, 2013 – Competition tribunal dismisses complaint against Toronto Real Estate Board. Huge win for TREB and CREA. Read more via Real Estate Magazine

April 15, 2013 – Your career starts here! Visit with representatives from OREA Real Estate college to learn more about a rewarding career in real estate!
Download the flyer here.

April 10, 2013 – How can you sell your house faster in a competitive market? Learn from these real-life example!
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/real-estate/sellers-and-buyers-hone-their-tactics-as-toronto-home-sales-slow/article10764125/

April 2, 2013 – Check out the new video from CREA! http://youtu.be/mL-bsNUIrr0

March 26. 2013 – Dates announced for the 2nd Annual REALTOR Community Cup! Join us Friday September 20th, 2013! Watch our website for more updates.

December 6, 2012 – BRREA Annual General Meeting is happening tonight! See you there!

December 4, 2012 – Canadians are retiring 2 years later than they used to. Via CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/12/04/retirement-statscan.html

December 4, 2012 – BRREA presents “Food Bank & Christmas Basket Challenge”! Royal LePage Hurley has challenged its REALTORS® to “fill a truck”. They are accepting donations at the board office and are challenging other brokers to get in on the action. Join in on the fun during this season of giving.

December 4, 2012 – A recap of the 2012 Political Affairs Conference.
http://www.oreablog.com/2012/12/oreas-pac-2012-a-great-success/

December 4, 2012 – Identify theft hits real estate professional.
http://www.orea.com/en/Members/EDGE-Newsletters#identity

December 4, 2012 – Buying or selling your home? CREA offers some great resources to help you navigate the real estate market.
http://crea.ca/resources

December 3, 2012 – The Socialable Agent is a new resource for digital, paperless and social media training for real estate sales reps. The company says it is the first web-based training program of its kind in Canada.
http://www.remonline.com/?p=14279