KADREA CONNECT March NEWSLETTER
KADREA AGM 2019 was successfully held on March 21:
The meeting saw thought leaders in our community come together. Stakeholders from reputed organizations like the Real Estate Council of BC, Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate, BC Real Estate Association, City of Kamloops, Venture Kamloops, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, etc. delivered talks on insights and steps to strengthening our community. 11 motions were passed at the AGM.
Read Pre-AGM Package
Read 2018 Annual Report
Here are a few glimpses from the AGM:
REAL + MENTORS = REALTORS®:
KADREA is the proud title sponsor of Community Future's Junior Dragon's Den. An event which is currently in its mentoring phase, will see 10 teams battle it out on April 04, 2019 in the finals.
Junior Dragon's Den is an entrepreneurial journey for young kids who have big business ideas. REALTORS® like Amy Leaf and Chris Chan have come forward to mentor these kids while they prepare their perfect 'pitch'.
Watch REALTOR® Chris Chan mentoring 'Team No Poke'
Watch REALTOR® Amy Leaf mentoring 'Team Apiculture'
KADREA APP Launched:
Trevor Koot, KADREA EO, released the much awaited KADREA App at the 2019 KADREA AGM. This app will provide REALTORS® with easy access to PDP credits, communication from stakeholders like BCREA, CREA and the Council, member directory and the Buyer Path platform.
Download on iOS: https://apple.co/2HGaLox
Download on Android: https://goo.gl/Vg6GQD
Enter your credentials after clicking on 'Member Login'
BCREA announce 2019-2020 Board of Directors:
Top Row: REALTOR® Director Ray Harris, REALTOR® Director Cory Raven, Public Director Kam Raman, REALTOR® Director Dan Morrison, Past President James Palanio, REALTOR® Director Katherine Rutherford and Public Director Mark Sakai.
Bottom Row: President-Elect Anthony Bastiaanssen, REALTOR® Director Janice Stromar, CEO Darlene Hyde, REALTOR® Director Gian-Piero Furfaro and President Michael Trites.
Changes coming to REALTOR® professional development:
The tentative implementation dates for these changes has been set to January 01, 2020. REALTORS® will still have to complete their requirement of 18 credits, with the difference that credits will now be referenced as hours. Following are the changes in brief:
- NO credits for Legal Update (mandatory courses by Council).
- The focus is now on Hours and not Credits.
- 12 out of 18 hours would have to be completed through PDP-accredited courses.
- 6 hours of learning through self-directed learning.
- Get hours for in-brokerage learning, conferences, webinars etc.
Read further details on these changes here: https://bit.ly/2UhzvKA
CREA releases the 2018 Insights and Consumer Behavior Report for Realtor.ca:
Knowing how visitors use REALTOR.ca gives you the opportunity to optimize your listings, increase reach and maximize leads. While, knowing the activities of a visitor on REALTOR.ca allows you to optimize your inscriptions, expand their radiation and maximize the number of potential customers. The following two reports reveal key insights to the best use of a platform like Realtor.ca
2018 Insights Report
2018 Consumer Behavior Report
Housing Market Adjusts To Mortgage Stress Test
BCREA reports that a total of 4,533 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS® in February 2019, a decline of 27 per cent from the same month last year, as prospective home buyers continued to be sidelined by the mortgage stress test.
Read the full report here: http://bit.ly/2HgDUr6
- Garret Gilmour (Best West)