4 useful resolutions for Commercial REALTORS® in 2016

Back in September, over 100 Commercial REALTORS® flocked to Winnipeg to learn about the latest trends, tools and opportunities at the 2015 Canadian Commercial Conference.

With a new year now underway, we want to help you grab the proverbial bull by its horns and make the most of 2016. Here are 4 useful resolutions and how we can help you accomplish them:

  1. Find new opportunities to collaborate.

When Boards, Associations and REALTORS® work together, everyone benefits. Two new innovations from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) and the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) are now available to all REALTORS®:

  • Email Broadcast System

The REBGV developed the email broadcast system to allow Commercial REALTORS® to share their “haves” and “wants.” It also serves as a community forum allowing REALTORS® to network with other subscribers. The email broadcast system is currently available to Commercial REALTORS® from the REBGV and TREB and will soon be available to members of the Calgary and Edmonton real estate boards.

  • Commercial Financial Models and Calculators

TREB’s commercial calculators and financial models help Commercial REALTORS® calculate return on investment, retail and site selection analysis, land development revenue, land transfer tax, and property investment and lease analysis. Check them out at REALTORLink.ca/commercial. 

  1. Leverage the power of REALTOR.ca.

Just in time for the 2015 Canadian Commercial Conference, commercial listings found a new home on REALTOR.ca. This means commercial listings will now leverage the power of REALTOR.ca along with its substantial reach and lead-generation potential. For real estate investors, access to all listing types on one site will offer a more user-friendly experience and greatly enhanced visibility for commercial searches not previously available.

  1. Stay in-the-know about industry trends.

With the 2014 Consumer Insights Report and growing interest for online commercial real estate information, we put together an 11-page report featuring key insights into REALTOR.ca and a look at emerging trends within Canadian commercial real estate … also known as the Commercial Insights Report.

Find the latest report, our quarterly economic Commercial Snapshots and more at REALTORLink.ca/Commercial.

  1. Invest in professional development. 

With over 8,000 attendees, REALTOR® QUEST is Canada’s largest REALTOR® tradeshow and conference. And this year, we’re excited that the 2016 Canadian Commercial Forum will be hosted alongside TREB at the event on May 4 and 5, 2016. Featuring an impressive lineup of speakers and panelists covering topics such as future technology and trends impacting commercial real estate to three things Commercial REALTORS® can do to gain clients. We hope to see you there!

What are your resolutions for 2016? Share with us in the Comments section below!

As Product Manager, Zach Kleiman’s portfolio includes a focus on the REALTOR.ca DDF®. Zach previously worked as Marketing Manager, implementing methods and tools to best serve REALTORS® according to their interests and career goals. Before joining CREA, Zach acted as Marketing Manager for a leading customer service business. As a sports buff, when not in the office, Zach can likely be found out golfing, hiking, or skiing—or at the rink wearing his second hat as hockey player and coach.


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