Find Us on the Road, Building Connections with the REALTOR® Community

Each year, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) attends as many industry events, conferences, Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and tradeshows as possible, in as many regions of the country as possible.

Well, we’ve hit the road (and logged on to virtual meetings) with the latest CREA news, tips, tools, and resources—each specifically designed to help you in your day-to-day business.

These events are a welcome opportunity for CREA staff and our Board of Directors to get to know you—our members.

As you know, real estate is a relationship-driven industry. Forging relationships with our members, board/association staff and industry stakeholders is how we uphold this key value. Working together, we can strengthen the profession and ensure the REALTOR® mark continues to signify a member of CREA who demonstrates professionalism, competent services, and a commitment to a strict code of ethics.

CREA Global connects with REALTORS® and real estate professionals from around the world during select in-person events and monthly webinars. They’re hitting the road again for their Great Canadian Road Trip later this year at events in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and Massachusetts. 

Where we’ve been

We’ve been busy in the first half of 2024 attending numerous conferences and tradeshows. You may have seen a few of our Instagram Reels highlighting events we attended, like the ones in Ottawa, New Brunswick and Toronto. Be sure to follow us to see glimpses from future events, as well as other Canadian real estate content.

We’ve spoken to members and the REALTOR® association community at more than 70 speaking engagements, from Prince George, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, with more on the way.

CREA’s Board of Directors focuses on providing updates on the latest CREA news. Meanwhile, CREA staff provide insights and training on tech tools (like CREA WEBForms®), legal issues (like FINTRAC and the National Do Not Call List), CREA policies (like REALTOR® Cooperation), housing market updates and more.

In addition to attending Canadian events, CREA’s Board of Directors also represented the Canadian REALTOR® community in Washington, D.C. last May. CREA Chair James Mabey and Chair-Elect Valérie Paquin provided an update to the National Association of REALTORS® on the future of and CREA’s new social purpose statement, among other topics.

Since beginning her role in January, CREA’s CEO, Janice Myers, has been engaged in a listening tour with boards and associations across Canada and has already spoken at nearly a dozen events across Canada. She’s dedicated to learning more about the common values, challenges, and opportunities we as a community share from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) interactions provide the best opportunity for a two-way flow of information. We’re committed to keeping our members in the know, but it’s equally as important we hear from you about the issues impacting your business.

Request a speaker

We know you, our members, rely on our products and services to support your clients in their home buying and selling journeys. That’s why our staff and Board of Directors are dedicated to meeting you where you are to learn more about how we can serve you better.

Would you like a CREA representative at your next event? Check out CREA’s Speakers Bureau.

While we make every effort to accommodate requests, we cannot guarantee speaker availability.

Other ways to connect

If you miss us on the road, there are plenty of other ways to stay informed of all the latest CREA news. While you’re here on CREA Café, be sure to browse through some of our other articles like Expanding Your Business: When Should a REALTOR® Hire Help?, How REALTORS® Can Expand Their Knowledge in 2024 and No. 1 for Connecting REALTORS® with Home Buyers and Sellers.

REAL TIME, our podcast for REALTORS®, which recently surpassed 1 million listens, offers engaging conversations on topics like entrepreneurship, emerging market trends, culture, design and more, from guests like Anthony Morgan, Leatrice Eiseman and Peter Mansbridge.

Lastly, make sure you’re opted in to e-mail communications including our newsletters: News2Me, Learning Hub Spotlight, Brokers’ Corner, Global Connect, and Read All About It.

Book a private training session with Lynn St-Germain, CREA’s Relationship Training Manager, to explore how your agents can improve their presence on and how to leverage the many other tools offered by CREA with a free, customizable training program. Contact Lynn today to set up your session.

As a Communications Advisor, Sarah O'Neill is responsible for developing a variety of internal and external communication materials—from blog content to newsletters, and social posts to speaking notes. Prior to joining CREA, Sarah worked as a journalist in a small town and as a national online editor at one of Canada’s largest news media companies. In her spare time, Sarah can be found renovating her century home, working out at the gym or binge-watching bad reality TV.

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