On the Road Again: Meeting REALTORS® in Canada and Abroad

This fall, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) was back on the road to meet with members and share updates on how we’re supporting REALTORS® and their business.

Since September, CREA has attended numerous conferences and tradeshows including:

  • Royal Lepage National Sales Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Edmonton RAECON in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Century 21 OneC21 in St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Chambre immobiliere Estrie in Drummondville, Quebec
  • REMAX Activate in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Ottawa Real Estate Board Annual REALTOR® Trade Show in Ottawa, Ontario
  • OREA’s REALiTY+ Conference in Toronto, Ontario

At each of these events, CREA staff were on hand to engage with REALTORS® and share updates on REALTOR.ca, other technology tools, CREA’s advocacy efforts, and our work to help enhance and protect the reputation of REALTORS® in Canada.

While we appreciate that hybrid events have opened up more opportunities for us connect with members, in-person events remain instrumental as a way to create and build relationships and share and collect information.

Get a behind the scenes look at the events we attended in WinnipegSt John’sQuebec City and Toronto.

CREA staff and former CREA President Jason Stephen at the Royal LePage National Sales Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
CREA staff and former CREA President Jason Stephen at the Royal LePage National Sales Conference in Winnipeg Manitoba<br>

In addition to attending Canadian events, on November 11-13, CREA travelled with more than 400 REALTORS® from Canada to NAR NXT, The REALTOR® Experience in Orlando, Florida. Despite Hurricane Nicole, there were more than 10,000 attendees from around the world, allowing REALTORS® to network and help their Canadian clients find property aboard.

During NAR’s Global Business Alliance Committee Meeting, CREA Chair, Jill Oudil, and Linda Kristal, Vice President, Advocacy provided an update on the Canadian market, our advocacy efforts, and the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians (Foreign Buyers Ban).

Jill Oudil, CREA Chair provides an update at the NAR Global Business Alliance Committee Meeting.
Jill Oudil CREA Chair provides an update at the NAR Global Business Alliance Committee Meeting<br>

CREA also hosted two networking events in Orlando, as well as the Great Canadian Road Trip – Expo Stop. Additionally, CREA was proud to take part in the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) pinning ceremony that recognized several REALTORS® from Canada who received their CIPS Designation.

CREA’s CEO Michael Bourque, Patrick Pichette, Vice President of REALTOR.ca and members of CREA’s Board of Directors help work the booth during NAR’s annual conference.
CREAs CEO Michael Bourque Patrick Pichette Vice President of REALTORca and members of CREAs Board of Directors help work the booth during NARs annual conference<br>

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 is excited to be travelling again so we can meet with REALTORS® in their communities to learn about how we can better serve you and your business.

As we look to the year ahead, we can’t wait to see you on the road!

Leslie Kellestine is a Communications Advisor with CREA. Prior to joining CREA’s team, Leslie worked on Parliament Hill where she developed and executed communications plans for federal politicians. After work, Leslie loves to go horseback riding, hit the trails with her dog Effie and try out the newest cocktail lounge in town.

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