Year in review: Top 10 CREA Café blog posts for 2019

From new technology and advocacy efforts to economic updates, CREA Café is a one-stop shop for information and discussions for REALTORS®.

In 2019, we published more than 135 blog posts with information to help you grow your business, share with clients or discuss with friends over a virtual cup of coffee.

Today, we break down the 10 most popular blog posts from the last 12 months. Happy reading!

How the REALTOR.ca Listing Stats app helps your business grow

With the help of the REALTOR.ca Listing Statistics app, listing agents can inform their marketing and pricing strategy on the go. Access listing stats, respond to leads on the go, connect with clients and get instant notifications: in this blog, we explain how the new app can help grow your business.

What REALTORS® need to know about Canada’s new drone regulations

On June 1, 2019, new rules and regulations regarding drone usage in Canada came into effect. We explained everything REALTORS® need to know about the new rules before taking flight.

REALTOR.ca partners with Scotiabank eHOME to display your listings

REALTOR.ca DDF® continued to grow in 2019. One of those partnership was with Scotiabank eHOME, a digital mortgage experience modernizing how Canadians can get a mortgage. Users of eHOME can now search for REALTOR® listings directly within the platform—all powered by REALTOR.ca.

Over 90 and still selling: Meet the REALTORS® who refuse to slow down

Harry Backlin and Daniel Gargarella continue to prove age is just a number. The two REALTORS® discussed still working as salespeople at 90 and 95, respectively. What keeps them motivated to continue working? You’ll have to read the full blog to find out.

How to recognize burnout while working in real estate

Do you think you’re a candidate for work-related burnout? It might not always be easy to know because, if you love your work, unexpected tasks or 24-7 availability to your clients won’t seem like such a big deal. In this blog we examine what the signs of burnout are and how to become more resilient.

Eight unique ways REALTORS® have marketed their listings

From food trucks, to cooking shows and short films, we rounded up a list of some of the more unique ways REALTORS® have garnered attention for their listings.

5 common errors entrepreneurs make at tax time and how to avoid them

If you’re self-employed, you have a lot to keep up with when it comes to balancing your clients’ needs with your own. Especially when it comes to keeping up with responsibilities such as bookkeeping and filing your taxes. In this blog, the Canada Revenue Agency explains the five most common errors entrepreneurs make at tax time.

CREA’s new ad campaign a smash hit

You’ll live with total regret in your heart if you don’t click here to watch CREA’s national ad campaign. The television spot showcases people singing about the regret they have over not using the expert advice of a REALTOR® using a play on the 80s classic ballad, “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”

Not all superheroes wear capes: REALTORS® to the rescue after real estate nightmares

A couple from Nova Scotia explain how a REALTOR® came to the rescue after they tried—and failed—to sell their home themselves. In this blog we also share some of the potential pitfalls of selling a property without a real estate professional.

Marketing design dos and don’ts for REALTORS®

You may be a pro at selling homes, but do you know how to design your own business cards, posters or lawn signs? The wrong colour or a wonky font could come between you and your next lead. CREA’s team of skilled designers curated a list of design dos and don’ts to help make your marketing material shine.

Did we miss your favourite blog? Share yours in the Comments below.

Sarah Doktor brings her experience as a small-town journalist and national online editor to the Canadian Real Estate Association as a Communications Advisor. Sarah helps facilitate conversations between CREA and our members, boards, associations and the public via our online communities. She also helps coordinate the content presented to you here on the CREA Café. In her spare time, Sarah can be found at the gym, running on a trail or watching Netflix with her cat, Libby.


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