ARTICLES

Are you ready to put down the junk food and pick up healthy eating habits this spring? CREB®’s Critical Illness Benefit Society (CIBS) believes there’s no time like the present to make nutrition number one.

Shine your shoes, grab your gowns and get ready for the celebration event of the year! It's CREB®'s inaugural Diamond Gala.

The federal government is considering more mortgage rules, but there’s still time to push back.

School isn’t out... yet. Take advantage of our upcoming free speaker seminars this June before you head into the dog days of summer. 

We always want to keep getting better at CREB®. That’s why we build a comprehensive strategic plan and take regular pulse checks on performance. 

There’s only one week left to purchase your early bird tickets for Forecast – and with Black Friday coming this weekend, you can beat the rush and save some coin – and maybe get your ticket for FREE!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation. CREB® wants to know, are you or your brokerage participating in this year's ride?

Your window to buy discounted tickets to the party of the year is closing quickly. You only have until April 30 to take advantage of our special ROAR Awards offer.

IIH 30 anniversary

NEWS: Giving HOPE

On Dec. 19, the CREB® Charitable Foundation was honoured at Inn from the Cold’s newest shelter opening ceremony for its $125,000 Investing in HOPE donation. 

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REALTIPS: Lockbox lowdown

Do you have a client who is selling a property in a multi-family complex? Here’s how to avoid confusion when there are multiple lockboxes on site. 

If you’ve updated SentriSmart™ lately, you may have noticed some changes. SentriLock has just added two new features for app users—end of showing notifications and non-owner shackle release functionality.

CF 30 years

SPOTLIGHT: A legacy of giving

Over the last three decades, CREB®’s Charitable Foundation has made a measurable philanthropic impact in Calgary and its surrounding area. 

Now you can stay connected for less. Join AREA Wireless to save on your monthly mobility bill. 

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ADVERTISE: Cool Communities

Those with listings in areas like Kensington, Inglewood, Mission and Marda Loop won’t want to miss advertising in this issue of CREB®Now. 

It’s the final day to nominate candidates to run for the 2019 CREB® board of directors. Nominations close today (Oct. 26) at 4 p.m. 
In the latest issue of CREB®Now, we explored recreational properties and communities for your next warm-weather getaway. 
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FORECAST: Download the app

If you are coming to Forecast on Jan. 31, make sure you download our event app, sponsored by Riteway Signs Ltd.!

Their tireless service, incredible enthusiasm and unparalleled dedication – these are just a few reasons why our long service members are awesome!

Are you ready to step into the spotlight? Visland Media Inc., an independent production company, is casting REALTORS® in the greater Calgary area for two of their upcoming television productions. 

The March 8 submission deadline for the 2017 ROAR Awards is around the bend. Follow our ROAR road map to find out how to nominate, so we can celebrate and elevate our accomplished REALTORS®

From brokerage parties to CREB®’s Christmas Holiday Luncheon, ‘tis the season of celebration! To stay on track with your nutrition, CREB®’s Critical Illness Benefit Society (CIBS) wants to provide your team with tips for a healthy festive season. 

Don’t miss your chance to connect with the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) with our virtual member town hall. 

Golf

LAST CHANCE: Last round fore golf!

FORE! This round of registration for CREB®'s annual golf tournament is still open – but not for long!

CREB® is accepting proposals from commercial real estate members interested in assisting with the sale of Mayland Place, the CREB® owned commercial office building located at 233 Mayland Place N.E.

Like jet plane bursting off the tarmac, CREB®’s mandatory training is up, up and away.

Big changes are never easy. That’s why we’ve introduced SentriAid, your source for vital Key Management System (KMS) tips, tricks and troubleshooting.

CREB®’s Critical Illness Benefit Society (CIBS) wants to know: Are you getting the right amount of daily physical activity?

Big changes are coming to CREB®Now! Hear more at Forecast or check out the Business Development website on Jan. 31.

Nominations for CREB®'s 2019 board of directors are now open.

For more than 20 years, CREB®'s Long Service Awards have honoured members’ dedication and commitment to shape the real industry into what it is today. 

Time is ticking to renew your licence to trade in commercial real estate and/or property management. Get certified in a snap with RECA's in-class training hosted at CREB®.

It's almost time to bring down the house at the 2017 ROAR Awards on May 27. Square your seats today.

You shared, we listened and now we’ve taken action. 

We are now accepting proposals for the CREB® Bistro.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is looking for two mortgage brokers or associates to join its Hearing Panel roster. 

To increase usability and convenience for members and their clients, Matrix™ 6.14 has now been upgraded to Matrix™ 7.0. 

Are your residential listings RMS ready in Matrix™? Check out our FAQ to ensure you’re ready for the mandatory implementation of measurement supplements. 

The Art of Leadership conference is coming back to Calgary on October 22 and CREB® members can save $100 per pass with promo code CREB33.

CREB 75th

SPOTLIGHT: Fun facts for 75

If a picture is worth a thousand words, we’ve covered a lot of ground with one infographic. Check it out in this week’s celebration of CREB®’s 75th.

The mandatory implementation for measurement supplements is just around the corner (Thursday, Feb.1). To upload your RMS measurements to listings, follow these five easy steps. 

Town hall

REGISTER: Let's innovate ORE

Join your board for an in-person discussion that will help shape the future of Organized Real Estate (ORE) in Alberta.

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RULE CHANGE: Condo conundrum

Service Alberta is proposing more condo rule changes that would result in high fees for condominium documents. But it’s not too late to advocate for change – here’s how.

Missed the member town hall? Here is a brief overview of Thursday’s event hosted by CREB® President David P. Brown, featuring the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). 
Home and Garden

TICKETS: Don't miss out!

The CREB® Charitable Foundation will soon offer discounted tickets to the much anticipated Calgary Home + Garden Show – and now they're easier than ever to purchase!

Unmatched knowledge of the housing market is key to the REALTOR® value proposition. That’s why CREB® has worked hard to launch Understanding Housing Statistics on CREB®Link. 

Casting Call

PUBLICITY: Casting call

Forget surviving on an island or having big brother watch you. If you’ve dreamed of being on reality television, here is your chance!

We are pleased to announce Concord Pacific as the platinum sponsor for our 2018 Forecast Conference and Tradeshow. 

To properly protect your clients and yourself, you need to know your legal obligations in every transaction. Join Jeff Kahane, on Jan. 16, 2018 as he presents Residential Contracts – Line by Line. 

This year’s board election had a record voter turnout, with 35 per cent of our membership participating. 

This year marks CREB®’s 30 year anniversary of accreditation with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). 

Please note that CREB® will have modified hours over the holiday season.

Do you have feedback for the Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA)? Share your thoughts by taking their member needs assessment survey. 

Call it signed, sealed and delivered. CREB®’s board of directors have voted in their new executive leadership team for 2018.

Over the last three decades, your superhero contributions have allowed the CREB® Charitable Foundation to make a measurable philanthropic difference in Calgary and the surrounding area. To celebrate the foundation’s 30th anniversary, purchase a commemorative pin today.

Have you ever wondered why real estate agents use their photos on business cards? Or what is the best way to differentiate your business through marketing? 

CREB® is once again holding the line on annual dues for the 2018 membership cycle. Members can expect to see their CREB® dues invoice in the beginning of January. 

Don’t miss the chance to connect with CREA and CREB® at our next member town hall. Registration is complimentary and closes end of day today (Friday, Nov. 17).

Connect with your clients better than ever with the new Prospects Mobile Brand & Share™ feature. 

According to CREA's latest news update, the federal government is preparing to cast a wider net on uninsured mortgages.

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REGISTER: The floor is yours

Do you have a question or feedback for CREA and CREB®? Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with us at our member town hall on Thursday, Nov. 23. 

The CREB® Charitable Foundation was recognized for its philanthropic dedication to ending family violence at the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter’s (CWES) Tulip Awards on Nov. 8. 

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ELECTION: Pick six

It’s time to exercise your CREB® member civic duty and cast your votes for our 2018 board of directors election

After undergoing a review of our products and services, CREB® has made some changes to our Media Services offering. Now housed within our Member Experience team, Media Services is now the Business Development team, with a renewed and single goal – to serve as your one-stop shop to help you get to SOLD

With Halloween over and fake cobwebs packed up for another year, it’s easy to forget that for some home buyers and sellers, the fear doesn’t end with the season. 

Get your 2018 Forecast Conference & Tradeshow ticket for only $109 before Dec. 1. Celebrate CREB®’s 75th Anniversary while you gain next-level insights and best practices that will help you stay ahead of the curve and your competition.

New supplements and naming features have launched in Matrix™. Now, you'll be able to better organize documents in your listings, including Residential Measurement Standards (RMS).

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NEED TO KNOW: Cannabis countdown

Legislative changes will soon usher in a new era of cannabis legalization across Canada.

How does this affect REALTORS®? What do you need to know? How can you support and protect your clients with the right information?

To celebrate CREB®’s 75th anniversary, the first 200 tickets to the 2018 Forecast Conference & Tradeshow will be available for only $75 starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 2.

As the saying goes, better safe than sorry! Our latest SentriAid tip covers one of the most common lockbox slip-ups—closing the box securely.

Submit payment for your 2018 CREB® membership dues before the deadline next week. Visit your CREB®Link profile to access your January statement and make an online payment today.

Looking to run in CREB®'s fall election? Join our complimentary Future Leaders Workshop to learn more about becoming a CREB® board member.

Safe to say, we hit our mark— thanks to you, we had 1,983 members who completed our recent needs assessment survey.

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SPOTLIGHT: High five for 75!

Today marks our 75th anniversary – high five for 75! 

This year's AGM had no shortage of momentum as we recapped our 75th anniversary year and set out on a new path for future success. Check out some of this year’s event highlights with links to all things AGM.

Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to boost your real estate skills. Check out what we have in store this spring. 

It's been a special year as we celebrated our real estate roots, how far we've come and where we are headed next. Take a look back at some 2018 highlights. 

The first-half of 2017 marked a shift in Alberta’s economy from recession to recovery, with conditions supporting stability rather than expansion.

In accordance with AREA, an update to the harmonized Provincial MLS® System Listing and Practice Rules will take effect Sept. 1. 
REALTOR® volunteers who braved the cool morning conditions were quickly rewarded with a sun-soaked afternoon at Habitat for Humanity’s Silvercreek build on April 12.

Gather your colleagues and join us on Wednesday, April 18 at CREB®'s AGM.

We'll have the standard fare of organizational highlights and financial updates, but not only that, we also have a special 75th anniversary surprise. The only catch...you'll need to be there in person to see the big reveal.

Online or in-person? Take your pick, just don’t miss your chance to scoop some tickets to the Fall Home Show from Sept. 20 to 23. It’s is the perfect client gift, plus you only pay if the tickets are redeemed. Get your eTickets now.
Download WalkMe™ to get step-by-step instructions and videos.

Please join us as we celebrate three decades of community investment at our 30th anniversary celebration.

It’s really hard not to brag, but our monthly Elevate your Business and Wise Wednesday sessions are straight killin’ it in 2017. Every offering so far has been a packed house.

The deadline for Alberta REALTORS® to complete their AREA mandatory training is next Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.

The State of Local Emergency for the Municipal District of Foothills has been rescinded.

Recently there was an update to the occupancy field in Matrix™, changing the field from mandatory to optional. After reviewing member feedback, CREB® is pleased to report the field is once again mandatory, with the option to select “undisclosed.” 

Over the years, we’ve authored several campaigns to promote safe working habits for REALTORS®. It’s a high-priority for CREB®, which is why we’re putting the spotlight back on this topic and offering another free Wise Wednesday session in March.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) wants your insights and expertise. Check out these upcoming opportunities from RECA. 

Having an inclusive and focused strategic plan is a core contributor to CREB®’s high performance. Delivering on that plan is what guides us to continued success. 
Future leaders

WORKSHOP: Leaders, take note

Today’s the last day to save your spot for our Future Leaders Workshop.

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LAST CHANCE: REALTOR® of the Year

It’s the final countdown! Nominations for the prestigious REALTOR® of the Year – T.W.H. (Bill) Saunders Memorial Award are due March 8.

Submit payment for your 2017 CREB® membership by Tuesday. Visit your CREB®Link profile to access your January statement and make an online payment. 

Get legal advice for a fraction of the price! Join our Legal Series sessions on Oct. 11

Sign up for auto-pay today.

On Oct. 23 changes are coming to multi-unit listings in Matrix™.

Looking to get the most out of your Forecast experience? Make sure to download the CrowdCompass AttendeeHub app, sponsored by Zillow.

Get the right ads in front of the right people by advertising with CREB®Now. 

This week’s issue of CREB®Now offers tips to identify and avoid the potential pitfalls that could derail your next home purchase. Check out the latest stories online.

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REGISTER: Connect with CREA

Do you have a question for CREA or CREB®? Come share your thoughts with us at our next member town hall. 

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready to launch your communication to new heights. Join keynote speaker Marion Grobb Finkelstein on Oct. 3 and learn how to connect with clients better than ever! It’s time to boost your real estate game. 

The provincial government is turning up the heat on incentives to turn down emissions with their new Home Improvement Rebates program, taking effect today.

Grab your CREB® Charitable Foundation tickets to one of the best home shows in town, the Calgary Fall Home Show—we’re already 75 per cent sold out.

Registration for this year’s Diamond Gala closes on Thursday, May 16th.  Click here to purchase your tickets before they’re gone.

Damage reputation, investigations and a criminal offence; real estate fraud happens and the consequences can be dreadful. This week our members participated in a REALTips presentation by RECA’s Senior Professional Conduct Review Officer, Tricia Hickey.

If you want something, go get it. Join us at next week’s member town hall to discuss the future of the board and how we can best serve member needs. 

It’s true, Organized Real Estate (ORE) is complex . . . at least for now.

CREB NOW

ADVERTISE: small town markdown

For our April 12 issue of CREB®Now we are offering a discount on surrounding area advertisements.  

Do you have questions about CREB®'s proposed amendments to the 3-Way Agreement? Stream live updates on Organized Real Estate (ORE) with CREB®'s virtual member town hall.

The kids are out of school and July is around the corner. Here is your REALTORS® guide to summer events.

With the recent move to StarMetro Calgary, CREB®Now is telling compelling real estate stories to more Calgarians than ever. 

Keep getting CREB® mandatory training reminders in your inbox, even though you believe you’ve finished your requirements? Double-check your completion status in your CREB®Link profile to be sure.

As he wraps up his one-year term as CREB® president, Tom Westcott reflects on the challenges and changes that made for a memorable 2018.

With over a year of using RECA’s RMS (Residential Measurement Standards), some members are asking how these measurements affect property style identification in Matrix™ – particularly with above and below grade measurements. 

Let CREB®’s Business Development team help you get to sold with a timely and well-positioned ad in CREB®Now, Calgary’s leading real estate newspaper.

As the nights grow longer and daylight savings time approaches, it’s important to remember your personal safety and security while showing homes or at open houses. 

Having trouble accessing the SentriSmart™ application? It may be time to update your phone. 

On Tuesday night, CREB®’s superhero members traded in their capes for cocktail attire at the CREB® Charitable Foundation’s 30th anniversary celebration.

We’re obviously kidding, the infamous street magician didn’t show up, nor did anyone levitate, but we did take a page out of David Blaine’s arsenal to elevate our performance at this year’s AGM.

There’s no doubt the business of real estate is fast-paced. But when you’re busy with multiple contracts, errors and omissions can create risk that can cost you time, money and reputation.

It’s a challenging time in real estate and with the upcoming provincial election, CREB® wants all provincial candidates to understand the key issues facing REALTORS® and their clients. 

You heard that right, there's only one week left until the 2018 REALTOR® Round Up. That means in less than a week your fellow REALTORS® will be dancing, cheering and having fun. You don't want to miss this mix and mingle!

It takes a lot of great qualities to become a successful leader. Let us take you there with our new Leadership 200 and 300 courses.

A new study about radon gas levels in Calgary and southern Alberta homes has been released by the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine.

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SPOTLIGHT: Our board's history

An organization cannot achieve 75 years of success without the leadership, guidance and dedicated members to take it there. Learn more about our journey from some key dates in our board’s history.

You've planned your summer getaway, but have you mapped out coverage for your clients? Here’s a quick guide on how to prepare your business for vacations.

The wait is over – Prospects 3.0 CRM has arrived! Now, you can manage your business better than ever with the redesigned interface and improvements to key features.

Thank you to all of the members who ordered tickets to the Calgary Home + Garden Show. It may seem like a small gesture, but your collective support for CREB® Charitable Foundation has created a 30 year legacy of giving.

Our Sizzlin' Summer Sale is nearing the end, but new products and deals are coming!

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COURSE: Take the lead

Ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? This month, CREB® is hosting Leadership 200 & 300 back-to-back, so you can complete both courses in one day!
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DEVELOP: Talk the talk

Join us at CREB® for weekly motivational meetings with one of two Toastmasters International® Clubs.

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OFFICE CLOSURE: Victoria Day

Please note that CREB® will be closed on Monday, May 22 for Victoria Day. 

The proposed bylaw changes that will be presented at the 2019 AGM are now live. See what’s in store for you to vote on.
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) recently launched a new and improved REALTOR.ca. The new website design features a simpler and more powerful search function, enhanced homebuyer calculators and access to highly anticipated school catchment areas. 

Now that the dust has settled and the cowboy boots are packed away for another year, we want to extend a huge thank you to all attendees who took part in this year’s REALTOR® Round Up.

Please be advised that the launch of the new 2019 WEBForms® platform for CREB® members will be delayed until May 22.

Calgary Economic Development has released their latest economic report - Why Calgary: Our Economy in Depth, January 2019 Edition.

For our Spring Market Primer issue of CREB®Now, we have a special deal for brand-new listings.  

Ticket sales to the 2018 Diamond Gala are now closed. Get your cocktail attire ready – the big event is on May 30, with registration starting at 5:30 p.m.

The deadline for Alberta REALTORS® to complete their AREA mandatory training is Jan. 31, 2019.
Any REALTOR® who has shown or sold a condo needs to solve an enduring mystery – where the heck do I find the lockbox?

There’s only one week left to register for the 2017 CREB® golf tournament—and we’re more than 75 per cent sold out.

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NEED TO KNOW: Finish FINTRAC

The deadline for Alberta REALTORS® to complete their AREA mandatory training is Jan. 31.

CREB 75 fun facts

FEATURE: Fun facts for 75

If a picture is worth a thousand words, we’ve covered a lot of ground with one infographic. Check it out in this week’s celebration of CREB®’s 75th.

CREB® is looking for nominations for the REALTOR® of the Year – T.W.H. (Bill) Saunders Memorial Award.  

Do you know Calgary’s next REALTOR® of the Year?There's only one week left to nominate them for the biggest award in Calgary real estate!

The Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) is excited to introduce the Leadership in Real Estate Certificate program in their first partnership with SAIT.

Are you a political aficionado who’s having a case of the post-civic election blues? Fret not, as we have a way to combat this with our inaugural Voting Day

With cannabis legalization on the horizon, what should home buyers, sellers and REALTORS® be aware of?

To help your clients avoid getting stuck in the weeds, listen to the latest Global News interview with Ryan DeLuca, supervisor of Training and Compliance at CREB®.

Get excited – CREB® has joined the Canadian Real Estate Association’s (CREA) Radio Co-op Advertising Campaign! This new partnership launches April 3 and is designed to increase positive publicity for our members.

Real Estate Industry Professional Day is a unique opportunity you do not want to miss. Register today to take in a full day of presentations, panels and concurrent sessions that deliver tips on how to improve your business strategies and learn to adapt with the rapidly evolving industry landscape. 

Check out SentriLock’s year in review to see the highlights of 2017. 

Realtips

REALTIPS: The suite deal

From "mother-in-law," to "income opportunity," we’ve seen it all with secondary suites. But these code words are no shortcut to properly identify a legal or illegal suite.

CREB® Charitable Foundation is excited to join forces with one of our member’s grassroots initiatives — Coats for Calgary. Dig into your closet and drop-off coats at CREB®’s collection bin located in the atrium.
Please note, CREB® will be closed on Monday, July 2 for Canada Day.  
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MATRIX TIP: CDOM on agent reports

Thank you for your feedback! Over 800 members responded to the CDOM (Cumulative Days on Market) poll question and agreed to keep the stat on Matrix™ agent reports and displays.

Submit payment for your 2019 CREB® membership dues before the deadline next week.

CREB® has received the Canadian Commercial Network (CCN) Merit Award, presented by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) at their 2017 AGM on March 27.

We rebuilt CREB®’s public-facing website back in 2017, now we’re turning internally to sharpen up our member-facing intranet—CREB®Link.

New condo regs enforce caps on condo docs.

REALTORS® must have been on Santa’s “good” list because they just got a big gift: new condominium property regulations. 

It’s true, we have all kinds of prizes in the hopper, 375 to be exact, including an iPhone X! Eligibility is easy, you just need to take CREB®’s member needs assessment survey coming Thursday, Feb. 22.

With three easy steps, you can make a difference in local real estate. Want to know how? Carve out a few minutes to explore roarawards.com.

AREA and CREA annual dues ($719.25) have been invoiced and payment is due by noon on Friday, March 29.

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SPOTLIGHT: Our board's history

This year we reflect on the evolution of the board and business as we celebrate CREB®’s 75th anniversary.

Down by the river on a Friday night, REALTORS® dancing by the pale moonlight.

REALTOR® Round Up is back! Start your Stampede the right way, join your fellow REALTORS® at the Cowboys’ music festival tent on Friday, July 6.

Join REALTORS® across the country and help provide relief for those affected by the 550 wildfires currently burning across British Columbia.

To navigate the roll out of legal cannabis for your practice and your clients, check out our pooled resources below. 

Realtips

REALTIPS: Showing off?

Change of schedule? Showing cancelled? Stay on top of best practices for etiquette and expectations when showing a home. 

Join REALTORS® across the country and help provide some relief for those affected by the British Columbia wildfires through the Canadian Red Cross’ British Columbia Fires Appeal.

Rub shoulders with some game changing industry professionals at the 2017 ROAR Award celebration event.

Yesterday, two teams of REALTORS® were united in a friendly affordable housing competition. Despite the cold weather conditions, these superhero volunteers warmed the hearts of the community at Habitat for Humanity’s build challenge in Bowness.

Check out this month’s episode of CREB®Cast with Nettie Hendricks!
crebtalk tuesdays

NEED TO KNOW: We're moving to Tuesday!

CREB® is changing it’s weekly distribution cycle for CREB®Talk, from Friday to Tuesday, starting April 30.

Oscar Wilde said it perfectly—“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” We couldn’t agree more when it comes to our member volunteers.

Please note that CREB® will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, for Labour Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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VOLUNTEER: Building community

It takes a village. It’s a well-worn phrase that tells the story of Habitat for Humanity, an organization that believes deeply in the value of sweat equity.

You're a critical thinker with a knack for policy making. You know what it takes to influence. You're ready for a new challenge – and to shape the future of CREB®.
Canada Day

OFFICE CLOSURE: Canada Day

Please note that CREB® will be closed on Monday, July 3 for Canada Day. 

Calgary’s top three mayoral candidates discussed a variety of issues on Thursday evening at CREB®’s Courageous Conversations, an exclusive forum focusing on housing-related issues critical to members and the city.

CREB® has moved to a new Learning Management System (LMS) for delivering online courses. The robust content will remain the same, but the new platform will make taking courses easier than it has ever been.
Since the beginning of April, CREB®Now’s printing and distribution move to StarMetro Calgary has resulted in more copies delivered with dedicated readers across the city.  

Great news for late adopters. CREB®'s 75th anniversary party and member recognition event registration deadline has been extended another week, to May 23! That's right people, you can still be part of the Diamond Gala.

The SentriLock firmware events are now over, but more than 15,000 lockboxes still need to be updated to version .44.

What if you were told that with a few simple changes, home owners could cut their household electricity consumption by half? It’s possible, and Ron Kube is living proof.

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SALES DATA: Facts over fiction

The Supreme Court of Canada recently upheld its decision around the kind of data that Virtual Office Websites (VOWs) can access. So, does this mean all sales history is now public? No!

CREB® will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 for Family Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

With growing health concerns, media coverage and personal stories of tragedy, the fentanyl crisis is hitting Calgarians close to home.

In response, CREB®’s Professional Development team hosted a REALTips session on the topic.

Drum roll please. . . congratulations to our 2019 annual dues contest winners!

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REGISTER: Join the movement

Members represent one of five strategic priorities for CREB®. That's why it's important to hear your feedback on important and progressive changes that will come before members at the 2019 AGM.

Yard signs, property showings, ghostly enclaves and secondary suites—what do they all have in common? They are all featured topics in our latest installment of REALTips for real estate agents. 

Watch for a new Prospects update coming April 29. 

Enhance your skillset to effectively grow your business in the global marketplace with the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) course.

It’s going to be another sell-out event. Jump on the Charitable Foundation’s tickets to the Calgary Home and Garden Show before it’s too late.

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RESULTS: Your 2019 board

The results are in! CREB®’s board of directors have voted in their new executive leadership team for 2019.

In a continual effort to make your SentriLock experience better, SentriLock has updated their website with some new features. 

CREB® is accepting proposals from commercial real estate members interested in assisting with the sale of Mayland Place, the CREB® owned commercial office building located at 233 Mayland Place N.E.

Are you looking for an opportunity to increase the professional image of REALTORS®? CREB® is now accepting applications for Inquiry Committee members.

With so many condos for sale in Calgary, keeping track of lockboxes onsite can be a challenge. Here are five tips to help you manage your key management system and make sure your next showing is about the home – and not the headache.

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SPOTLIGHT: Action out east

This fall, REALTORS® from coast-to-coast-to-coast gathered on Parliament Hill to share their collective voice on federal advocacy issues. CREB®’s Political Action Standing Committee (PASC) joined the action at CREA’s 33rd annual Political Action (PAC) Days.

Looking for a way to promote your listings or your business? Advertise in CREB®Now today! 

Thank you to the 344 members who completed CREB®’s recent Governance Review survey. Check out our 16 prize winners selected from the online random draw generator.

As you may know, Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect on July 1, 2014. CASL’s provisions state that it is an offense to send a commercial electronic message (CEM) without consent, identification information and an unsubscribe link.  

Starting today, CREB®Link's Member Profile page has upgraded to eCare, CREB®'s new one-stop-shop for your online services.

Join the CREB® IT focus group to help us provide the best real estate tools for members.

If so, then you won’t want to miss advertising in this issue of CREB®Now! 

With the municipal election just a few days away, we’re feeling the political fever and are looking for our next board of director (BOD) members.

This year's AGM made memories amid major milestones. From the unveiling of our 75th anniversary displays, to the announcement of CREB® Charitable Foundation’s new community partnership, this year’s AGM marked new chapters in CREB®’s history. 
We’re 90 per cent sold, but we’re aiming for a sell-out! Order discounted tickets to one of the largest home improvement shows in the city before it’s too late.
Energy Efficiency

SPOTLIGHT: Net-zero home renos

Do your clients dream of living in a net-zero home? Thanks to Green Energy Futures, you can provide them with timely insider knowledge that will add value to their home-ownership experience.

Get ready for the launch of a new SentriKey® Real Estate website, going live April 29.

In a world gone digital, the face-to-face town hall is still the best place for real conversation—so come share your thoughts with us.

Every day, members head to the CREB®Talk blog for the latest industry news and updates, including info about what’s happening here at CREB®. As one of our most well-sourced and reliable communication channels for members, we want to know – is it still working for you?

Did you know that CREB® offers a variety of marketing services meant to help members promote their listings and themselves? 

Belt buckles, broncos and beer tubs — oh my! Only two weeks left until the 2018 REALTOR® Round Up.

Want to extend your apartment listing to your ideal client? Advertise in CREB®Now’s April 7 edition today.  

CREB®’s operations are guided by a comprehensive strategic plan and five operational goals to improve member value, enhance professional conduct, foster productive relationships with members, champion members’ interests and maximize excellence in technology.

Do you have an affinity for politics and like giving back to the REALTOR® community? If so, then the Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) has an opportunity for you.

The partridge is about to leave the pear tree. Christmas Holiday Luncheon early bird pricing ends at midnight.

CREB® is once again holding the line on annual dues for the 2019 membership cycle. This marks six years in a row! 

CREB® is excited to announce that our communications team has won a prestigious Gold Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Connect with CREB® and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) from wherever you are with our virtual member town hall.

CREB® will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19 for Family Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

A major item from this week’s federal budget is the first-time home buyer incentive. 

future leaders

REGISTER: Get on board

CREB®'s board elections are just around the corner, and we're looking for movers and shakers to join us! 
Summer is officially here – and so is registration for CREB®’s annual golf tournament!
Forecast last chance

FORECAST: Last chance!

Sales for CREB®’s 2018 Forecast Conference and Tradeshow end at midnight tonight.

REALTips

REALTIPS: Lawful instruction

They say the customer is always right, but sometimes this isn’t the case in real estate. 

FLW

WORKSHOP: Lead the way

You're a critical thinker with a knack for policy making. You know what it takes to influence. You're ready for a new challenge – and to shape the future of CREB®.

Check out CREB®’s new podcast! The first ever episode is available now.

Elevate with CREB® at the AGM

REGISTER: Livestream the AGM

It’s going to be a full house! While all spots are filled to attend the AGM in-person, you can still be part of the action online.

Please be advised that CREA will be launching a new 2019 WEBForms® platform for CREB® members on May 15.

Avoid penalties and submit payment for your Canadian Real Estate Association and Alberta Real Estate Association membership dues by noon on Friday, March 31.

Come for the Forecast, stay for the professional development! 

2017 Golf

REGISTER: Tee time with CREB

Calling all golfers – rookies and pros alike! It’s time to get your name on the tee sheet for the 2017 CREB® golf tournament. 

RECA measurement

NEED TO KNOW: The RMS journey

Thanks to your valuable input, CREB® has been able to take action on how RECA's Residential Measurement Standards (RMS) affects our membership.

There are only two weeks left to nominate the next REALTOR® of the year. This is your opportunity to shine a light on the industry's brightest stars!
At the highest elevation, CREB®’s top priority is driving member value. We built our strategic plan around this purpose and now we’re taking aggressive steps to climb the proverbial mountain. 

It's an appropriate reference for the illustrious TV star and self-made entrepreneur who carved out an unlikely story in the ultra-competitive beer business.

For many members, the good old-fashioned paper map book – once a staple of the business – is just plain old fashioned. As the tools of the trade have moved online, so has CREB®.

This week in CREB®Now, we explored everything from lake lifestyle communities to fire safety in your home.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Andre Chabot and Bill Smith recently sat down with CREB®Now to discuss some of the most important real estate and housing-related issues impacting Calgarians, now and in the future.

In addition to enforcing the CREB® Rules and CREA REALTOR® Code, CREB® also offers voluntary arbitration for members who are in commission disputes that have no potential rule violations.

With over 30,000 logins in the last six months, CREB®Maps is unquestionably one of our most valued real estate tools for members—and we’ve made it even better.

Please be advised that CoreLogic will be retiring DocManager on Friday, June 30. 

Today, members can cast their votes for their Charitable Foundation’s Investing in HOPE – 30th anniversary edition.

CREB® is excited to announce that Roma Catering & Deli is now open in the Café Bistro.

CREB®'s 2018 AGM is only one week away – and we have a lot of exciting things in store!

Trust us, this is not your typical run-of-the-mill meeting. If you've never attended our AGM before, here are five reasons why you should register today

Due to high demand, ATB Financial's chief economist Todd Hirsch is bringing his market prowess to CREB® for a third straight year.

The wait is almost over – Prospects 3.0 launches Tuesday, May 22. Here’s a sneak peak at what to expect in your new CRM.

With the holiday season in full swing, busy home sellers may not be able to prepare for a property showing. Here’s some quick tips on what to do. 

Access to housing stats just got way cooler—and certainly more functional for big screen users, with the launch of CREB®’s new interactive data gathering tool on creb.com.

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REGISTER: Lead the way

They say if you want to be a leader, you don’t wait for things to happen, you lead the way. So why not channel that enthusiasm and register your spot at our Future Leaders Workshop?

Are you new to CREB® or looking for support to help you with Matrix™? CREB® has a solution! Download the new WalkMe™ browser extension.

On Oct. 23 CREB® will make changes to multi-unit listings in Matrix™. 

If you specialize in condominium sales, the 2017 Alberta Condominium and Real Estate (ACR) Conference is a must-see!

Get ready to kick-start the new year with CREB® Professional Development. Our speaker seminars will boost your skill set – and your business – so you can take 2019 by storm!
Don’t forget that the Fall Home Show is taking place at the BMO this weekend!
2019 annual dues

DEADLINE: T-minus

We are less than two weeks away from the 2019 CREB® Annual Dues payment deadline. Member statements for January are now available.

Weed

SPOTLIGHT: You ask, we answer

With less than 60 days before Canada legalizes marijuana, some REALTORS® are still a little hazy about how it will affect the home buying and selling process.
matrix

MATRIX: A note on occupancy

Entering a property’s occupancy is now an optional field in Matrix™, and there’s a number of reasons for this change.

Only three weeks remain for Alberta REALTORS® to complete their AREA mandatory training. The deadline to complete is Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.
ShowingTime

SHOWINGTIME: Calls for less

Goodbye overage charges! As of July 11, members will receive ShowingTime™ text message updates to mobile devices from a Canadian phone number rather than an American one, which means no more unnecessary long-distance fees.

Looking to get more folks to your Stampede event? Whether you're flippin' flapjacks or buildin' beef on a bun, CREB®Now wants to know.

Registration is now open for CREB®’s 2019 Diamond Gala!
The CREB® Volunteer of the Year – Marilyn Jones Memorial Award was introduced in 2018 to honor the late Marilyn Jones. It is presented annually at CREB®’s Diamond Gala. 

The 2019 Calgary Renovation Show runs January 11-13 at the BMO Centre.

Come out and celebrate three decades of HOPE and community investment at the CREB® Charitable Foundation's 30th anniversary celebration.

This week's issue of CREB®Now features a wide range of inspirational ideas for your next home redesign. Check out the latest stories online.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer which has raised over $60 million for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Want to earn more? Then you have to learn more, and Brian Buffini's Peak Producers course can help.

Your inner circle is bigger than you think. The CIBS board team is working hard to make sure every CREB® member is supported in their greatest time of need.

We now have a firmware solution that will significantly reduce lockbox issues, improve performance and provide members with the kind of lockbox experience they’ve come to expect.

Shift gears from business manager to real estate mentor in 2019 with CREB®'s Leadership Circle.

We all know a local charity that is doing wonders for our community, but imagine what they could do with an extra $75,000, $100,000 or even $125,000. 

Beat the rush and renew your licence to trade in commercial real estate and/or property management with RECA's in-class training hosted at CREB®.

This year marked the tenth anniversary of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. CREB®Talk has been following two members Ted Greenhough and Eric Dennis during their lead up to The Ride. 

Give the gift of warmth this holiday season with the eighth annual jacket drive for the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre (DI Centre). 

RT

REALTIPS: Show like a pro

As a general business practice, members are always expected to act with consideration and courtesy when showing a home to clients. It’s a topic that we assume you’re tuned into as a REALTOR®, but important to brush up on.

If you’ve been on the SentriLock website lately, you may have noticed some changes: A new login page, the retirement of the SentriLock University, changes to the SentriCard/Agent and user tabs, and a new SentriConnect tab.  

Between the inner-city and the new communities on Calgary’s outskirts lie the city’s middle-ring neighbourhoods – some of Calgary’s earliest suburbs. This week, CREB®Now explores the unique issues and opportunities these communities face, now and in the future.

The federal government is once again considering changes to mortgage rules. The latest alterations will make it even more difficult for Canadians to own their home, but there’s still time to push back.

Looking for a way to promote your listings or your business? Consider advertising in CREB®Now. 

In this age of digital connectivity, more than 92 per cent of customers use online reviews and testimonials to help make buying decisions. Your prospective clients are no different. 

Another year has come and gone and the horses are back in their stables.

Your reputation is worth protecting — a solution is needed.

Easter

OFFICE CLOSURE: Easter weekend office hours

Please note that CREB® will be closed on April 14 for Good Friday. 

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TICKETS: Flip your Flop

Are your clients on the fence about taking on a fixer upper? Give them the renovation inspiration they need with tickets to the 2019 Calgary Renovation Show.  

Don’t get caught without an open house sign ever again. Pick one up at CREB®’s REALTOR® store sale, on now!

According to CREA, the Canadian REALTOR® community gave more than $109.6 million to charity from 2012 to 2016. It’s a staggering number that shows when we give a little, we gain a lot.

Starting Monday, Sept. 17, SentriLock™ will enable SentriConnect on every CREB® lockbox with current firmware. CREB® members using SentriLock™ lockboxes will have a new, secure method to grant access to their listings to contractors, home inspectors, out of area agents and any other third parties.
There's only one week left to register for CREB®’s 2019 Annual General MeetingsJoin us to learn more about what we’ve accomplished together and help shape our future success. 

Last year’s AGM had unprecedented attendance numbers, so naturally we’re looking to usurp those totals with another knockout event next month.

Heads up! CREB®’s mandatory training is set to launch on June 27. 

The City of Calgary (and other municipalities in surrounding areas) recently distributed annual property assessments to homeowners. Find out how these estimates can affect your business. 

It’s about refinement. It’s about connection. It’s about celebrating success. Register to attend our 2019 AGM on April 17. 

Know someone looking to make the jump into real estate, or who wants to enhance their REALTOR® support skills? Make sure to tell them about CREB®'s Unlicensed Real Estate Assistant course.

At CREB®’s Broker Summit this fall, we hosted an exclusive panel discussion on marijuana legalization, Cannabis Countdown. 

Following CREB®Now’s exciting debut in the Friday edition of Metro, the momentum and attention continues with an exciting brand change for the papers’ printer and distributor.

CREB® Charitable Foundation is once again offering discounted tickets to one of the largest home improvement shows in the city, the Calgary Fall Home Show.

Get in on all things Forecast before the big day on Jan. 30! 

For this luxury homes edition of CREB®Now we are offering discount prices on various ad sizes.  

A new public complaints policy will take effect on June 18 at CREB®. Under this policy, CREB® will no longer manage complaints about professional or ethical misconduct of a REALTOR® from members of the public.

Looking to stay engaged in the issues that shape our industry? Carve out a few moments to review the latest agenda and meeting minutes from RECA’s Oct. 17 council meeting.

The 2017 Calgary Stampede is in full swing, but it’s not too late to lasso your tickets for the REALTOR® Round up!

3D listing and photo combo packages are on sale until the end of April. 

We’ve recently received reports that there are still some properties – particularly condos – that still have a number of Supra lockboxes on the property. Since the Sentrilock lockbox conversion last year, these retired boxes should be taken out of circulation and removed.

By enabling SentriLock showing notifications your clients are automatically notified when showings of their home begin and end.

Due to widespread demand, we’re bringing REALTips into the classroom!

CREB®’s new public-facing website is live! The updated design is modern and dynamic to promote the value of Calgary and area REALTORS®.

Snatch them up before they’re gone! Monday is the deadline to order your exclusive discounted tickets to the Calgary Home + Garden Show from CREB® Charitable Foundation.

Please note, CREB® will be closed on Monday, May 21 for Victoria Day.  

creb rules

RULE CHANGE: A quick note on rules

In an effort to elevate the Inquiry Committee Tribunal and ensure CREB® remains a leader in administrative justice processes, a number of CREB® Rules have been amended.

With the summer temperature rising, CREB®’s Critical Illness Benefit Society (CIBS) wants to make sure you have the information you need to beat the heat.

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) recently announced the election of Cliff Stevenson as vice-president for the board of directors.

In today’s economy, there is a good chance you have dealt (or will eventually deal) with listing or selling a property in financial distress.

Does the recent heat have you dreaming of delectable drinks and summer sizzle?

Postmedia Solutions invites you to attend their exclusive event on Dec. 6, in partnership with BILD Calgary, to hear from Facebook’s Brian Sencich. 

The shift to energy efficient homes is on! Thanks to Green Energy Futures, you can provide clients with timely insider knowledge that will add value to their home-ownership experience.

The difference between being a REALTOR® and a real estate professional.

Office closed

OFFICE CLOSURE: Heritage Day

Please note that CREB® will be closed for Heritage Day on Monday, Aug. 7. 

The significance of the moment can’t be overstated. United Conservative Party (UCP) leader Jason Kenney will speak at CREB®’s 2019 Forecast—live and in-person!
Online or in-person? Take your pick, just don’t miss your chance to scoop some tickets to the Fall Home Show from Sept. 20 to 23. Get your eTickets now.

The countdown is on to purchase your tickets to CREB®'s 2018 Forecast Conference and Tradeshow!

iNVESTING IN HOPE

NOMINATE: Let's celebrate 30

Some will give pearls to celebrate their 30 year anniversary, but we’re going even bigger with a gift of $300,000 to support local non-profits through CREB® Charitable Foundation’s Investing in HOPE program.

We asked, you delivered—with the coat right off your backs. Thank you to all members who donated jackets this holiday season.  

Three weeks left until Stampede kicks off. Get your REALTOR® Round Up tickets now!

This weekend, Calgary’s burgeoning cast of cycle enthusiasts will join up with a sea of casual crusaders for the ride to conquer cancer. Click here to learn more and register.

The art of storytelling is an integral part of human nature. It’s how we give colour to our world and make sense of the present as we imagine the future.

Virtual tours allow anyone to see your listing at any time. And during the month of March all bookings are only $199, making these tours are more affordable than ever.

Tis the season for giving, so we’re giving members a little more time (until Dec. 12) to register for this year’s CREB® Christmas Holiday Luncheon and After-Luncheon Party.

Thirteen days ago, at the stroke of midnight, most of us set personal goals we swore to live by in 2017. These so-called “resolutions”—eat better, stress less, save more—always tend to go by the wayside within the first week of the year.

CREB® is pleased to report there has been approximately 90 per cent member compliance with uploading measurement supplements into Matrix™.  

There are two weeks left to submit payment for your CREA and AREA membership dues.

Are you an experienced and dedicated business broker? Save money and increase business sales with the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Canada Education Summit.

Working in a self-regulated industry is both a privilege and an obligation.

Access your CREB®Link profile to stay ahead of annual dues payments.

Get the right ads in front of the right people by advertising with CREB®Now. 
Accurate measurements, database integrity and transparency. Measurement diagrams support all three of these items in the MLS® System.

Please note that CREB® will be closed on April 19 for Good Friday.

Have you heard about the Art of Leadership for Women? The Conference is coming to Calgary on June 26 and consists of five fantastic keynote speakers who focus on leadership and empowerment. CREB® members can save $50 per pass with promo code CREB20!

More than 1,000 attendees joined some of the world’s foremost real estate and marketing experts to celebrate CREB®’s 75th Anniversary at the 2018 Forecast Conference and Tradeshow. 

Tickets to the 2018 Forecast Conference & Tradeshow are selling at an unprecedented rate! Only four days since tickets went on sale, the event is already 30 per cent sold out.

Did you miss the first REALTips course of 2018? If so, here’s your chance to catch up.

Get your clients the perfect gift this fall. CREB® Charitable Foundation is now selling eTickets to this year’s highly anticipated Calgary Fall Home Show.

With the March Madness tournament finished, Metro Madness is just getting started. Today, CREB®Now has stormed the court for its first Friday edition in Metro Calgary.

It’s ready to go. With a sleek new design for improved performance, ShowingTime™’s updated mobile app will be available to members next week.

SentriAid

SENTRIAID: One day codes

CREB®’s specialized SentriAid training can help you become a lockbox expert. To get you started, we’ve built out a handy infographic on one of the most used SentriLock features.

As we celebrate our 30th anniversary this year, we’re upping the ante with a total give of $300,000 through our Investing in HOPE program.

Santa has elves, but the internet has trolls. Protect yourself, and your business, by making safety a part of your practice this holiday season. 

Cannabis legalization has made its debut in Canada, and many people are still wondering what home buyers should ask and what home sellers must disclose.

Whether you’re new to golf or a seasoned pro, there’s room for everyone at CREB®’s annual golf tournament. So, what type of golfer are you?

It’s that time of year to dust off your boots and practice your two-steppin’ for our infamous REALTOR® Round up.

You have questions, we have answers. Register to attend our next member town hall to join the conversation.

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REGISTER: Adapt to thrive

To be true leaders in our industry, we must evolve so we can be responsive to change. Join our next member town hall to discuss the future of CREB®.

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ICYMI: Calgary 150

In the spirit of celebration for Canada’s big day, CREB®Now took on the ambitious task of highlighting 150 attractions and places that make Calgary a great place to live.

On Monday, Jan. 8, CREB® began preventative maintenance on the current Lobbybox™ hardware to ensure continued safety and security of the system.

Watch as Ryan DeLuca, supervisor of Training and Compliance at CREB®, discusses disclosure laws, the importance of inspections and the potential issues with financing and insurance.

CREA has re-launched its “2 Minutes to Win It with REALTOR.ca” contest to help you discover valuable REALTOR.ca tools and resources.

The leaves are turning, the pumpkins are ripening and – sadly – the snow has started falling . . . and CREB®’s PD course load is filling up quickly as we move into the month.

A home may appear clean and well cared for, but undesirable issues may exist that can only be uncovered by an inspector. 

If you have a listing with green features, then this is the issue to show it off.

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at CREB®! Please note, CREB® is closed Monday, Oct. 8. 
CREB®Talk and CREB®Now will be taking a break over the holidays, starting Friday, Dec. 21. Our regular distribution schedule will resume on Friday, Jan. 11.

Get your clients the perfect gift with our NEW eTickets to this year’s much anticipated Calgary Home and Garden Show. 

The needs assessment survey will close on March 12. This is your last chance to complete the survey and be entered to win one of 375 prizes.

As CREB® mandatory training is halfway to completion, this is your final CREB®Talk reminder that the deadline is Thursday, Nov. 30.

CREB® declares one broker-director elected by acclamation. Congratulations to Mary-Ann Mears, broker of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.

Just like famous TV chef Gordon Ramsay and his culinary master-class for aspiring foodies, we too are preparing to turn members into SentriLock experts with specialized training from CREB®

The count is in: 867 members casted 1,690 votes to determine who will lead on CREB®’s 2019 board of directors.

property bros

OPPORTUNITY: Property Brothers!

Hey, HGTV addicts— Property Brothers is holding a casting call for homeowners and homebuyers in Calgary. Interested homeowners or home buyers can apply directly to the casting website.
CREB® was recently advised that fake Facebook profiles, posed as REALTORS®, were created to post negative remarks on company pages and forums. This behaviour puts the REALTOR® reputation at risk.
CREB® is accepting proposals from commercial real estate members interested in assisting with the sale of Mayland Place, the CREB® owned commercial office building located at 233 Mayland Place N.E.
 
Realtips

REALTIPS: Web savvy safety

As business goes all things digital, internet trolls are no longer limited to platforms like Twitter and Instagram. Protect yourself by making safety a part of your everyday practice.

Join us as we celebrate 30 years of HOPE and community investment at the CREB® Charitable Foundation's 30th anniversary celebration. Superheroes: this event is for you!

The holidays are just weeks away and early bird tickets are now on sale. Add the Christmas Holiday Luncheon and REALTOR® After Party to your holiday calendar! 
Want to make a difference in our industry and gain valuable training and experience? Join the City of Calgary’s Assessment Review Board (ARB).

Want to boost your public speaking game? Gain more sales in the new year and expand your skill set with a Toastmasters speech course. 

Town hall

REGISTER: Do you say YES?

There’s only one week left to register for our next member town hall. Make sure your voice is heard – join us to share your thoughts on the future of Organized Real Estate (ORE).

Looking to allow another REALTOR® access to one of your listed homes? SentriLock’s lockboxes have a fantastic one day code feature that allows Realtors from other boards, appraisers, inspectors, trades or other vendors to access a home, right from your web browser or SentriSmart app.

CREB®'s 2019 AGM is just around the corner – and we have a lot of exciting things in store!
On Tuesday, two enthusiastic teams of REALTORS® endured the heat and poured out sweat at two Habitat for Humanity five-plex builds in the community of Bowness.
Don’t miss CREB®'s virtual industry town hall next Tuesday, March 13. This is your chance to hear live updates on Organized Real Estate (ORE) from the comfort of your own computer. 

With one month to go until cannabis legalization rolls into Canada, we were asked what home buyers, sellers and REALTORS® should be aware of.

Watch the latest CTV Morning Live interview with Ryan DeLuca, supervisor of Training and Compliance at CREB® and hear what he had to say.

Matrix update

MATRIX: Matrix Update™

On March 12 Matrix™ will be updated to version 8.3.7. Matrix will be unavailable for about 30 minutes beginning at 10:00 a.m.

CREB® Charitable Foundation has committed $1 million to Habitat for Humanity over the course of three years.  

CREB Now first home story

PUBLICITY: Share your story!

CREB®Now’s My First Home series features some of the most popular articles this year. Our latest issue featuring W. Brett Wilson highlights the power and challenges of owning your first home in a tough market.

leadership

DEVELOP: Take the lead

Take your skills and influence to the next level with Leadership 200 and 300. This month, CREB® is hosting these in-class sessions back-to-back, so you can complete both courses in one day!

Don't you hate it when you fill out a survey and nothing comes from the results? Luckily, that's not how we operate here at CREB®—we prefer to take action.

Like any epic journey, our board has come a long way from where it began. From 75 real estate professionals forming the short-lived Calgary Real Estate Association in 1910, to celebrating CREB®’s 75th anniversary, we have learned, adapted and evolved.

Get your clients excited about purchasing that home with the big corner lot at the Calgary Home and Garden show. 

Become a game-changer in real estate and get your listings noticed! Add value and versatility to your listings with 3D Listings - and just a single touch of a button.

Our 2018-2020 strategic plan is full steam ahead with new milestones reached in CREB®’s 75th year.

casino

VOLUNTEER: Casino call-out

Begin your new year with a volunteer shift for the CREB® Charitable Foundation.

Join the more than 3,000 members already on auto-pay and rest easy knowing your dues are paid in full by the deadline.

As part of CREB®Now’s continued shift into establishing a greater online presence and providing the public with engaging and varied content about the city’s real estate market, we recently analyzed and optimized its distribution.
Did you know that CREB® annual dues have remained the same since 2014?
This summer, the best deal in real estate isn’t in Copperfield or in condos—it’s at CREB®!

We’re poised for a sell-out with less than two weeks left to go! Take advantage of CREB® Charitable Foundation’s ticket deal to the Calgary Home and Garden Show, while supplies last. 

finances numbers

UPDATE: FINTRAC Updates

FINTRAC has issued new guidance and policy interpretations.

With CREB®Now's move to Metro starting Apr. 6, 2018, Calgary's source for real estate news for industry experts will be in front of the number one readership in Calgary - and more eyes means more buys. 

Summer holidays may be over, but there’s still two things goin’ for you: we’re still breaking 30+ degrees and our monthly PD sessions are back… for now.

Solar panels

SPOTLIGHT: Solar energy 101

Check out the latest installment from Green Energy Futures’ Smart Home Series, which features videos, podcasts, blogs and photos that cover today’s high-profile areas in home efficiency.

Register to attend The Art of Leadership for Women by April 6 using promo code CREB20 and save $100 off per pass. If you don't purchase your pass today, fear not! After April 6, CREB® members can still save $50 off per pass using our promo code.

Honour a member who’s made a difference in your career with a nomination for the REALTOR® of the Year – T.W.H. (Bill) Saunders Memorial Award.

women build 2018

VOLUNTEER: Women Build

We hope your Mother’s Day is full of spring blossoms, warm sunshine and….pink hard hats?

industry town hall

REGISTER: Come one, come all

Livestream updates on the future of Organized Real Estate (ORE) in Alberta from wherever you are with CREB®'s Virtual Industry Town Hall.

Weed

UPDATE: Homegrown Halt

As cannabis talk is growing across Canada, CREA is jumping in on the conversation and hoping to put a halt on home growing.

Looking to run in CREB®'s fall election? Complete Leadership 200 and 300, our mandatory prerequisite courses, this fall to get in the running!

Have a client who’s moving to Central Alberta? If so, you’ll need to request access to the Central Alberta REALTOR® Association (CARA) key management system. 

Earlier this week, Calgary City Council unanimously passed a Notice of Motion re: Reviving Calgary’s Real Estate and Construction Industries

In the interest of consumer protection, the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) has reviewed and revised their industry professional advertising standards. 

Starting in 2019, the new CREA WEBForms® will be rolled out across the country.
RECA measurement

MATRIX: Picture perfect RMS

A picture is worth a thousand words, so imagine the impact measurement diagrams have on your listings. 

To keep you properly informed and dispel any SentriLock product myths, we've developed a library of the top post-conversion FAQs.

FLWFALL

LEARN: Take the lead

Do you want to raise your REALTOR® profile? Do you see yourself at the leadership table one day? If yes, then sign up for our Future Leaders Workshop!

Thanksgiving

OFFICE CLOSURE: Thanksgiving

Please note that CREB® will be closed for Thanksgiving on Monday, Oct. 10. 

The CREB® Charitable Foundation needs your help! The CREB® Charitable Foundation casino is coming up on Jan. 3 and 4 at the Elbow River Casino. We are still actively looking for volunteers.

Join REALTORS® across the country and help provide some relief for those affected by the British Columbia and New Brunswick floods.

CREB®’s 2019 Forecast was big, bold and brave! In case you missed it, here’s a playback of the highlights.

September is the busiest month in most REALTORS®' calendars. Getting your listings sold before the leaves start flying is a big priority – and the CREB® Business Development Team have the tools you need to help you get your listings in front of the right audience.

The August housing statistics were published this week on creb.com. Haven’t read the report yet? Not to worry, CREB®Talk’s got you covered.

This is it – your final reminder to purchase your tickets to CREB®'s Forecast Conference & Tradeshow at the lowest available price at only $109. These early-bird tickets are only available today during office hours or online on Forecast's website until midnight.

Please note that SentriLock will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 for the American Thanksgiving holiday. SentriLock will also be closed at 5 p.m. MT on Friday, Nov. 30.

Do you ever wonder what Calgary will look like in the years to come? 

Last week, we shared details about a firmware update that was available for the SentriLock key management system. This option was put forward to help members address a number of lockbox issues, but unfortunately it didn’t ultimately deliver the solution we were after.

Selecting the wrong lockbox in the SentriSmart™ app? With one quick trick, save time searching in the app and make sure you’re opening the right box.

Some call them gurus, others call them influencers. We call them our 2019 Forecast speakers. Check out who’s leading our speaker line-up on Jan. 30.

Legends say dragons were mythical beings that symbolized power, fortune and knowledge. On Jan. 11, 2017, watch the myth come to life when CBC’s hit TV personality and Dragon’s Den star Manjit Minhas headlines CREB®’s Forecast Conference & Tradeshow.

Want to beat the heat this summer? Stay on track of your well-being with these tips from CREB®’s Critical Illness Benefit Society (CIBS) and Alberta Health Services.

Looking for the perfect client gift this holiday season? The CREB® Charitable Foundation has you covered!

It’s a challenging time in real estate and with the upcoming provincial election, CREB® wants all provincial candidates to understand the key issues facing REALTORS® and their clients.

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OFFICE CLOSURE: Labour day

Please note that CREB® will be closed for Labour Day on Monday, Sept. 4. 

Hear from today’s top influencers on June 26 at The Art of Leadership for Women. CREB® members can save $50 per pass with promo code CREB20.

Members can now manage address visibility of their commercial listings from public websites, such as REALTOR.ca, with the Address Display field in Matrix.

Nominations for the T.W.H. (Bill) Saunders Memorial Award, also known as the REALTOR® of the Year award, are being accepted until March 1.  

School’s back in session, and so are CREB®’s Professional Development classes. Check out our fall lineup.

We’re not going to beat around the bush—ROAR nominations close in less than a week, which means it’s time to take action and nominate a deserving peer. 

CREB®’s Leadership Circle can take you to the next level. This exclusive, innovative one-year program is designed to develop effective leadership skills. 

Thanks to the more than 70 members who participated in our usability testing exercise, the CREB®Link redevelopment project is right on track and coming together nicely.

One of the many useful features in the SentriSmart app are End of Showing notifications. This platform is designed to let you know (as the listing agent) when your property is available after a showing.

Have a business you want to promote? We've got an opportunity for you!

We're celebrating 75 years at CREB® with a special issue of CREB®Now that highlights first-time home-buyers, and we want you to get in on the action with a REALTOR®-themed yearbook, featuring great stories and advice from members.
CREB®Talkers

INSIGHT: Talk the talk

Improve your communications skills to improve your sales with complimentary Toastmasters® events at CREB®

Few things are more stressful than owning a dream home that you can barely afford. How can you make sure to avoid that fate? 

There's no place like home... especially the Fall Home Show. Here are our top 10 reasons why you should purchase tickets for your clients. 

heart month

CIBS: <3 Month

February is Heart Month – and CIBS wants to remind you that it’s a good time to learn more about how to be heart healthy.

The Art of Leadership is returning to Calgary on Oct. 22! Register today using promo code CREB33 and save $50 per pass. Or, save an additional $50 per pass when you buy 5 or more.

If you specialize in condominium sales, the 2017 Alberta Condominium and Real Estate (ACR) Conference is a must-see!

Grab your suits and gowns! CREB® is packing "the Jack" on Wednesday, May 30 as we celebrate CREB®'s 75 years of success at the Jack Singer Concert Hall with the members who made it possible.
2019 forecast sponsors article

SPONSOR: Lock it down

Ever wonder what Google says is the number one reason for event sponsorship?

Heads up! Your email might be mistaking messages from Matrix™ as spam.

Realtips

REALTIPS: On the record

Individual privacy rights are an important point of law, but so is your freedom to take a picture. Here are a few tips to protect yourself, your business and your clients when taking a picture during home showings and inspections.

You came, you saw, you smiled. It was all part of one historic night at CREB®’s first Diamond Gala—just look at these pics.

 

This week’s member town hall was all about Governance Excellence, where we discussed refinements that will position CREB® for continued success. If you missed the meeting, check out our town hall takeaways.

The most forward-looking Forecast ever – at the best price available. Buy before Nov. 15 and save $40 off the regular price of $159!
We are one month away from Stampede. Get your tickets now for REALTOR® Round up!

CREB®’s Charitable Foundation wants you to help put a roof over someone’s head this holiday season. Take part and donate to something extra sweet by giving to the Gingerbread “Dream Home” campaign.

Stop by the REALTOR® store the next time you’re at CREB® to find great deals on a variety of items.

You've worked hard to build your business – so advocate for it.

The Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) is excited to introduce the Leadership in Real Estate Certificate program in their first Alberta partnership with SAIT.

On August 8, 2018, when members log into CREA WEBForms® they will automatically be redirected to the new CREA WEBForms® experience. WEBForms® Classic will no longer be accessible.

This week in CREB®Now, we’re living in the lap of luxury. Read on as we explore the multi-faceted luxury housing market, including communities, stats, custom-builds and more!
There’s a great quote that says, “You owe yourself the love that you so freely give others.” Makes sense, so why not start here? Take this opportunity to brush up on a few health and wellness tips, compliments of CREB®’s Critical Illness Benefit Society (CIBS) and Alberta Health Services.

It’s been a month since Residential Measurement Standard (RMS) diagrams became mandatory in supplements and, currently, members are trending toward a 90 per cent compliance rate.

To help keep members informed, we’ve put together some detailed answers to the top member questions and comments.

Nominations are in – and so are the candidate profiles for the 2019 board of directors. 

Golf

EVENT: Save the date

Mark your calendars – CREB®’s annual golf tournament returns to Sirocco Golf Club on Thursday, August 2!

CREB®’s inaugural Diamond Gala was an outstanding success! Members toasted their profession and 75 years in a dazzling celebration.

On Nov. 5 CREB® is launching a new change management system on the CREB®Tools Portal.
Less is more. Celebrate the Christmas season by attending CREB®’s Christmas Holiday Luncheon and the REALTOR® After Party.

Two new highly demanded features are now available for CREB® members: Touch ID and facial recognition, and an updated Agent Safety system.

CREB® is excited to announce that Roma Catering & Deli will take on the Café Bistro at CREB®, including some of the catering services for events happening throughout the year.
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