Over the next year, I’ll serve the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board as President. I’m also joined by Past President Lisa Patel and twelve Board of Directors. Our vision is to amplify how TRREB Member REALTORS® can support their clients and the communities we live and work in.
We see first-hand the obstacles related to housing. Affordability and supply are, and will, continue to be a top concern as the economy recovers. Our Members will continue to have access to market statistics, events, and resources to help buyers and sellers understand the real estate transaction, and everything in between, including zoning laws, government programs, and various taxes and fees.
Two new innovative systems to enhance real estate technology and simplify the house hunt are launching this fall. We are sharpening our focus to improve TRREB’s tools and services that provide Members and their clients with the greatest possible support.
Next, our community efforts will ramp up. We recently launched Real Heroes Don’t Wear Capes to shine a spotlight on real estate professionals who go above and beyond to give back to their communities. Our goal is to utilize their stories to inspire others and highlight the incredible generosity of REALTORS®.
I am also incredibly proud of the collective efforts from Members, which were amplified during a very challenging time. We donated $100,000 to provide urgent COVID-19 aid in India, and over $300,000 emergency relief in partnership with the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation. This is in addition to the $744,116 donated at the end of 2020, totalling over $1.1 million dollars. More than 100 charities, including shelters, food banks, breakfast programs and helplines, received the help they need. TRREB Members will continue to support the Every REALTOR® campaign into the next year.
Don’t forget to visit TRREB.ca . It offers a wealth of resources on buying and selling. And, if you’re looking to buy, sell, or rent, search listings in real time and talk to a TRREB Member REALTOR®.