June 5th - 2013

Merger of two boards announced

Two Ontario real estate boards have announced their merger following a membership vote on April 17.

Two Ontario real estate boards have announced their merger following a membership vote on April 17.

The Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS® and the Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Association initiated the merger discussions with the help of the Ontario Real Estate Association’s Centre for Leadership Development.

Merging the piecesThe merger will help achieve the shared goals of the two associations by pooling resources, tools and expertise, says Andres Paara, president of the Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS®.

“By combining our assets we will be able to provide more valuable services to our members, and most importantly, the communities that our members serve – communities where we live and work that we want to see thrive,” says Paara.

“The merger is a perfect fit from a demographic and geographic perspective,” says Gray Watters, president of the Southern Georgian Bay Real Estate Association. “But more importantly, we have a shared ethos to support our neighbours and build our communities.”

A transition board made up of four representatives from each association has been set up. The new board is expected to hold its first meeting sometime in the coming weeks. The proposed name of the merged board is the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®, and it is expected to have more than 500 members.

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