September 9th - 2013

Take part in new technology events across Ontario

If you want to stay on the cutting edge of technology in real estate, come to one or more in a series of events offered this fall by the Ontario Real Estate Association.

EMERGE: Moving you forward with the tools for tomorrow

EMERGE: Moving you forward with the tools for tomorrowIf you want to stay on the cutting edge of technology in real estate, come to one or more in a series of events offered this fall by the Ontario Real Estate Association. Emerge: Moving You Forward with the Tools for Tomorrow will feature topics designed to develop your skills and knowledge on emerging tools and technologies.

“It’s important to stay ahead of the curve in this business since technology is constantly changing,” says Phil Dorner, OREA president. “This series offers our members the chance to learn more about the latest business tools and technologies and how to put them into practice – in locations across the province.”

Six regional conferences are scheduled from September to December. Topics to be covered are: Laptops? How Vintage; The Paperless Office; Facebook for Business; Online Lead Generation and Conversion; Online Security and Reputation Management; By Referral Only; Mobile Applications; Demonstrating REALTOR® Value; and Social Media. A variety of speakers will address the topics, and each event will be moderated by Michael Krisa, real estate interviewer and coach, better known as That Interview Guy.

Each of OREA’s provincial areas will host an event, including Northeastern, Eastern, Central, Northern, Western, and Southern Ontario. Dates and locations are as follows:

Tuesday, September 17 - Orillia (Casino Rama)

Thursday, October 3 - Ottawa (Sheraton Ottawa Hotel)

Wednesday, October 23 - Toronto (Courtyard Marriott)

Thursday, November 14 - North Bay (Clarion Resort Pinewood Park)

Thursday, November 21 - Windsor (Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino)

Tuesday, December 10 - Kitchener-Waterloo (K-W Hotel & Conference Centre)

“With these events, we want to provide education to all members, not just leaders of boards and associations but also the grassroots members who are out there in the field,” says Dorner. “The Emerge series is about much more than just social media – the topics and speakers will cover technology issues particular to real estate. We want to engage members and support you as you strive to enhance your skills and knowledge in a field that is fast-paced, where every day presents a new and different challenge.”

Each event will conclude with a Young Professionals Network (YPN) reception, offering you a chance to talk about the topics covered earlier in the day and the opportunity to connect and network with other real estate colleagues.

This series is being made possible due to the support of several sponsors. Teranet is a platinum sponsor of the series. Teranet owns and operates Ontario’s electronic land registration system, an advance registration system, enabling users to conduct electronic registration, and offers innovative real estate solutions. Millennium Real Estate Solutions is a gold sponsor of the series. It provides MLS® solutions to Canadian real estate boards and associations. Everyday Office Supplies Inc. and Corporate Benefit Analysts Insurance Agency (1986) Inc. are sponsoring the Toronto event on Oct. 23.

All events are open to all members. Register early to save money. Early registration for OREA members (at least three weeks before event) is $59; regular registration for OREA members is $79; early registration for non-members (at least three weeks before event) is $89; regular registration for non-members is $109. Register online. For more information on these events, keep watching the OREA website or send an email to: emerge@orea.com.

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Ontario Real Estate Association

Jean-Adrien Delicano

Manager, Media Relations

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416-445-9910 ext. 246