For many years I have volunteered as a director on my local Real Estate Board, the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound, and was elected to sit as President in 2013; this allowed me to participate in many provincial, federal and international conferences–it was such an experience be able to collaborate with like-minded professionals.
It was such a positive experience, the personal and professional growth could not be achieved through any type of paid coaching or mentoring; it brings to mind the old adage that states that if you give in slices you will receive in loaves.
I believe so much in what our provincial and federal associations (OREA and CREA) are doing in raising the awareness of the public to “Why Use a REALTOR®” and in demanding professionalism of its REALTORS®–107,000 in Canada of which 60,000 are from Ontario.
It was with pride that I accepted the nomination to once again be the President of my Board in 2016.
Many believe that it’s time-consuming, that it’s takes time away from my business but I look at is as it allows me to be the REALTOR® that is the most up to date with what’s going on, not only in my local trading area but globally. I’m provided with a wealth of knowledge and have access to a broad spectrum of Professional REALTORS® so that if I do not know an answer to a question or I am faced with a situation that I’ve not encountered before my resource are a call, text or email away.
Being a Professional REALTOR® requires practicing the Standards of Professional Excellence but what exactly does that mean………
Canadians expect excellence from the real estate professionals who serve them. True professionals extend themselves beyond the level of competence required for registration to meet and exceed standards that define excellence in the profession. The Standards of Professional Excellence for REALTORS® were originally created by the OREA Real Estate College to enhance the quality of REALTORS® in Ontario and strengthen the image of real estate professionals as service providers who go above and beyond. In this spirit, all REALTORS® are encouraged to commit to the personal challenge of striving for and achieving excellence, as defined in these standards. Professional Excellence is the cornerstone of public confidence and protection in the business of real estate.*
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* The OREA Real Estate College created the Standards of Professional Excellence for REALTORS® in Ontario in 2013, after extensive research and member consultation. This set of standards supports and compliments the existing Code of Ethics in the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act and The RELATOR® Code (CREA).