Episode 11: Steven Sabados – What Do We Want From Our Homes in 2021?

Posted January 12, 2021

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic quickly underscored the importance of “home” as refuge. As a result, Canadians started making their homes a larger priority, as demonstrated via record home sales, shifts in the types of homes purchased and a boom in home renovations.

Listen in as we discuss this change with Canadian designer, artist and TV host, Steven Sabados, and further explore ways we can make the most of our homes in 2021.

Episode 10: Hindsight is 2020

Posted December 10, 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented year in almost every regard.

In this episode of REAL TIME, we discuss the impact COVID-19 had on Canadians, how housing markets responded, how REALTORS® have adapted and what it all means moving forward. Join us as we dive deeper into these topics with insights from industry experts David Coletto (CEO, Abacus Data) and our own Patrick Pichette (VP, REALTOR.ca) and Shaun Cathcart (Senior Economist).

Episode 9: Jesse Thistle – A Conversation About Homelessness in Canada

Posted November 25, 2020

More than 35,000 Canadians experience homelessness every day.

In recognition of this, and to complement REALTORS Care® Week 2020, we’re joined by Jesse Thistle, Métis-Cree author of From the Ashes and assistant professor at York University. Learn about Jesse’s personal experience with homelessness, how he’s become a leading voice for the issue, and what REALTORS® – and all Canadians – can do to help end and prevent homelessness on both a local and national level.

Episode 8: Kelley Keehn – Making Sense of Money and Real Estate in Today’s Economic Climate

Posted October 13, 2020

In Episode 8 of REAL TIME, popular personal finance expert and award-winning author Kelley Keehn discusses the financial concerns and realities facing many Canadians today, including homeowners and prospective home buyers. Discover tips and tools for REALTORS® to help your clients assess and strengthen their financial health, even in unstable times.

Episode 7: Sarah Richardson – Buying and Designing: Lessons Learned in Real Estate

Posted September 8, 2020

In Episode 7 of REAL TIME, award-winning designer, best-selling author and TV icon Sarah Richardson shares lessons learned during an incredibly successful career buying and designing homes – everything from the value of using a REALTOR® to making the most of your space on any budget.

Episode 6:Strategic Advertising in Real Estate

Posted August 4, 2020

In Episode 6 of REAL TIME, we talk with Subtej Nijjar, partner at Union Creative, the agency behind CREA’s national ad campaigns, about methodologies REALTORS® can employ to better understand their audience, position themselves strategically and stay relevant in periods of change and a hypercompetitive industry.

Episode 6: Subtej Nijjar – Strategic Advertising in Real Estate

Posted August 4, 2020

In Episode 6 of REAL TIME, we talk with Subtej Nijjar, partner at Union Creative, the agency behind CREA’s national ad campaigns, about methodologies REALTORS® can employ to better understand their audience, position themselves strategically and stay relevant in periods of change and a hypercompetitive industry.

Episode 5: Riti Verma & Ben Sweet – Managing your online reputation as a REALTOR®

Posted July 1, 2020

In Episode 5 of REAL TIME, we’ll join Riti Verma, real estate entrepreneur and CEO of RankMyAgent.com—with input from REALTOR® Ben Sweet—to discuss the importance of managing your online reputation as a REALTOR®. We’ll look at the impacts of online reviews, tips to get started, and how to ensure a positive experience to land and keep happy clients.

Episode 5:Managing your Online Reputation as a REALTOR®

Posted June 30, 2020

In Episode 5 of REAL TIME, we’ll join Riti Verma, real estate entrepreneur and CEO of RankMyAgent.com—with input from REALTOR® Ben Sweet—to discuss the importance of managing your online reputation as a REALTOR®. We’ll look at the impacts of online reviews, tips to get started, and how to ensure a positive experience to land and keep happy clients.

Episode 4:A Conversation About Real Estate in the Age of COVID-19

Posted June 1, 2020

In response to current conditions, businesses and REALTORS® need to react to a new world, though temporary, where human interaction is limited or discouraged. The real estate industry, built on relationships, will be significantly impacted. But within adverse conditions come opportunities and new human behaviours. For REALTORS®, maintaining a personal connection is crucial.

The CREA REAL TIME podcast provides an opportunity to give REALTORS® insight into how they can transform to be more adept in a digital retail environment.

Representatives from various levels within the industry provide guidance, clarity and give CREA members real world tools to implement.