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BDAR-TRREB Integration Announcement 

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After months of discussion, our Board of Directors is recommending that the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® (BDAR) integrate with the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB). Read the joint statement. 

 

This is a big decision and one we have unanimously come to after a great deal of work and collaboration with TRREB. Now, I know what you’re thinking – we’ve been here before – but let me tell you what is different.

 

The proposed integration will combine BDAR Members within the existing TRREB membership, empowering Members and increasing your reach and advocacy strength. TRREB will immediately enhance access to critical data and professional services for all Members while protecting BDAR’s strong regional presence and eliminating barriers across regions – all at no additional cost, and for many saving money as well.

If approved by BDAR Members, the integration would:

  • Provide Members unfettered access to a single MLS® database, combining data across our region, and expanding your access to information across the entire TRREB database which will allow for seamless service to your clients, a broader audience for your listings, and increased opportunities.

 

  • Maintain BDAR’s existing regional office and dedicated local employees, to ensure local service to you, and to enhance your local insight, experience, and presence.

 

  • Guarantee our ability to contribute to and guide the direction of the regional board through representation for Members at TRREB on the Board of Directors and within committees and task forces.

 

  • Provide access to leading, local, professional support services, expanded professional development opportunities, high-impact government advocacy, and an entire suite of additional tools and services.

  • Offer a choice between Matrix or Stratus along with access to the new forward-facing REALM™ platform to test in advance of selecting your front-end of choice. As well as, a number of new services, including; SkySlope Forms, ListTrac, HoodQ, Restb.ai, and more.

We’ve been aspiring towards this partnership for quite some time, with the objective of bringing a proposal to BDAR Members that ensures you benefit from the best possible service and access to comprehensive information. I truly believe the proposal we are bringing forward will provide you the best tools to do your job, at no extra cost, while maintaining a strong and important regional presence, reducing burdens, and unlocking more opportunities to better serve your clients.

 

Today’s announcement begins a formal consultation period with Members of BDAR. Throughout this process, Members of BDAR and TRREB will have the opportunity to learn the details and benefits of the plan. BDAR Members will receive the official notice of the Special General Meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Once the BDAR consultation process is complete, the proposal will be put to the BDAR membership for a final vote on February 16, 2023.

As we kick off the new year, I couldn’t be more excited to start connecting with BDAR Members on this proposed integration.

Sincerely,

Luc Woolsey

President

Barrie and District Association of REALTORS®

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

General Questions & Decision-Making Process

Special Meeting of Members & Voting

MLS® & Technology

Data Access

Facility & Additonal Benefits

Membership Dues & Fees

Regional Representation & Presence

Please send all additional questions or comments to president@bdar.ca

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