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The Real Estate Addition
Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA)
Listen to real people give expert advice, practical insights, and useful tips on all things real estate. It’s the addition you need to help your business succeed.
Sep 13, 2022
Expanding Your Business Possibilities
On this month's episode, David sat down with the CEO of Souqh, Ahmer Rafiq. They talked about simplifying the home transaction process for REALTORS® and buyers alike, and some tips for effectively connecting with your clients beyond the sale. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Aug 9, 2022
Successfully Scaling Your Business
On this month's episode, we sat down with REALTOR®, author and founder of The Listings Lab, Jess Lenouvel, whose motto is more money, less hustle. Jess talked about how to effectively scale your business to be seven figures and still have true freedom. Tune in to hear the best kept secrets you never knew you needed! SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Jul 12, 2022
Hoarder House Flippers
On this month's episode, we spoke with Kiki and Ryan Carr from HGTV's new hit series, Hoarder House Flippers! We talked about how they see past the clutter, tips on getting a house ready for sale, and much more. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Jun 14, 2022
Metaverse and Real Estate
This month, we sat down with Julian Pucci, Co-Founder and VP of Sales & Marketing at NTRY GTA, a virtual 3D real estate tool that is changing the way we look real estate. Julian dives deep into the revolutionary concept of the metaverse and how tech is impacting today's real estate world. Tune in now and SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
May 10, 2022
What's Happening in Cottage Country?
REALTORS®! Your favourite guest has returned for the fifth time - Cottage Life's Michelle Kelly! It was another great episode talking about all things cottages, from the impact gas prices will have on prospective buyers and renters, to some of the new hot cottage markets to keep your eye on. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Apr 12, 2022
Why Clients Will Choose You
The first podcast episode of season 5 is here! We sat down with Natalka Falcomer, President of OJO Home Canada Ltd., to talk about everything from how to succeed in today’s tech-based real estate world, to the impact the war in Ukraine will have on the Canadian housing market. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Mar 8, 2022
The Dark Side of Real Estate
*Content warning. This month, our hosts sat down with Rob and Beth Andress from SAFE International, for an eye-opening conversation about REALTOR® safety that will impact your business and possibly save your life. Rob and Beth share misconceptions about calling 911, shocking stories they've heard from fellow REALTORS®, and tips that every REALTOR® needs to know to stay safe. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Feb 8, 2022
Reels and Deals
Our hosts sat down with Broker and Instagram expert, Vanessa Barker. Vanessa gives us the lowdown on EVERYTHING to do with the biggest social media trend of the year... Reels! She shared the dos and don'ts of video content, along with tips on leveraging social media videos for lead generation, increasing sales, and building an epic social media presence. Tune in now to better your business today. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Jan 11, 2022
Forms Talk 2022: New Year, New Forms
REALTORS®, it's a NEW year, and you know what that means... NEW FORMS! We're sitting down with the Head of Standard Forms at OREA, Cassandra Agnew Walker, for an episode you won't want to miss. Cassandra and her team are hitting the ground running in 2022, and she's getting you up to speed on all things new and revised with OREA Forms and Clauses. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Dec 14, 2021
Heart of the Community
In the spirit of giving back this holiday season, we’re talking to three REALTORS® this month that have done incredible work bringing their communities together. Tune in to hear these inspiring REALTORS® share tips about everything from finding an initiative to get involved with, to starting your own initiative, to working with your local government to start something in your community. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Nov 9, 2021
Real Estate Tech Talk: Adapting in a Digital Age
This month, our hosts sit down with the Managing Partner at REACH Canada, Lynette Keyowski. With new real estate technology everywhere we look, Lynette shares some insight about the popular real estate tech trends, where real estate tech is headed, and the importance of adapting in this digital age. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Oct 12, 2021
Finding Success Through Self-Care
This month, our hosts sat down with Paula Allen, Senior VP and Global Leader of Research and Total Wellbeing at LifeWorks, and Tania Artenosi, REALTOR® and broker owner. They took a deep dive into mental health during the pandemic, some of the personal challenges they faced, and shared stories about how they came out on they other side, stronger and ready to face the unknown. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Sep 14, 2021
Forms Talk: Summer Edition
On this month’s episode, our hosts sit down with OREA’s Head of Standard Forms, Cassandra Agnew Walker, and Senior Manager of Standard Forms Projects and Communications, Kelly Billings, to talk about all things Standard Forms! This episode is jam-packed with answers to your most-asked Forms questions, and also gives you a sneak peak of an exciting new series the Forms team is launching at the end of the month, where Members will have the chance to ask their Forms questions live. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Aug 10, 2021
This month, we sat down with the VP of Business Development at Key Living, Mark McLean. Mark shares everything you need to know about the Key Living homeownership model, the role a REALTOR® can play, and the benefits of sharing the equity of a home. With over 30 years of experience in the real estate profession, we promise you will want to hear everything Mark has to say in this month's episode. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Jul 13, 2021
From City to Country: Top Cottage Trends in 2021
This month, we welcome back Michelle Kelly – the editor of Cottage Life Magazine and host of the Cottage Life podcast! We cover everything from the cottage country real estate market, to advice for first-time cottage buyers, and SO much more. This is the perfect episode to get you in the summer mood. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! You can read Cottage Life's Great Canadian Cottage Survey here: https://blueantmedia.com/2021/05/cottage-lifes-survey-reveals-more-than-44-of-cottagers-want-regulations-on-short-term-rentals-this-summer/
Jun 8, 2021
2021 Home Buyer and Seller Trends
How has the pandemic affected what buyers and sellers are looking for in the housing market? How far are they looking to move? And how can REALTORS® best support their clients during this time? We sat down with Sean Simpson, the Vice President of Ipsos Public Affairs, to answer these questions and more from OREA's 2021 Home Buyer and Seller report. OREA Members can view the full report here: www.orea.com/buyerssellersreport Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE today!
May 11, 2021
The One About Volunteering
It's your chance to get to know REALTOR®, volunteer, and Real Heart Ambassador, Lindsey Edwards! From helping out at her kids' school, to getting involved with her local women's shelter, to trekking across the Sahara Desert, Lindsey's story is truly inspiring. Tune in to hear her talk about her volunteer experience, how she got involved in the first place, and some great tips for listeners who want to get involved but don't know where to start. Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes!
Apr 13, 2021
Digital Marketing 101: How To Grow Your Business Through Social Media
This month, we sat down with digital marketing guru, Andrew Fogliato. He gave us the low down on how to successfully grow your business through digital marketing. This episode is packed with expert advice and valuable tips you don't want to miss. Subscribe today!
Mar 9, 2021
Improving Mental Health and Being Mindful
REALTORS®, make a hot cup of tea, get into your coziest clothes and tune into the first episode of SEASON 4 that’s all about being mindful. We loved sitting down with mindfulness and meditation teacher, Reena Ruparelia. She talked to us about effective ways to practice mindfulness each day, and gave us useful tips on everything from reframing your thoughts, to work-life balance, to a zen home office setup, and so much more. We’ve got TONS of exciting new topics coming up, so subscribe today!
Feb 9, 2021
Meet Your New President
This month, we're getting up close and personal with incoming OREA President and REALTOR®, David Oikle! Our hosts sit down with David to talk about his favourite movies, favourite food, and how humbling it is for him to be the 2021 President of OREA.
Jan 12, 2021
Forms Talk 2021
We sat down with OREA’s Head of Standard Forms, Cassandra Agnew Walker, and discussed everything ONTARIO REALTORS® need to know about the updates and revisions to OREA's Standard Forms and clauses as you begin trading in 2021. You don't want to miss this episode! And be sure to subscribe today!
Dec 8, 2020
A Look Back on 2020 with Tim Hudak
After the year 2020 has been, what do you wish you could go back and tell yourself at the start of it? Our hosts sit down with OREA CEO Tim Hudak to answer that question and many more. They talk about everything from leading and pivoting during uncertain times, to ways the Ontario government can help restart the economy. Subscribe today!
Nov 10, 2020
Boosting Your Network
Calling all Ontario REALTORS®! In this exciting episode, we have a one-on-one chat with OREA Director and YPN Chair, James Milonas, as he does a deep dive into why he got involved with the Young Professionals Network (YPN) and how it has supported him in achieving his career goals. Subscribe today!
Oct 13, 2020
Reshaping Your Business & Mindset
Hear from best-selling author, speaker and CEO, Kathleen Black, of Kathleen Black Coaching & Consulting Inc. on this month's episode! Kathleen is one of Canada’s leading real estate coaches and trainers, and she’s sharing all of the valuable lessons she’s learned on her journey to success, from the importance of setting expectations with your clients, to adapting and thriving during uncertain times.
Sep 8, 2020
The Impact of Volunteering - Bruce Johnson and Vince Mirabelli
When it comes to volunteering, all it takes is the first step. Hear from REALTORS® and volunteers Bruce Johnson and Vince Mirabelli about their journey into volunteering, and how it's changed their lives and the lives of others. Get ready to be inspired!
Aug 31, 2020
Bonus REALiTY Series - Tony Joe
This month's bonus episode features REALTOR® and team leader, Tony Joe. Tune in to hear Tony discuss the importance of being involved in your community, and how it can set you apart in your business.
Aug 11, 2020
Cottage Life During COVID-19
Get out your pink flamingo floaties! The Vice President of Content at Cottage Life, Michelle Kelly, is back for the third time on The Real Estate Addition to talk about all things cottages! Tune in to learn about the newest cottage trends this year and the impact that COVID-19 has had on cottage rentals and cottage communities.
Jul 31, 2020
Bonus REALiTY Series - Young Professionals Network (YPN)
This month features two members of OREA's Young Professionals Network (YPN), Charlene De Silva and Jennifer Aunger-Ritchie! Tune in to hear them chat about the benefits of YPN, why they got involved and why you should too!
Jul 24, 2020
Consumer's Perceptions of Today's Real Estate Market - Panel Recording
Did you miss our panel discussion with Nik Nanos, Sean Morrison and Melanie Piche earlier this week? Lucky for you, this episode features the audio recording from the show. If you have an interest in real estate and where it's headed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, tune in today. Not only do the panel of experts dive into recent polling by Nik Nanos, they discuss projections and answer a number of great questions from viewers. This isn't one to miss!
1 hr 7 min
Jun 30, 2020
Bonus REALiTY Series - Duncan Stewart
This month we’re featuring Director of Technology, Media & Telecommunications Research at Deloitte, Duncan Stewart, who talks to our hosts about Edge AI, private 5G, and the impact this technology will have on the real estate profession. Don’t forget to subscribe today!
Jun 9, 2020
COVID-19 and Housing Research with Nik Nanos
This episode features Nik Nanos of Nanos Research discussing some of the research he recently conducted for OREA about COVID-19 and housing. Tune in to hear Nik and the hosts chat about everything from changing consumer attitudes to the impact of COVID-19 on the rental market.
May 31, 2020
Bonus REALiTY Series - David Greenspan
This month we’re featuring David Greenspan, a marketing strategist and Vice President of KiTS Keep in Touch Systems who talks to our hosts about the important role that goal setting plays in business success. Don’t forget to subscribe today!
May 12, 2020
Mortgages and COVID-19
This month we’re talking all things mortgage amidst the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Tune in for some expert insights from CO5 Consulting Group CEO, Albert Collu, on things like deferrals, new builds and mortgage rates.
Apr 30, 2020
Bonus REALiTY Series - Lynette Keyowski, Second City Ventures
This month we’re featuring Lynette Keyowski, a thought-leader in meaningfully evolving the real estate ecosystem through technology and relationships. Tune in and learn about what it means to be a trusted advisor to your clients and how to channel your inner Wayne Gretzky.
Apr 14, 2020
Bonus REALiTY Series - Seth Godin, Chris Voss & Rob Hahn
This is the first episode of our brand new bonus series that features exclusive interviews from #REALiTY2020. Host David Bastl and OREA President Sean Morrison spent some time speaking to a number of great speakers while on location in Niagara Falls back in February. This episode features Seth Godin, Rob Hahn and Chris Voss – three incredible, thought-provoking individuals who will make you question the way you think about your business and your life. Why not spend some extra time at home challenging your mind and learning something new?
Mar 10, 2020
Winning Marketing Tactics For REALTORS®
Want to know some of the most common mistakes REALTORS® make when it comes to marketing? Tune in to hear Warren Weeks talk about this and much more on the newest episode of The Real Estate Addition! Learn the best ways to engage with your audience, the dos and don'ts of social media, and the best SEO strategies. This is the first episode of season three, with new host Dave Bastl and OREA President Sean Morrison. New hosts, new direction, new podcast.
Feb 11, 2020
SEASON 2: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - Meet Your 2020 OREA President, Sean Morrison!
On this episode, OREA President Karen Cox sits down with incoming OREA President, Sean Morrison. Tune in to hear Sean make a special announcement about season three of The Real Estate Addition, and talk with Karen about what inspires him to get up every day.
Jan 14, 2020
SEASON 2: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - FORMS TALK 2020
On this episode, OREA President Karen Cox sits down with Head of Standard Forms at OREA, Cassandra Agnew Walker. Karen and Cassandra talk about what's new in the 2020 world of forms and address some common questions and concerns that members have.
Dec 10, 2019
SEASON 2: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - Transformative Tech: An Entrepreneur’s iBuying Journey
On this episode, OREA President Karen Cox sits down with CEO and Co-Founder of Properly, Anshul Ruparell. Tune it to hear about the iBuying world and get a glimpse of what Anshul will be bringing to our iBuyer panel at our REALiTY 2020 Conference.
Nov 12, 2019
SEASON 2: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - POLITICS INSIDE: How ORP Is Inspiring Change
On this month's podcast, OREA President Karen Cox sits down with the Vice President of Public Relations and Communications at OREA, Matthew Thornton, and OREA's Manager of Government Relations and Policy, Lindsay Stevens. Tune in to hear Karen, Matthew and Lindsay talk about the impact that the Ontario REALTOR® Party has had on the real estate profession, chat about the upcoming Ontario REALTOR® Party Conference, and discuss how you can get involved.
Oct 8, 2019
SEASON 2: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - How Mindfulness Can Energize Your Business
Tune in to hear OREA President Karen Cox, REALTOR® Anna Oliver, and mindfulness coach and trainer Reena Ruparelia, have a great conversation about bringing balance into your life and profession. Listen to them dispel some of the mindfulness myths, discuss micro-mindfulness, and share tips for simple ways you can be more present in your daily business interactions. This is a really interesting episode that you don’t want to miss.
Sep 10, 2019
SEASON 2: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - Revolutionizing Real Estate (Tech + Your Business)
On this month's podcast, OREA President Karen Cox talks to entrepreneur and tech expert, Stephen Jagger. Tune in to hear Karen and Stephen talk about PropTech, AI, and how technology is revolutionizing the real estate industry.
Aug 13, 2019
SEASON 2: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - STAYING SAFE: REALTOR® Safety With Carl Carter
This month, OREA President Karen Cox talks to the Founder of the Beverly Carter Foundation, Carl Carter Jr., about REALTOR® safety. The Foundation was created as a result of the senseless kidnapping and murder of real estate broker, Beverly Carter, and is dedicated to promoting and ensuring REALTOR® safety. It offers a wide range of training programs and safety seminars for REALTORS® and brokerages. Karen and Carl discuss the importance of safety programs for REALTORS®, what the Foundation does to raise awareness, and steps that real estate professionals can take to ensure their well-being. Tune in to hear more.
Jul 9, 2019
SEASON 2: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - 40 Years of Giving Back: The ORCF
OREA President Karen Cox sits down with Ontario Realtors Care Foundation (ORCF) President Wendy Giroux and OREA Past President Jamie Edwards to talk about the Foundation and the upcoming ORCF Annual Motorcycle Ride for Charity. Tune in to hear more!
Jun 11, 2019
SEASON 2: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - What I Wish I Knew When I Started
This month, OREA President Karen Cox and new REALTOR® Matt Lionetti chat about a topic that every REALTOR® can relate to – what it's like starting out in the business. Karen and Matt discuss everything from the first time door knocking to the first offer presentation and everything in between. Tune in to hear more!
May 14, 2019
SEASON 2: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - Tips to Make Your Cottage Property Stand Out
Cottage Life’s Michelle Kelly is back this month on the show speaking with OREA President Karen Cox. Listen now to hear Michelle and Karen chat about tips for making your cottage property stand out.
Apr 9, 2019
SEASON 2: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - Real Estate Tax Tips
It’s tax season! So we have a very special guest for you this month – real estate tax accountant, Cherry Chan! You have tax questions, she has answers. Tune in to hear Cherry discuss what you can and can’t write-off, offer tips for tracking your expenses, and talk about different tax brackets and how that can impact your income taxes.
Mar 12, 2019
SEASON 2: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - Insights To Build Your Career & Achieve Success
In the first episode of season two, OREA President, Karen Cox, speaks with one of the top real estate leaders in North America, Sherry Chris – President and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. Sherry discusses emerging trends in real estate, the evolution of her career, and shares advice for new REALTORS® starting out in business. Tune in to hear more!
Feb 12, 2019
SEASON 1: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - Meet Your New Host: Karen Cox!
OREA President David Reid sits down with incoming podcast host and 2018 President-elect of OREA, Karen Cox, to chat about Karen’s career in real estate, her love of sports and her journey from getting involved with organized real estate to becoming the 2018 OREA President-elect. Listen to hear more!
Jan 15, 2019
SEASON 1: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - Up Close and Personal: Get To Know Our CEO!
OREA President David Reid sits down with Tim Hudak to chat about Tim’s journey from growing up in a border town, to taking on the role of OREA’s CEO, and everything in between. Listen to learn more!
Dec 11, 2018
SEASON 1: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - Top Five Real Estate Stories of 2018
OREA President, David Reid, chats with Richard Silver(Global Real Estate Advisor, Sotheby's International Realty) and Sheila Botting (Senior Partner & Canadian Real Estate Leader, Deloitte) about the top five stories that impacted residential and commercial real estate in 2018. You can also watch a video of this episode here: https://youtu.be/XSnGdOnGVGA
Nov 20, 2018
SEASON 1: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - Brian Buffini: Building Blocks for Success
This month, we released a bonus episode of The Real Estate Addition! In this episode, OREA President, David Reid, talks with real estate coach, podcaster, motivational speaker and best-selling author, Brian Buffini! Listen to David and Brian chat about the importance of face-to-face interactions, expressing gratitude, and how a desire to learn can make you stand out. And be sure to subscribe to ‘The Real Estate Addition’ podcast page on iTunes so you don’t miss any future episodes!
Nov 13, 2018
SEASON 1: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - Small Changes, Big Impact: Tips to Better Your Business
OREA President, David Reid, sits down with branding and lead generation expert, Kiran Gandhi, to discuss the importance of brand consistency, improving your lead conversion rates, and ways to optimize your personal brand to get better business results.
Oct 9, 2018
SEASON 1: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - Why The Rules Need To Change: Modernizing REBBA
OREA President David Reid sits down with Royal LePage CEO, Phil Soper, to discuss the changing real estate landscape, the laws that govern REALTORS®, and OREA’s recommendations for stronger professional standards in the real estate industry.
Sep 12, 2018
SEASON 1: The Real Estate Addition Podcast – Real Estate Meets Politics
This episode of The Real Estate Addition features OREA President David Reid with MPP Stan Cho and OREA CEO Tim Hudak. Stan and Tim sit down with David to talk housing, politics and some of the big issues for Millennial voters. Tune in to hear more.
Aug 14, 2018
SEASON 1: The Real Estate Addition Podcast – The Changing Face of Cottage Real Estate
This episode of The Real Estate Addition features OREA President David Reid with Michelle Kelly, Editor-in-chief at Cottage Life Magazine. David and Michelle talk about the cottage lifestyle, millennials making the move to cottage country, and tackle the age-old question: Is it a cottage, cabin or camp? Tune in to find out.
Jul 10, 2018
SEASON 1: The Real Estate Addition Podcast - Forms Talk
This episode of The Real Estate Addition features OREA’s Head of Standard Forms, Cassandra Agnew Walker. David and Cassandra discuss the new standardized lease, the OREA Forms Video Series, and other Forms updates that will impact REALTORS® and their growing businesses.