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Special Edition - Mortgage Update
This special edition episode features a conversation between Frances Dares of Urban Upgrade & New Infills and Heather Manna of MMG Mortgages. The pair chat about COVID-19 mortgage deferral implications, the current state of interest rates, as well the importance of securing a full pre-approval versus a pre-qualification for your clients early on.
Episode 26 - Foreclosures in the time of COVID-19
In this episode, we are joined by David P. Brown of the Real Estate Company Ltd. and Gloria Vinci of Vinci Phillips Law. The duo breaks down the different types of foreclosure situations, talks through judicial sales, dealing with multiple offers, and how to manage foreclosure timelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Special Edition - REALTOR® Wellness: COVID-19 and Nutritional Wellness
This episode features a conversation between Michelle Perreault, Senior Professional Development Advisor at AREA and Dustin Kozak, a certified nutritionist who has traveled globally to explore the nuances of wellness from a scientific perspective. We chat about why nutrition is so important during stressful times, the foods, and nutrients you should focus on to drive your wellness and what to steer clear of in order to feel better, mentally and physically. As well Dustin chats about some COVID-19 best practices to create a sense of comfort for your clients.
Special Edition - REALTOR® Wellness: Dealing with Anxiety in Real Estate During COVID-19
In this second installment of our COVID-19 special edition episodes focusing on REALTOR® Wellness, Macaulay Brown of The Real Estate Company chats with Cory Donald of FORWARD Psychology. The duo talk about the true meaning of anxiety, and how it can manifest itself in everyday life. Macaulay talks about his own experiences with anxiety, while, as a psychologist, Cory offers guidance on how to recognize, accept, and thrive during these moments and come out stronger on the other side.
Special Edition - REALTOR® Wellness: Personal Wellness in a Pandemic
Michelle Perreault, AREA's Senior Professional Development Advisor speaks with Michelle Bulechowsky of Mermaid Health & Wellness. Michelle is a certified practitioner in several disciplines including massage therapy, cupping, Reiki, aromatherapy and reflexology. The ladies chat about how large stressors, like that caused by COVID-19 can impact our energy, our mood and our relationships with others. They discuss how to get in tune with your own state of wellness and actions you can take in order to get back on track to a healthy state of mind.
Special Edition - COVID-19 and The Impact on Real Estate Transactions in Alberta
This episode features a conversation between three lawyers on AREA’s Forms and Practices Committee: Denise Hendrix of Hendrix Law, Jim Doyle of Verjee and Associates and Stan Galbraith of Galbraith Law. Kelly Kimber, AREA’s Senior Member Engagement Advisor asks the lawyers questions stemming from member concerns we have been receiving in this COVID-19 impacted downturn. The group chats about the current state of real estate in their practices, the risk of adding open-ended clauses to the purchase contract and how to mitigate risks in relationships with clients and when to go to a lawyer for council.
Special Edition - The Gift of Giving in a Crisis
In this special edition episode of In Your AREA features a conversation between Mike Star of CIR Realty, Vonny Fast of Cutco Knives, and Nolan Matthias of Mortgage360. The trio chat about the intrinsic benefits of giving, and how developing a personal relationship with your clients can help you to better meet their needs. They also take some time to talk about ideal ways to use this COVID-19 impacted downturn to improve your business.
Special Edition - How COVID-19 Mortgage Deferrals Affect You and Your Client
In this special edition episode of In Your AREA, we invited Nolan Matthais of Mortgage360 and Mathew Said Morley of Re/Max First to chat about the implications of the mortgage deferrals now being offered in response to COVID-19. Nolan and Matt chat about why interest rates are going down but payments still seem to be going up and how best you can support your client in understanding mortgages at this trying time.
Special Edition - Quarantined REALTOR® Action Plan
In this special edition episode of In Your AREA, we invited Barb Betts of Betts Realty Group in California to chat with Kelly Kimber, AREA's Senior Member Engagement Advisor about actions REALTORS® can take during slow periods of business to positively impact their future opportunities. Barb shares her REALTOR® Action Plan designed to improve your relationships with clients and other industry members, as well as your impact in your community.
Webinar - COVID-19 Government Support Update (feat. CREA)
In this webinar, we are joined by Matthew McMillan, Advocacy Advisor at AREA, and Pascal Chan, Government Relations Manager at CREA. They discuss the evolution of COVID-19 financial support, the current political landscape, lobbying efforts and results, as well as what to expect next.
Webinar - Finding Wellness for Yourself and Your Clients During COVID-19
Join Cory Donald as he discusses proven techniques to ensure your wellness and support that of your clients in the new landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cory will explore topics like dealing with mental wellness, divorce, financial strife and loss.
Webinar - The Gift of Giving
Vonny Fast of CUTCO Closing Gifts, Nolan Matthais of Mortgage360 and Mike Star of CIR Realty offer their philosophy around gift giving and the tangible actions you can take to impact your relationships. This COVID-19 impacted downturn allows a good opportunity to address your approach to gratitude and to give back to those who have helped you along your journey.
Webinar - Sue Styles: How to keep your mind in the game when the world has been cancelled
Sue Styles covers the importance of directing your focus to take charge of what you can control and let go of the worry regarding the things you can’t, touching on high-level time management and award-winning business basics in this 45 min Webinar.
AREA has provided easy access to our member-focused learning, including our entire catalogue of Webinars and Podcast episodes. Peruse our Resources page which offers guidance on our most used contracts, FINTRAC resources and a variety of Data Sheets to support your business. Interested in post-secondary learning? Explore the AREA and SAIT Leadership in Real Estate Certificate program; offering several online courses to be completed from the comfort of home. Happy learning!