Blog by Ken Morris

CREA CHANGES - WHAT NOW?

March 17th, 2011
Here is a REALLY well articulated post on The Real Estate Investment Network Facebook Page on the aftermath of the CREA / Competition Bureau battle.. Great read.

The Unintended Consequences of the CREA Settlement with the Competition Bureau.

It has now been some time since the announcement was made regarding the Canadian Real Estate Association’s (MLS) settlement with the Canadian Competiti ...

CREA RATIFIES BUREAU DEAL

October 24th, 2010

The official "vote" has now happened and the Settlement with the Competition Bureau is official... 

http://creanews.ca/

Now that this is official I will have a series of blogs with my thoughts on what has and will happen. Stay tuned.

 

CREA V BUREAU - UPDATE OCT 14

October 14th, 2010
With CREA leadership now touring the country and updating Real Estate Boards about the settlement with the Competition Bureau, the first details of the deal are coming out.. As expected, the current models that exist in Real Estate will remain intact and frankly not much changes for those of us who run a full service Real Estate business. The Calgary Real Estate Board will be holding an open ...

CREA v BUREAU - WAIT AND SEE

October 8th, 2010

Lots of people have been asking my thoughts on the settlement between CREA and the Competition Bureau. Unfortunately we don't know a whole bunch right now, and I would hate to make any wild assumptions like some have. including those in the national media.

Crea vs Bureau - Wait and See Blog Transcription

Hey there Rob Reynar here checking in. Ok, I am going to break my silence on this ...

CREA v BUREAU

October 1st, 2010
Big news today... Well looks like the Bureau won this round in the battle over our "non-competitive" practices. Here's a couple predictable reaction articles from the Post and Globe.. More to come!

NATIONAL POST STORY

GLOBE AND MAIL STORY

 

FSBO HELP

April 21st, 2010
 
Really interesting turn of events in the Canadian Real Estate Association with the Competition Bureau. A For Sale By Owner group has backed CREA saying there is choice in the market and nothing needs to be changed.

FSBO Help Blog Transcription

Hey There! Rob Reynar here checking in. Very interesting turn of events in the Canadian Real Estates Association's fight with the Competition Trib ...

TRADEMARK TROUBLE

April 19th, 2010

 

A couple of my colleagues have been pestered in the last two weeks about the use of the REALTOR® and MLS® trademarks on their advertising and websites... With all the issues around the current competition bureau fight, is this really what CREA should be spending it's time and money on?

Trademark Trouble Blog Transcription

Hey There! Rob Reynar here. As you know we've been in this massi ...

CREA Please Say Something

March 29th, 2010


This fight with CREA is taking a turn for the worse in the media, mainly becuase CREA has decided it's not talking on the issue. If CREA doesn't start engaging the public through the media, we're going to ...

Quick Fix To CREA Fight

February 12th, 2010
  
I have an idea. What if the Canadian Real Estate Association turned back the clock and reminded people of how things used to be... The public and the Competition Bureau may have forgotten where MLS data comes from..

Is CREA Really Fighting?

February 11th, 2010
Well the Canadian Real Estate Association dropped a bit of a bomb shell today... CREA's President says we may give in to demands by the Competition Bureau to un-bundle services in granting access to the MLS system? If that's the case, is CREA really fighting or just posturing?

Is The MLS Public Property?

February 9th, 2010

The Competition Bureau is at it again.. They say the time has come to break down the MLS system.. But what is it that they really want? Are they wrong in thinking that the MLS is public property and the c ...

Competition Bureau v Realtors

November 3rd, 2009

The Federal Competition Bureau is at it again, they've ruled that the current Real Estate climate is non competitive and have ordered changes. The Canadian Real Estate Association disagrees and the fight is on... But is this battle really about?