Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Better Internet Experience For You!

With approximately 3.6 billion visitors in 2007, the Canadian Real Estate Association's website www.MLS.ca, is by far the most
popular consumer real estate website in Canada. In an effort to improve the Internet experience of today's real estate consumer, http://www.mls.ca/ is about to be launched under an entirely new format.
Effective May 28th, http://www.mls.ca/ will be found under the new domain name, www.REALTOR.ca. More than just a new name, the site has been re-designed and is intended to provide Canadian real estate consumers with an easier property search function along with other useful real estate related infomration that will assist them with their property buying and selling needs.
The name REALTOR.ca better reflects the overall service and value that we in the real estate profession bring to todays's consumers, both online and in person. The re-branded and re-designed site is intended to further the awareness and information that REALTORS® provide consumers when contemplating a real estate transaction. Amongst the many enhancements included with the new site is a "quick search" form located on the home page thus allowing you to readily search for the property type and location you are looking for. Also featured on the new site is interactive mapping using Microsoft's "Virtual Earth" integrated mapping software which will show the approximate locations of the properties you have downloaded in your search. Additional features will include related information about Canadian real estate news and more, all intended to better inform consumers thus demonstrating the value that REALTORS® bring to each and every real estate transaction.
Once the new site is launched, visitors to www.MLS.ca will instantly be re-directed to the new site. Watch for future postings on my blog once we get closer to the May 28th launch date for the new site.

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Rick relocated to Collingwood from Toronto in 1985 through a transfer with Goodyear Canada. In 1987 Rick was recruited by a major client of Goodyear’s, managing their Canadian business based in Barrie before moving to Chicago in 1992 as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Upon returning to Canada in 1996, Rick ran an industrial products manufacturing company in Stratford, Ontario. In 1998 Rick returned to Collingwood with his two children. Rick is a licensed real estate Broker with Royal LePAGE Locations North in Collingwood and holds his MVA designation (Market Value Appraiser-Residential). He is an active volunteer in the community serving several years on the Board of Directors with the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer, 6 years on the Board of Directors for the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® of which he is the Past President (2008) and currently serves on a committee with the Ontario Real Estate Association. Rick is a diverse executive manager with extensive experience in strategic planning, manufacturing, finance, human resources and quality assurance management.