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Let’s invent the wheel – together

Let’s invent the wheel – together

On Leadership Day 2011, CREA launched its Futures Planning initiative to identify what property buyers and sellers will want in the next 5-10 years.

From April to October 2011, 900 REALTORS® across Canada provided input at Futures sessions – telling us what they thought. Their input was summarized in a report, Exploring Possible Futures for Organized Real Estate in Canada: Insights from Cross-Canada Dialogues.

Then in October, 375 presidents, vice-presidents, directors and staff of real estate boards and associations Canada-wide, gathered to collaboratively talk about what had come out of the previous six months “Futures process.”

Participants were also introduced to an “Innovation concept” set in 2016, a potential new online real estate ecosystem with new tools, communities, channels and apps developed and used by REALTORS® and property buyers and sellers.

Have a look at the reports, including, Futures Planning: From Scenario to Strategy: Insights from the CREA Forum in Toronto, October 24, 2011.

Also have a look at the Futures discussions.

I’m interested in what you think. Let me know at apeck@royalpacific.com

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