Thank you HIA® Real Estate Advisors!
What an amazing night!
On March 2, HIA® held it’s inaugural "Sip, Share & Social" event at the Mad Rose in Marda Loop, Calgary, Alberta. At the event, Calgary real estate advisors had an exclusive opportunity to connect over a beverage (or two), share their stories and celebrate successes in the HIA® community.
This is just a start of things to come.
Your Hard Work is Truly Amazing
We opened the night celebrating your achievements as HIA®’s. Collectively, the HIA® community consists of 50 advisors in the Calgary region from across 18 different brokerages managing over a quarter billion dollars in real estate assets! Congratulations Advisors, you are doing amazing work!
Unveiling of New Product Features
Next Mike McAra, came up to talk through the next three months and announce the upcoming HIA® product enhancements and new initiatives for Calgary real estate advisors and homeowners. Mike told the group that in the next quarter of 2017 HIA® will be rolling out a bunch of new initiatives and enhancements, specifically:
The product road map represents some of the most requested features HIA® Advisors have asked for to provide additional value for their homeowners. New and enhanced features to the HIA® Dashboard web application include an advanced file sharing options for advisors and homeowners, a home maintenance section, and significant improvements to the money management tools.
A couple new initiatives were also announced including an HIA® Advisor directory with agent profile pages to help connect with homeowners and an exclusive Facebook group for HIA® Advisors to provide a place to promote sharing and help grow our Advisor community.
Introducing the HIA® Original 100
In addition to these exciting product enhancements, HIA® is extremely excited to announce the “HIA® Original 100 Club”, celebrating those Advisors that are the first 100 to achieve designate status. At this event, HIA® was proud to recognize the first real estate Advisors to achieve the coveted HIA® Designation - congratulations to Ken MacAuley and Judy Samson! Both Ken and Judy were happy to receive their awards and share a few words:
We can’t wait to celebrate the next 98 of the HIA® Original 100 at the next Sip, Share & Social events! Are you a Calgary REALTOR® and interested in becoming one of the HIA® Original 100? Find out more about how to become a HIA® real estate advisor and get started.
HIA® Strategic Alliance with Toole Peet
The final announcement of the evening was all about Strategic Alliances and how we are continually striving to build value for both our Advisors and their clients, the homeowners. As such we are extremely excited to announce our first major alliance with Toole Peet Insurance! Toole Peet Insurance is a family owned and operated insurance brokerage in Calgary that has been proudly serving Albertans for over 100 years. Similar to HIA®'s vision, they truly believe in the importance of building relationships with clients and providing valuable information to help educate homeowners on their most valuable asset - their home. Learn more about Toole Peet Insurance.
What's Next? Looking to the future.
We see huge value for HIA®'s and their homeowners by bringing in Toole Peet and are especially excited about what we could do for you and your clients on the insurance side.
We took a few minutes to do a little future looking of what could be coming for this, namely an interactive infographic for your homeowners insurance policy! Who knows their policy inside and out? We think that this is just one of the ways we could add more value to you!
Overall, it was an amazing evening. Thank you to our Advisors for being part of this, helping celebrate the 50th advisor milestone, and for making the inaugural HIA® Advisor meetup event a great success!
We can’t wait to see you all again at our next event, coming 2nd quarter 2017. Be sure you don't miss it! In the meantime, get connected to us and our HIA® Advisor community on Facebook, in our webinars, by phone, email or whatever you prefer.