REALTOR® Education

The London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® is committed to providing industry and community-focused events and a dynamic suite of educational courses and continuous learning opportunities to boost REALTOR® knowledge and professionalism.

While LSTAR courses and events are developed with our members in mind, many are open to REALTORS®, other industry professionals and the broader business community.

LSTAR offers THREE TYPES of learning opportunities:

Registration

LSTAR Members

To register for any LSTAR courses, log in to Matrix™, then click on the “Links” tab along the top of the main page of Matrix™. On the next page, scroll down to “Member Portal - Profile, Account/Payment, Education Registration”, and click the link. 

Once you're on the LSTAR Member Portal, you'll see all available Learning Opportunities. Click the REGISTER button beside the name of the course that interests you.

Please note, if you don't receive a confirmation email after you register, you have not completed the registration correctly. If you require additional support, please email Learning [at] LSTAR.ca (Learning[at]LSTAR[dot]ca).

NON-Members

Non-members, to register, please go to this page and click on the "Create Account" button. If you encounter any difficulties, please email Learning [at] LSTAR.ca (subject: Course%20Registration) (Learning[at]LSTAR[dot]ca) with your selections and staff will complete your registration.

 

Upcoming Webinars

The 2024 LSTAR Spring Webinar Series features nine educational sessions on timely topics such as the impact of AI and VR on real estate, CASL Compliance for REALTORS®, and Mastering Canva for Social Media Impact. All our educational webinars are intended to give you the tools and the knowledge necessary to better help your clients and conduct your business.

Register for any of these webinars here.


1.    Emerging Real Estate Trends for 2024 - New Innovations Impacting the Sale of a Home

March 5, 2024 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
With Tracey DeLeeuw, Futurist, Founder and Consultant 

Description:

Join us for a presentation by Tracey DeLeeuw, futurist, founder and consultant, who will speak to London and area REALTORS® about technology that will impact real estate sales over the next 10 years.

This session will cover the following topics using anecdotes to explain how these technologies will impact REALTORS® and buyer/seller experiences during the sales cycle.  As close to jargon free as possible!

REALTORS® will learn how new technologies may impact the price and desirability of listings such as: 

  • Smart Homes: What, why and how
  • Solar Power: Lowering the total cost of ownership 
  • Security Technology: Protecting the investment and the family
  • Virtual Reality: See it, dream it, live it, love it.
  • AI: How artificial intelligence may change our in home experience
  • IoT: Adjusting to the conditions we live in.
  • Blockchain

2.    Status Certificates: The Secret Weapon for Condo REALTORS® 

March 19, 2024 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
With Shane Haskell, ABR, IRES, President / Realtor® and Past President of the LPMA (London Property Management Association)

Description:

Learn about buying and selling condominium units and the legal and financial aspects of ownership.  Join us for this informative webinar where we will cover the following topics:

  • A refresher on condominium governing bodies
  • Learn about key condominium resources that you should be aware of
  • The importance of the status certificate, which is a document that provides vital information about the condominium unit and the corporation
  • Learn how to identify key sections within the status certificate
  • A case review 

By the end of this webinar, you will have a better understanding of the status certificate and how it can affect your condominium transaction. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with our expert speaker.


3.    Compliance Matters - How to Avoid Common Pitfalls and Violations 

April 2, 2023 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
With Ray Ferris, FRI, MVA, e-PRO, SRS, ABR and Broker of Record at Erie’s Edge Real Estate Ltd.

Description:

REALTORS® have an obligation to be aware of, and understand, and comply with TRESA and its regulations, as well as other laws applicable to trading in real estate.  This one hour presentation will review your obligations when providing RECO’s Information Guide (including when it’s not required), sharing the number and terms of competing offers, facts a seller has to disclose, how to manage changes to a seller’s direction, and more.


4.    Southwestern Ontario Commercial Market Analysis & Outlook 

April 16, 2024 @ 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
With Raymond Wong, Altus Group (Presenter);
Moderator - Lisa Lansink, Chair of LSTAR’s Commercial Committee
Panelist - Austin James, Team Lead and VP, Debt Capital Markets at Finneotech 
Panelist - Ainslee Tracey, Broker at Royal LePage Triland Realty in St.Thomas

Description:

LSTAR is pleased to welcome back Altus Group and a panel of local commercial experts with a presentation that will give participants a comprehensive overview of local commercial property investments and their current value. The presentation will also include an in-depth discussion on the latest trends in the commercial real estate market and how these factors affect commercial real estate activities in our area.

Our panelists will also offer their perspectives and advice based on their practical experience in the field, helping you to gain a deeper understanding of the local investment landscape, and the potential opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.


5.    Are You A Real [Estate] Spammer? CASL Compliance for REALTORS® 

April 30, 2024 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
With Alim Jessa, CREA Legal Counsel

Description:

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is a law that regulates the sending of electronic messages for a commercial purpose. Seeing as our industry runs on electronic messages (emails, texts, DMs, etc.), and LSTAR is receiving more and more concerning communications from Members, this session has been added to the webinar line-up to help you learn how to stay on side with the law. 

Join Alim Jessa, CREA’s Legal Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, as he provides important insights and actionable tactics to ensure your newsletters, market reports, invites, and other ‘commercial electronic messages’ – or CEMs – stand out for the right reasons. Seize this opportunity to enhance your understanding of CASL, improve your marketing and safeguard your business while making meaningful connections in a compliant and effective manner.


6.    How to Generate & Convert Leads Online Through Paid Advertising 

May 14, 2024 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
With Andrew Fogliato, Owner of Just Sell Homes and Real Estate Magazine

Description:

Join Andrew Fogliato, owner of Just Sell Homes and Real Estate Magazine as he walks you through how to create successful online campaigns that generate leads, how to sort through the leads to find prospects, and turning prospects into clients. You'll walk away from this webinar knowing exactly what you need to do to start predictably generating leads with paid advertising. 


7.    Design Like a Pro: Mastering Canva for Social Media Impact (REALTOR® Edition) 

May 28, 2024 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
With Danny Wood of BrokerageNation 

Description:

Let the seasons inspire your brand’s story with Danny Wood as your guide, exploring how to use pre-designed templates that are professional, yet personal. As the year unfolds, so will your branding toolkit—each season bringing its own flair and opportunities to market you, your business and your services. You’ll get four different designs, one for each season: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Unleash your creativity and let your brand blossom throughout the year! 


8.    New Features in GeoWarehouse® and Real Estate Market Reports 

June 11, 2024 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
With Alicia Flores, Customer Success Representative at Teranet Inc.

Description:

Join us for an informative session on how to leverage the available reports inside GeoWarehouse®.

This presentation goes beyond the basics of GeoWarehouse®, providing an in-depth understanding of the various reports and new features that can help protect you and your clients. In this session, you will learn about the following key topics: 

  • How to Use Title Check: Discover the ins and outs of the Title Check feature, and learn how to access and interpret the results.
  • The Importance of a Parcel Register: Gain a deep understanding of why investing in a Parcel Register is crucial when dealing with properties affected by liens and encumbrances.
  • Registered Instruments: Understanding how to request registered instruments that can impact property transactions, and how to navigate through them with ease
  • Teranet Market Insight Report delivers a comprehensive analysis and new insights into the real estate market in Ontario derived through our data analytics team’s analysis of sales and mortgage registration activity in the Ontario Land Registry.  
  • GeoWarehouse Academy is your educational hub to enhance your knowledge and maximize your subscription.

9.    TikTok for REALTORS®, Is It For You?

June 26, 2024 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
With James Milonas, REALTOR® and Influencer 

Description:

You've seen the trends. You've heard of the craze. You've witnessed the frenzy. Is it your turn to get on it? TikTok is social media's fastest growing platform but is it right for you? Join REALTOR®, influencer and social media sensation, James In The City as he breaks down the Do's and Don'ts of TikTok and how to build an authentic brand that generates over 90% of his new business. 


If you have an idea for a future webinar topic, please email learning [at] lstar.ca (subject: Future%20webinar%20topic%20suggestion) (learning[at]lstar[dot]ca).

 


Upcoming LSTAR Learning Opportunities

FEBRUARY 2024

To register for any LSTAR courses, log in to Matrix™, then click on the “Links” tab along the top of the main page of Matrix™. On the next page, scroll down to “Member Portal - Profile, Account/Payment, Education Registration”, and click the link. 

Once you're on the LSTAR Member Portal, you'll see all available Learning Opportunities. Click the REGISTER button beside the name of the course that interests you.

Please note, if you don't receive a confirmation email after you register, you have not completed the registration correctly. If you require additional support, please email Learning [at] LSTAR.ca (Learning[at]LSTAR[dot]ca).

Name of the Course

Date

Time

Register

ONLINE PropTx Add/Edit

In this 2 hour course, master how to upload photos, add documents, create open houses and edit information while your listing is active while learning how to keep your listings compliant and avoid an audit with the up-to-date PropTx MLS® Rules

02/23/24

11:00 am

to

1:00 pm

LINK

ONLINE SkySlope

In this 1.5-hour course, learn how to create listings and write offers quickly and efficiently. Discover a new way to send your documents to your clients for e-signature with DigiSign.

02/27/24

9:30 am

to

11:00 am

LINK

ONLINE PropTx Add/Edit

In this 2 hour course, master how to upload photos, add documents, create open houses and edit information while your listing is active while learning how to keep your listings compliant and avoid an audit with the up-to-date PropTx MLS® Rules.

02/27/2412:30 pm 
to 
2:30 pm
LINK

IN-PERSON Introduction to BrokerBay

*In this 1.5-hour course, you’ll learn how to set up your profile, configure showings, and manage offer registrations.

02/28/249:30 am 
to 
11:00 am
LINK

IN-PERSON Matrix™

*In this 2.5-hour course, you’ll learn how to navigate our MLS® System, personalize your dashboard, create custom searches, detailed CMA’s and auto emails to share properties with your clients.

02/28/24

12:30 pm 
to 
3:00 pm

LINK

IN-PERSON REALM™

In this 2-hour course, learn how to conduct extensive searches, share listings, and connect with your clients like never before. This user-friendly interface enables REALTORS® to expertly navigate listing searches and land registry data all in one place, revolutionizing market analysis and due diligence.

02/29/24

9:30 am

to

11:30 am

LINK

ONLINE WEBForms®

*In this 3-hour course, you’ll learn how to create and use custom form templates, clauses, and kits.

02/29/2412:30 pm 
to 
3:30 pm
LINK

IN-PERSON PropTx Add/Edit

In this 2 hour course, master how to upload photos, add documents, create open houses and edit information while your listing is active while learning how to keep your listings compliant and avoid an audit with the up-to-date PropTx MLS® Rules.

02/29/241:00 pm 
to 
3:00 pm
LINK
MARCH 2024

To register for any LSTAR courses, log in to Matrix™, then click on the “Links” tab along the top of the main page of Matrix™. On the next page, scroll down to “Member Portal - Profile, Account/Payment, Education Registration”, and click the link. 

Once you're on the LSTAR Member Portal, you'll see all available Learning Opportunities. Click the REGISTER button beside the name of the course that interests you.

Please note, if you don't receive a confirmation email after you register, you have not completed the registration correctly. If you require additional support, please email Learning [at] LSTAR.ca (Learning[at]LSTAR[dot]ca)

Name of the Course

Date

Time

Register

ONLINE PropTx Add/Edit

In this 2 hour course, master how to upload photos, add documents, create open houses and edit information while your listing is active while learning how to keep your listings compliant and avoid an audit with the up-to-date PropTx MLS® Rules.

03/01/249:30 am 
to 
11:30 am
LINK

ONLINE REALM™

In this 2-hour course, learn how to conduct extensive searches, share listings, and connect with your clients like never before. This user-friendly interface enables REALTORS® to expertly navigate listing searches and land registry data all in one place, revolutionizing market analysis and due diligence. 

 03/01/24

12:30 pm to

2:30 pm

LINK

ONLINE Advanced Listing Load

*In this 2-hour course, you’ll learn, and get the permissions, to load your own (or your office’s) listings into our MLS® System Matrix™ and the ability to make status changes and amendments. An authorization form from your Broker is required to register for this class. Please email learning [at] lstar.ca (learning[at]lstar[dot]ca) for information.

03/05/2412:30 pm 
to 
2:30 pm

email us

learning@ lstar.ca

IN-PERSON PropTx Add/Edit

In this 2 hour course, master how to upload photos, add documents, create open houses and edit information while your listing is active while learning how to keep your listings compliant and avoid an audit with the up-to-date PropTx MLS® Rules.       

03/06/249:30 am to   11:30 amLINK

ONLINE PropTx Add/Edit

In this 2 hour course, master how to upload photos, add documents, create open houses and edit information while your listing is active while learning how to keep your listings compliant and avoid an audit with the up-to-date PropTx MLS® Rules.

03/06/2412:30 pm 
to 
2:30 pm
LINK

ONLINE SkySlope

In this 1.5-hour course, learn how to create listings and write offers quickly and efficiently.  Discover a new way to send your documents to your clients for e-signature with DigiSign.

03/07/249:30 am to    11:00 amLINK

IN-PERSON REALM™

In this 2-hour course, learn how to conduct extensive searches, share listings, and connect with your clients like never before. This user-friendly interface enables REALTORS® to expertly navigate listing searches and land registry data all in one place, revolutionizing market analysis and due diligence.

03/07/241:00 pm    to 3:00 pm LINK

ONLINE REALM™

In this 2-hour course, learn how to conduct extensive searches, share listings, and connect with your clients like never before. This user-friendly interface enables REALTORS® to expertly navigate listing searches and land registry data all in one place, revolutionizing market analysis and due diligence. 

03/08/249:30 am to 11:30 amLINK

ONLINE Introduction to BrokerBay

*In this 1.5-hour course, you’ll learn how to set up your profile, configure showings, and manage offer registrations.

03/12/24

9:30 am 
to 
11:00 am

LINK

ONLINE PropTx Add/Edit

In this 2 hour course, master how to upload photos, add documents, create open houses and edit information while your listing is active while learning how to keep your listings compliant and avoid an audit with the up-to-date PropTx MLS® Rules.

03/12/2412:30 pm 
to 
2:30 pm
LINK

ONLINE Matrix™

*In this 2.5-hour course, you’ll learn how to navigate our MLS® System, personalize your dashboard, create custom searches, detailed CMA’s and auto emails to share properties with your clients.

03/13/249:30 am 
to 
12:00 pm
LINK

ONLINE GeoWarehouse®

*In this 2.5-hour course, you’ll learn how to access property, ownership and neighbourhood data, create property detail reports, CMAs and various demographic reports.

03/13/24

12:30 pm 
to 
3:00 pm

LINK

ONLINE Introduction to Organized Real Estate

*In this mandatory 3-hour course, learn the structure, rules, regulations, and policies that govern REALTORS®, so you can better serve your clients.

03/14/249:30 am 
to 
12:30 pm
LINK

ONLINE WEBForms®

*In this 3-hour course, you’ll learn how to create and use custom form templates, clauses, and kits.

03/14/2412:30 pm 
to 
3:30 pm
LINK

ONLINE PropTx Add/Edit

In this 2 hour course, master how to upload photos, add documents, create open houses and edit information while your listing is active while learning how to keep your listings compliant and avoid an audit with the up-to-date PropTx MLS® Rules.

03/15/249:30 am 
to 
11:30 am
LINK

IN-PERSON PropTx Add/Edit

In this 2 hour course, master how to upload photos, add documents, create open houses and edit information while your listing is active while learning how to keep your listings compliant and avoid an audit with the up-to-date PropTx MLS® Rules.

03/19/2412:30 pm 
to 
2:30 pm
LINK

IN-PERSON Advanced Listing Load

*In this 2-hour course, you’ll learn, and get the permissions, to load your own (or your office’s) listings into our MLS® System Matrix™ and the ability to make status changes and amendments. An authorization form from your Broker is required to register for this class. Please email learning [at] lstar.ca (learning[at]lstar[dot]ca) for information.

03/20/24

9:30 am 
to 
11:30 am

email us

learning@ lstar.ca

IN-PERSON REALM™

In this 2-hour course, learn how to conduct extensive searches, share listings, and connect with your clients like never before. This user-friendly interface enables REALTORS® to expertly navigate listing searches and land registry data all in one place, revolutionizing market analysis and due diligence.

03/20/241:00 pm to 3:00 pmLINK

ONLINE Agent Listing Load

*In this 2-hour course, you’ll learn, and get the permissions, to load your own listings into our MLS® System Matrix™.

03/21/24

9:30 am 
to 
11:30 am

LINK

ONLINE REALM™

In this 2-hour course, learn how to conduct extensive searches, share listings, and connect with your clients like never before. This user-friendly interface enables REALTORS® to expertly navigate listing searches and land registry data all in one place, revolutionizing market analysis and due diligence. 

03/21/2412:30 pm to 2:30 pmLINK

ONLINE SkySlope

In this 1.5-hour course, learn how to create listings and write offers quickly and efficiently.  Discover a new way to send your documents to your clients for e-signature with DigiSign.

03/22/2412:30 pm to 2:00 pmLINK

ONLINE SkySlope

In this 1.5-hour course, learn how to create listings and write offers quickly and efficiently.  Discover a new way to send your documents to your clients for e-signature with DigiSign. 

03/25/2412:30 pm to 2:00 pmLINK

IN-PERSON REALM™

* In this 2-hour course, learn how to conduct extensive searches, share listings, and connect with your clients like never before. This user-friendly interface enables REALTORS® to expertly navigate listing searches and land registry data all in one place, revolutionizing market analysis and due diligence.

03/25/249:30 am to 11:30 amLINK

ONLINE REALM™

In this 2-hour course, learn how to conduct extensive searches, share listings, and connect with your clients like never before. This user-friendly interface enables REALTORS® to expertly navigate listing searches and land registry data all in one place, revolutionizing market analysis and due diligence. 

03/26/249:30 am to 11:30 amLINK

ONLINE PropTx Add/Edit

In this 2 hour course, master how to upload photos, add documents, create open houses and edit information while your listing is active while learning how to keep your listings compliant and avoid an audit with the up-to-date PropTx MLS® Rules.

03/26/2412:30 pm to 2:30 pmLINK

IN-PERSON Matrix™

*In this 2.5-hour course, you’ll learn how to navigate our MLS® System, personalize your dashboard, create custom searches, detailed CMA’s and auto emails to share properties with your clients.

03/27/24

12:30 pm 
to 
3:00 pm

LINK

IN-PERSON Introduction to BrokerBay

*In this 1.5-hour course, you’ll learn how to set up your profile, configure showings, and manage offer registrations.

03/27/249:30 am 
to 
11:00 am
LINK

ONLINE Introduction to Organized Real Estate

*In this mandatory 3-hour course, learn the structure, rules, regulations, and policies that govern REALTORS®, so you can better serve your clients.

03/28/2412:30 pm 
to 
3:30 pm
LINK

IN-PERSON WEBForms®

*In this 3-hour course, you’ll learn how to create and use custom form templates, clauses, and kits.

03/28/249:30 am 
to 
12:30 pm
LINK

Upcoming External Learning Opportunities

FEBRUARY 2024

Course Name

Date

Time

Registration Link

MPAC Assessment 101 for REALTORS®02/27/2410:00am
to
11:00am
More information and registration details here.
CREA - Mastering Your Finances – A Roadmap to Retirement and Wealth02/27/241:00pm
to
2:00pm
More information and registration details here.
MPAC Factors Affecting Residential Property Value02/28/241:00pm
to
2:00pm
More information and registration details here.
CREA - Retire Ready – Navigating Your Last 5 Years02/28/241:00pm
to
2:00pm
More information and registration details here.
CREA Global Webinar Series: Market Portfolio: Discover Portugal02/28/241:30pmMore information and registration details here.
MPAC Automated Valuation Models (AVM) for REALTORS®02/29/241:00pm
to
1:30pm
More information and registration details here.
MARCH 2024

Course Name

Date

Time

Registration Link

WEBINAR: See how to take advantage of The Self-Funding House™, TODAY! 

Join the Ironstone Building Company, SVN Rock Advisors, The Self Funding House, and RBC!

03/05/24

1:00pm
to
2:00pm

More information and registration details here.

Fintracker - CREA Updated forms and Fintracker automation03/06/242:00pmMore information and registration details here.
GeoWarehouse® - HoodQ™ Neighbourhood & School Catchment Reports03/11/2410:00am
to
10:30am
More information and registration details here.
GeoWarehouse® - Residential Relocation Reports03/11/242:00pm
to
2:30pm
More information and registration details here.
MPAC Assessment 101 for Commercial REALTORS®03/12/2410:00am
to
10:30am
More information and registration details here.
GeoWarehouse® - Protect Your Boundaries™ (PYB) Reports03/12/242:00pm
to
2:30pm
More information and registration details here.
MPAC Enhanced Data, REALTOR® Insights, and Bundle Savings – A look at the new data in GeoWarehouse® and our new propertyline™ e-store.03/13/2410:00am
to
10:30am
More information and registration details here.
GeoWarehouse® - All About Condos03/13/2410:00am
to
11:00am
More information and registration details here.
GeoWarehouse® Teranet Property Insights Reports03/13/242:00pm
to
2:30pm
More information and registration details here.
GeoWarehouse® Property & Market Reports03/14/2410:00am
to
11:00am
More information and registration details here.
MPAC Assessment 101 for REALTORS®03/14/241:00pm
to
2:00pm
More information and registration details here.
MPAC Automated Valuation Models (AVM) for REALTORS®03/19/2410:00am
to
11:00am
More information and registration details here.
Getting Started with GeoWarehouse®03/19/242:00pm
to
3:30pm
More information and registration details here.
MPAC Factors Affecting Residential Property Value03/20/2410:00am
to
11:00am
More information and registration details here.
CREA - 5 Keys to Email Marketing03/20/241:00pm
to
2:00pm
More information and registration details here.
GeoWarehouse® - Title Documents03/20/242:00pm
to
2:30pm
More information and registration details here.
GeoWarehouse® - Tips For Success03/21/242:00pm
to
3:30pm
More information and registration details here.
GeoWarehouse® - HoodQ™ Neighbourhood & School Catchment Reports03/25/2410:00am
to
10:30am
More information and registration details here.
GeoWarehouse® - Residential Relocation Reports03/25/242:00pm
to
2:30pm
More information and registration details here.
MPAC Assessment 101 for REALTORS®03/26/2410:00am
to
11:00am
More information and registration details here.
MPAC Assessment 101 for commercial REALTORS®03/27/241:00pm
to
1:30pm
More information and registration details here.
MPAC Enhanced Data, REALTOR® Insights, and Bundle Savings – A look at the new data in GeoWarehouse® and our new propertyline™ e-store.03/28/241:00pm
to
1:30pm
More information and registration details here.