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Our Mission - Durham Region Association of REALTORS® is committed to helping its members excel as real estate professionals.

Our Vision - To offer personalized service and be the core resource provider to our members continued success.

Who We Are...

Past - The Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) formerly the Durham Region Real Estate Board (DRREB), was founded in 1954 by W. Paul Ristow. Ristow along with a group of brokers, met out of a common interest to address the growing need for establishing real estate standards of the real estate practice in Eastern Ontario.

Present - DRAR is a Member service organization of over 1,100 Members. The Association President along with a group of seven Directors work with Committee Members, the Executive Officer, and staff to ensure Members continue to receive quality services and resources.

Future- DRAR will continue to promote a high ethical standard for REALTORS®; by providing vital services, benefits and training needed to succeed. DRAR is committed to building a strong service oriented Association for Members.

Durham REALTORS® Care

Members of DRAR care deeply about the community they live and work in. A caring community contributes to a healthy and vibrant real estate market and everyone benefits from that. As an Association DRAR has donated over $70,000.00 to area charities and hospitals. For more information contact us.

President's Message


Roger Bouma
Durham Region Association of REALTORS®
2017 President

The Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) represents almost 1,100 REALTORS® who take great pride in their profession and community. Durham Regional Association of REALTORS® aspires to share its knowledge and experience with its customers, clients and community stakeholders.

Our membership is a vibrant, diverse group with a common goal of providing you with the best real estate experience whether buying, selling or leasing a home; acquiring or disposing of a commercial/retail/industrial workplace; or providing opportunities for an urban or rural environment to enjoy!

When you choose to work with a DRAR member, you can be assured that he/she is licensed to trade in real estate in the Province of Ontario and is bound to adhere to a professional Code of Ethics as well as numerous provincial and federal laws, policies and regulations. We are members of the Ontario Real Estate Association and the Canadian Real Estate Association which provides the authorization of the REALTORS® designation and trademark. Our professional development is ongoing in order to provide you with up-to-date and relevant information to make a well informed decision when representing you in the successful completion of your real estate transaction.

You will also see DRAR members volunteering in the community; financially supporting local charities and advocating on behalf of the real estate consumer with our local, provincial and federal elected representatives.

On behalf of my fellow DRAR REALTORS®, we look forward to meeting and working with you because "We Work Where You Live"!"

Best regards,
Roger Bouma, President

Board of Directors

President

Roger Bouma

RE/MAX Jazz Inc.
193 King Street East
Oshawa, ON L1H 1C2

Tel: 905-728-1600
Fax: 905-436-1745
sell@bouma.ca

Immediate Past President

Sandra O'Donohue

Royal Heritage Realty
342 King Street West
Oshawa, ON

Tel: 905-831-2222
Fax: 905-240-0405
odonohue12@gmail.com

President-Elect/Director-at-Large

Dennis Roberts

Royal LePage Frank Real Estate
39 Temperance St.,
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A5

Phone: 905-623-3393
Fax: 905-623-9574
dennis@robertsteam.ca

Durham Centre Director

Lorrie Roberts

RE/MAX Jazz Inc.
21 Drew Street
Oshawa, ON L1H 4Z7

Tel: 905-728-1600
Fax: 905-436-1745
lroberts@trebnet.com

DURHAM EAST DIRECTOR

Vicki Sweeney

Royal LePage Frank Real Estate
39 Temperance St.
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A5

Phone: 905-623-3393
Fax: 905-623-9574
vsweeney@royallepage.ca

DURHAM WEST DIRECTOR

Sue Duchesnay

Royal LePage Frank Real Estate
200 Dundas St. E.
Whitby, ON L1N 8R1

Tel: 905-666-1333
Fax: 905-420-3842
sue@durham.net

Durham North Director

Tina Sorichetti

Micklegate Realty Ltd.
76 Water St.
Port Perry, ON L9L 1J2

Tel: 905-985-7700
Fax: 905-985-7517
mgr.tina@gmail.com

Director-at-Large

Keeley Ward

Century 21 Infinity Realty Inc.
211 - 650 King Street East
Oshawa, ON L1H 1G5

Tel: 905-449-0784
Fax: 905-721-9127
keeley.ward@century21.ca

Career Information

Interested in becoming a Real Estate Professional?

In order to become a real estate professional candidates must successfully complete a comprehensive program of study to prepare them for the complex business of trading in real estate. This program was developed by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) on behalf of the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO).

The OREA Real Estate College offers this education in three formats: online, by correspondence and in the classroom.

Steps to becoming a Real Estate Professional:

  1. Complete the Pre-Registration Courses with the OREA Real Estate College.
  2. Obtain employment with a registered brokerage.
  3. Apply for registration as a Salesperson with the Real Estate Council of Ontario within one year of successfully completing your last Pre-Registration course.
  4. Articling Period - a mandatory 24-month period following a student's registration as a Salesperson where three additional courses must be completed.
  5. Renewal of Salesperson Registration.

In addition, all registrants must continue to complete online courses throughout their careers in order to maintain their registration. DRAR provides Professional Development and Designation courses to its members to assist them in maintaining their Professionalism.

To find out more about how you can become a real estate professional in Ontario, please visit the OREA Real Estate College website. www.orea.com
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