The Lakelands Association Of REALTORS® and the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® have officially merged


The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® (SGBAR) and the Lakelands Association of REALTORS® (The Lakelands) have now successfully merged.

This follows a membership vote at each association’s respective membership assembly in May 2021. Since then, staff and volunteer members from both associations have quickly got to work preparing for the merger.

The name of the new association is The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® (or The Lakelands) and has over 1,550 REALTORS®.

“Our REALTOR® members are our priority, and therefore with this merger, we have combined our assets to provide valuable resources, benefits, professional development opportunities and tools necessary to promote excellence, knowledge and a high standard. ethics and business practices, ”says Matthew Lidbetter, now former president of SGBAR.

Chuck Murney, President of The Lakelands adds: “By merging, our association is in a strong position to increase our political influence to provide housing opportunities for all Ontarians and to ensure that our local communities thrive in this market. constant evolution.

The boards of directors of both associations would like to thank their members for their support of the merger and look forward to reaping the fruits of their new association.

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