Lakelands To Amalgamate With GDAR And RAGBOS To Create OnePoint Association Of REALTORS, Effective Oct. 1


On May 29, 2024, Members of the Guelph and District Association of REALTORS® (GDAR), the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce and Owen Sound (RAGBOS), and the Lakelands Association of REALTORS® (Lakelands) voted to amalgamate to create the OnePoint Association of REALTORS®. This strategic integration marks a significant milestone, promising enhanced services, stronger representation, and greater opportunities for all members.

“The creation of OnePoint Association of REALTORS® is a monumental step forward for our members,” said Dillon Fraser, President of GDAR. “By joining forces under one association, we are positioned to provide unparalleled support, advocacy and services, ensuring our members thrive in an ever-changing real estate landscape.”

OnePoint Association of REALTORS® will significantly enhance representation within organized real estate by consolidating the strengths and voices of the GDAR, RAGBOS and Lakelands.  “By pooling resources, OnePoint will ensure that the interests and concerns of its members are more effectively communicated and addressed within the broader real estate community, leading to more impactful outcomes for all members” said Bonnie Looby, President of Lakelands.

“We are thrilled with the support from our members for the integration of GDAR, RAGBOS, and Lakelands into OnePoint Association of REALTORS®,” said Doug Pool, President of RAGBOS.  “This vote affirms our shared commitment to excellence, innovation, effectiveness, and collaboration, and positions us to better serve our members, empowering them to excel and better serve their clients.”

OnePoint Key Benefits for Members:

  1. Enhanced Services and Programs: Members will have access to a broader range of high-quality services and programs, comprehensive training, and professional development opportunities.
  1. Stronger Representation: As the fifth-largest real estate association in Ontario, OnePoint will wield a more powerful voice in advocating for our members at local, provincial, and national levels.
  1. Increased Efficiency: The integration allows OnePoint to streamline operations, reducing overhead costs and directing more resources toward member services.
  1. Seamless Transition: With experienced leadership from Executive Officer Katrina Steffler, OnePoint will ensure a smooth transition while maintaining the highest standards of service and support for all members.

About OnePoint Association of REALTORS®

OnePoint Association of REALTORS® will serve as a unified body representing over 2,500 real estate professionals across the region. Our mission is to provide exceptional support, cutting-edge technology, and robust advocacy to empower our members to excel in their profession.


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