GTA Realtors® Celebrate National Real Estate Day May 17, 2017

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

TORONTO, May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua talks National Real Estate Day with Breakfast Television on May 12, at 6:20 a.m. Each year, National Real Estate Day is celebrated on May 17, and is marked as a day for homeowners to commemorate achieving the Canadian dream of home ownership.

Mr. Cerqua will announce the grand prize contest on Breakfast Television, where one lucky homeowner will win a $3000 Rona Home and Garden Gift Card. Whether it’s to purchase new appliances, update the look of a favourite room or a bathroom renovation, this grand prize will be sure to help with any homeowner’s goal big or small.

“We know how hard Canadians work to achieve the dream of home ownership, and as REALTORS® we are privileged to be a part of the process that helps guide them to reach that dream. Nothing is more rewarding than to watch a young family, or a first-time buyer get the keys to their new home! It’s an achievement, and one of the largest financial investments you’ll make,” said Mr. Cerqua.

From a 2015 Habitat for Humanity research project “Transforming Lives,” the TREB President noted evidence of the positive-impact that owning a home can have. It can improve the education outlook of your children, improve your family’s health through higher levels of physical activity and lower levels of psychological distress, and increase levels of civic involvement and charitable support in your community.

“As a REALTOR with more than 30 years experience, I say with much confidence that this is more than just a “job,” it’s a passion for many of us REALTORS®, and nothing compares to the satisfaction you feel when you see your clients’ hard work pay off, and how becoming a homeowner positively impacted their lives.”

To continue the celebration, and for your chance to WIN more home and garden gift cards, get involved in the national conversation on May 17, on TREB’s social media using the hashtag #iheartrealestate on Facebook and on Twitter @TREBhome. For all the details visit  

Talk to a Toronto Real Estate Board Professional Member REALTOR®. For updates on the real estate market, visit If commercial property is what interests you, contact a TREB Commercial Professional Member REALTOR® by visiting

Media Inquiries:
Mary Gallagher, Senior Manager Public Affairs  (416) 443-8158

Greater Toronto REALTORS® are passionate about their work. They are governed by a strict Code of Ethics and share a state-of-the-art Multiple Listing Service. Over 47,000 residential and commercial TREB Members serve consumers in the Greater Toronto Area.  TREB  is Canada’s largest real estate board.