Rick Miron, the new president of the Association of Regina Realtors (ARR), says consumers shouldn’t panic over slowing real estate sales.
“People are concerned sales are dropping. They have somewhat, but nowhere near what’s happening in Calgary. We’ve had a blistering, robust last six or seven years. So, we’re just going back to more of a normal market,” he says. Regina sales dropped seven per cent in 2015.
“Regina and outlying areas have grown, and with more people come more listings. But when you really zone it down to certain areas, there may not be that much product. Saskatchewan is not forecast for an economic slump and, as long as we have people coming into our province, which we do, I would encourage everyone to be patient,” he says. “Don’t get worked up about whatever you hear in the media. Continue with life.”
Born and raised in Regina, Miron spent 19 years in the restaurant business before becoming a Realtor in 1994. Along with fundraising for many community organizations over the years, Miron has volunteered on ARR since 2013 and prior to that on several board committees.
A Realtor with Re/Max Crown Real Estate, Miron will serve as ARR president for one year. Joining him on the 2016 ARR Board of Directors are president-elect Jason Cossette, Re/Max Crown Real Estate; past-president Tim Chicilo, RealtyOne Real Estate Services; Darren Bostock, Global Direct Realty; Karin Wees, RealtyOne Real Estate Services; Tim Otitoju, Platinum Realty Specialists; Peter Fourlas, Royal LePage Regina Realty; Vicki Pantelopoulos, Global Direct Realty; and Margarita Parisone, Royal LePage Regina Realty.
Ian Johnston and Lane Boghean of Century 21 Dome Realty serve as past president and Regina Region director.