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Ottawa, ON January 12, 2021 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is pleased to announce a partnership with HGTV’s Scott McGillivray to expand the reach of Canadian REALTORS® listings.

The Real Smart Deal app combines McGillivray’s real estate investment expertise with REALTOR® listings from across Canada to help investors evaluate properties as potential investments. listings can be imported into the app and compared against key criteria to help users find the ideal property to meet their investment targets.

“This latest partnership further increases the reach of Canadian REALTORS®’ listings and is added to the full spectrum of available destinations,” stated Patrick Pichette, CREA’s VP “Canadian consumers can access REALTORS®’ listings on, on 2 banking institutions’ mortgage calculators, and now on an app designed to help them evaluate properties as investments.”

Scott McGillivray, the star and award-winning Executive Producer of HGTV hit series’ “Income Property”, “Moving the

McGillivrays” “Buyers Bootcamp” and most recently, “Vacation House Rules”, has been inspiring viewers and followers on real estate investing and home renovations for over a decade.

“I'm excited to be partnering with the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) to help investors achieve their real estate investing goals,” said Scott McGillivray. “Real Smart Deal has been developed with investment property profitability analysis in mind, and with REALTOR® listings from across Canada, I trust it to help both novice and seasoned investors alike.”

The app is currently available at

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About the Canadian Real Estate Association

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada’s largest single-industry associations. CREA works on behalf of more than 130,000 REALTORS® who contribute to the economic and social well-being of communities across Canada. Together they advocate for property owners, buyers and sellers.

For more information, please contact:

Pierre Leduc, Media Relations
The Canadian Real Estate Association
Tel: 613-237-7111 or 613-884-1460

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