There are many new offerings being made by innovative internet providers to Agents and Brokerages across Canada. We want to provide you with some insights as to how some of the Internet based changes in Real estate Marketing, Internet listings aggregators and Internet Leads providers are impacting the Real Estate brokerage and consumer landscape. 

Winning in the Age of Disruption will shed light on how some of these providers have impacted the U.S. markets and what it portends for Canadian Brokers, Agents and Boards/MLS systems as well.  We will see examples about how Digital Listings Aggregators (Zillow, Trulia, etc…) are building consumer facing experiences on-line and how these will compete for public and Agent attention and the revenue associated. In our efforts to be of service to our customers and in as much as these companies are in the process of selling their services in our service areas we need to understand more about how they work and their impact.



Rick Haase, is a Founding Partner of Envision Advisors and has been active in Real Estate sales and brokerage leadership for over thirty years.

Rick most recently served as President of Latter & Blum Inc. Under his leadership the company grew from 64th to 24th largest Real Estate brokerage in the nation.  Rick and his team accomplished this via both organic growth and mergers & acquisitions of 18 real estate and title services companies - tripling agent count from 1,050 to over 3,000.

Rick is a frequent lecturer and consultant throughout the U.S. and Canada on a wide variety of real estate and home services business topics with emphasis on disruptive innovation and its impact on traditional real estate brokerages, mortgage, title and insurance affiliated commerce.

He has operated full service and transaction fee-based models residential and commercial real estate brokerages, mortgage, insurance services and title & settlement services. Rick has held senior leadership positions with market-leading companies in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Connecticut.

Rick has become an expert in strategic planning and management and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute’s Organizational Systems Development program. He holds numerous Real Estate industry designations. Mr. Haase recently served as Chairman of the Board of United Way, The University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation Board, Vice Chairman of Police & Justice Foundation, Business Council and various other non-profit and community service Boards of Directors.

Rick, his wife Mary Ann and their two children, Walker and Caroline, live in Mandeville, LA