Why a REALTOR®?
Maybe you’re buying a home for the first time. Maybe you’re selling your home to move onto something new. Whether you’re buying or selling, you’re involved in an intricate process requiring many specialists.
One of these specialists should be a REALTOR®, who’s responsible for making the transaction as easy as possible for you. Not every licensed or registered broker or salesperson is a REALTOR®. To be a REALTOR®, the agent must be a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and adhere to its strict standards and REALTOR® Code of Ethics.
A REALTOR® knows that you’re looking for more than just a roof and four walls. With their knowledge, dedication and expertise, you won’t just find a house, you’ll find a home.
REALTORS® are expected to:
Be committed to the REALTOR® Code
The code outlines the accepted standard of conduct for all real estate practitioners who are REALTORS®.
Be knowledgeable about developments in real estate
A REALTOR® can get you the information needed to make an informed decision: comparable prices, neighborhood trends, housing market conditions and more.
Be actively updating their education
Through courses, workshops and other professional development, a REALTOR® maintains a high level of current knowledge about real estate.
REALTORS® have access to association and board MLS® Systems, which facilitate the cooperative sale of properties to benefit consumers.