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What is a REALTOR®?

REALTORS® have the training, knowledge and experience to help you every step of the way – from the moment you think about buying or selling to the time when the business transaction is finalized. 

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 to be a member of CREA, an agent is expected to be:

  • Committed to the REALTOR® Code: The code is the accepted standard of conduct for all real estate practitioners who are REALTORS®. It’s your guarantee of professional conduct and the quality service. Read more about the REALTOR® Code.
  • 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.
  • Actively updating education: Through courses, workshops, and other professional development, a REALTOR® maintains a high level of current knowledge about real estate.
  • Access: REALTORS® have access to Board MLS® Systems, which facilitate the cooperate sale of properties to benefit consumers.

Furthermore, Local REALTORS®:

  • are professionally trained and know our local real estate market.
  • are knowledgeable about our local politics, environmental issues, new and potential residential and commercial developments.
  • are knowledgeable about our local neighbourhoods, schools, and community amenities.
  • live, work and play in our area.

Whether buying or selling a home, a REALTOR® is there every step of the way to provide professional advice based on their knowledge about the local market and is committed to serve with integrity and competence.

Source: https://www.crea.ca/buyers-or-sellers/why-a-realtor/