The real estate websites you need to know about

Friday, February 25th, 2011


Before embarking on a home buying or selling journey, be sure to educate yourself about all of the information and services available to you. Here’s a rundown of some of the key real estate websites:

www. realtor. ca

Formerly mls. ca, this is the most popular and comprehensive real estate listing website in the country. Each month, approximately four million unique visitors go to www. realtor. ca and view more than 145 million pages. The home listing information on www. realtor. ca streams from the Multiple Listing Service but does not contain the full collection of information on the system. The website is provided by Realtors across Canada to help market properties on behalf of their clients.

At any given time, there are approximately $ 1.35 billion in Canadian properties listed on the website. All totalled, 447,010 homes were sold through the MLS in Canada last year.

www. realtylink. org

This is the online version of the newspaper publication seen in real estate offices and grocery stores across the region. The Realtylink website is another great resource for consumers. The website contains a wide range of home listings for properties across the province and features in-depth walkthrough-style information. You can also use the site to find a Realtor working in your community.

www. howrealtorshelp. ca

Built and maintained by the Canadian Real Estate Association, this site is filled with a broad range of supporting information for those preparing to buy or sell a home.

www. rebgv. org

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s ( REBGV) website offers detailed MLS ® statistics, monthly video podcasts, consumer guidance and other information and links related to local real estate.

You can also read about government initiatives that impact local real estate and the different cost-savings programs available to the public.

www. recbc. ca

The Real Estate Council of British Columbia is the body responsible for licensing and regulating Realtors in B. C. Their website is full of valuable consumer protection information. A key feature of this site is the Complaints & Discipline section, which allows consumers to file complaints against anyone licensed to practice real estate in BC they believe hasn’t lived up to their legal and professional obligations. You can also read recent disciplinary decisions handed down by the Council.

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