Advantages to hiring a REALTOR

Advantages to hiring a REALTOR®

When you enlist an expert REALTOR® found through The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board, you’re not just gaining support to buy or sell a house – you’re gaining an ally who’ll help you make the most out of your home. REALTORS® can guide you through every step of the process, explain the current market, help navigate complex paperwork – and offer invaluable and timely advice.

As a highly-trained, licensed professional, your REALTOR® has taken extensive pre-licensing courses in order to obtain credentials for practicing in real estate, and keeps pace with the times by taking continuing education courses to upgrade their knowledge on a broad range of real estate related issues in order to be able to continue to provide you with current advice.

Registered under provincial laws that govern exactly how real estate can and cannot be traded, a REALTOR® knows how to do everything by the book. These regulations are your legal guarantee of their professional behavior. As an ethical businessperson, they are bound by the extensive Code of Ethics of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) as well as the Real Estate Council of Ontario. Your interests will always be put first.

You also have the opportunity for recourse should you have any concerns about the professional behavior of any REALTOR®. Provincial regulators and your local real estate Board or Association take these matters very seriously and will work quickly to resolve any issues.

A REALTOR® has unlimited personal access to a local Board’s multiple listing service (MLS®) system – arguably the single most powerful tool for buying and selling a home. This access includes immediate notification when new properties are listed. You don’t have to wait for it to be posted on someone’s website.

When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line. This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster. REALTORS® keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to negotiating with buyers – and you have the CREA Code as a form of insurance!

The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board is your definitive resource for anything and everything associated with REALTORS® and real estate in your region. For more information, please contact The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board.  Located at 125 Navy Street in Oakville and 400 Main Street East in Milton, you may also connect with them by phone (905) 844-6491 ext. 100 or email.

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