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IMPORTANCE OF A REALTOR

Whether selling your home, or looking for a new one, the over 5,100 REALTORS® in Calgary and the surrounding area work together to help you! This REALTOR® network allows them to share information and resources that place you in the best position possible to secure the biggest financial investment most people experience in their lifetime.

Not all licensed or registered brokers and salespeople are REALTORS®. Only real estate licensees who are members of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), and subsequently members of CREB®, are REALTORS®. These REALTORS® are committed to a high standard of professional conduct, ongoing education, and to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice (1.6MB PDF). Using the service of a REALTOR® helps in disclosing maximum property information and facts, therefore reducing your risk.

Teaming up with a REALTOR® provides you with invaluable access to professional real estate expertise and knowledge. You benefit because:

You are protected when you work with a REALTOR® for a number of reasons:

PROCESS OF COMPLETING A SALE

For Sale By Owner

If you sell the home yourself, you will get limited exposure by putting up a sign, running some ads, and telling your friends. If you work with a REALTOR®, you will get instant and mass exposure to a large number of prospective home buyers.

A REALTOR® has access to the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System. This computerized system operated by the local real estate board, compiles information about listed properties in the area and makes it accessible to member companies. As a result, when a REALTORS® lists your home, REALTORS® from other companies learn about your home and try to match it with buyers with whom they are working.

A REALTOR® can speed the selling process in other ways:

Selling a home is not something that anyone can do in their off-hours. It’s a specialized service, best handled by a professional REALTOR®.