Work smarter, not harder to find a home!
Getting tired of calling dozens of agents to find out about homes, whether you've seen a property on the street, in the newspaper or online? Stop! Buying? a home doesn't have to be like a trip to the dentist! In case you didn't know, all agents cooperate with each other under the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®).
Did anyone ever explain to you how the MLS® works?
There are two broker parties to a home that is put up for sale: The listing broker (the company/agent who has their sign on the lawn and represents the seller); and the cooperating broker. The cooperating broker represents the buyer, and can be that same agent who has his/her sign on the lawn, it could be a colleague from within that agent's office, or it could be another agent from a different company who shows the property and could bring an offer to purchase from his/her clients. Listings are placed on the database of the MLS® in Toronto through the Toronto Real Estate Board and in other towns and cities in Canada and the USA. You can search properties throughout Canada on MLS®.ca and in the US and internationally on REALTOR®.com. There are also tons of other sites available for searching homes but the official sites of the various real estate boards are MLS®.ca andREALTOR®.com will always be more up-to-date than any others. The MLS® service is the envy of real estate professionals around the world as there is nothing else like it!
This makes for a process that is really quite civilized and provides a lot of choice in the marketplace. You can do it yourself or have someone like Wendy do the legwork for you – someone who represents your interests, finds and shows you homes, eventually puts together an offer and negotiates it on your behalf. As a Sutton Group agent, Wendy can show and sell a Re/Max, Royal LePage, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, Homelife or any other Broker's listing, and vice versa! There are obvious benefits to working this way. One agent gets to know your needs, wants, budget and can help you find that perfect home. If you are calling many different agents, no one agent will put in that extra effort for you – that’s just common sense.