The co-operative selling system of
“The Victoria Real Estate Board’s MLS® System”
Buying or selling a home listed on “The Victoria Real Estate Board’s MLS® System” is one of the most important ventures most people will ever undertake. It is important to make sure that you have a REALTOR®, that can help you navigate such an adventure. With a high level of training and the specialized tools available to our REALTORS®, at Sunriver Estates such as “The MLS® System of the Victoria Real Estate Board” they can turn an otherwise stressful situation into an exciting and stress free experience.
“An MLS® System is a co-operative selling system operated and promoted by a Board or Association in association with the MLS® Marks. An MLS® System includes an inventory of listings of participating REALTORS®, and ensures a certain level of accuracy of information, professionalism and co-operation amongst REALTORS® to effect the purchase and sale of real estate.”
Unless a particular home has a specific exemption, all homes for sale that are listed by a REALTOR®, of the Victoria Real Estate Board are shown on the “The MLS® System of the Victoria Real Estate Board” and can only be accessed by a REALTOR®.
This specialized online software enables REALTORS®, to share comprehensive information among their professional colleagues about homes that are currently for sale. Some of the information that can be accessed about the homes are things such as square footage, number of bedrooms, baths, upgrades, school districts, address, etc.
If you are in thinking of buying or selling a home, or perhaps both, your REALTOR®, will be your link to accessing the most current information on “The MLS® System of the Victoria Real Estate Board”.
Buying or selling a home is an extremely complex process and can be confusing to anyone not trained in this field. There are many important factors to consider before purchasing a home to ensure that you are in fact ready for home ownership.
Using the “The MLS® System of the Victoria Real Estate Board” a REALTOR®, can help you through this initial phase and once you have decided on areas and a price range, the search for the perfect home can begin.
Many first time homebuyers believe they can access “The MLS® System of the Victoria Real Estate Board” information through other online services in an attempt to save money. Unfortunately, these types listings are generally very limited, outdated and in many cases inaccurate. REALTORS®, are trained to listen to your needs and are then able to match you with homes that have the best chance of fulfilling those needs. Since REALTORS®, show homes to many clients on a regular basis, they will often know of specific homes they feel would be suitable to show you right away.
Your REALTOR®, will be able to narrow his or her search when looking through “The MLS® System of the Victoria Real Estate Board” so that the homes they will show you are as close as possible to the criteria you have stated.
As a person who is trying to sell their home, your best chance of a successful sale will be to have as many people as possible know that firstly your house is for sale as well as important details about your home that will attract potential buyers. A for sale sign on your front lawn will only reach someone who is in the market to buy a house and happens to drive down your street. Likewise, an ad in the local newspaper unlike “The MLS® System of the Victoria Real Estate Board” will generally only bring out people who are looking for a bargain and expect to have the money saved from a commission deducted from the purchase price of your home.
Through a REALTOR®, your home will be seen by hundreds of other REALTORS®, who will then be able to show your home to potential buyers including those from out of town. Take the time to speak to your local REALTOR®, and let them take the stress out of buying or selling your home by listing or looking for a home through the vast network of “The MLS® System of the Victoria Real Estate Board”.