Why use a REALTOR®?

Your local REALTOR® is a licensed real estate professional belonging to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), in addition to the Barrie and District Association of REALTORS® Inc.

Having successfully completed an intensive real estate program, REALTORS® have the skill set, expertise and experience that you will need. Your REALTOR® has been educated on the complex laws and regulations that impact the real estate industry. You can be assured that REALTORS® follow a strict Code of Ethics. In addition, it is mandatory for REALTORS® to maintain their license by completing continuing education in the real estate industry every two years. For a comprehensive step by step guide to buying and selling your home visit HowRealtorsHelp.ca

YOUR LOCAL REALTOR®:

    Has a network of resources available i.e.: home inspectors, contractors,
    cleaners, financial sources and others
    Works within the framework of insurance and liability coverage
    Protect your interests and to look after details
    Will work with you as an active partner in the process, working together every
    step of the way

Buying

For many, buying a home is usually the biggest purchase you will make. That is why it is so important to select a REALTOR®. Your local REALTOR® is invaluable in helping locate the property that is right for you.

YOUR LOCAL REALTOR®:

    Has a great deal of knowledge of financing to assist you in evaluating mortgage options and obtaining attractive financing
    Is an experienced and skilled negotiator
    Is knowledgeable about real estate developments and trends providing facts, comparable prices, neighborhood trends, and housing market conditions

Selling

Your local REALTOR® provides a variety of services including help in setting a listing price within current market guidelines. They offer recommendations and advice to make your home more attractive and "saleable," and will act on your behalf during negotiations. Your REALTOR® knows how to sell your home in the least amount of time for the best possible price.

YOUR LOCAL REALTOR®:

    Will assist you in the development of a marketing plan to sell your home
    Provides the necessary market exposure your home will need through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) relaying your listing to thousands of REALTORS® and potential buyers across the country.