Why hire a REALTOR®?

A REALTOR® is a real estate agent who is a member of a local real estate board, and of the provincial real estate association in the Realtor’s province. They may also be a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) however, membership is voluntary. The CREA represents more than 96,000 realtors inCanada.

To be a member of CREA, an agent is expected to be:

§  Committed to the REALTOR® Code: The code is the accepted standard of conduct for all real estate practitioners who are REALTORS®. It’s your guarantee of professional conduct and the quality service.

§  Knowledgeable about developments in real estate: A REALTOR® can get you the information needed to make an informed decision: comparable prices, neighborhood trends, housing market conditions and more.

§  Actively updating education: Through courses, workshops and other professional development, a REALTOR®maintains a high level of current knowledge about real estate.

§  Access: REALTORS® have access to Board MLS® Systems, which facilitate the cooperative sale of properties to benefit consumers.

Jazmin is a member of her local real estate board RAE, Realtors Association of Edmonton, which is home to over 3,200 licensed REALTORS®. She is also a member of AREA, Alberta Real Estate Association, which provides strategic leadership and advances the Alberta real estate profession through member-centric services, advocacy and professional development, and CREA.

Source: http://www.crea.ca/buyers-or-sellers/why-a-realtor/