Registered greater Toronto REALTORS® should be able to provide you with a full explanation of what to expect during the process of buying your home. This explanation is extremely important – the real estate transaction process can be stressful, so you want to ensure that you are not faced with any surprises along the way. For example, do you have some money set aside for a deposit? A Deposit is an extremely important factor in a real estate transaction, and many buyers may not be aware that it is common practice for a deposit to be payable within one business day of an accepted agreement.
What are your reasons for deciding to move? Which GTA neighbourhoods or communities might provide the best home location for you and your family? These are crucial questions, and a real estate professional can help you arrive at the right answers. The very best Toronto area REALTORS® will work with you to recognize time constraints, understand your financial situation, move towards accomplishing your goals, and much more.
A top Toronto REALTOR® will help you identify what you want in your new home. He or she will also assess your needs, your preferences and your budget in order to help make the best possible recommendations for your specific real estate situation – whether you are buying, selling or leasing. For example, have you compared the corner lots with traditional lots? Have you considered a link-detached instead of a fully detached, and do you know the difference between these two types of homes?
Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) is an exclusive service accessible only through a real estate sales representative or broker. The MLS® system is the largest and most comprehensive database of properties for sale in the greater Toronto area, or elsewhere throughout Ontario and Canada, allowing you as a home buyer to view a higher volume of listings than you would be able to using any other source.
Mortgage and financing arrangements are always a major component of the real estate process. A registered Ontario REALTOR® can provide you with general financial advice pertaining to the purchase of your home or commercial property. He or she should also be able to refer you to a mortgage professional, who can adequately provide the more specific financing information you will need as you go ahead with the property buying process.
The best Toronto REALTORS® are experienced in arranging fair deals. The most highly skilled and recommended Toronto area real estate sales representatives and brokers are professional negotiators, who also act as a valuable mediator to head off potential conflicts between the parties, and can draw up a legally binding agreement – granting you the peace of mind you need during this important decision.
Licensed REALTORS® in Ontario are required to be members of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). When you work with a licensed REALTOR®, you can expect not only a strong knowledge of and adherence to provincial laws, but also an unfaltering commitment to following an up-to-date Code of Ethics governing all Ontario real estate professionals. These frameworks exist to ensure that when working with any licensed REALTOR® in the Toronto area or elsewhere in the province, you will receive the highest level of service, honesty and integrity.
You can always count on your licensed Ontario REALTOR® to:
Before earning a real estate license, candidates must successfully complete an extensive course of study developed by OREA on behalf of the Real Estate Council of Ontario. Then, in the first two years of practice, licensees are required to successfully complete additional courses with an experienced broker as part of their articling. In addition, all licensees must continue to attend courses throughout their careers in order to maintain their license. These rigorous requirements help make sure that your GTA real estate broker or sales representative will always provide you with the most up-to-date information and high-quality guidance
In addition, licensed Ontario real estate professionals hold a number of fiduciary duties to their clients. These include (but are not limited to):
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These helpful resources are intended to be a great starting point for getting ready to buy or sell your home. However, getting in touch directly with an experienced and knowledgeable Toronto area real estate professional can help you get even more of the information and help you need. To contact the GTA realty sales representatives and brokers at Living Realty today, call us at the office closest you or CLICK HERE to fill out our easy-to-use online contact form.