Before you jump into the real estate market, be sure to educate yourself on all of the real estate information and services available to you. There’s a wealth of valuable information available online that can help you make informed decisions, whether you’re looking to buy or sell.

Today’s consumers have access to numerous resources at their fingertips. You can find a Realtor, find a property and connect all the dots in between right from your own computer.

Remember, housing market information originating from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) is the most reliable, reputable and comprehensive data available for those looking to buy or sell a home. When researching housing market information online, make sure the information you use is associated with the MLS brand.

www.realtor.ca

This is the most comprehensive and popular real estate listing website in the country.

The home listing information on www.realtor.ca streams from the MLS® but does not contain the full collection of information on the system. Over 100,000 Realtors across the country provide this service to help market properties on behalf of their clients.

If you’re looking for a property in BC, you can search by area or MLS® number. If you’re looking for a REALTOR®, you can search the province by name, company or area of specialty.

www.realtylink.org

This website is another great resource, featuring home listings for properties across the province and a range of in-depth, walkthrough-style information. You can also use the site to find a Realtor working in your community.

 

 

 

 

www.rebgv.org

A wide-ranging, one-stop website for real estate information. On this Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver website, you'll find everything from detailed MLS® statistics and monthly video market updates to consumer information including details about government initiatives and different cost-savings programs.

Social media
The REBGV has also established a presence in social media with sites on Facebook (www.facebook.com/rebgv) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/rebgv). These websites are updated with a blend of information from the REBGV, other real estate industry sources and news publications.

www.recbc.ca

A site for consumer protection and industry regulation.

The Real Estate Council of British Columbia is the body responsible for licensing and regulating REALTORS® in BC.

Their website contains valuable consumer protection information, as well as information on how to become a REALTOR®.

One of the most popular features of this site is the Complaints and Discipline section, which allows the public to  inform themselves about recent disciplinary decisions.