Why use a local Realtor®

Why use a Local REALTOR®?

Your local REALTOR® is a licensed real estate professional who lives and works in the community.

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 Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of REALTORS® Inc.

Only REALTORS® have access to exposing your property on REALTOR.ca with an average of 3.8 million visitors each month in 2014.

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 WeDoTheHomework.ca. For Commercial Real Estate, visit howcommercialrealtorshelp.ca

YOUR LOCAL REALTOR®:

  • Has in-depth knowledge of the local community and neighbourhoods including schools, health care facilities and parks & recreation
  • 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