Why Use a REALTOR®

General

REALTORS® are licensed and regulated by the Government of Manitoba through The Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC). Your REALTOR® has extensive training provided by Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA), ensuring compliance with the increasingly complicated regulations. They must complete mandatory education every year to be aware of current federal and provincial legislation and regulations and adhere to the national code of conduct, the REALTOR® Code, as set out by the Canadian Real Estate Association. Professional & Informed – Your REALTOR® operates in an ever-changing real estate industry with new technology, regulatory changes and most importantly, market conditions. REALTORS® update their knowledge constantly so their clients become more informed through the buying and selling process. Objective Advice - Your REALTOR® is able to provide valuable advice and give you appropriate feedback to maximize the return on your greatest asset. Network of Professionals - Vetted tradespeople, mortgage providers, lawyers, lenders, appraisers and home inspectors…Your REALTOR® can connect you with their diverse network of service professionals. Documenting the Details (Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork) - From conditions to schedules to complex condominium document packages, your REALTOR® knows the paperwork (documentation) required, along with how to interpret it. Your REALTOR® has the skills in managing this documentation throughout the listing and closing process to make for a worry-free experience! Negotiations are Risky Business - Knowing which questions to ask and myriad of terms and conditions can mean a difference of thousands of dollars. Your REALTOR® is an expert negotiator capable of removing themselves from the emotional aspects of the transaction to provide you with a superior outcome. Strict adherence to the Code of Ethics and fiduciary responsibilities enable REALTORS® to act in your best interest. Availability - Real estate is a unique profession. Your REALTOR® is one call, email or text away.

Selling

Strategy - This is one of the MOST important components to a successful sale. Your REALTOR® can help you navigate through complex issues from start to finish. What is My Home Worth? - Accurate pricing is achieved by your REALTOR®’s ability to interpret all the necessary data and external factors. Services - Your REALTOR® can provide you with a detailed marketing plan that shows you when and where they will advertise to reach the maximum number of buyers. MLS® (Multiple Listing Service®) - When your REALTOR® lists your home, you will be connected to the most powerful tools available to buyers looking to purchase a property.

Buying

Consultation - Your REALTOR® will help you determine your budget and any other requirements to find your next home and will set up a search specifically for you. Understanding Buyer Agency - It is important to have your own buyer representation. Your REALTOR® will review a Buyer Agency Agreement that explains their services and duties owed to you during the buying process. Viewing Properties - Convenience for you is key! Once you have selected the properties you would like to view from all those available, your REALTOR® will do the rest. Writing an Offer - Your REALTOR® will research property history, easements, encroachments and other pertinent details. With this information, they will help you structure a strong offer that protects your best interests.

Conclusion

Security - Selling your home can be a stressful time. REALTORS® make sure that you and your home benefit from the highest level of security with key safes (lockboxes), accompanied tours, records of showings and by qualifying buyers prior to showing your property. You don’t want just anybody in your home. Peace of Mind - Your REALTOR® will make sure that everyone from the seller’s REALTOR®, to your mortgage provider, to your lawyer receives all of the information they require in order to finalize the sale. They will also follow up on any conditions included in the offer and submit all necessary documentation (paperwork) on your behalf.