A Calgary Real estate agent is the strongest source of real estate information The Alberta Real Estate Association launched a new online tool today that lets more than 10,000 Alberta REALTORS® see detailed Calgary Real Estate listing information for properties province wide – not just within their own board region. Previously, REALTORS® in Alberta could only access the details on a listing if it was listed on their own board’s MLS ®. Details such as the property listing history, listings that have sold in the area, comparable real estate sales, and more will be available to any Alberta REALTOR®, regardless of which of the 11 regional MLS® the property gets listed on.
For sellers, the new tool will enable Real estate agents who represent buyers outside the region to see local listings. This will be particularly helpful to consumers selling property in smaller regions that border a larger centre, such as Canmore, one hour west of Calgary.For buyers, their REALTOR® in Calgary can now access detailed listing information on all of the properties for sale within a region, not just the ones listed through their own board’s MLS®. Sought-after properties near urban centres may be listed through REALTOR® from several boards. This is common in communities like Camrose, near Edmonton, or Canmore, both of which are partially represented by boards outside of these two large centres.“With the introduction of this new tool, it is our goal to better align what consumers expect of their REALTOR® and what that REALTOR® can deliver,” said AREA President Madeline Sarafinchan. “Consumers expect excellent service from our members, and with greater access to important information, we feel Alberta REALTORS® have another tool at hand to satisfy their clients’ expectations.”The data for the tool is drawn from each of the province’s regional MLS®’s, necessitating the support of each of the province’s regional real estate boards, “something we’re very proud to say we have,” said Sarafinchan. Although this in an AREA tool , Calgary Real Estate agents can contact the Calgary Real Estate board’s IT Help Desk for assistance.
The Alberta Real Estate Association membership consists of 11 regional real estate boards and more than 10,000 REALTOR® provincewide. CREB® represents more than 5,100 members and brokerages in Calgary and the surrounding area.