When the time comes to sell your Victoria Real Estate, one issue of primary concern to most homeowners trying to sell their homes is, “How do I make sure my property is seen by the maximum number of people?” Of equal importance probably should be, ‘How do I make sure the maximum number of people who are motivated or likely to buy my home see my property?”
The answers to both questions lie with the real estate professionals you entrust to sell your home and the extensive network of listings they use to access properties throughout the Greater Victoria area. We use the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) and our website as the main marketing tools.
Wehave a combined 40 years of real estate expertise. We are trained and licensed in the field of real estate and with a web presence second to none. Most REALTORS® in the Victoria area are members of the Victoria Real Estate Board which operates the MLS® system.
What is MLS®?
The Multiple Listing Service® is best described as a co-operative marketing system to ensure maximum exposure of properties for sale. Fundamentally, it is a central registry of properties used by REALTORS® to match buyers with properties for sale. Most homes sold in Canada are sold via the MLS® systems operated by real estate boards across the country.
MLS® is a sophisticated computer database of properties indexed by price, location, type of home, number of bedrooms, amenities and so forth. All properties listed on the Victoria Real Estate Board’s MLS® system can be viewed on the Internet at www.mls.ca.
The advantages for consumers
The major benefit of MLS® to consumers is that it allows us to use our skills to full advantage. REALTORS® in general are experts in determining what a potential buyer wants in a home – and a large part of the REALTORS® job lies in finding properties that meet a buyer’s needs. We use the MLS® extensively and search the database for homes that suit budgets, location preferences and family requirements, and quickly put together a short list of suitable homes. This means that when it comes to view homes in earnest, buyers know exactly what homes they want to see, what their options are and what types of properties the market has to offer.
What’s good for the buyer is also good for the seller. The main obstacle for any seller is to find qualified, motivated buyers and the only way to overcome this is to match your home with the requirements of as many potential buyers as possible. The MLS® system cuts through the complexities, exposes your property to people most likely to purchase it and makes sure you won’t waste your time showing your home to those who are not truly interested.
Most consumers today look to the web for information and the importance of having a strong web presence can not be over looked. Over 40% of our business comes from our website. When you are looking for an agent, either to buy or sell, go to Google and type in your search criteria “Real Estate In Victoria” or Real Estate in Calgary” depending on where you live. You will then see what Real Estate Agents have a good web presence.
We would love to hear your comments. Just leave a comment below. If you have any questions about Victoria Real Estate in General, you can contact us anytime.
Anders Treiberg, Associate Broker, REALTOR®
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