Why have we brought you here?
To help Canadians better understand the difference between MLS® Systems and REALTOR.ca we felt it was important to share the following:
1. What exactly is an MLS® System?
MLS® Systems are cooperative selling systems operated by real estate Boards and Associations in Canada. They are accessible to REALTOR® Members of those Boards and Associations who have agreed to represent your interests and share remuneration from the transaction with a cooperating REALTOR® Member. MLS® Systems contain detailed information and numerous search tools, all designed to match people with the properties that fit their exact requirements.
2. So how is REALTOR.ca different?
REALTOR.ca is Canada’s most popular and trusted real estate platform displaying residential and commercial listings from REALTORS® across the country. It is important to note that REALTOR.ca is not an MLS® System. It is an advertising website that The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) created to give REALTORS® across Canada greater listing exposure to a national and international audience.
The listing content advertised on REALTOR.ca comes from the various MLS® Systems operated by Real Estate Boards and Associations across Canada. REALTOR.ca is paid for by REALTORS® and is owned and operated in their interest by CREA.