Before embarking on a home buying or selling journey, be sure to educate yourself about all of the information and services available to you. Here's a rundown of some of the key real estate websites:
Formerly mls.ca,this is the most popular real estate listing website in the country. In 2008 the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) re-branded and re-designed
www.realtor.ca.This change brought interactive mapping and upgraded search functions and capabilities, making a more streamlined experience for people using the site.
This is the online version of the newspaper publication seen in real estate office and grocery stores across the region. The Realtylink website is another great resource for consumers. The website contains a wide range of home listings for properties across the province and features in-depth walkthrough-style information. You can also use the site to find a REALTOR working in your community.
Built and maintained by the Canadian Real Estate Association, this site is filled with good information for those looking to buy and sell a home. As a bonus, there's a game called "Adventures in Real Estate" that helps test your knowledge about buying and selling real estate.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver's (REBGV) website offers detailed MLS statistics, monthly podcasts, consumer guidance and other information and links related to local real estate.
You can also read about government initiatives that impact local real estate and the different cost-savings programs available to the public.