The Advantage Of Using The MLS® System in Edmonton & St Albert Alberta
Most people have a basic understanding of what the MLS® system is, and often visit www.mls.ca for real estate information. The main advantage to listing on the MLS® is that your listing can be viewed by the entire public via multiple websites. Not only is it visible on the mls.ca but it's also visible on every real estate website in the Edmonton area provided they have a reciprocity agreement.
When selling, this mean that all the information associated with you property will be visible to both buyer agents and their clients, which provides maximum exposure. If someone is looking in a price range that your home is listed at, they will be able to see the property within hours of us submitting the details to the real estate board.
When buying, the MLS® system allows you to search by area of the city or surrounding areas, enter a specific price range and property type, and search by home specifications like amount of bedrooms or bathrooms. Often times this allows you to take control of the buying process and do some of the initial research on your own.
Currently, the MLS® system is not available to individuals looking to sell on their own. Only those REALTORS® licensed can put a home for sale on the system. For someone who is considering their options when selling, this is an important factor.
If you are thinking of selling yourself, you need to think about how you are going to expose the listing without the advantage of the MLS® system. Newspaper ads, online classifieds and a sign out front might bring some potential buyers but you absolutely limit the exposure your home may very well need to sell.