Toronto Real Estate Board

Toronto Real Estate Board

October 19, 2009 09:43 ET

Greater Toronto REALTORS® Offer MLS® Information on Other Ontario Cities

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2009) - Information on Ontario's four largest real estate markets is now available to clients through Greater Toronto REALTORS®.

As a result of a groundbreaking agreement between Ontario's four largest Real Estate Boards and REALTOR® Associations, real estate professionals throughout the province can now access a broad new range of information to better serve their clients.

The Connect project, a joint venture of the Toronto Real Estate Board, the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington, the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® and the Ottawa Real Estate Board, offers REALTORS® real time access to participating Boards' and Associations' Multiple Listing Service® information.

"While the consumer website www.REALTOR.ca is an excellent starting point for those considering a move, it is also important to work with a REALTOR® because they can offer professional guidance based in part, on a greater depth of information available to them through the MLS®," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Tom Lebour. "Through Connect, REALTORS® can now also provide that depth of information and an informed referral when clients are faced with the challenge of relocation."

Connect offers members of participating boards and associations the ability to search and view the active listings and recent sales history of all other participating organizations in their own local MLS® format. Specifically, two years of Active, Sold, Conditional Sold and Pending Sold information is available for all listing classes through Connect, with the exception of Commercial, which offers four years of history.

"Through Connect REALTORS® can offer immediate, in-depth guidance to their clients, regardless of geographic area," he said. "It is an important new tool, given that technology has made boundaries limitless."

While it provides access to important information, Connect doesn't offer the full functionality of an MLS® system. Listings for example, can be printed but not emailed through the Connect system.

Access is currently only provided through the four participating Boards' and Associations' MLS® systems however, other Ontario Boards and Associations will soon be invited to join.

"Connect will allow us to serve our clients more effectively, and given that REALTORS® guide their clients through the largest financial decisions of their lives, in our profession exceptional service is absolutely paramount."

Greater Toronto REALTORS® are passionate about their work. They adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and share a state-of-the-art Multiple Listing Service. Serving over 28,000 Members in the Greater Toronto Area, the Toronto Real Estate Board is Canada's largest real estate board. Greater Toronto Area open house listings are now available on www.TorontoRealEstateBoard.com.

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