Why use a REALTOR®?

Why Use a REALTOR®?

The REALTOR® Commitment

You're trusting a REALTOR® with your most valuable possession: your property. REALTORS® take this responsibility very seriously. Here's what a REALTOR® promises:

  • Your REALTOR® is highly trained
  • Your REALTOR® is continuously trained
  • Your REALTOR® does everything by the book
  • Your REALTOR® is an ethical businessperson
  • Your dealings with a REALTOR® are insured
  • Opportunity for recourse
  • Your REALTOR® will grant you access to the exclusive Multiple Listing Service®

For more information about the REALTOR® commitment, plus buying or selling your property, including step-by-step guides, checklists, expectations and questions for your REALTOR® and information about REALTORS®' extensive training and Code of Ethics, visit www.howrealtorshelp.ca.

Real estate transactions are among the largest financial investments that most people make. A trained professional can help make the experience pleasant and rewarding. In fact, with the assistance of a real estate professional, property sells faster and for a higher price.

The following information is taken from the Working With a REALTOR® brochure, a standard tool used by all REALTORS® in BC that explains agency relationships and describes which personal information is collected, as well as how it's used and distributed. Click here for a PDF version.

Working with a REALTOR®

  • What are your responsibilities as a buyer/tenant or a seller/landlord?

  • What are the definitions of some commonly used real estate terms?

  • What is the agency relationship?

  • What is dual agency?

  • What happens when there is no agency relationship?