What is a Local Real Estate Board?

Our premium selling system includes local board MLS® System listings on all 11 real estate boards in BC!

Our innovative brokerage dramatically improves your ability to sell your own property, allowing you to save thousands in the process.

When we say "local real estate board", we don't mean that our service is somehow limited to a local audience, we mean that our service also includes maximum exposure to your local audience, which is something that many of our competitors don't, won't, or can't offer.

If your listing is NOT loaded to the MLS® System via your local real estate board, you are missing out on getting maximum exposure to your local audience, which includes the local real estate agents in your area and the buyers who are working with them to locate a property using the Local Board Listings Database.

ALL of our MLS® System listings are available to ALL buyers and agents on REALTOR.ca, and each listing shows up in the local search results for whichever area in Canada the buyer is searching for a property in on REALTOR.ca.

With this enhanced service, you get maximum exposure with the buying public on Canada's largest real estate network via the REALTOR.ca website nationally, and with the real estate agents and the buyers who are working with them to locate a property right in your direct area as well.

Our local board listings are included in the new & updated MLS® System listing notifications that go out to the real estate agents and to buyers who are using the (PCS) Private Client Services system. These notifications are sent out to agents and buyers whenever new MLS® System listings are added, and when updates occur to those same listings.

Please click here for more info on PCS - a very important element of our service.

So what is a Local Real Estate Board anyway?

We have put together this additional information to help sellers better understand what a real estate board is, and more specifically, what it means to them while selling a property privately on the MLS® (Multiple Listing Service) System in Canada.

Each province is divided into multiple real estate boards. The various boards represent the local real estate agents who practice real estate throughout the province. These boards collect dues from the agents who belong to them, making them quite territorial because there is a lot of money at stake here.

Wikipedia describes the various types of Real Estate Boards throughout Canada as:

"CREA's members are known as 'REALTORS', which means they are members of their provincial real estate association or members of both their local real estate board and CREA, depending on the province.

"A real estate agent may become a member of a local board within the CREA, which confers the agent with membership in the CREA. Local boards are represented by a provincial association within the CREA. The local boards operate the multiple listing service for their market. There are 101 real estate boards in Canada.

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The act of listing a property privately on the MLS® System is often referred to as a "Mere Posting Service", which is the service For Sale By Owner Inc. provides to hundreds of sellers throughout Canada each month.

We hope that the above explanation helps you to better understand what a real estate board is, and how it pertains to the act of selling a home privately on the MLS® System.

Please Note: If you are comparing our service to those of many of our competitors, make sure that they are also loading your listing to the actual local real estate board in your area - so you are comparing apples to apples. :)

And don't forget - If your listing is NOT loaded to the MLS® System via your local real estate board, you are missing out on getting in front of your local audience, which is all of the local real estate agents in your area, and the buyers who are working with them to locate a property.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our selling system.

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