What does a REALTOR® do?
REALTORS® help clients in every stage of the home buying and home selling process. A REALTOR® has the expert knowledge and experience to help home buyers and home sellers achieve their goals.
What are the benefits of a REALTOR®?
- A REALTOR® has access to the MLS system and other sources of information that can help in the house hunting or selling process,
- A REALTOR® is a skilled negotiator equipped to both protect and promote the interests of their clients,
- On the selling side, a REALTOR® helps set the listing price, makes suggestions on repairs and renovations, and markets the house for a more efficient and effective sale of your home,
- On the buying side, a REALTOR® helps qualify home buyers, provides the breakdown of the costs of a real estate transaction, and provides access to vital information needed to purchase a home that fits the needs and desires of their clients.
If you have decided a career in real estate is right for you, the next step is getting a Real Estate License. In Ontario, the Ontrio Real Estate Association (OREA) administers the educational courses required to become a licensed REALTOR®.
To become licensed, individuals are required to complete:
Once licensed, REALTORS® are required to take Continuing Education courses.
For more information on becoming a licensed REALTOR®, below is an overview of costs associated with getting licensed and practicing real estate.