Collaborate is Your backdoor to MLS
Collaborate is very interesting product for everyone who is constantly browse REALTOR.ca and other web sources for new real estate listings. In 2016, the Toronto Real Estate Board rolled out new tool available to clients of REALTORs registered with TREB that takes search abilities to the new level, like never before! Moreover, don’t think that it applies only to Toronto. The Toronto Real Estate Board serves to the entire Greater Toronto Area, including Durham, York, Peel regions and now the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS as well.
What Collaborate can do
This new cross-platform application called Collaborate and it allows you to:
- Search for listings
- Create search shapes on the map
- Create and Save lists of properties
- Get notifications
- Create auto-searches using your own criteria
- Comment on suggested listings
- Share documents
- Add properties to favorites
- Like or dislike properties
Who owns the information, he owns the world
Nevertheless, the main gain for you as a client is not that much visible. Collaborate, not like other real estate search websites, including REALTOR.ca. Those websites pull the information about new listings, from MLS system and it takes time. You, probably, already had an experience when the lovely, so much sought after listing, just hit the market and you want to book a showing. However, what do you hear in return – “Sorry, it is SOLD”. Why that had happened? Because, sometimes, it takes up to 48 hours for new listing to get available on these real estate web search engines. Collaborate, on a contrary, gives you direct access to MLS system, so you can see the same listings, in the same time as every Toronto Real Estate Board REALTOR . In this way you gain the time and can get the information about new properties on the market immediately.
When the market belongs to Seller , Buyers should use every tool they have in their dispose. I do believe that the effective communication with your REALTOR is a key. Very often, the Buyer that acts the faster than others do – gets the property. By being able to work hand on hand, the process is streamlined and home buyers can be more confident that their Realtor understands their needs.