Should I Use a Realtor? – Ottawa Realtor John King

Realtors help clients buy and sell properties. All of the licensed Realtors in Engel & Völkers Ottawa Central are members of the Canadian Real Estate Association and adhere to the highest standards of professional conduct. This means that you can trust that your real estate transaction will be handled competently and professionally and in a manner that protects your best interests.

The REALTOR® Difference

Not every licensed or registered broker or salesperson is a REALTOR®. To be a REALTOR®, the agent must be a member of The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). As a member of CREA, an agent is expected to be:

  • Committed to the REALTOR® Code: The code is the accepted standard of conduct for all real estate practitioners who are REALTORS ®. It’s your guarantee of professional conduct and the quality service. Read more about the REALTOR® Code.
  • Knowledgeable about the market and real estate: A REALTOR® can get you the information needed to make an informed decision: comparable prices, neighborhood trends, housing market conditions and more.
  • Actively updating education: Through courses, workshops and other professional development, a REALTOR® maintains a high level current knowledge about real estate.
  • Access: REALTORS® have access to Board MLS® Systems, which facilitate the cooperate sale of properties to benefit consumers.