Buyer's FAQ


Q Is the mls.ca (realtor.ca) web site that a buyer has access to the same as the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) that my Realtor® has access to?
A
The MLS (Multiple Listing Service) is available only through members of the local Real Estate Board. Many buyers seem to have been confused by the public web site ‘mls.ca’ (now ‘realtor.ca’). The public web site is different than the MLS system that licensed real estate agents (sales representatives and brokers) have access to. Your real estate agent’s MLS system has much more information on each listing.

Q Can my Realtor® send me listings from this MLS system that match what I am looking for?
A Yes, To receive listings from Susan through the MHAR (Muskoka and Haliburton Association of Realtors) MLS system that match your criteria please CLICK HERE. Once this form is filled out and emailed to Susan she will set up a ‘prospector’ account for you in the system so you will automatically receive “Client View” listings that might suit your needs.

Q What is Buyer Representation?
A A real estate brokerage representing a buyer must do what is best for the buyer. A written contract, called a buyer representation agreement, creates an agency relationship between the buyer and the brokerage, and establishes buyer representation. It also explains services the brokerage will provide, establishes a fee arrangement for the Realtor®’s services and specifies what obligations a buyer may have.

Q What if I share confidential information with my Realtor®?
A Confidences a buyer shares with the buyer’s agent must be kept confidential.
Although confidential information about the buyer cannot be disclosed a seller working with a buyer’s agent can expect to be treated fairly and honestly.

Q What is “Multiple Representation” ?
A Some buyers choose to contact the seller’s agent directly. Under this arrangement the Realtor® is representing the seller, and must do what is best for the seller, but may provide many valuable customer services to the buyer. Or if the brokerage represents both the seller and the buyer, this is multiple representation.

Q How can I get more information about Agency Relationships ?
A To request a brochure that more fully explains the nature of agency relationship please contact Susan directly at susanbrown@vianet.ca

Q Is the mls.ca (realtor.ca) web site that a buyer has access to the same as the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) that my Realtor® has access to?
A The MLS (Multiple Listing Service) is available only through members of the local Real Estate Board.Many buyers seem to have been confused by the public web site ‘mls.ca’ (now ‘realtor.ca’). The public web site is different than the MLS system that licensed real estate agents (sales representatives and brokers) have access to. Your real estate agent’s MLS system has much more information on each listing.

Q What do other Buyers have to say about working with Susan ?
A Click HERE to read actual testimonials from some of Susan’s buyers.