You don’t cut your own hair and likely don’t fix your own car, so why would you spend months trying to buy a house on your own (almost always unsuccessfully) without timely advice from a licensed professional you know has your best interests at heart?
Realtors are licensed by the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), an independent body created by the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services. We must abide by the Real Estate and Business Broker’s Act (REBBA 2002), and complete mandatory update courses each year to stay current.
So, first, find a realtor-a professional you can trust. Second, educate yourself on the subject of Real Estate Agency so you are crystal clear about who is working for you and what their responsibilities are to you. We cannot emphasize this enough and encourage you to read Working with a Realtor. We review this with all our clients prior to signing an agreement.
The Blair Zilkey Team-Insightful Advice, Leading Edge Implementation.