Trikor Builders Teams Up with Maximum Realty
In December of 2015, Trikor Builders General Manager attained his professional REALTOR’s® licence and joined the team at Maximum Realty Ltd. Created in 1994, Maximum Realty Ltd. is a locally owned and operated independent real estate company. Our 50+ agents provide professional real estate services in Residential, New Homes, Condominium, Vacant Land and Investment Properties in all of Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
"I am proud to be a RELATOR and pleased to announce Trikor's commitment to work with Maximum Realty to further our sales efforts. Maximum Realty has been in business for over 20 years, and will bring a greater level of real estate knowledge and guidance to Trikor, and will greatly add to the value that Trikor can bring to their customers”
Real estate agents and salespersons act as agents for the sale or purchase of houses, apartments, commercial buildings, land and other real estate. [i]
Why a REALTOR®?[ii]
Maybe you're buying a home for the first time. Or maybe you're selling your old home to move to something new. Whether buying or selling, you’re involved in an intricate process requiring many specialists. One of these specialists might be a REALTOR®, who’s responsible for making the transaction as easy as possible for you.
The REALTOR® Difference[iii]
However, 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). The CREA represents more than 96,000 realtors in Canada. It is the largest trade association of real estate professionals in Canada, and is tied to the National Association of Realtors in the United States, the owner of the trademarked term, REALTOR®.[iv] And to be 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 developments in 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 of current knowledge about real estate.
Access: REALTORS® have access to Board MLS® Systems, which facilitate the cooperate sale of properties to benefit consumers.
Benefits of a REALTOR®[v]
Whether buying or selling a home, you can trust that your REALTOR® will ensure the transaction is completed competently and professionally. You don’t have to worry about the details – your REALTOR® can take care of them for you. You can get advice from someone with an intimate knowledge of the local housing market. And you can count on the help of a professional who has committed to serve with integrity and competence.
What questions should I ask when looking for a REALTOR®?[vi]
Here are 10 smart questions to ask. But remember, this is just a starting point. Your REALTOR® should be willing to answer any questions you have. After all, that's why you hire the pros.
How long have you been in the business?
What is your average list-to-sales-price ratio?
How will your marketing plan meet my needs?
Will you provide references?
What separates you from your competition?
May I review documents that I will be asked to sign?
Can you help me find other professionals?
How much do you charge?
What if I'm unhappy with the service?
What haven't I asked you that I need to know?