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Consumer Best Practices
Buying or selling a property is probably one of the most significant financial decisions a consumer will ever make. Of course it's important to work with a licensed real estate industry professional on such a big decision, but how do you find one?
Word of mouth referrals –talk to your friends and neighbours. Get recommendations from them about experiences they've had with licensed real estate industry professionals.
Search online – almost all real estate professionals have an online presence, whether it's a personal website or profiles on various social media services. Do some searching online and find someone that appeals to you.
Check the RECA website – all RECA disciplinary decisions are posted on the RECA website. If you are considering hiring a real estate professional to assist you in a purchase or sale, check the RECA website for any disciplinary action that may have been taken against the person with whom you wish to work.
Interview some options – talk to the various industry professionals who you are considering hiring. Make sure they have the experience, background and knowledge necessary to assist you in your purchase or sale. Feel free to ask for references from past clients.
Stay tuned for future videos from RECA about working with real estate professionals.