Canadian Real Estate Multiple Listing Service Portal REALTOR.ca to Replace MLS.ca

Submitted by Jasmina on Sat, 2008-06-21 10:44.
2008-06-30 00:00

REALTOR logoListings of homes provided by Canadian realtors will find a new home. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is going to be replacing the existing Multiple Listing Service website MLS.ca with a new and improved version which will also be rebranded as REALTOR.ca. One of the reasons for the URL change is to drive home the point that the listings and services on this website are provided by real estate agents across Canada. In residential real estate, helping people buy and sell homes is one of the most important and basic services a real estate agent performs. The REALTOR®'s expertise facilitates the transaction, saving clients time and money and avoiding problems.

The new Multiple Listing Service website is now more REALTOR® centric, and offers consumers a number of options including:

  • Interactive mapping systems provided by Microsoft Virtual Earth
  • Search for properties within a mapped area
  • REALTOR® related information and news about real estate in Canada.

While the new website is launching June 30, the existing MLS.ca and SIA.ca websites will continue to operate with the latest information from members from that date. This “parallel” presentation means that for a period of time consumers can pick the existing site, or the new REALTOR.ca. At a later date, everything will switch to the new REALTOR.ca and anyone using mls.ca or the French language equivalent sia.ca will be automatically re-directed to the new site.