Is the MLS® and www.realtors.ca the same thing? NO. When a listing is on the MLS® does that mean every REALTOR® and their clients see it? Not necessarily!
The web site known as realtors.ca is where one can find REALTOR® residential listings; there is the icx.ca web site for commercial, farm and land type listings. Both are professional real estate industry advertising sites.
MLS® system refers to regional property for sale data based information that is only available to REALTORS®. If your property is in Hamitlon and you have listed with a brokerate in another town, usually with one of the firms offering zero commision basd services, your property may appear on realtors.ca and may not appear on the MLS® system in Hamilton. It would not then be known to the many REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington members. Your property will be unknown to the many buyers in that community.
MLS® and realtor.ca or icx.ca are not the same thing.
Cameron Nolan is a long-time resident of Hamilton and a leading residential and commercial real estate broker in the area. His radio show Real Estate Made Simple can be heard on the first Saturday of every month on AM 900 CHML.