Calgary MLS

Posted by Real Estate Partners REPYYC on Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 1:52pm

Have you ever been on Google, searching 'Calgary Real Estate' and noticed the suggestion "Calgary Real Estate MLS" and wondered what MLS® meant? You're not alone!

MLS®? If you're not familiar with the term, you're not alone! Recently we hosted a seminar for first time home buyers in Calgary and one of the first questions asked was "What does MLS® stand for / mean, and why do I always keep hearing it" which is a great question, and a great reminder to always be mindful of your audience. When you're in any industry, acronyms and industry terms become common lingo without the thought that consumers and individuals, who are not in the industry, may be unfamiliar with those terms. 

The very short answer is that MLS® represents the term Multiple Listing Service® or Multiple Listing System®. This was a system developed and implemented by REALTORS® many decades ago where the primary focus was to develop a system to centralize listings and provide a platform for home buyers in the public to purchase and sell homes. The MLS® system is a representation of REALTORS® innovating their industry, and represents cooperation among REALTORS®, which is a anomaly in the sales industry, typically systems like this are developed privately and are used as proprietary systems to drive business directly to your company. Think of the automotive industry, if a consumer wants to buy a particular vehicle, they have to typically visit a dealership that sells that particular vehicle, and if they work with a salesperson it's only for that dealership. If the automotive industry had a similar concept to the MLS® a consumer would meet with one respected/trusted salesperson, and you could learn / purchase any car on their lot, as well as any vehicle on other lots from other dealerships! 

How Does MLS® Benefit Calgary Home Sellers?

When listing your property with a Calgary Real Estate Agent who uses the  this means you are maximizing the exposure for your property, if you list with a firm / real estate agent who doesn't utilize the MLS® system, your home could be missed by a majority of potential buyers. Without an MLS® system, you'd have many competing firms, with different sets of inventory, and agents with home buyers would have to run through each system to review inventory to match their clients needs, this would inevitably leave homes missed/unseen. 

Quite simply, having an MLS® system in Calgary allows real estate teams (like ourselves) to provide a platform (through our Brokerage / MLS® provider the Calgary Real Estate Board) for home buyers to browse listings of sellers across southern Alberta, as well as enhanced features like setting your favourites, reviewing in depth details, making notes, etc on homes they want to buy & see. 

How Does MLS® Benefit Calgary Home Buyers?

Now that you know what the MLS® system means / does, it's easy to see how this system is perfect for Calgary home buyers looking to purchase, providing a huge inventory of homes for sale, with full details, professional measurements, photos, etc. 

How do we put the MLS® system for you as a home buyer? You can simply have a quick consultation with one of our professional real estate advisors, letting them know your needs, wants, and things you don't desire, from there, they will setup a customized search which filters the thousands of listings down to a more manageable results (depending on your search criteria) displaying listings from other brokerages throughout the city, making the journey of finding you your dream home a reality! 

The MLS® system in Calgary also provides many other details that add incredible value for their buyers, including sold data / sales history of a property, and historic details / descriptions of the property. On a unified system that is monitored and regulated for accuracy, creating a system that benefits both buyers and sellers! 

In Calgary, is there a better system then the MLS®?

That's debatable for sure, but on our site (REPYYC.COM) we offer an enhanced version of the MLS® system by allowing unique off market properties, and Calgary (plus surrounding areas) FSBO's (For Sale By Owners) to list their homes within our site! This results in a more robust offering to Calgary real estate buyers and sellers! 


What other benefits are there to your MLS® system on this website? 

Through our platform partnership, we're able to provide dynamic search results for our clients, from our quick quadrant searches: 

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To dynamic on page Calgary MLS® Search results, completely customizable, below is an example of in page MLS®

listings, displaying Bungalows only, priced $500,000 to $650,000 in Calgary. 

New
752 Acadia Dr Se, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,461 SqFt

752 Acadia Dr Se, Calgary

$650,000
371 Discovery Pl Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,317 SqFt

371 Discovery Pl Sw, Calgary

$650,000
118016 376 Av E, Rural Foothills County
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,312 SqFt

118016 376 Av E, Rural Foothills County

$650,000
3328 39 St Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,027 SqFt

3328 39 St Sw, Calgary

$650,000 ↓ $10,000
1621 Evergreen Dr Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,584 SqFt

1621 Evergreen Dr Sw, Calgary

$650,000
427 23 Av Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,390 SqFt

427 23 Av Nw, Calgary

$650,000 ↓ $50,000
1023 1 Av Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 781 SqFt

1023 1 Av Nw, Calgary

$650,000
1021 1 Av Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 861 SqFt

1021 1 Av Nw, Calgary

$650,000
1019 1 Av Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 646 SqFt

1019 1 Av Nw, Calgary

$650,000
1025 1 Av Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 0 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 440 SqFt

1025 1 Av Nw, Calgary

$650,000
315 Scenic View Ba Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,851 SqFt

315 Scenic View Ba Nw, Calgary

$650,000 ↓ $25,000
43 34 Av Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 838 SqFt

43 34 Av Sw, Calgary

$650,000
251022a Range Road 230, Rural Wheatland County
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,464 SqFt

251022a Range Road 230, Rural Wheatland County

$650,000 ↓ $75,000
New
156 Cherovan Dr Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,245 SqFt

156 Cherovan Dr Sw, Calgary

$649,900
New
2707 3 Av Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,017 SqFt

2707 3 Av Nw, Calgary

$649,900
New
4212 45 St Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,050 SqFt

4212 45 St Sw, Calgary

$649,900
32 Mount Rae Ht, Okotoks
  • Detached
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,620 SqFt

32 Mount Rae Ht, Okotoks

$649,900
112 Winchester Cr Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,281 SqFt

112 Winchester Cr Sw, Calgary

$649,900
1531 33 Av Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 768 SqFt

1531 33 Av Sw, Calgary

$649,900
2259 Longridge Dr Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,237 SqFt

2259 Longridge Dr Sw, Calgary

$649,900
457 Rainbow Falls Wy, Chestermere
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,628 SqFt

457 Rainbow Falls Wy, Chestermere

$649,900
322014 288 St, Rural Foothills County
  • Detached
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1,198 SqFt

322014 288 St, Rural Foothills County

$649,900
230205 Rr 284, Rural Rockyview County
  • Detached
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1,654 SqFt

230205 Rr 284, Rural Rockyview County

$649,900
1020 1 Av Nw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,125 SqFt

1020 1 Av Nw, Calgary

$649,900
4317 16 St Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,122 SqFt

4317 16 St Sw, Calgary

$649,900
5331 Lakeview Dr Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,150 SqFt

5331 Lakeview Dr Sw, Calgary

$649,900
1810 28 Av Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,130 SqFt

1810 28 Av Sw, Calgary

$649,800
2024 50 Av Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 852 SqFt

2024 50 Av Sw, Calgary

$649,500 ↓ $250
New
10403 Saxon Pl Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,034 SqFt

10403 Saxon Pl Sw, Calgary

$649,000
New
82 Haverhill Rd Sw, Calgary
  • Detached
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,322 SqFt

82 Haverhill Rd Sw, Calgary

$649,000

 

If you're searching the various Calgary MLS® providers, for a new home, connect with the Real Estate Partners with Re/Max First and get started with your custom home search, including customized property alerts, from daily notifications, to notifications as soon as new homes (that fit your criteria), our site is updated daily, multiple times, giving you an advantage of other buyers! 

 

 

 

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The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license. The trademarks MLS®, Multiple Listing Service® and the associated logos are owned by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify the quality of services provided by real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.

Listing information last updated on July 7th, 2020 at 12:00pm CDT.

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