Did you know that listings on Realtor.ca / MLS.ca is not live or even current data? Realtor.ca and MLS.ca are the same thing. They access information on a national Canadian data base which is populated by hundreds of MLS boards across the country. It is this population of information that
causes the delay of 24 to 72 hrs.
The newest hottest listings go the quickest and are often sold before the information ever came available on the national database. In order to ensure you are getting access to the new hot listings matching your specific buying criteria, there are two options.
#1) If searching for listings yourself, use http://www.livemultiplelistingsearch.ca/ which accesses south central Ontario's live MLS data. If you are not looking for real estate in south Central Ontario, ensure the search engine you are using accesses the actual MLS system.
#2) Use a Realtor that offers a specific search service that e-mails you listings matching your specific buying criteria as they become available direct from the Live MLS database. For South Central Ontario visit http://www.flaherty.ca/vip_buyer.asp to obtain this FREE service.
If you have any questions about getting access to the hottest new listings, don't hesitate to contact me.