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Q. Why do I have to leave my name and email address, and receive the listings by email? Why can’t I start my search right now from this site?

A. Because the listings you are receiving are not coming to you from any public access system. You are no longer getting realtor.ca type information. You are getting the actual MLS listings directly from their source of origin, which are the different Real Estate Boards MLS systems. Depending on the area that you are looking for a home in, your listings are coming directly from the Oakville/Milton District Real Estate Board (OMDREB), the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), or the Realtors Association of Hamilton and Burlington (RAHB)

The general public cannot access this information through any public access search. The listings that you are receiving can only be made available to you, because you are requesting information, and as an Oakville Real Estate Agent that is a member of all three Real Estate Boards, Ryan is able to provide that information to you as per your request.

Q. I often feel that when I leave my email address somewhere, I will start getting more spam, or junk mail that I don’t want. Will this happen?

A. No. This websites privacy policy is that any information you choose to leave within this site (name, email address, etc.) will never be shared, sold, or used for any purpose other than providing the specific information that you have requested. You will never receive any unrequested emails, spam, or any other unwanted solicitations.

Q. What’s different about the searches that I can perform on this site versus all of the other Real Estate websites out there?

A. Most Real Estate websites that let you search properties are giving you access to the information that is already available to the general public through a public access system like Realtor.ca. This is simply a database that collects information from the different Real Estate Boards MLS systems. The problem is that due to varying levels of cooperation between the different Real Estate companies, and Real Estate boards, the database system will never contain all of the homes that are currently for sale, and the information is never as reliable as it is in the actual source, the Real Estate Board MLS system. Many listings never make it onto the public access systems, and a lot of the information there is out dated.

Here you will receive absolutely all, not most of the homes FOR SALE that meet your criteria, because it is coming to you directly from the source.

Besides the source, and the reliability of the information that you are getting, you also have the ability to find exactly what you are looking for. One of the major advantages is the ability to get listings that fall within a very specific geographic location. You can be very specific with respect to the type of home you want, (price range, type of home, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, etc.) as well as where the home is located.

Q. What are the different types of geographic searches that I can perform?

1.       You can search by CITY or TOWN (anywhere in the Milton, Burlington, Mississauga, or Oakville Real Estate market, etc.)

2.       You can then choose to narrow down the search to a very specific area within the city you have chosen using the BLOCK search. If there is a certain area within the city that you wish to search, you can define a BLOCK with a North, South, East, and West border. Simply put in the 4 streets, roads, blvd’s, etc. that form the block you want to search. For example, in the Oakville Real Estate market you might choose, ( West – Bronte Rd,   North – Dundas St,    South – Upper Middle Rd,    East – Third Line) and you will only receive homes that are FOR SALE, and come up FOR SALE, that are within the area that you have defined. The Block can be as large or small as you wish.

3.       You can also search by a specific  SCHOOL ZONE. Here you have the ability to receive only those homes that are for sale within the boundaries of a specific school zone. This is perfect for parents that may like to move, but do not want their children to change schools. For Example, if you are looking for a home in the Oakville Real Estate market and your child goes to Emily Carr Public School, simply choose Emily Carr Public School from the list, and you will only receive homes that are FOR SALE, and that come up FOR SALE, that are within the eligible boundaries for attending Emily Carr Public School.