We already have Realtor.ca, REMAX.ca and other real estate search portals, but Collaborate is an incredible new home search tool from the Toronto Real Estate Board to give you access to all MLS listings in REAL-TIME just like an agent, and the access is by invitation from a licensed REALTOR only.
The very instant that a listing is loaded onto the MLS system by a real estate agent, you, as the user of Collaborate will have access to it, and never need to wait for up to 24 hours to see it on other portals.
Users have the ability to manage the timing of their search notifications. They also have the ability to set up the frequency of the notifications. Notifications can be sent instantly, every hour, every 6 hours, every 12 hours or just once a day.
Collaborate pulls its information right from the Toronto Real Estate Board's database. That means you will be seeing every listing currently on the market as well as the current status (i.e. if the property has been sold conditionally but still showing on the Real Estate portals) just like an agent sees.
Traditionally you may have to rely your agent to set up property matches so the system will send you an update email on a daily basis. With Collaborate, you can now create your own search just like an agent does, and you can keep your home search organized with custom lists.
If you are searching for a home in Toronto and are not using Collaborate you could well miss out on your perfect house.