TREB moving ahead with new technology

This just in from Toronto Real Estate Board President Bill Johnston:

MLS districts changing from alpha-numberic codes to a system based on actual geographic areas.

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Buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions most of us will ever make and fortunately, a number of different types of professionals, including realtors, are available to help you make informed decisions throughout your transaction. In turn, various associations, like the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), exist to foster the efforts of these professionals.

As technology has evolved, TREB has continuously explored innovative ways to support its realtor members in meeting your needs. Thanks to this work, Greater Toronto realtors can access information from the Multiple Listing Service on their mobile phones, they can schedule property viewings over the Internet, and they can even offer you insight into properties located in other parts of the province, to name just a few of the conveniences that are now available.

Next month, as a result of several years of extensive planning, the labeling of TREB’s 86 MLS districts will evolve from alphanumeric codes to a system based on actual geographic areas. This was undertaken to allow realtors to offer you more precise statistical snapshots at the community level and to achieve more widespread recognition of districts amongst consumers.

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