The TORONTOISM TEAM have been hard at work to offer you a new website that joins RichardSilver.com and Torontoism.com. Part of the new web site that has been launched recently is something called IDX and it is at the top of the main page.
Internet Data Exchange is something that some agents have embraced as a way to provide full service to their clients. IDX allows a sharing of listings amongst agent within the Toronto Real Estate Board to show each other's listings on their personal web sites. We do this because we know that when a buyer wants to look at homes in an area, they want to look at all homes in an area and not have to visit a number of sites hosted by a number of agents. At present a great number of the Toronto Real Estate Board's listings are now on IDX and hopefully will grow to 100% soon.
Recently Sotheby's International Realty Canada has also embraced DDF, Data Distribution Facility offered by the Canadian Real Estate Association. This facility allows us to syndicate listings on websites that might be good locations for certain listings from time to time. The websites are under contract with CREA and have to display the listings that are live and in a format that meets with the rules set up by CREA.
A VOW or Virtual Office Website allows buyers to access fuller information about the property through a password protected site. At present, with IDX on my site and not asking for a sign on, I have not felt that a VOW was a good fit for Torontoism. The Torontoism Team prides itself on being very responsive to email, phone calls or texts to provide further information if needed or would be happy to set up a Prospect Match for you on TorontoMLS which will search the MLS nightly for homes that meet your requirements. Feel free to ask for a Prospect Match to be set up for you....
As a Seller, It is all about visibility for your home and selling your biggest investment for the best price possible. We can also pick and choose which sites we want your listing to be on and which we don't want it on. Through the Sotheby's International Realty Canada network we already distribute your listing for better coverage.
One of the reasons that I moved to Sotheby's International Realty Canada is for the increased coverage that SIRC provides as well as the high standard that they have set for distribution. So far results have been amazing and I hope that you have been as impressed as I have been. If you have any suggestions for improvement please don't be afraid to let us know.