Kidding! Kind of... Collab is an amazing technology tool that gives you, the buyer, real-time access to MLS listings. Collab allows you to have full control - you see what your agent sees.
With Collab you can search the entire MLS system across any device and in real time.
Here’s the catch: Collab is highly exclusive – to use the tool, you have to be invited by a licensed Realtor with the Toronto Real Estate Board.
The good news? That’s us! If you would like an invitation, please email us now!
What makes Collab so great? Here are just a few reasons why we love it:
You can find out about a new listing the very moment it gets uploaded into MLS by requesting instant notifications, and can manage all searches yourself by revising search criteria at any time. You’ll never miss a hot new listing again!
Every single property that is listed on MLS is also on Collab. With some other search engines, if the listing agent does not provide explicit permission to advertise, the listing will not be accessible.
You are mobile and Collab is too! You can use Collab on your Mac, PC, Smartphone or Tablet.
Similar to your favourite social media tools, you can quickly interact with listings by liking, disliking and commenting directly on them or your actual search. This also allows you to communicate directly with your North Group agent through the system so you can make sure you are both on the same page and so they know exactly what you are looking for.
You have complete control over what you see. To get you started, your North Group agent will help you define your search parameters when they invite you to Collab. Once you are in the system, you can search whatever you like and redefine what kind of results you want. In addition, you can create custom lists to tell your agent “properties I want to see”, “properties I like” and more!
Arguably one of the best features of Collab is its ease of use. Not only is it very user-friendly, it is aesthetically pleasing (with large photos and simple buttons) and is intuitive. Because of how everything is laid out, you’ll be able to learn it in no time!
Collab showcases large photos and every listing detail shared in the MLS system. It goes one step further by providing you with transit maps, relevant area specifics and similar listings to make your search that much easier.
Most property search websites pull listings via what is called an “IDX (Internet Data Exchange) Feed”. The system or web host company has an agreement with the Toronto Real Estate Board to pull listings from their system. While it is straightforward, there can be delays because it is not a direct path to the search website. At best, most IDX feeds can pull every 3 hours. In fact, even our beloved Realtor.ca can be delayed up to 24 – 48 hours in pulling information. Collab provides you with everything instantaneously!
Thinking of selling? Knowing your market and home value is one of the first steps that your North Group agent will help you with. While our agents specialize in marketing as well as price and market changes, with Collab, now you can watch the market too! By setting search parameters around your home, you can watch for recent sales, new listings, price changes and activity for your area.
There are millions of search tools to find homes for sale online. This is the only tool directly affiliated with the Toronto Real Estate Board. You’ll see what we see, at the exact same time. It is hands down the best search tool available and we would love for you to use it!