mls.ca: MLS Canada Real Estate

mls.ca

mls.ca is the official gateway to all Canadian MLS information sponsored by The Canadian Real Estate Association.

Canadian REALTORS® continue to bring innovative new technologies to consumers enabling better service, easier access and greater value to real estate listings.

This commitment to new technology is demonstrated by many new features including interactive mapping.
The new home page provides four different ways to locate properties: Property Search, Interactive Map Search, Advanced Search, and MLS Search.

Additional new features include:

Realtor Search that allows consumers to locate an individual Realtor or real estate office by area. Type in a Realtor's name or the relevant neighbourhood for assistance in finding professional real estate help in your area.

The Buyers Info and Sellers Info sections contain basic advice for people entering the real estate market – helpful tips, important questions to ask and things to keep in mind.

The News page offers updates on events and issues affecting the Canadian real estate industry.

Commercial Properties is where listings for commercial, industrial and multi-family residential properties are listed.

International Properties is for those interested in global real estate opportunities.

Realtors Care links to the national foundation that showcases how Canadian Realtors are helping their communities. The Realtors Care Foundation supports charitable initiatives by Canadian Realtors across the country.

How Realtors Help provides important information for homebuyers and sellers.

The Realtor Code of Ethics is the basic standard of professional conduct followed by Canadian Realtors.


MLS.ca - Property search

In the text box, type one of the following:

  • Address (e.g. 540 Gardenway Cres, Barrie, Ontario)
  • Postal Code (e.g. K4A 2S5)
  • Neighborhood (e.g. Fallingbrook)
  • MLS Zone (e.g. E3)
  • Landmark (e.g. Stampede Park)
  • Lake name (e.g. Harrison Lake)

What are you looking for?

Select a button to indicate the type of property you are searching for: Residential, Condo/Strata, Recreational, Agriculture, Land or Parking. You can also search exclusively by Open House.

To ensure the best possible search results, use commas to separate lines in the address and include as much of the address as you can. For landmarks, neighborhoods, and lakes include as much of the name as possible.

Search Criteria

Narrow your search by selecting from the search criteria options from the drop-down menus including Price Range, number of Bedrooms and number of Bathrooms.

New to the Property Search page is the ability to search only New Listings. Click the calendar icon next to “Show only new listings since” to choose a date and your results will show only listings posted since that day.

After clicking the Show Results button you will be directed to the interactive map page defined by your search.

MLS Interactive Mapping

Canadian Realtors have partnered with Microsoft's Virtual Earth to bring enhanced interactive features to your MLS online property buying and selling experience. Now you can modify your search criteria, locate properties and view listings by area all on the same page without having to toggle back and forth in your browser.

Interactive Mapping brings a whole new consumer experience to online real estate technology, allowing you to determine your search area and identify where properties are located within a specific neighbourhood or region.

mls.ca - interactive mapping
mls.ca - interactive mapping

MLS Advanced Search

Complete desired criteria detail to view all relevant listings only. Advanced search WILL NOT bring you to the Interactive Map page.

mls.ca -  Advanced Search
mls.ca - Advanced Search

MLS# Search

This will take you directly to the specific listing page. However, should their be more than one property with the same MLS number, you will get the thumbnails displaying all those listings. There can be more than one property with the same MLS number because each local real estate board has its own numbering system.

MLS# Search
MLS# Search

Compare view

Compare view allows users to select up to five properties to compare side-by-side. This view will provide a better way for users to compare the features and specifications of various properties that they have selected from their search.

mls.ca - Compare view
mls.ca - Compare view

My Favorites

The Favourites feature provides users with the opportunity to flag up to 100 properties for later viewing. Favourites provide an easy way for homebuyers to save those properties that caught their eye during a search for later viewing.

mls.ca - My Favorites
mls.ca - My Favorites

Additional Information

The Canadian Real Estate Association is committed to providing users of this site with property listings information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The site is updated a minimum of once every 24 hours, but the actual schedule for posting new data is determined by each participating real estate Board or Association.




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