When you are searching for properties online you have two distinct choices for Ottawa Real Estate Listings: REALTOR.ca (Formerly MLS.ca) and OREB.ca. MLS® is the national brand that you hear about in the media, but OREB is the local source, so which is better?
If you think about it from the Realtor’s perspective on a daily basis the information is constantly uploaded and maintained in the OREB database through the MLXChange system, which makes the OREB.ca information more up to date. The information is uploaded to REALTOR.ca daily, but there can be up to a 48 hour delay before the information gets displayed.
The OREB site has a few more advantages. You can search for open houses at OREB.ca for all Brokerages! Upcoming Open Houses are updated every Thursday afternoon with Open House listings for the upcoming weekend and the following week. If you like, you can sort the upcoming Open Houses by any of the headings – simply click on the one you wish to sort by, wait for the listings to re-load, and scroll down to find what you’re looking for! It’s that simple.