In our opinion, in order to limit your legal liabilities, and do the best job for your clients, you should be a member of your local Real Estate Board and work for an active Board Member Brokerage.

Without a local Real Estate Board membership, you can not legally use OREA's standard forms. You also can not directly access the MLS system, Geowarehouse (board dependent), or local board/OREA/CREA services (electronic lock boxes, etc.). Timely access to information is therefore limited. As well, there is no obligation for a Board Member Brokerage to allow access to a listing to a non-board member Brokerage. Showings may be impossible.

An active Board Member Brokerage provides access to the above, as well as marketing, answering, and many other support services.

Supplying superior service to your clients, is simply not possible as a parked agent.

As a parked agent, it is safer, easier and cheaper to refer your clients to an active REALTORĀ® and collect a referral fee.