Thinking of launching a Virtual Office Website?

Frequently asked questions:

General Questions about the Operation of VOWs (provided by the Ottawa Real Estate board)

What is a VOW?

A VOW gives brokers the opportunity to operate a secure, password-protected website (or a

feature of a website) that is capable of supplying real estate services to consumers. This is

provided that the Member has a properly established broker-consumer relationship, which

includes satisfying agency and disclosure obligations, and executing any required agreements.

A VOW can offer consumers the ability to view MLS® data for a designated period of time, with

the Member’s oversight, supervision, and accountability.

Who can operate a VOW?

A Member may operate a VOW or more than one VOW, and an Affiliated VOW Partner (or

Partners) can operate a VOW on behalf of a Member (or Members), provided there is Member

oversight, supervision, and accountability. If however, OREB has suspended or terminated an

AVP’s access, that AVP cannot operate on behalf of other Members.

How do Members get started?

To operate a VOW, a Member must notify OREB in writing of their intention to do so, and initiate

a license agreement with OREB, which verifies that the OREB MLS® data may not be used for

purposes other than operating a VOW. The VOW must be readily accessible to OREB and all

Members so that compliance with MLS® and VOW Rules and Policies can be verified.

READ FULL DETAILS FROM THE OTTAWA REAL ESTATE BOARD

OREB Fees & Feeds

Please note that the Virtual Office website fees through your website provider do not include the fees that OREB charges for access. To provide your website developer with the sold data feed, you will need to set that up with the Ottawa Real Estate Board. To get started contact OREB to initiate a license agreement with OREB. All Members must be in compliance with MLS® and VOW Rules and Policies can be verified.

Contact the Ottawa Real Estate Board for set up and additional information at Admin@oreb.ca

DATA FEED SET UP


$ 300

/ ONE TIME

DATA FEED MONTHLY FEE


$ 25

/ MONTH

VOW SOLUTIONS FOR OUR SALES TEAM

Please note that the options below do not include fees to provide your website developer (MCS or other provider) with a data feed. See details below Ottawa Real Estate board on costs and how to get started.

*Note MCS is a Third Party that we are working with, however your current web developer may have other options for you. As new providers come into the market place we will keep this information updated. Questions or comments? Email teamassist@teamrealty.ca - we're here to help!

WEBKITS

CURIOUS PROJECTS HAS LAUNCHING A VOW SOLUTION THAT WILL BE INTEGRATED WITH YOUR CURRENT WEBKIT WEBSITE $150/ONE TIME SET UP FEE (NOT INCLUDING FEES FROM OREB)

CONTACT steph@royallepage.ca or bill@curiousprojects.com for details

OR

VARIOUS PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIRD PARTY WEBSITE PROVIDER MCS

MCS full custom website solution including VOW

MCS custom web site …

Set-Up ($2,000-$12,000), plus system usage ($70-$80 per month), plus hosting

($500 per year or $750 for 2-years)


MCS VOW only custom website solution

VOW only MCS custom website … Set-Up ($2,000-$4,000), plus system usage ($50 per month), plus hosting

($500 per year or $750 for 2-years)


MCS template website solution

MCS template web site … Set-Up ($300-$1,000), plus system usage ($60-$70 per month), plus VOW Sold listings ($100 set-up & $0-$10 per month)

VOW access on a non MCS website (iframe)

VOW access on a non-MCS web

site (iFrame) … Set-Up ($200), plus system usage ($20 per month or $200 per

year)

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