Our team of licensed REALTORS® will arrange and host showings, write and negotiate the offer, assistance through to closing day.
Our in-house licensed mortgage broker will get you pre-approved and arrange the right mortgage at a great rate. We have direct access to trusted lenders.
Our licensed insurance brokers will recommend the appropriate coverage for your property and shop leading insurers for the right policy at a competitive rate.
ViewPoint users are a curious bunch who have asked us a lot of questions about our business. Here’s a list of the most common questions about our history, ownership, business model and future (as best we can predict!).
The initial version of the site was developed in 2009 and introduced to the public in January 2010.
ViewPoint is a privately held Nova Scotia company owned by the management team and key employees.
ViewPoint’s main office is located at 600-1550 Bedford Hwy, Bedford, NS. We have retail offices across the province including Sydney, Antigonish, Elmsdale, Lunenburg, Shelburne and Barrington.
The website is developed and maintained by a brilliant team of engineers who work from our Bedford office. This loyal team has been with us since the beginning.
Our primary source of revenue is derived from the real estate, mortgage and insurance brokerage services we offer to consumers. The website is a free service to consumers and a powerful marketing vehicle which generates customers for our brokerage services. A small amount of revenue is derived from advertising.
Unfortunately, no. ViewPoint is unique in Canada because Nova Scotia is the only province where both the real estate board and provincial government make listing and property data available. ViewPoint is popular and valuable because it provides access to so much relevant information.
We would like to expand but can only do so if/when listing and property data are available for other provinces. Listing data (which comes from MLS®) is controlled by some 60 real estate boards across the country. Boards outside Nova Scotia have refused to provide their members with access to all MLS® data. This refusal led the Competition Bureau of Canada to initiate legal action against the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) in 2011. The Competition Bureau alleged that TREB’s refusal violated Section 79 (Abuse of Dominance provision) of the Competition Act.
In April of 2016, the Competition Tribunal issued an order in favor of the Competition Bureau, directing TREB to fully open its MLS® system to its members. TREB sought and received a stay of the Order and appealed the ruling to the Federal Court of Appeal in the fall of 2016.
A decision to uphold or overturn the Order is expected before the end of 2017.