As real estate technology continues to rapidly evolve, Pillar 9 was created to maximize the value of housing data for REALTORS® and real estate consumers.

Pillar 9 is a technology company established to provide one provincial MLS® System to Alberta Realtors. The system aggregates property listing data from across Alberta and makes it available to the province’s 10,000-plus Realtors and their clients.

“We want to improve Realtor efficiency by offering a full suite of proprietary real estate technology and services to support their businesses,” said Shane Griffin, CEO of Pillar 9.

“As we move into the future of real estate, a better-equipped Realtor ultimately creates the best possible experience for home consumers.”

“As we move into the future of real estate, a better-equipped Realtor ultimately creates the best possible experience for home consumers.” – Shane Griffin, Pillar 9 CEO

You may be wondering, “how does this impact me as a buyer or seller?” While the logistics of the average real estate transaction haven’t changed, and neither has the experience of working with a Realtor, your real estate professional now has more data at their disposal. More data means more valuable information and market insights they can put to work for you in your home buying or selling journey.

Since the core database is owned by Alberta boards and associations, Realtors will have an increased ability to seek out new sources of data that support real estate transactions. This will make Realtors more valuable to their clients by enhancing their ability to provide in-depth economic statistics and relevant market information.

Pillar 9’s founding partners are nine real estate boards from across the province, including CREB®, plus the Alberta Real Estate Association.