Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, December 2, 2006- I have been amazed with the word multiple. Generic, as it is, multiple can be associated to anything: money, investment, ownership, property, and more ideas go on. In fact, this term is almost synonymous to MLS or Multiple Listing Service.

Indeed this rich, positive descriptive word is a real estate office and is in fact a brand name of a real estate company. Yes, Multiple Realty was incorporated in 1982 and has been very active in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. To date, it operates two offices: one in Vancouver and another one in Richmond, where I go to.

Multiple Realty is a full-service company that specializes in real estate trading (buying and selling), development properties, sales of new construction, leasing, commercial, residential, insurance and property management. The company holds memberships in real estate associations, such as: Canadian Real Estate Association, BC Real Estate Association, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.

The company’s strengths can be attributed to its multi-cultural foundation and the diversity of real estate services that are offered to Canadian citizens, residents, immigrants and even foreign investors.

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(Sheila Atienza is a licensed realtor of Multiple Realty and member of Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, Canadian Real Estate Association and BC Real Estate Association)