Finding and working with a knowledge realtor is important in the buying and selling process. However doing your own research can be just as important. Becoming familiar with how the process works will ease your mind when choosing a realtor. Check out this guide from CREA ( Canadian Real Estate Association ) and FCAC (Finanical Consumer Agency of Canada) titled Homebuyers Road Map. This is a great research tool and can help answer some question about what is involved in buying or selling your home.