Why Use a REALTOR®?
When you are preparing to buy or sell a home, be advised that all real estate agents are not the same. Only real estate agents that are members of the National Association of REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. REALTORS® provide customer service that goes above and beyond the normal services of a real estate agent since they are required to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of expertise and knowledge about buying and selling real estate.
Informed consumers realize that REALTORS® provide much-needed expertise and value in the home buying and selling process by informing their clients on how to price their home, attract buyers for the property or find the perfect home, navigate through the complex paperwork requirements of the transaction and successfully complete the purchase or sale. Along with many other reasons, this is why over 80% of consumers utilize a real estate agent to help complete their real estate transaction.
While REALTORS® exist with much diversity in the marketplace since some REALTORS® work independently, for small brokerages or in large companies, all REALTORS® are required to adhere to a set of concrete principles and guidelines that ensure consumers and other REALTORS® are treated in a fair and professional manner. In doing so, you can rest assured that you will have a very rewarding experience when you work with a REALTOR® to complete the purchase or sale of a home.
If you would like more information on the benefits of working with a REALTOR®, please review the 12 ways a REALTOR® can make the home buying or selling process better. Since the purchase of a home is the largest financial decision most consumers will ever make, it is not to be taken lightly and should only be undertaken with the professional assistance of a REALTOR®.
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