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Why Choose a Realtor?

Realtor Pin on jacketBuying and selling real estate can be a complex matter. At first it might seem that by checking local picture books or online sites you could quickly find the right home at the right price.

But a basic rule in real estate is that all properties are unique. No two properties -- even two identical models on the same street -- are precisely and exactly alike. Homes differ and so do contract terms, financing options, inspection requirements and closing costs. Also, no two transactions are alike.

In this maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing and negotiating, it makes sense to work with professionals who know the community and much more. Those professionals are the local REALTORS ® who serve your area.

excerpted from the National Association of REALTORS ®

A real estate agent is a REALTOR ® when he or she is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ®, The Voice for Real Estate ® -- the world's largest professional association.

The term REALTOR ® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

REALTORS ® are pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Working for America's property owners, the National Association provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.

excerpted from the National Association of REALTORS ®

What a REALTOR Can Do for You

The REALTOR ® you work with could be one of your most valuable resources. Unlike many real estate agents who are simply licensed by their state to do business, REALTORS ® have taken additional steps to become members of the local board of REALTORS ® and have agreed to act under and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. Plus, a REALTOR ®:

  • can help you determine how much home you can afford. Often a REALTOR ® can suggest ways to accrue the down payment and explain alternative financing methods.
  • in addition to knowing the local money market, also can tell you what personal and financial data to bring with you when you apply for a loan.
  • is already familiar with current real estate values, taxes, utility costs, municipal services and facilities, and may be aware of local zoning changes that could affect your decision to buy.
  • can usually research your housing needs in advance through a Multiple Listing Service--even if you are relocating from another city.
  • can show you only those homes best suited to your needs--size, style, features, location, accessibility to schools, transportation, shopping and other personal preferences.
  • often can suggest simple, imaginative changes that make a home more suitable for you and improve its utility and value.
  • is sensitive to the importance you place on this major commitment you are about to make. Look for a real estate professional to facilitate negotiation of a win-win agreement that will satisfy both you and the seller.

excerpted from The National Association of REALTORS ®



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