Why use a REALTOR®?

All real estate agents are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR "®" logo when presenting themselves. REALTORS® are committed to treating all parties to a transaction honestly–they subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate.

Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. A REALTOR® can help you:

  • • Determine your buying power and can refer you to lenders best qualified to help you.
  • • Provide access to properties listed on the local MLS that may not be actively advertised in the market.
  • • Learn objective information about a property.
  • • Negotiate price, financing, terms, date of possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings or equipment.
  • • Find qualified responsible professionals to perform inspections for termites, dry rot, asbestos, faulty structure, roof condition, septic tank and well tests, and more.
  • • Have a smooth closing process.
  • • Market your property to other real estate agents and to the public.
  • • Objectively evaluate every buyer's proposal without compromising your marketing position, helping you close the sale of your home.

Find a local REALTOR®:

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