Use a REALTOR®.
Buying and selling real estate can be very satisfying, yet the transaction often has a fair degree of complexity to it. REALTORS® bring experience, furnish valuable opinions and provide wise counsel to their buyers and sellers in the real estate transaction.
All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. A REALTOR® has taken extra steps to become a member of an association of real estate professionals that adheres to a strict Code of Ethics and is expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate.
REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. They have access to important information regarding legislative changes and up-to-the-minute industry developments. They recommend legal counsel but will not take the place of an attorney. REALTORS® are dedicated to enhancing their professional abilities and knowledge and are committed to quality service and ethical business practices.
REALTORS® have expertise in determining a selling price that will balance your needs for minimum time on the market and maximum profit. They have experience in marketing properties, and have tools at their disposal to provide exposure to the greatest number of potential buyers.
When you are looking for a home, you are not buying just a house; you are buying into a neighborhood or community. Buying a home is a significant investment that includes an investment in a specific lifestyle or quality of life. REALTORS® contribute to your quality of life during the transaction and can even help you make the most of your investment. Using the services of a REALTOR® allows you to commit your time and energy to what you choose, instead of worrying about the details of your real estate transaction.
By working with a REALTOR®, you are ensuring that your transaction will be handled professionally, and that your rights in real estate activities are protected under the Code of Ethics.
An independent survey reports that 84% of homebuyers would use the same REALTOR® again.