September 20th, 2011 9:20 AM by Taydus Taydus
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The following article is courtesy of
Realtor.org. I am a REALTOR, and a proud
member of NAR (National Association of REALTORS)
Many consumers consider selling their home
directly but eventually turn to REALTORS®. Smart home sellers realize they need
the expertise in pricing their home, making connections with REALTORS® working
with buyers, arranging and staffing open houses, and coordinating with other
professionals in the sales process.
Only about half of all real estate agents
are REALTORS® - the top half, in our not-so-humble opinion. REALTORS® work
independently, for small agencies, or for large brokerages. They help people
buy and sell residential or commercial properties, vacation homes, and land;
they conduct appraisals; they operate in the United States and in other
countries; some specialize in auctions; and others are buyer's representatives.
Move or Remodel
Are you considering a move? Check out HouseLogic, NAR's new consumer site, to
analyze the pros and cons of moving or staying put, plus lots more information
about owning a home.
REALTORS® Are Experts
Eighty-five percent of sellers were assisted by a real estate agent when
selling their home, according to NAR Research, and 79 percent of buyers
purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker.
Why Use a REALTOR®?
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most
people experience in their lifetime. Here are 12 ways a REALTOR® will make your
home buying or selling experience better.
REALTORS® Are Part of the Community
REALTORS® Work to End Housing Discrimination - during April, which
is Fair Housing Month, and all year long. REALTORS® are active members of their
REALTORS® Protect You
Only REALTORS® Follow a Code of Ethics
To be a member of NAR and a REALTOR®, a real estate agent must abide by a set
of professional principles and serve clients fairly.
Learn how the Code of Ethics affects everyday real estate