A REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. Not all real estate agents and brokers are REALTORS®.
Why use a REALTOR®?
This is a question we hear regularly from people trying to sell their home. Studies show that home sellers who use a real estate agent to represent them get about 20% more than those who sell their home themselves. That is because agents stay up to date on market conditions, critical processes, and can keep your home sale to the letter of the law. For buyers, using a REALTOR® will give you access to every home on the market, and ensure all legal disclosures and documents are executed properly to protect your interests in the transaction.
About 88% of home buyers purchase their home through a real estate agent or broker—a share that has steadily increased from 69% in 2001, according to the National Association of REALTOR®’s 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.
Working with a REALTOR® adds objectivity to the inherently emotional transaction that is selling your home. As a REALTOR®, I can help you get your home sold at the best price possible, in the right time frame, by marketing your home locally and online, and by making myself available to interested buyers whenever they call.
Buyers benefit from using a REALTOR® when:
Searching for the right home
Negotiating the price and terms
Determining comparable sales
Ensuring disclosures are executed
Sellers benefit from using a REALTOR® when:
Setting the right price
Understanding disclosures and paperwork
Preparing the home for sale
Selling within the right timeframe