Why Use a REALTORŪ.

Many consumers consider selling their home directly but eventually turn to REALTORSŪ. Smart home sellers realize they need the expertise in pricing their home, making connections with REALTORSŪ 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 REALTORSŪ -- the top half, in our not-so-humble opinion. REALTORSŪ 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.


REALTORSŪ Are Experts

The home price for sellers who use an agent is 16 percent higher than for those who don't, according to NAR's 2005 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and nine out of 10 home buyers use a real estate agent in the search process.

 

Why Use a REALTORŪ?
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Here are 12 ways a REALTORŪ will make your home buying or selling experience better.


REALTORSŪ Are Part of the Community

REALTORSŪ Work to End Housing Discrimination - during April, which is Fair Housing Month, and all year long. REALTORSŪ are active members of their communities.


REALTORSŪ Protect You

Only REALTORSŪ follow a Code of Ethics
To be a member of NAR and a REALTORŪ, 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 practices

Specialty Mortgages: What Are the Risks and Advantages?
A growing number of home buyers are deciding to use one of several new types of specialty mortgages that let them "stretch" their income so they can qualify for a larger loan. Before you decide whether a specialty mortgage is for you, read this brochure.