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Why Use a REALTOR?®

Whether you're buying or selling property, use a REALTOR®. As a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, REALTORS® subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and have pledged to protect and promote the interest of their clients by providing fair treatment for all parties involved in the real estate transaction.


Buying a Home?
  • A REALTOR® has extensive information all in one place about what is on the market, including homes listed by other REALTORS®.
  • A REALTOR® helps you determine how much home you can afford, how you can acquire the down payment, and what financing options may be open to you.
  • A REALTOR® can help you find the home best suited to your needs.
  • A REALTOR® can suggest simple changes that could make a prospective home more suitable for you and improve its utility and value.
  • A REALTOR® can supply information on real estate values, taxes, utility costs, municipal services and facilities.
  • A REALTOR® can act as a conduit through which you and the seller present offers and counter-offers until an agreement is reached.
  • A REALTOR® can familiarize you with the closing procedures by explaining them all in advance.
Selling a Home?
  • A REALTOR® can provide extensive exposure to the maximum number of buyers.
  • A REALTOR® will show your home only to prospects who can afford to buy it. Your home will be shown only to serious, qualified buyers.
  • A REALTOR® can offer information on current real estate values and can help you set a realistic, competitive price.
  • A REALTOR® will act as your representative in showing your home, taking over the responsibilities associated with arranging appointments and negotiating the contract.
  • A REALTOR® will maintain objectivity in presenting offers and counter offers.
  • A REALTOR® can help you calculate the net proceeds from your sale, and can familiarize you with the closing procedures by explaining them in advance.

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