Getting The Realtor Guarantee
When you're ready to sell your home, you have many options. But choosing a real estate agent can make all the difference in selling it quickly, at the right price, and with minimum hassle. A REALTOR® is a real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of Realtors. A good Realtor can help you at every stage of the real estate transaction, from setting a realistic price to marketing the home, and eventually to the closing table. They also serve as a buffer between you and the potential buyers, or buyer's agents, answering calls and questions, as well as scheduling and hosting open house showings.
When you choose a Realtor, you can be confident that he or she is committed to your best interests. Brokers and their agents who aren't members of NAR are called real estate agents. Many brokers and agents also belong to local or state associations, which typically require their members to abide by codes of conduct and ethics similar to those practiced by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). While real estate agents may be experts on residential real estate matters— it's important for consumers to understand the difference between these designations and those held by NAR members: The term "Realtor" identifies an individual who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS.