7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR
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REALTORS® aren't just agents. They're professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers:

⁠⁠1. Ethical treatment. ⁠

Every REALTOR® must adhere to a strict code of ethics, which is based on professionalism and the protection of the public. As a REALTOR®'s client, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters.⁠⁠

2. An expert guide.

⁠Buying a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes.⁠⁠

3. Objective information and opinions. ⁠

REALTORS® can provide local information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They also have objective information about each property. REALTORS® can use that to you determine if the property has what you need.

⁠⁠4. Expanded search power. ⁠

Sometimes properties are available but not actively advertised. A REALTOR® can help you find opportunities not listed on home search sites and can help you avoid out-of-date listings that might be showing up as available online but are no longer on the market.⁠⁠

5. Negotiation knowledge. ⁠

REALTOR® will look at every angle from your perspective, including crafting a purchase agreement that allows enough time for you to complete inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase⁠⁠

6. Up-to-date experience.

⁠Most people buy only a few homes in their lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each purchase. Even if you've done it before, laws and regulations change. REALTORS® handle hundreds of transactions over the course of their career.

⁠⁠7. Your rock during emotional moments. ⁠

A home is so much more than four walls and a roof. And for most people, property represents the biggest purchase they'll ever make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on the issues most important to you.