The REALTOR® you work with could be one of your most
Unlike many real estate agents who are simply
licensed by their state to do
business, REALTORS® have taken additional
steps to become members of the local board of REALTORS® and have agreed
to act under and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.
If you're thinking about a purchase
A REALTOR® can help you determine how
much home you can afford. Often a
REALTOR® can suggest ways to accrue the down payment and explain
alternative financing methods.
A REALTOR®, in addition to knowing the local money market, also can tell
you what personal and financial data to bring with you when you apply
for a loan.
A REALTOR® is already familiar with current real estate values, taxes,
costs, municipal services and facilities, and may be aware of
local zoning changes that could affect your decision to buy.
A REALTOR® can usually research your housing needs in advance through a
Multiple Listing Service--even if you are relocating from another city.
A REALTOR® can show you only those homes best suited to your
needs--size, style, features, location, accessibility to schools,
transportation, shopping and
other personal preferences.
A REALTOR® often can suggest simple, imaginative changes that make a
home more suitable for you and improve its utility and value.
A REALTOR® is sensitive to the importance you place on this major
commitment you are about to make. Look for a real estate professional to
of a win-win agreement that will satisfy both you
and the seller.