A real estate agent is a REALTOR when they become a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, the world’s largest professional association. The term “REALTOR” is a registered membership that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and abides by its strict Code of Ethics.

Smart home sellers realize they need the experience and expertise of a REALTOR for the entire sales process. And only REALTORS, who are members of the National Association of REALTORS, follow and abide the Code of Ethics. Smart home sellers realize they need the expertise in pricing their home right, marketing with REALTORS working with buyers, arranging open houses, and coordinating with many other professionals in the sales process.

Only about half of all real estate agents are REALTORS and they are the top half. They can help people buy and sell residential or commercial properties, and land.

All real estate licensees are not the same! Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS are can call themselves REALTORS. They proudly display the REALTOR “” logo on all marketing, sales literature and the business cards. REALTORS are committed to treat every party to a transaction honestly. One independent survey reports that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR again.

Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. Considering the small upside cost and the large problem risk, it would be foolish to consider a transaction in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR.

Here are many more reasons to have Carolyn represent your best interests as your REALTOR:

1. Your REALTOR can help you determine your buying power

2. Your REALTOR has many resources to assist you in your home search.

3. Your REALTOR can assist you in the selection process by providing objective information about each property.

4. Your REALTOR can help you negotiate.

5. Your REALTOR provides due diligence during the evaluation of the property.

6. Your REALTOR can help you in understanding different financing options and in identifying qualified lenders.

7. Your REALTOR can guide you through the closing process and make sure everything flows together smoothly.

8. When selling your home, Your REALTOR can continually give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, condition and terms of competing properties.
9. Your REALTOR markets your property to other real estate agents and the public.

10. Your REALTOR will know when, where and how to advertise your property.

11. Your REALTOR can help you objectively evaluate all buyer’s proposals without compromising your marketing position.

12. Your REALTOR can help close the sale of your home.