When you're looking for help buying or selling property, it's
important to remember that the term "real estate agent" and the word
"REALTOR" are not synonymous.
REALTORS can provide an extra level of service, and to be a REALTOR
you must be a member of the
Association of REALTORS. The NAR is a non-profit trade
organization that promotes high professional standards in real
estate information, education and professional standards.
The National Association of REALTORS also has earned a strong
reputation for actively championing private property rights and
working to make home ownership affordable and accessible.
Can a REALTOR® really help me in buying and
The answer is YES!!! When you're ready to think
about buying or selling your property, you need to ask yourself the
following questions: Do you have the time, energy, sources of
information, and contracts to do the job yourself? If you are a
do-it-yourself buyer or seller, will the results be as good or better
than they would have been if you had professional assistance? Would it
go smoother? Would it give you more personal time? Would you have
purchased for less, or sold for more, if a real estate agent was
Using a REALTOR® - You Be the Judge!
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial
investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions
today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax
problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA?
If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without
the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the
large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a transaction in
real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®.
Code of Ethics
NAR members adhere to a strict code of ethics founded on the
principle of providing fair and honest service to all consumers.
REALTOR business practices are monitored at local board levels.
Arbitration and disciplinary systems are in place to address
complaints from the public or board members. This local oversight
keeps REALTORS directly accountable to the individual consumers they
serve. Real estate licensees who are not REALTORS, work solely under
state/provincial licensing regulations.
Information courtesy of Atlanta Board of REALTORS,
Georgia Board of REALTORS, and National Association of REALTORS.
- Atlanta Board of REALTORS
Member - Brunswick/Glynn County Board of REALTORS
Member - Georgia Board of REALTORS
Member - National
Association of REALTORS
Member - First Multiple Listing Service
Member - Georgia Multiple Listing Service
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