When you hire a REALTOR®, you have hired an expert who is contractually bound to protect you and your best financial interests. In order to be a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), a REALTOR® must subscribe to the NAR’s strict Code of Ethics.
Finding the right home is about more than square footage, baths, and closet space. Online browsing is a great way to start a home search. When it’s time to buy, knowing all of the pros and cons of a property can help you make the right decision. Realtors® live and breathe real estate, and they can share information about a home that you wouldn’t otherwise know. Your REALTOR®’s diligence goes beyond the esthetics and finds the details about homes you’re considering. A REALTOR® brings an objective voice to a subjective situation.
The fun part is finding the right home for you. The real work is in contracts and negotiations. Going through 50 pages of legalese plus addendums and riders, understanding all of the rules, regulations, and stipulations is one of the most important, least fun parts of the home purchasing process. REALTORS® can help you craft an attractive offer that makes sense for you. Your REALTOR® is your advocate.
**Reprinted with permission of the National Association of REALTORS**