The REALTOR® logo indicates a trained, real estate professional who is a member of organized real estate Association. A REALTOR® abides by a Code of Ethics in everything they do as they work towards one goal: client satisfaction.
Only a REALTOR® can list real estate in the Multiple Listing Service®. The MLS logo confirms the REALTOR® is the source of quality, cooperative and comprehensive real estate information and services.
A REALTOR® provides much more than the resources of MLS. As your agent, a REALTOR® owes you the duties of utmost care, integrity, confidentiality and loyalty. Whether you are a buyer or seller, you should make sure you discuss with your REALTOR® the specific services to be provided. A REALTOR® must disclose who they represent in any real estate transaction. A REALTOR® may represent you as a Buyer or as a Seller, or they may also represent both Buyer and Seller in the same transaction.
If you're buying, a REALTOR® has a variety of services and resources to help you find the property you want. Buyer representation services can include a needs assessment, a search for the right property, and negotiation of the best price and terms. A REALTOR® working as your Buyer Agent can also provide local market or neighborhood information to be considered in your search, and can provide objective information about each property. A REALTOR® can help determine your buying power, then negotiate with a Seller. A REALTOR® guides you through the closing process, and makes sure everything goes smoothly and uneventfully. To take full advantage of the professional services a REALTOR® provides to Buyers, you may be asked to sign a Buyer Agent Agreement.
If you're selling, your REALTOR® can provide you a range of marketing and selling services to help you sell your property as quickly as possible, at the best possible price. A REALTOR® can provide up-to-date information about market conditions, pricing, and similar properties. A REALTOR® will know when, where and how to market your property to other REALTORS® and to the geberal public. The marketing services may include press announcements, an Open House or internet postings. Your REALTOR® will help you determine how to handle property “showings” (scheduled visits to your property) and will help you objectively evaluate every proposal from prospective Buyers. To take full advantage of the professional services a REALTOR® has to offer, ask for a complete presentation from the REALTOR® you're considering working with.
Make the right choice – work with a REALTOR®