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.