Why Use a REALTOR
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Sellers who used a professional real estate agent received 18.7% more for their home than those who sold their own
% WHO USED REALTOR AS A SOURCE FOR THEIR HOME SEARCH
% OF BUYERS WHO USED INTERNET AS A SOURCE
Every REALTOR® makes a commitment to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. They are also required to complete a refresher course every four years.
Source: National Association of REALTORS®
REALTOR® Code of Ethics
- Protect and promote your client’s interests, but be honest with all parties.
- Avoid exaggeration, misrepresentation, and concealment of pertinent facts. Do not reveal facts that are confidential under the scope of your agency relationship.
- Cooperate with other real estate professionals to advance your client’s best interests.
- When buying or selling, make your position in the transaction or interest known.
- Disclose present or contemplated interest in any property to all parties.
- Avoid side deals without your client’s informed consent.
- Accept compensation from only one party, except with full disclosure and informed consent.
- Keep the funds of clients and customers in escrow.
- Assure, whenever possible, that transactional details are in writing.
- Provide equal service to all clients and customers.
- Be knowledgeable and competent in the fields of practice in which you ordinarily engage. Obtain assistance or disclose lack of experience if needed.
- Present a true picture in your advertising and other public representations.
- Do not engage in the unauthorized practice of law.
- Be a willing participant in Code enforcement procedures.
- Ensure that your comments about other real estate professionals are truthful, and not misleading.
- Respect the agency relationships and other exclusive relationships recognized by the law that other REALTORS® have with clients.
- Arbitrate contractual and specific non-contractual disputes with other REALTORS® and with your clients.