REALTORSŪ aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORSŪ and subscribe to its strict code of ethics.
This is the REALTORŪ difference for home buyers:
1. An expert guide.
Selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes.
2. Objective information and opinions.
REALTORSŪ can provide local information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They also have objective information about each property. REALTORsŪ can use that data to help you determine if the property has what you need.
3. Property marketing power.
Property doesn’t sell due to advertising alone. A large share of real estate sales comes as the result of a practitioner’s contacts with previous clients, friends, and family. When a property is marketed by a REALTORŪ, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your REALTORŪ will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.
4. Negotiation knowledge.
There are many factors up for discussion in a deal. A REALTORŪ will look at every angle from your perspective, including crafting a purchase agreement that allows you the flexibility you need to take that next step.
5. Up-to-date experience.
Most people sell only a few homes in a lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each sale. Even if you’ve done it before, laws and regulations change. REALTORSŪ handle hundreds of transactions over the course of their career.
6. Your rock during emotional moments.
A home is so much more than four walls and a roof. And for most people, property represents the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on the issues most important to you.
REALTORŪ Association of the Fox Valley : 433 Williamsburg Ave., Geneva, IL 60134 : 630.232.2360 : http://www.rafv.realtor