The Importance of a REALTOR®

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A REALTOR® is a real estate expert who can help you buy or sell your home.

You're trusting a REALTOR® with your most valuable possession, your home. REALTORS® take this responsibility very seriously. Here's what we promise you:
  1. Your REALTOR® is a trained professional
    REALTORS® take extensive pre-licensing courses in order to obtain credentials for practicing in real estate.
  2. Your REALTOR® is continuously trained
    REALTORS
    ® keep pace with the times by taking continuing education courses to upgrade their knowledge on a broad range of real estate related issues in order to be able to continue to provide consumers with current advice.
  3. Your REALTOR® does everything by the book
    A REALTOR
    ® must be registered under provincial laws that govern exactly how real estate can and cannot be traded. These regulations are your legal guarantee of professional behavior.
  4. Your REALTOR® is an ethical businessperson
    REALTORS
    ® must adhere to the extensive Code of Ethics of the Canadian Real Estate Association. Several provinces have additional codes of ethics governing real estate professionals. Your interests must always be put first.
  5. Opportunity for recourse
    Should you have concerns about the professional behavior of a REALTOR
    ®, provincial regulators and your local real estate board or association take these matters very seriously and work quickly to resolve any issues.
  6. Your REALTOR® has access to a local Board's MLS® System
    A Board's MLS
    ® system is the single most powerful tool for buying and selling a home. Your REALTOR® can provide you with exclusive features of the Board's MLS® System, such as immediate notification when new properties are listed. You don't have to wait for it to be posted on a web site.

 

 

What should I expect when I enlist the help of a REALTOR® to sell my house?

REALTORS® help you get the most for your home and they remove stress and confusion from the process. Here are just some of the advantages.

Your REALTOR® becomes your home's champion

When you sign a "Listing Agreement" with your REALTOR®, this is their promise that he or she will use all their skills and resources to get the most for your home.

REALTORS® know how to attract the most potential buyers

Your REALTOR® is an expert home promoter, connected to a network of agents and their buyers. He or she knows how to write compelling ads for your home, and only REALTORS® can place your home on a Board's MLS® System.

 REALTORS® know will help you increase your homes "sale-ability"

You probably have an emotional attachment to your home, and therefore can't view it objectively. Your REALTOR® will help you present your home in the best light, so buyers will fall in love with it more easily.

Market Knowledge - to help you get the most for your home

REALTORS® are masters of reading the market and pricing your home for maximum return. A REALTOR®'s experience literally pays!

Negotiation Skills - to keep the deal on track

REALTORS® are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers. Tempers can flare and heels can dig in. Your REALTOR® is an expert at smoothing things out.

Taken from www.HowREALTORShelp.ca