Consumer


The following information is from the National Association of REALTORS® and the links will take you to sites outside of WAOR.org.

 

Why Use a REALTOR®

Many consumers consider selling their home directly but eventually turn to REALTORS®. Smart home sellers realize they need the expertise in pricing their home, making connections with REALTORS® working with buyers, arranging and staffing open houses, and coordinating with other professionals in the sales process.

Only about half of all real estate agents are REALTORS® – the top half, in our not-so-humble opinion. REALTORS® work independently, for small agencies, or for large brokerages. They help people buy and sell residential or commercial properties, vacation homes, and land; they conduct appraisals; they operate in the United States and in other countries; some specialize in auctions; and others are buyer’s representatives.

Move or Remodel
Are you considering a move? Check out HouseLogic, NAR’s new consumer site, to analyze the pros and cons of moving or staying put, plus lots more information about owning a home.

 

REALTORS® Are Experts

Eighty-five percent of sellers were assisted by a real estate agent when selling their home, according to NAR Research, and 79 percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker.

Why Use a REALTOR®?
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Here are 12 ways a REALTOR® will make your home buying or selling experience better.

 

REALTORS® Are Part of the Community

REALTORS® Work to End Housing Discrimination – during April, which is Fair Housing Month, and all year long. REALTORS® are active members of their communities.

 

REALTORS® Protect You

Only REALTORS® Follow a Code of Ethics
To be a member of NAR and a REALTOR®, a real estate agent must abide by a set of professional principles and serve clients fairly.

 

HouseLogic

HouseLogic is the homeowner’s single source for info to protect, maintain and enhance the value of their home. Made possible by REALTORS®