Why should I use a Realtor®?
A real estate agent is a REALTOR® when he or she is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, The Voice for Real Estate® -- the world's largest professional association. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
REALTORS® are pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Working for America's property owners, the National Association provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.
Are there important factors to consider when selling a home?
When selling a home, the most important factors are price and condition. The first step is to price your home properly. Try not to overprice your home, review the past sales for your area and remember to stay on par with the current and recent sales. Overpricing could cause you to lose money and delay the sale of your home. A few weeks before you decide to list your home for sale, take some time to do a walkthrough of your home. Your Realtor can help determine if any cosmetic repairs are needed to help the sale of your home.
Another important factor is exposure. It is important that your home gets the proper exposure it deserves. Advertising, good signage, listing on the local (MLS) Multiple Listing Service, as well as the internet and social media feeds are all important strategies that a full service Realtor should provide.
Choose a full service REALTOR® that will perform and do the best job for your situation. Be realistic, your agent should explain the current market conditions by reviewing the area (CMA) Comparative Market Analysis in detail with you. Don’t allow anyone to make promises, the facts will be in the recent home sales for your area.
What are the steps involved in the process of buying a home?
What are the costs involved in buying and selling a home?