Do You Need a REALTOR ®?

When you are considering making a large financial decision such as selling or buying a home, do you want assurances that the person you hire has your best interest in mind? How can you be sure that the person you hire has the mindset to carry out the task with the greatest expertise and with the utmost integrity?  Ask the agent you want to hire if they belong to the National Association of REALTORSrealtor_logo®.

As the largest trade organization in the United States, with one million + members, the National Association of REALTORS® advocates policies that protect home ownership and the benefits attached to owning a home. NAR is one of the largest lobbying groups in the country, and they lobby for your real estate investment each and every day.

This year, the NAR is celebrating their 100 year anniversary of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, which promises integrity and professionalism to the public and their peers in all real estate transactions. This comprehensive set of professional standards is designed with public protection in mind and is pledged by each member of this powerful real estate group.

Many state laws that protect your rights have been enacted from the guidelines in this REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

In addition to upholding a higher standard of quality of service; expertise; honest and fair dealings with all clients, the NAR lobbies for vitally important benefits to homeowners such as preserving tax deductions for home mortgage interest, capital gains exclusion for the sale of a primary residence, and each bill that affects private property rights and preserves the benefits of home ownership.

Most REALTORS® support the #1 Political Action Committee in the nation, RPAC (REALTOR® Political Action Committee).This group supports candidates who are pro homeownership and who are interested in protecting the rights of individuals owning real estate. RPAC is always on top of the bills up for vote that will affect your property values. They lobby heavily to politicians who will be voting on these bills, both on the state and national level.

When you hire a REALTOR® instead of just a real estate agent, you are hiring not only a professional who is held to a higher standard, but also an organization that will always support the rights of private property owners, preserving a vital economy for real estate and great places to live.

If you are going to hire someone to represent you in a real estate transaction, hire

an agent who belongs to the National Association of REALTORS®, the organization that is looking out for your real estate investment 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Does that make sense?  For more information visit:  realtor.org

Call a REALTOR® today.  They are more than just another real estate agent.