Choosing a Real Estate Agent
For most home buyers, having a real estate agent makes sense. The agent's role is to help you find the home that best suits your needs and price range, guiding you through the entire search and purchase process.
Because agents have tools and experience the average home buyer doesn't, they can really help you:
- Save time and effort
- Understand the paperwork and legal requirements
- Find the neighborhood for your lifestyle
- Find the home that meets your needs
- Understand property values in your area
- Negotiate the final offer process
What's the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®?
REALTORS are members of the National Association of REALTORS. This professional organization requires its members to commit to treating all parties to a transaction honestly, subscribe to a strict code of ethics, and maintain a higher level of knowledge about buying and selling real estate. REALTORS may also have access to marketing tools and extra training to add to their expertise.