Does it make a difference working with a REALTORÂ® in buying or selling a home?
Working with a REALTORÂ® makes all the difference, because a REALTORÂ® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSÂ® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
The Code of Ethics describes the optimum performance the public has a right to expect and makes that performance the "norm" for all members of the Association. A REALTOR'sÂ® commitment to high standards of professional conduct works to the advantage of buyers and sellers alike. For example:
- A REALTORÂ® is knowledgeable about developments and trends in real estate.
- A REALTORÂ® is obliged to provide fair treatment to all parties in a transaction.
- A REALTORÂ® is committed to ongoing education to increase competence and effectiveness in real estate trading.