How to Interview Realtors® so You Can Pick the Best One for the Job
If you are getting ready to pick a real estate agent,YOU MUST READ THIS!
All Realtors® are not created equal, and not all Realtors® are really Realtors® at all. In fact it is a HUGE misconception that ALL agents do the same things. The differences between individual real estate agents are as diverse as the homes in a large, upscale, suburban neighborhood.....each one is UNIQUE.
You need a Realtor® that will knock it out of the park for you. In order to find that Realtor®, you have to know what to look for - how to pick the best one for the job. So, let's look at a few basic qualifications:
You want a Realtor®, not just a real estate agent. All Realtors® are real estate agents, but not all real estate agents are Realtors®. What are the similarities and differences?
Anyone who earns a real estate license is a real estate agent. Requirements vary from state to state, but all states require coursework to be completed and the applicant must pass the state exam.
All agents and Realtors® are bound by certain legal obligations to their clients and customers. Traditionally, these common-law obligations are to:
Put the client's interests above anyone else's
Keep the client's information confidential
Obey the client's lawful instructions
Report to the client anything that would be useful
Account to the client for any money involved
This is where the similarities end. Take a peek below to see what makes a Realtor® a Realtor®:
A Realtor® has paid dues (and continues to pay dues every year) to be a member of the National Association of Realtors® (the largest trade association in the U.S.). An organization that is continually pushing their members to be the BEST they can be at their chosen profession.
A Realtor® is held to a higher standard of conduct and is expected to abide by a strict Code of Ethics.
A Realtor® is expected to uphold rules and regulations at the local, state, and national level.
Again, these are just the BASICS. As I said above, the differences between the services individual agents provide are as vast as the wide open prairie. That's why I have created a Realtor® Interview Guide for you to use when you are interviewing potential Realtors®. This form will help you keep track of what each Realtor® offers, and what their qualifications are so that you can make an EDUCATED decision .... a smart decision....about who to help you sell your home.
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Have a blessed day, and I look forward to getting you this free guide that will help you select your Realtor®.