What do you love most about being a Realtor?
I love working with people and helping them find their, first, next, or last home.
Why should I hire you over another Realtor?
I strive to make the home buying/selling process stress-free for my clients. Whether you're a young executive, busy family with small children, or empty nesters looking to downsize, I realize your time is valuable so I do as much of the leg work as I can "behind the scenes" for you.
For buyers, I can make sure you're the first one to see a home, possibly before it even becomes available to the public. I regularly get information on new listings before they hit the market. This can be especially helpful when inventory is low, like we're experiencing now.
For sellers, I have inside knowledge of buyers who are actively searching for homes, I could easily sell your home without every listing it on the open market. This is especially helpful for sellers who don't want to be inconvenienced with strangers coming in and out of their home for showings and open houses.
What can I expect from you as my Realtor?
You can expect an enjoyable experience with professional leadership, prompt communication, and a lifelong friend in the real estate industry.
Did you know that not every real estate agent is a Realtor? So what's the difference?
Although both must be licensed to sell real estate, the main difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR® is the latter is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. A REALTOR® must subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, which includes 17 articles. To many consumers, this is the part that matters.
Here are 17 things that a REALTOR® promises to do, which non-affiliates don't:
1. Pledge to put the interests of buyers and sellers ahead of their own and to treat all parties honestly.
2. Refrain from exaggerating, misrepresenting or concealing material facts about a property; and is obligated to investigate and disclose when situations reasonably warrant.
3. Cooperate with other brokers/agents when it's in the best interests of the client to do so.
4. Disclose if they represent family members who own or are about to buy real estate, or if they themselves are a principal in a real estate transaction, that they are licensed to sell real estate.
5. Avoid providing professional services in a transaction where the agent has a present or contemplated interest without disclosing that interest.
6. Not collect any commissions without the seller's knowledge nor accept fees from a third party without the seller's express consent.
7. Refuse fees from more than one party without all parties' informed consent.
8. Not co-mingle client funds with the agent's own.
9. Attempt to ensure that all written documents are easy to understand and will give everybody a copy of what they sign.
10. Not discriminate in any fashion for any reason on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
11. Be competent, to conform to standards of practice and to refuse to provide services for which they are unqualified.
12. Engage in truth in advertising and marketing.
13. Not practice law unless the agent is a lawyer.
14. Cooperate if charges are brought against them and present all evidence requested.
15. Agree to not bad mouth competition and agree not to file unfounded ethics complaints.
16. Not solicit another REALTOR'S® client nor interfere in a contractual relationship.
17. Submit to arbitration to settle matters and not seek legal remedies in the judicial system.