Why Choose a REALTOR®

A REALTOR® will work with you to make buying or selling a home as easy as possible. They can help you find the home of your dreams and make sure you get the best deal possible. And, it's their job to make sure you're protected and treated fairly during the entire buying or selling process.

The Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and a REALTOR®

Anyone with a real estate license can be a real estate agent, but REALTORS® are held to higher standards. REALTORS® follow a strict Code of Ethics set by the National Association of REALTORS®. The code protects homebuyers and sellers by guiding how REALTORS® represent their clients in every step of the process, ensuring all parties are treated fairly and with respect.

Working with a REALTOR®

Whether you're buying, selling or both, your REALTOR® will always be in your corner. They will help you find the home of your dreams using their:

Expertise. REALTORS® work locally, and bring first hand knowledge of the market to your home search. They also have years of experience to draw on as you make decisions about buying and selling your home. They can advise you on the best time of year to buy or sell, and how to price your home or what to consider when you make an offer.

Data. REALTORS® have access to the Multiple Listing Service, which provides the most accurate and up-to-date data on homes in your area. With that information, your REALTOR® can find you homes that fit your needs and help you negotiate when buying and selling.

Education. Through REALTOR® Associations like MORe, REALTORS® also have access to continuing education opportunities in real estate. Many REALTORS® become certified in specialties like military relocation or addressing the needs of older homebuyers and sellers. When you work with a REALTOR® with these certifications, you know they have experience finding exactly the type of home you're looking for.

Ready to start working with a REALTOR® on your house hunt or home sale? Find a REALTOR® near you.

Find a REALTOR®

Search the National Association of REALTORS® database for a REALTOR® in your area.