It Pays to Work with a REALTOR®

When buying, selling or leasing Austin real estate, it pays to let a REALTOR® work for you. Unlike agents licensed only by the state, REALTORS® have taken additional steps to become members of their professional real estate association, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). This means they must adhere to NAR’s continuing education requirements and Code of Ethics, which mandates that all parties be treated fairly in every transaction.

REALTORS® can save you time, trouble and money in reaching your homeownership goals. Below are several powerful services and resources REALTORS® use to work for you.

Ethical Service

Under the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, REALTORS® are obligated to provide confidentiality, honesty, loyalty, fairness, competency, expertise and knowledge of the industry in interactions with clients. Working with a professional REALTOR® ensures you are treated fairly not only by legal standards, but by strict ethical standards as well.

Legal Knowledge

REALTORS®’ extensive knowledge of the legal processes associated with buying and selling houses in Austin can be very helpful to you. Whether you’re puzzled over closing paperwork or worried about liability when selling your Austin home, you can simplify your life by obtaining a REALTOR®’S insight.

Financial Expertise

REALTORS® have a sophisticated understanding of the Austin real estate market. They can help buyers determine how much home they can afford and explain financing options. REALTORS® also help sellers set realistic prices, pre-qualify buyers and negotiate the best price for their homes. REALTORS® can even help lessees find properties to lease.

Marketing Tools

REALTORS® know the best ways to effectively market homes for sale in Austin, Texas. In addition to using signs, ads and open houses to market properties, REALTORS® have access to a powerful network of agents throughout Central Texas who will be exposed to your property. REALTORS® also have the advantage of comparative market data content and a wealth of other Austin real estate market resources.

Continuing Education

All REALTORS® must complete mandatory ethics training and continuing education requirements to remain members of NAR. Many REALTORS® enhance this training by earning designations in specialized fields. Learn more about how these designations help consumers by visiting our Glossary of Designations.

Personal Relationships

Finally, REALTORS® have the knowledge and experience to help you find a home that suits your family and your lifestyle. REALTORS® bring a sense of partnership in your endeavor to buy, sell or lease the property that works for your personal situation.

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