Central Ohio Real Estate Agent or REALTOR®?

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Looking for a Central Ohio real estate can be a daunting process. That's why most of us will choose to get a real estate professional to guide us on this journey.  Picking the right person is important when you're looking to get a great deal on a home, so you need to know what to look for.

There is some confusion about the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®. A REALTOR® can be any real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).  Each member has to follow a strictly enforced code of ethics.

The seventeen part code of ethics details the Standards of Practice that each REALTOR® must follow. These include:

•·         Promising to put the interests of all parties before their own, by honestly representing all material facts.

•·         Promising to work with other agents or brokers, if it's in the best interests of their client.

•·         Promising to tell if they or any family member have a vested interest in any transaction.

•·         Promising to follow the Standards of Practice, including never combining their money with a client's money.

Hiring a professional Central real estate agent can take the hassle and guesswork out of buying and selling a home, and finding one who is also a REALTOR® can be an added bonus.  They can help you find financing and handle the intricate paperwork involved in any real estate transaction.

Before hiring any real estate professional, ask for their references.  Interview several before deciding which one to chose.  An experienced real estate agent can make the difference between getting a good price and getting a great price. 

As a professional Central Ohio real estate agent and REALTOR®, I can guide you safely and profitably through your real estate journey.  Call me today at 614-273-6406 or email me at Vanessa.simmons@realliving.com



National Association of Realtors® (NAR): http://www.realtor.org/realtororg.nsf/pages/AboutREALTORS?OpenDocument

Code of ethics: http://www.realtor.org/mempolweb.nsf/pages/code

Financing: (link to section on your website about mortgage or preferred lenders or use this link) http://www.hud.gov/ll/code/llslcrit.cfm


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