Why a Realtor ?

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Real Estate Agent with AllMountainRealty.com

Why use a Realtor and not a Real estate agent? Here is why.

Both can be qualifed and good. But the National Association of Realtors is a strong property lobby. You as a home owner have a lobbist in Washington fighting for your property rights. Being a Realtor means that I pay dues  from my earnings. Those dues in part go to fighting for your property rights.

Yes we have additional traing and a code which places us on a higher standard of ethics. but a Real estate agent can be equally ethical and take the time to get training. In one case you know a Realtor must do these things. In the other you hope that the agent does these things.

I think one big reason you as a property owner should weigh when choosing a real estate professional is the fact that Realtor money goes directly into efforts and supports legislation that directly supports you. A recent example is NAR's stand and voice in opposing the end of the home mortgage tax exemption. If you are a home owner this has a direct effect on your wallet.

So if you are thinking about buying or selling ask your real estate professional, "Are you a Realtor?" If they are then you know that the person you are dealing with has paid out of their pocket to support your rights as a proerty owner and has earned your business.

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Richard Weisser
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Charlie...

This is excellent.

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Apr 14, 2011 01:59 AM #1
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Kathy Denworth
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Everyone should use a Realtor. What happens to those that are not? Are they still allowed to list in the local MLS? Our board requires that you be a member of NAR to be a member of the board. Is that legal?

Apr 14, 2011 02:01 AM #2
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I am also a Realtor and not a real estate agent! Great post that everyone needs to read!!!

Apr 14, 2011 02:05 AM #3
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Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
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"Oh you're a real estate agent?" My reply, "No, no...I'm a REALTOR."  There's a difference so thank you for pointing that out!

Apr 14, 2011 02:24 AM #4
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Maggie McFarland
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Charlie,

Great post! Its always good to point out the differences between the two!

Apr 14, 2011 10:22 AM #5
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Barbara "Barb" Bodnar, Licensed Associate RE Broker
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Charlie

Great post. We should always be educating clients as to our value.

Apr 17, 2011 05:13 AM #6
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Gary S. Thompson
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Agreed! Realtors share a common interest in making this work a career and not just a hobby. Thanks

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Charlie, great post!  And I agree with educating our clients, most people do not know the difference.  And I am proud when they ask and I tell them the difference.

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