WHY WORK WITH A REALTOR®
What is a REALTOR®?
Did you know that not all Real Estate agents are REALTORS®?
A REALTOR is held to a set of standards from the National Association of REALTORS®(NAR). In order to be considered a REALTOR®, a Real Estate agent must be an active member of the National Association of REALTORS® and must adhere to the NAR Code of Ethics. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients’ best interests.
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Competition and Opportunity in
REALTORS® are mostly small business owners who ensure buyers and sellers experience the greatest transparency, choice and efficiency through independent, local broker marketplaces that level the playing field for all types and sizes of residential real estate brokerages.
Local Broker Marketplaces
Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) are independent, local marketplaces that promote innovation and make it possible for residential real estate businesses of all types and sizes to compete.
Let us help you!
Looking to buy or sell a property in the Northern Rhode Island area? Look no further! The Northern Rhode Island Board of REALTORS® is at your service with a thriving community of over 600 dedicated members, all geared up to assist you in finding the perfect real estate solution.
Our team of experienced and knowledgeable real estate professionals is committed to helping you navigate the ever-changing housing market. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, a seasoned investor, or looking to relocate, our REALTORS® have the expertise and local insight to guide you every step of the way.
7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®
REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers:
1 Ethical Treatment
Every REALTOR® must adhere to a strict code of ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. As a REALTOR®’s client, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters. The first obligation is to you, the client.
2 An Expert Guide
Buying a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes. Also, there’s a lot of jargon involved, so you want to work with a professional who can speak the language.
3 Objective Information and Opinions
REALTORS® can provide local information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They also have objective information about each property. REALTORs® can use that data to help you determine if the property has what you need. By understanding both your needs and search area, they can also point out neighborhoods you don’t know much about but that might suit your needs better than you’d thought.
4 Expanded Search Power
Sometimes properties are available but not actively advertised. A REALTOR® can help you find opportunities not listed on home search sites and can help you avoid out-of-date listings that might be showing up as available online but are no longer on the market.
5 Negotiation Knowledge
There are many factors up for discussion in a deal. A REALTOR® will look at every angle from your perspective, including crafting a purchase agreement that allows enough time for you to complete inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase.
6 Up-To-Date Experience
Most people buy only a few homes in their lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each purchase. Even if you’ve done it before, laws and regulations change. REALTORS® handle hundreds of transactions over the course of their career.
7 Your Rock During Emotional Moments
A home is so much more than four walls and a roof. And for most people, property represents the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on the issues most important to you.