Why Use A Realtor® When You Buy Or Sell Real Estate?

rlogoWhat Do Recent Home Buyers and Sellers Say About REALTORS®?

The 2008 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers provides research results on the experiences home buyers and sellers had when purchasing or selling their home.

The majority of the respondents used a REALTOR®(a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®). Here’s what they had to say:

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Home Sellers
graduate realtor instituteGRI–
A REALTOR® with the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is trained in many areas, including legal and regulatory issues, professional standards, the sales process and technology. A minimum of 90 hours of training is required to achieve the GRI designation.

•Sellers reported that an agent’s reputation was the most important factor in their selection process.
•Nearly two-thirds of sellers report that they would “definitely” use the same real estate agent again.
•The top four home seller expectations of real estate agents are:
1) price my home competitively (21%)
2) sell my home within a specific time-frame (20%)
3) find a buyer for my home (20%);
4) help market my home to a potential buyer (20%)

Home Buyers
Accredited Buyer Representative

ABR®–
Consumer demand for buyer representation has changed the relationship between buyers and real estate professionals. REBAC (Real Estate BUYER’S AGENT Council)awards the ABR®(Accredited Buyer Representative) designation to REALTORS® who meet education and experience requirements to better prepare them to represent buyers.

•70% of buyers would probably or definitely use their real estate agent again
•The benefit most buyers say they receive from their agent is help understanding the process
•86% of buyers were very satisfied with their agent’s knowledge of the purchase process
•81% of home buyers used a real estate agent and/or broker to complete their transaction

What Is A REALTOR®, and why should I use one?

Only real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) can call themselves REALTORS®. All REALTORS® adhere to NAR’s strict Code of Ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. That’s why all real estate licensees are NOT the same.

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Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, full-time RE/MAX professional,  and author of the Boulder Neighborhood Guide.

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– John Wooden

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