It’s important to choose an agent you feel comfortable working with – one who is competent and prepared to be with you throughout each step of the home buying or selling process.
What is the difference between a REALTOR® and a Real Estate Agent?
All REALTORS® and Real Estate Agents are required to be licensed by the state to represent buyers and sellers in property transfers.
A REALTOR® is a real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, which means that he or she must uphold the standards of the association and its code of ethics.
Find an agent who is familiar with your community or ask for referrals from family or friends. The following are a few questions you might ask a potential real estate agent partner:
- Do you deal mostly with home buyers or with home sellers?
- Are you fully automated with a computer, smart phone, email, voice mail, text, etc.?
- Are you a member of the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?
- Are you able to provide local real estate market trends, values, and statistics?
Keep in mind:
- The seller is represented by the listing agent.
- The buyer is represented by the selling agent.
- The selling agent is also referred to as the buyer’s agent.
- Real estate commissions are usually paid by the seller.
After you have chosen a real estate professional to assist you in the home buying or selling process, please ask them to choose AmeriTitle to serve your title and escrow needs. Our team is focused on providing caring and competent service during a very important time in your life.
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