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L Jill Martin

Realtor of Equal Housing Opportunities
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It's a complex transaction that takes time, effort and expertise. It takes a real estate professional,

REALTORS are real estate professionals who "belong to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics. Not all real estate brokers and agents are REALTORS. To be sure you're working with one, look for the federally registered membership mark REALTOR.

Here's how a realtor can help you:

  1. A REALTOR knows the current real estate market and can help you set a realistic, competitive price.
  2. A REALTOR is familiar with the local home loan market, knows if seller assistance is advisable and can help you decide the type of financing that's best to expedite your sale.
  3. A REALTOR knows how to figure the approximate net proceeds from your sale, based on types of loans, your outstanding loan balance and closing costs.
  4. A REALTOR knows how to add sales appeal to your home at a low or moderate cost.
  5. A REALTOR knows where to find prospective buyers. Most homebuyers prefer to work with a real estate agent and serious prospects are qualified" as to their affordable price range before they are shown through your home,
  6. A REALTOR can tap an even larger market, if necessary, through referrals and marketing techniques.
  7. A REALTOR frees you from the problems associated with showing your home. The realtor handles all phone inquiries, makes appointments, does the actual showing and follows up. Your time is your own and your home is not exposed to anyone who has not been pre-qualified.
  8. A REALTOR is a skilled salesperson who knows how to merchandise your home effectively.
  9. A REALTOR maintains objectivity in responding to possible criticisms by the buyer and in presenting offers and counter-offers until an agreement is reached.
  10. A REALTOR knows how to help the buyer meet local financing requirements and go about obtaining a mortgage loan.

A REALTOR can familiarize you with the closing procedures by explaining them all in advance. A REALTOR usually attends the closing with you.