Ellen Davis


Ellen B. Davis - Realtor

 


How to Choose a Realtor
  
Choosing a Realtor
A REALTOR®, simply by definition, is a professional that holds a current real estate license and who is a member of the local, state and National Association of REALTORS®. This membership is what makes a REALTOR® different from a general real estate agent. Why is using a REALTOR® so important? In addition to the Real Estate Commission laws, REALTORS® are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics that is enforceable through the state Association. Homebuyers and sellers can only benefit from the increased professionalism and integrity encouraged through this code.
Why should you work with a REALTOR®?
Working with a professional REALTOR® to buy your home is a good idea for several reasons:


  • REALTORS® can help determine how much home you can
    afford, explain different financing options and refer you to the
    best-qualified lender.

  • REALTORS® have the resources to investigate all available
    properties and provide objective information about each property
    regarding the community and other important issues.

  • REALTORS® can advise you on factors such as price, financing,
    terms, date of possession, repairs and furnishings.

  • REALTORS® can help provide enough time in the purchase
    agreement for inspections and investigations, plus advise which
    ones are required or recommended.

  • Every area has its own unique closing or settlement customs.
    A local REALTOR® can guide you through the process.

  • When selling property, REALTORS® can give you current
    market information to sell your property quickly, at the best
    price and with minimum hassle.

  • A REALTOR® can recommend repairs to enhance the salability
    of your property and expose it to other agents, the public and
    cooperative marketing networks.


Choosing a REALTOR®

Looking for a Realtor
Searching for your dream home can be a time-consuming experience. Working with a professional REALTOR® will make the process much more efficient.

Since most people spend a fair amount of time with their REALTOR®, it's important to choose a REALTOR® you feel comfortable with, and one who is responsive to your needs. The following questions will help you decide if a particular REALTOR® is right for you:

  1. Do they return your phone calls?
  2. Do they ask you questions to determine what you want/need in a house?
  3. Do they perform a financial analysis to help you determine how much you can afford?
  4. Do they explain things clearly?
  5. Do they suggest financing methods?
  6. Do they seem knowledgeable about the community?
  7. Do you feel comfortable spending time with them?
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