NOT EVERY REAL ESTATE AGENT IS A REALTOR®. Only real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) can call themselves REALTORS®. With over one million members, the NAR is America’s largest professional association and is involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. As a REALTOR® I pledge to abide by the NAR’s strict Code of Ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. Only REALTORS® are held accountable for their ethical behavior.
BENEFITS OF CHOOSING A REALTOR®.
■■ REALTORS® work hard to protect your property rights and to keep real estate excise taxes as low as possible.
■■ REALTORS® have been instrumental in the implementation of many tax incentives for home buyers over the years.
■■ REALTORS® have access to legal counsel to help answer those questions that put your mind at ease, all at no extra cost to you!
■■ REALTORS® have consistently worked to increase FHA and VA loan limits to make sure you’re not paying higher fees to purchase an average home in your market.
■■ REALTORS® have access to the latest legal and legislative issues that they need to know to best represent your real estate needs. In addition, REALTORS® take extra classes and earn designations to prove excellence in various areas of real estate.
■■ REALTORS® have worked diligently to preserve the full usage of waterfront properties.
■■ REALTORS® are currently fighting to keep the mortgage deduction credit unchanged.
As a Windermere associate and a REALTOR®, I am committed to providing you with the highest standard of service and integrity.
Courtesy of Washington Association of REALTORS®