When selling your home, your Realtor® can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace including price, financing and terms of competing properties. These are key factors in a successful sale of your property at the best price in the least amount of time. Only real estate licensees who are members of the National Association of Realtors® are properly called Realtors®. Realtors® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. They are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. Realtor® business practices are monitored at local board levels. Arbitration and disciplinary systems are in place to address complaints from the public or other board members.
Your Realtor® can help you objectively evaluate every buyer’s proposal and then help write an appropriate legally binding sale agreement. Between the initial sales agreement and settlement, questions may arise. For example, unexpected repairs may be required to obtain financing or a problem with the title is discovered. Your Realtor® is the best person to help you resolve those issues and move the transaction to settlement.