Archive for September 24, 2012
Working with realtors in Virginia, whom you can trust to find the best home, in the right neighborhood and at an affordable price, or to sell your home, is important. It is easy to find trustworthy realtors in virginia who are members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). NAR members are easy to locate because they carry the National Association of Realtors’ trademark, the circle around a capital R, after the term REALTOR, or a blue box with a white capital R inside the box, that identifies them as a professional realtor and member of the National Association of Realtors.
All realtors in Virginia that display the REALTOR trademark must pledge that they will abide by the rigorous “Code of Ethics” and “Standards of Practice” as a member of the NAR. The NAR provides Code of Ethics’ training. REALTORS must continue in educational classes to keep abreast of any issues regarding real estate. They have high integrity, are competent and fair in all their dealings. If you look online for realtors in Virginia, many pages come up with real estate firms and real estate agents. Not every real estate firm or agent is a member of the NAR, but because of the NAR logo, it is easy to weed out those that are not. In addition to the code of ethics, NAR realtors in Virginia have more resources to make better decisions.
You still need to do some research before you select from the many realtors in Virginia. REALTORS work in several real estate markets, types of property and price ranges. You need a REALTOR who fits your needs. Look for realtors in Virginia, who specialize and have experience in the price range you need, the type of house you want and the area you prefer. If the realtor is a member of NAR and specializes in the type of property you are interested in, he or she will have the resources and market data available so that you can make the right decision.
Just like selecting a physician or a veterinarian for your pet, you should be comfortable with the realtor you select. Set up an appointment with several realtors in Virginia and discuss your needs. Ask about their credentials and if the specialize in the areas you are looking for. Regardless if you are a buyer or a seller, choosing the right REALTOR can make the task of buying or selling less complicated, less time consuming, and may save you a lot of money.