A qualified, competent real estate agent will help you navigate the myriad of decisions that arise when buying and selling a home. An agent provides value to the homeowner in many ways:
- Pays for all marketing and advertising costs.
- Adds experience and expertise in all aspects of the sales process including marketing, financing, negotiations and more.
- Handles all showings.
- Brings a network of known, trusted real estate professionals. If your agent doesn't have the answer, he or she likely knows someone who does.
- Always has your interests in mind so you always have someone on your side.
- Can handle and advise on all price and contract negotiations.
- Provides you with all the possible options and opportunities without holding back.
- Gives an unbiased, realistic view of your home and your options. Unlike buyers and sellers, an agent has no emotional attachment to property.
- Has the knowledge to help you ask the right questions.
- Being a third party, potential buyers are more likely to tell your agent the truth about your home, even if it is unflattering. This objective viewpoint will help you make the necessary changes to get your home sold.
- Your time is valuable. A real estate agent allows you to spend your time how you want.
- Insured professional looking out for you!
- Knows the industry - contractors, inspectors, surveyors, etc that you might need.
California REALTORS® - We Get It.
Since most real estate transactions are complicated, using a REALTOR® can help you avoid delays and costly mistakes. A REALTOR® can also help you save time, by guiding you through the seemingly endless paperwork and laws that are required when buying or selling a home. A REALTOR® can also provide you with an objective point of view during this process, to keep you focused on both the business and emotional issues that are most important. A REALTOR® can serve as the crucial link to make the task of buying or selling your next home the best event of your life!
When buying or selling a home, it’s way too important not to use a REALTOR®. No one knows the market like California REALTORS® -- helping you find your piece of California, with some peace of mind.
When is a Real Estate Agent a REALTOR®?
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
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Code of Ethics
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
- Loyalty to clients;
- Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;
- Cooperation with competitors;
- Truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.
Franklin Burris is a member of the Placer County Board of REALTORS® (PCAR), the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR), and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).