A REALTOR® is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.The REALTOR® Code of Ethics
The REALTOR® Code of Ethics 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.
A REALTOR® can help you determine how much home you can afford.
A REALTOR®, in addition to knowing the local money market, also can tell you what personal and financial data to bring with you when you apply for a loan.
A REALTOR® is already familiar with current real estate values, taxes, utility costs, municipal services and facilities that could affect your decision to buy.
A REALTOR® can research your housing needs in advance through a Multiple Listing Service--even if you are relocating from another city.
A REALTOR® can show you those homes best suited to your needs--size, style, features, location, accessibility to schools, transportation, shopping and other personal preferences.
A REALTOR® is sensitive to the importance you place on this major commitment you are about to make. Look for a real estate professional-- a REALTOR®-- to facilitate negotiation of a win-win agreement that will satisfy both you and the seller.
To earn a REALTOR® designation, a real estate Broker has taken coursework and demonstrated specific
skills, performance, and knowledge in a particular area of the real estate industry.