REALTORS® Help Home Sellers Reach Their Goal.

If You're Selling a Home... You probably know that working with a
REALTOR® is an indispensable part of selling your home. For one thing,
your REALTOR® can list your property in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS),
providing your home with incomparable exposure and ensuring you have as
many REALTORS® as possible helping to find a buyer. But that's not all a
REALTOR® does to market your home. He or she knows how to specifically
target advertising to reach buyers for your home, and uses all the marketing
tools available to ensure that your home is sold expediently. Additionally, a
REALTOR® conducts a variety of other marketing efforts on your behalf, from
holding open houses and handling phone inquiries to showing your home to
the prospective buyers.

What does a REALTOR® do for you besides find buyers? Plenty. A REALTOR®
provides information on local market conditions to help you price your property
realistically and fairly, and keeps you abreast of changes in the market which
may affect your property. And let's face it: buying or selling a home means
paperwork, lots of it. When it comes to closing escrow, a REALTOR® can be
invaluable, leading you through the paper trail with a steady hand, and
familiarizing you with escrow, insurance, property disclosures and inspection
procedures, to name a few.

So, Where Do You Find A REALTOR®? Like finding any good professional,
the best way to locate a REALTOR® is through recommendations from friends
or those who have bought or sold homes recently. Ask for references and check
each thoroughly. Also, interview several REALTORS® before you decide on one.

It's important to find a professional who is a REALTOR®. Why? A REALTOR® is
someone who, as a member of the local, state, and national trade associations,
adheres to a strict code of ethics. Recently, the National Association of REALTORS®
commissioned a nationwide survey to determine whether REALTORS® were doing
their job professionally. The results were impressive: 97 percent of respondents
indicated they received "excellent" or "very good" service from their REALTOR®.