Many consumers consider selling their home
directly but eventually turn to REALTORS®.
Smart home sellers realize they need the expertise
in pricing their home, making connections with
REALTORS® working with buyers, arranging and
staffing open houses, and coordinating with other
professionals in the sales process.
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. REALTORS® work independently, for small agencies, or for large brokerages. They help people buy and sell residential or commercial properties, vacation homes, and land; they conduct appraisals; they operate in the United States and in other countries; some specialize in auctions; and others are buyer's representatives.
REALTORS® Are Experts
The home price for sellers who use an agent is 16 percent higher than for those who don't, according to NAR's 2005 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and nine out of 10 home buyers use a real estate agent in the search process.
REALTORS® Are Part of the Community
REALTORS® Work to End Housing Discrimination - during April, which is Fair Housing Month, and all year long.
REALTORS® are active members of their communities.
REALTORS® Protect You
Only REALTORS® follow a Code of Ethics
To be a member of NAR and a REALTOR®, a real estate agent must abide by a set of professional principles and serve clients fairly.
First time buyer or need a refresher course on home buying?
Click this link to find out the 10 Steps to Home Ownership and Buyer Basics: http://www.realtor.com/home-finance/buyers-basics/home-buyers-basics.aspx
REALTORS® are bound to a Code of Ethics. Click here to find out what that means to you!
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CE for Brokers - Renewal Deadline: April 30, 2014
CE Requirements for 2014 Broker License Renewal
Brokers licensed under the new 90 hour Pre-Licensing requirement who’s first license expires 4/30/2014:
* 30 Hour Broker Post-License Course taken prior to 4/30/2014
* No regular CE
Brokers renewing their license after transitioning from a Salesperson license or licensed as a Broker prior to 2/1/2012:
* 12 hours of CE taken between 5/1/12 and 4/30/14 including: 6 hours Core minimum (3 hours Core A, 3 hours Core B) and 6 hours Elective maximum
Brokers licensed under the new 90 hour Pre-licensing requirement on or after 2/1/2014:
* No hours due until the 4/30/16 renewal at which time the 30-hour post license course will be required.*