All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR "®" logo on the business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reports that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again.
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®.
But if you're still not convinced of the value of a REALTOR®, here are a dozen more reasons to use one:
Courtesy of NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
Hello [fname], my name is Annie Raburn and I sell homes from River Oaks to The Woodlands. I have been a resident of Pine Shadows for over 27 years and I focus my marketing in Tanglewood and surrounding neighborhoods. I am very experienced in helping relocation clients and assisting clients throughout the Houston metropolitan area. I am a consistent top producer who is recognized in the industry for outstanding production.
"Helping clients sell and purchase their homes, matching their needs to just the right house is what I find most rewarding about being in the Real Estate Business", says Annie. “Over the years many clients have become personal friends. My interest in them is not merely as their agent but reflects genuine concern for them as individuals. I have learned that customer service is king, regardless of the product.”
If someone you know, yourself included, is thinking about buying or selling a home in the near future, I would appreciate a referral. You may email their information directly to me or simply forward this email to them. Thanks for your help and I look forward to working with you.