Your REALTOR® can help you determine your buying power. You need to know how much house you can afford before you start the search. Your REALTOR® will provide detailed information on properties that meet your criteria from the Multiple Listing Service and other information resources only available to REALTORS®.
Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. 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. They are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTOR® business practices are monitored at local board levels. Arbitration and disciplinary systems are in place to address complaints from the public or other board members.
When you find a property you like your REALTOR® will help you develop an offer including the offering price and other terms. Your REALTOR® will advise you about the importance of a home inspection and other inspections required by law in your area.
Your REALTOR® can also assist you in understanding different financing options and assist in identifying qualified lenders.