Value of National Brokerage and REALTOR Licensed Agent
There are many things to keep in mind when you are looking for the right real estate agent for you. Above all, you need to find an agent that fits your needs and this means different things to different people. However, I assume you will want someone who knows what they’re doing and can represent you and your needs. Not all real estate agents are created equal. In other words, do your research to make sure your real estate agent is the right fit. Two of the things you may want to look out for are whether they are with a national or independent brokerage, and if they are considered a REALTOR® by being a member of the National Association of Realtors®. After reading this you will see the value of national brokerage and REALTOR licensed agent.
National Brokerage vs. Independent Brokerage
There are some great resources available to you and your agent who works for a national or worldwide brokerage. As a seller the brand recognition and credibility is important to many buyers. But the exposure your home will get because of the brand’s web presence and the larger brokerages’ agent networks can provide benefits with additional exposure and lead referral. If there is a brokerage with many agents, remember that each agent is an independent contractor. But the exposure of your listing within that office is also key. It is likely that one of the agents in that office may have more knowledge about your home and may be more likely to show it. As a buyer this is great because you have a knowledgeable real estate agent that has direct access to lots of listings.
However, every market has some very hardworking and successful agents that are sharp, independent and operate out of a local office. It would be unfair to disregard them entirely and you can certainly explore that option as well. Do your homework and determine if the small and local office support is sufficient to represent you and your needs to sell or buy your home. But realize the value of national brokerage and REALTOR licensed agent.
Isn’t Everyone Who Sells Real Estate a Realtor®?
All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) can be properly called REALTORS®. The reason you often see “REALTOR” in upper case is to emphasize that distinction. 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. Check with your state’s regulatory body to find out if the person is licensed and if there have been any disciplinary actions or complaints.
Look up the Licensing
You can always look up the licensing of a real estate agent you are interested in and you can also check to see if they are a REALTOR®.
You want to work with an agent who is a REALTOR®, you can look up NAR – http://www.realtor.org.
Value of National Brokerage and REALTOR Licensed Agent Final Thoughts
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